Getting up close and personal with some of the goodies from yesterday.
Don't ask me why, but I'm a sucker for old packaging. I love this one-
These ones are huge!
And last but not least, some amazing green glass ones.
The ones where the paint have come off totally remind me of lettuce.
As if that wasn't enough for a picture overload, there's more! You didn't forget about the linens did you? Once you see some of them you'll understand why I was happy to give them a new home.
I'm saying these are bookmarks, Dillon is saying that they are ultra fancy, old-fashioned pantie liners. Do boys ever grow up? Eventually?
Ultra crazy sci-fi embroidery!
I love this one so much. I'm totally going to plot out the pattern of this and stitch one too. I have no idea what it is or what it is for. They are stitched onto small pieces of fabric, about the size of an average paperback book, and there is more than one. There are also a bunch of other pieces of the fabric with just the bottom line and the red squares stitched onto them. Like perhaps they were making a bunch more? Strange, no? I'm going to use this one as a patch.
It always saddens me to see these kinds of thing tossed aside after someone took the time and effort to make it. I guess I can't complain too much because if people didn't get rid of it I wouldn't come up on it. But when I'm looking at a thrift store and see what is obviously a lifetime's worth of work sitting there as if no one even bothered to look at it before they donated it, it tugs at my heartstrings a bit. I guess what I'm saying is that I hope it doesn't happen to my stuff and if it does, someone awesome better buy it before it ends up in the trash.
This last one bothered me the most.
It's a rather large circular piece (it's folded in half here) with a flower border that wraps all the way around. As I was throwing it in the washer I found a note attached to it that said, "This was the last hand embroidered piece that Nana made before she passed." I kept the note but as the moment can't seem to find it. How can someone throw something like that away?? Granted about a third of the stuff in the box had to be tossed, either mildewed or dry rotted from being improperly stored but the rest just had to be washed. Oh well, their loss is my gain. Some of them I'll leave as is, others I'm going to re-purpose or maybe even add to them.
Thanks for looking. I hope that you have a creative day!