Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Nifty Thrift Picks of the Week (7.22.08)

Sharing my weekly faves from the Nifty Thrift flickr group where people post pics of their nifty thrifty finds:

Originally uploaded by Mis-anthrope

I give you the moccasin... my latest must-thrift shoe! There always seems to be one that eludes me. In fact, I wish these were my feet, as I would like a pair JUST LIKE THESE. The fringe, the beading, the bows... so cute and so perfect!

I am utterly smitten with this chair! The clean fluid lines of it combined with the organic quality of the woven seat are so visually pleasing to me. I have a bit of a thing for gorgeous mid-century modern chairs, which you may have guessed based on last week's picks, and this one is a real beauty! Especially positioned next to that really cool piece of art on the wall (click here for a better view).

Embroidery book
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I recently came across a bunch of Golden Hands handicrafts magazines from the seventies at a thrift store. I sent the best one off to my friend Milla in Finland as part of a care-package/swap that we did. It was full of awesomeness like this page that she included in this post on her lovely blog ,which by the way, I highly recommend, as it is always a joy to read :)

My point being, that if what I found in these handicrafts magazines along with this wonderful cover are any indication, this book is full of vintage wonder and delight, not to mention everything one might ever want to know about embroidery!


Milla said...

We just used that rose bud pattern from the magazine at the sewing circle, so now all my sewing buddies thank you as well! Kristiina decorated her mother's birthday present, a beautiful vintage nightie with them and they turned out just as good as the book. I can't wait get my hands on those embroidery threads myself! Plus the mag is so pretty to look at!

Missa said...

That's so cool! I love the thought of the magazine surviving through time and making its way from my little thriftstore in Santa Rosa to your sewing circle in Helsinki :) Lil' rose buds live on!

Swirlyarts said...

How exciting to have my picture featured on your blog! It's one of the blogs I read regularly (I've been on holiday though!) so I was thrilled to see I'd got a mention - thanks!