A few thrifty finds from last week - nothing to clutter up the house that I am gradually clearing out.
These finds will be loved for a time here then travel to the booth.
I can never pass up one of these blankets. I love those bold beautiful stripes. They look great rolled or folded on a blanket chest or in a wardrobe.
This one has one tiny rust spot and the label was cut off. (Why?)
Next up are two wire baskets. One is a fake of an old locker basket in chrome and the other is a white wire with a handle.
Yes, they will be painted and properly distressed.
Can't have anything looking so new and bright, can I?
I fell into deep lust over this fabric on the pillow. I do not know if it is vintage or not. Love the blue birds and the raspberry floral print. If you recognize it, please let me know.
The book is by the Antoinette Pope School. - simply titled Candy Book. It contains wonderful vintage candy recipes.
Several recipes called for a molasses cocoanut mixture and sounded delicious to me.
I have never mixed molasses and coconut. (Excuse me, cocoanut!)
More dictionaries. I now have untold numbers of them, but can never find one to use! The red and tan is a two volume set. I found one in one section of the thrift shop and was lucky to find the second volume in a different section.
Another blue edition Webster's
The Last Time I Saw Paris.
The last two books I have not read in several years and need to read them again. I don't know how many times I have read Green Mansions, but it was a favorite as a teen.
The last find was not a blanket, a basket, or a book, but I stuck it in here anyway.
I finally found some more five-foot vintage screens - a stack of them. I hope there is some left when I get to return to the secret place I found them!
No, they were not free, but the price was reasonable.
These look great hinged together for a screen (of screens!) for a patio or porch.
The screens are already clean and distressed and need nothing more than to dry out.
Yes, this is the forty-fifth day of rain here. Even Noah only had to put up with forty!