Friday, May 22, 2009

Nifty Thrift Picks of the Week (5.22.09)

Sharing my weekly faves from the Nifty Thrift flickr group where people post pics of their nifty thrifty finds. In other words a weekly spot for me to publicly covet the finds of others :)

new vintage sewing machine
Originally uploaded by
mayalu

Buttons & Doilies
Originally uploaded by
kristenaderrick

cotton on.
Originally uploaded by
halowrites


Trying to inspire myself to finally dust off the old sewing machine... I think it might be working. Also, this one didn't quite fit with the theme but since I'm still loving all things alphabet, take a look at these cool wooden letters too :)

19 comments:

Sonya-Dime Store Thrift said...

Oh, to be able to sew. Sigh.

muchlove said...

I have a collection of lovely vintage buttons, which is just screaming for me to do something with them!

Diana said...

yes! you should dust it off! :)

Manja said...

Oooh....the garden fabrics are nice! I am sooo lazy right now when it comes to sewing...I still have a pile of stuff I need to alter and a bunch of diy projects that I want to work on..

ambika said...

The buttons and doilies are just too sweet.

Me in Wonderland said...

A singer! My grandmother has one, its an older one..This post was nice, i really liked the fabrics.

Chantelle said...

I love buttons. I have started a collection... but that cute photo just reminded me I need to find more! x

elena-lu said...

gosh the buttons and doilies have my heart!

muchlove said...

Aww thank you so much for your comment on my lips! That made me feel so good because I actually thought they looked ugly and wanted to crop them out of the picture.
Sometimes it's the most random comments that make my day!! ^_^

xx

Hannah said...

I've been on the look out for a vintage sewing box recently as my current on is falling apart. I have visions of filling it with lovely stuff like this!

angelina maria rodrigues wise said...

sewing machines have been sooo intimidating lately. why is that? could it be little ones that like to steal spools of thread and such things.....and yes it is a good thing we dont share the same size foot cause we definately share the same taste in boots. :))

Andrea said...

Very Cool! I've actually decided I'd like to take up sewing. I've even bought a couple of vintage skirt and dress patterns, but I'm thinking they may be a bit ambitious for a beginner. Perhaps I'd better start small.

Frances Baker said...

That sewing machine is truly amazing!! Also the collection of thread and such are a useful find, I do like saving money on the basics.

Mila said...

love it all dear...
you got the best taste!

mila
<3

Ashlee said...

i have a a small collection of my great-great grandmothers sewing tid bits...

sweet.

sarah said...

Lovely photo's, especially the second one, it has a sweet whimsical touch to it. Have a great week:)

Alexa said...

I'm dusting off my grandma's old sewing machine this week - thanks for the inspiration!

Hippie Frou Frou said...

Love the color of that vintage Singer!


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boubou said...

aww the photos are so cute ! especially with the children !! lovely blog ill be back to visit you for sure !!
a bientot !
Boubouteatime xx