I know that I say this every week…but I think this is one of my most favorite thrifted items ever! It was at a garage sale and priced at $5.00, but I had to have it. I am in the middle of a sewing corner re-do (which I think is going to take forever…because I just keep changing my mind) and knew it would be a perfect place to store thread and thimbles.
And I LOVE that it is made from old measuring sticks and rulers. Isn’t it awesome?
Liz and I were talking the other day…that we are those girls that thrifted before it was cool. Liz was the girl who ONLY wore thrifted clothes in college, and I grew up in a family where Saturday mornings were garage-sale days and I would hope I wouldn’t run into anyone who knew me. It’s not that I didn’t find good stuff…I just didn’t want my high-school friends to know that I was clothes hunting at garage sales. We weren’t cool vintage-seekers. We were just the nerdy ones way back when.
And now we are laughing about how hard it is to find good stuff because it is so cool now. Sometimes we want to go back to the old days where we would have the thrift stores to ourselves!
So I guess when there is a good score….we get even more excited.
Except for the people around us who are buying all the vintage patterns! booo! Three years ago…we were the only girls standing there sifting through old patterns (and buying all of them), and now we have to share. And that’s just not fair 😉