Did you know that once upon a time I wanted to be an archaeologist? I did a year of independent study way back when in high school, and even went on a real dig and got my hands dirty and everything (I have the pictures to prove it!). But spending hours bagging and cataloguing tiny remnants of artifacts wasn’t really my cup of tea. You know what is, though? Thrift store shopping. And it’s not that far from archaeology if you think about it. And I get a much bigger thrill out of excavating through the aisles and uncovering incredible artifacts (and sometimes really weird ones). Here are the findings from my latest expedition:
I can never resist a handmade apron. Pretty soon I’m going to need a closet just for my collection. Does anyone else here still wear them?
Some bright and pretty placemats–perfect for Fiesta-filled San Antonio.
A couple of fun book finds, (these are affiliate links in case you’d like a copy for yourself, too) Oops by Arthur Geisertand French Women for All Seasons.
Some gorgeous linen napkins. I can’t tell if these are handmade or not, but they’re super cute. Too bad there were only four.
And the best find of the day? An original by Leona, of course!
My heart swooned when I spotted the embroidery stitches peeking through the linen racks. I’ve never seen stitching like this and knew I couldn’t leave them behind. I think they may have been intended as placemats, but I’ll probably use them as napkins–for special occasions, of course!
It’s always heartwarming to find handmade items on my excursions, although it is a little sad that someone gave them up. But it’s wonderful being able to give them a second home.
Looking for some thrifty inspiration yourself? Check out these resources for going on your own thrift store dig:
Happy thrifting friends!