I’ve found some fun stuff at Goodwill over the past few weeks, had a really cool vintage item given to me, and was privileged with a trip through IKEA. Would you like to see my finds? Oh, goodie, I was hoping you would say yes! Let’s get going and feast our eyes on all the goodness of retail therapy. I am not addicted. imnotimnotimnotimnotimnot.
My friend Pam from Simple Details blogged about finding the decor weight fabric samples all for sale at $2 each. She found some coordinating samples that she turned into some great napkins. A couple days after seeing her post about the deal I found myself at JoAnn Fabrics, picking up a few supplies for a couple projects, and I noticed a box of the $2 fabric samples. I dug through the hodge-podge that was left and picked out a few I liked. I was thoroughly delighted when the gal at checkout informed me that they were all marked down to $1 for that day 🙂 Yippee!
These fabrics were all found at IKEA – in the ‘crash and dent’ discount section! The blue background fabric is 4 yards and was $4. The other two pieces are pillow covers and were $3 and $4 each. I liked them and will most likely repurpose them.
Tea towels from IKEA – I always look at their towels to see if there is something I can use for the fabric. I do use them as tea towels sometimes but these I bought to make into something fun and creative. I think they would make cute camera straps.
Laminated Fabric from The French Seam in Indianapolis. I bought this when my Mom and I took my teenager shopping for her birthday. I’m not sure what I’m going to do with it but it is so cute I had to get some to have in my stash. I think a little raincoat would be really fun out of this fabric 🙂
The French Seam had a lot of their wool fabrics 1/2 off the day I was there. This one is a Pendleton blanket weight and is very very expensive. Since it was 1/2 off I couldn’t resist getting some. I didn’t even get a whole yard because the price was still not super cheap at 1/2 off. But it is some of the coolest heavy-weight fabric available.
Another goodwill find, these placemats were used on my Easter table.
A friend gave me this piece several weeks ago. I love it! It has some faux, white ranuncleus flowers in it right now. I can’t wait to put peonies and hydrangeas in it!
…put it down. Picked it back up and looked at the price. Wondered what I would do with it. I liked the fabrics, they look a bit vintage-y. I thought, why not cut it up and use the fabric bits for something fun.
When I realized it had the original tag on it I immediately flipped the tag over to see where it was from. When I spied the Anthropologie name I didn’t put it back down again. I clutched it tightly just in case anyone tried to take it from me! (Yes, I can be a bit of a brand snob )
Not exactly sure what it was intended to be and I may still just use the fabric for something but I may find a use for it as is too. For now it just adds to the piles and chaos of my sewing room.
I found these at goodwill right before Easter. They had ‘cute’ little chicks and rabbits made of hard-as-rock icing in them. I broke out as much of the stuff as I could and tucked some paper flowers in them.
That’s all for now! I have a pile of things I brought home from my Grandma’s auction that I need to photograph and decide what I am going to do with. I also have a few more goodwill finds that are more recent.
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