Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Yesterday's thrift shop finds

Had an opportunity to hit the DI yesterday.  The Deseret Industries is like big Goodwill Industries store.  I always head for the housewares, trinkets, baskets, frames etc. area.  Yesterday I took a detour to the book isles, something I usually don't do.  If I do get an older book, its pages is what I am after.  After spending considerable time on the one particular isle, down at the bottom of the shelves I spotted this lovely old book.
 I was certainly intrigued by the cover, and then upon opening it I found many interesting illustrations such as.
. . . . and also this one. . . .

And then in the back I thought it was interesting that there were several pages that looked like this, listing other famous books and their authors in the above picture.
 Then I spotted this little gem,which I already have a special use for.  This little wire basket, has a very special use to be revealed later.
 I found this load of fabric which I was really excited about.
 and then this bag full of doll ornaments, all of which I will take apart and use later on.  I love the doll heads!
 And just in time for Easter this sweet porcelain bunny, holding flowers.
I think it is adorable.

7 comments:

cehendricks said...

What fun finds. I am most jealous of the book!! What a great treasure.

Cherie said...

Love DI and thrift stores! Wish they were closer to me but maybe it's a good thing they aren't, lol. The book is a great find. What fun little treasures!

Bev said...

You found some wonderful things! I love that little bunny and the dolls. I've been trying to email you but to no avail....it keeps getting rejected whatever I try, so the blog is it! I've got the "package" ready to mail next week...this week is extremely busy. I am sure you will receive it before the 1st.
Hope to hear from you soon.
Bev

A Vintage Chic said...

What wonderful finds, Michele! That book is a real treasure! I love getting to DI--unfortunately, we don't have one here in California (at least in our area!)

I'm off to email you--thanks for asking for my address! Looking forward to getting to know you better!

Talk to you later...

Julie

fairyrocks said...

Nice finds, most especially the book. Can't you just feel the wind in that girls hair.
Keep smiling and creating

Donna said...

Wow what treasures!!!! I love the book!!!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

That is such a lovely book and what a great find with those doll heads! I can't wait to see what you will do with them!

Hugs,
Debbie

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