Earlier this week I got the chance to stop by a few local thrift stores. Thrifting is something I used to do with regularity, but after noticing that with the downturn of the economy the stores got more crowded and my finds weren't as great, so I stopped visiting. Things still aren't like they used to be, but I was able to find a few things.
At my first stop I found these two fitted sheets. I don't think I have any of this pattern, so I had to have them. Lucky for me, they were 50% off, so I spent a grand total of $2.11 for them. Lily requested a night gown recently, so I think I'll make the girls matching night gowns out of these.
Next, I went to the store I frequent most, but there wasn't much to be found. I did stock up on old sewing patterns. I like to use the tissue paper in these patterns for packing material. Most of the patterns I bought are from the 80's, but I couldn't pass this one up - love the image on the envelope. I've been collecting these vintage envelopes for a while. I'm not sure what I'll do with them, but I sure do love to look at them. Each pattern was $0.25.
I almost didn't stop at the last store, but I'm glad I did. I found 2 pillowcases, which will be dresses for Ava, and this set of 6 linen napkins. I love these napkins! They may be making their way onto a purse in some fashion.
I went on this excursion expecting to find nothing, but ended up pleasantly surprised (and spent less than $10). You can't beat that!