3 vintage finds.

5.04.2010

This past weekend my husband and I drove up to Lake Geneva, WI for a mini-vacation with my in-laws.  The boys golfed the entire weekend while my mother-in-law and I explored all the little shops and antique stores in the area.  I picked up a few yards of antique lace in mustard and lavender.  Not sure what I'm going to do with them yet, but they sure are pretty.
We also found a random barn sale while trying to find our way back to our resort.  I was a little hesitant to stop, but I'm glad we did!  There were a lot of things there I liked (including tons of milk glass vases and blue Bell jars...if only I had the room to store them) but I controlled myself for the most part.  I did find a roll of vintage fabric and some cute little buttons to add to my stash.
The one place I failed to control myself was when I found the huge basket full of wooden spools of thread.  We spent quite awhile digging through that basket for the prettiest colors and the oldest spools.  They'll look so lovely in a jar in my craft room (when I actually have a craft room with shelves to display things on...the jury's still out on when that will be).
Overall it was a nice and relaxing weekend.  I never thought I would love antique/thrift store shopping as much as I do now!  It's so fun to look for vintage fabrics and notions.  Now to decide what to do with them...any suggestions?

3 comments:

  1. Great finds!!! What does one do with a roll of fabric- it looks about 6" wide? I've never seen anything like that before.

    From what I'm seeing, the new color trend is yellow/chartreuse, plum, grey and ivory. Coach has a bunch of new things in this color palette.

    Can't wait to see what you come up with!

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  2. ooh! That sounds like a wonderful trip! Nothing beat vintage sewing supplies!

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  3. ohh... super jealous over here!

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