When I went to Placerville last weekend to attend a "Celebration Of Life" gathering for very dear old friend who passed away, I came home with some thrift finds, too. Doing a bit of thrift shopping on my way over there brightened up a weekend trip which was made solely for this somber occasion. I loved seeing all the family of this woman who was dearly loved, and it was wonderful to spend time with them again.
So, speaking of brightening up, here we go with the finds: a perfect pretty pink Pyrex pie plate (say that real fast ten times!), two nice Tepco restaurant china bowls, and a Peach Lustre coffee mug, all of which are on top of a pink bandanna print Martha Stewart dish towel:
I found a bunch of patterns this trip (more on those in another post), including two bridal dress patterns, and here's a glimpse of a few more of those quilt squares, along with a nice blue and white vintage hot mat:
An unused toaster cover that's as bright as a daisy, nice yellow tags (Lori found those), a Mille Bornes game - we played that a lot growing up and I didn't have the older one in the green box, a Sierra Nevada Natural History book (also something that we had at home growing up, but I didn't have a copy), and a pillowcase that I believe may be a Vera design:
I found a big bag FULL of crafting leaves, a curtain panel that I plan to use as a table cloth, and knives with what I am pretty sure are Bakelite handles:
These two baskets full of costume jewelry were given to me by one of my old friends (one of the family I visited):
And I couldn't believe it when I found this vintage McCall's pattern, below. It happens to be the very same one that I had written about in a post back in December of 2008, and I had always hoped I would find one some day!
And I found another little book for my Peter Pauper Press collection!
And that's not everything, but I think it's quite enough for today, don't you?