Friday, July 13, 2012

Eleven Minutes!

Each Friday I love to share a vintage find.

Today I have more than one.
I was recently with some friends out of town.
Along the journey, we passed the local Goodwill.

Well, I really couldn't pass that up!

I often have better luck at thrift stores
 than I do at Goodwill,
but I was miles away from my home turf.

Who knows what treasures awaited me!

Knowing that my friend was
 not a thrifting enthusiast,
 I asked for twenty minutes
to go check it out . . .

Here is what I found.

One New Needlepoint Pillow

One Large Embroidered Table Runner
in Excellent Condition

One Finished Candlewick Embroidered
Pillow Front in Excellent Condition

My purchase came to less than $3.50,
and I was back in the car in
eleven minutes!

My friend who loves needlework responded,
"I could have been in there all day. 
 I never would have found that stuff."

Is there an art to thrifting?

Let me know what you think.



  1. If there is an art to thrifting, then you need to tell me what it is! Because those are amazing! And that was a steal!!! I just really love what you got there! Yumm! I would have paid more , too!

  2. Nice to meet you Amy! Glad you stopped by my blog! We do have a lot in common..junking, thrifting, it's addicting(in a good way)! Your finds are AWESOME! I LOVE the needlepoint pillow~~those are very hard to find! I have a soft spot for linens too, especially table cloths. I am following!! From one sweetie to another~~~Roxie

  3. You vintage finds are just beautiful! If there is an art to thrifting, you've mastered it! The candelwick embroidered pillow is lovely.

  4. Beautiful finds!! And, what a great price!! Just love finding treasures that are so pretty!! Happy to be your newest follower!! Have a lovely weekend! xo Heather

  5. The candlewick pillow is gorgeous!! Great finds!

    I have not been finding anything lately.

  6. Wow, you really found some fun treasures in lightning speed time:-) My plan for yard sales is to always be there when they first open, but that's not always possible. A real quick look around always works for me so I can move on to the next one.

  7. Great finds! I think you have to look high and low when you are thrifting. Thanks for stopping by, Laura

  8. Those are beautiful. I've done candlewicking but it was so long ago, I had forgotten. Thanks for bringing back that memory. Donna

  9. Call it an art, a gift, a knack, there is something that makes some of us better thrifters than others. Even among my devoted thrifting friends I'm known for having whatever it is. I don't have an explanation of its origin, I just enjoy the fruits!