I bought a couple yards of this vintage material at the Salvation Army. It had no price and signs all over the store said "NO TAG - NO SALE", but I decided to take it to the register anyway. The lady didn't blink and eye about no tag and told me it was $1.00. Whew. I'm still trying to identify it, so if you have any ideas, let me know. I also bought a plastic shoe box full of very expensive decorative tassels which I forgot to photograph. The entire box was only $1.00 and I think I can sell them in the booth for at least $100.00 individually.
Two crocheted watermelon potholders for the collection. 50¢ each. Surely I am about to find all that were ever made? A polka dot bent glass tray that reminds me of Wonder Bread bags for 50¢.
A 1948 copy of Huckleberry Finn with spelling like "Arkansaw" for $2.00.
A nice old Atlas where all the maps are in red, white and blue. It's from the 40's, and it includes a map of space and the planets. It was $1.00 at a thrift that said, "ENTIRE STORE 50% OFF:, so I paid 50¢. Funny thing was, I noticed that most of the prices were at least double if not more than they usually are. So, half price want' that great after all. (Not the book - the book was a good deal).
An old metal letter basket (I hoard these things), a small glitter-y duck for my Easter decor and a book, "Two Kisses for Maddy". I read Matt, Liz and Madeline and have been wanting to read the book. This is an Advanced Uncorrected copy that was not Retail Sale, yet I paid 35¢ for it at my favorite "old lady thrift".
My favorite "old lady thrift" - that sounds politically incorrect, but you know what I mean. The whole thrift is run by women over 80. I noticed a lot of the items were priced 15¢, 35¢ and 85¢. Times are hard, prices are going up so they have increased their prices from 10¢, 25¢ and 75¢. Love those ladies. They still price egg cartons and empty Margarine tubs because they feel they have worth and are not just trash. I have been going to this thrift since I was in Elementary School. It will always be one of my favorites.
As I looked around, I had only found the Maddy book and the two potholders. I decided to hit the fabric bins. This store, and many other thrifts, are notorious for putting vintage tablecloths in the fabric bin. So, I always have a dig. Plus the thought of finding a feedsack is always there too. I didn't find a tablecloth, but I did spot what looked like feedsack fabric, so I pulled it out.
It was an old quilt top with feedsack turtles on it. I have never seen a turtle quilt before. (I wish it was a completed quilt. I really need to figure out how to finish off all these quilt tops I seem to find.) The price on the masking tape was $6.00 which was a great price for all those old feedsack turtles. When I went up to pay, the lady rang up my purchases....."Thirty five cents. Fifty cents. Fifty cents. Six dollars. SIX dollars? SIX DOLLARS!" she said. "I didn't know we EVER priced anything THAT much!" she said. She looked at me to make sure I still wanted it. I said, "Big money, huh?" And she laughed and I paid my $7.35. I showed her the turtles and she loved them. She had never seen a turtle quilt either.
By the time I picked up the boys i thought I hadn't found much, but now that I see it all here, I suppose I did okay. I really do love that quilt and that was probably worth the day out.