Sunday, February 12, 2012

Making Do

 There were no estate sales inside my driving bubble this weekend and slim pickings at the thrift so I had to make do with some bottom feeding at The Bins.  Junking, one teeny, tiny piece at a time.
 This vintage Paris scarf was worth the long drive over there.  I will show the whole thing when I get it cleaned up and ironed. 
 Yes, that is a plastic elephant.  It's kind of funny what you pick up when you are paying $1.69 a pound.  There is another elephant somewhere in this heap.
 Oh look, they are both in this picture.  Very, VERY vintage plastic deer that I got home and realized their ears are missing.  Good grief, now that will be a challenge.
 I got a total of nine bells.  Those blue Christmas bells will do well with a coat of blue glitter.
 There are three vintage German Putz-type sleighs.  Those will need a little glitter-love, as well.
A vintage sewing pattern, a dreamy vintage negligee, many snippets of embroidery, a rose stencil, millinery rose bunches and some sewing trims.  Bells and elephants.  Go figure.
Some days you really have to squint your eyes to see the possibilities!


Andy's Attic said...

I have not been to the Bin in a long time. No good reason and I drive by it at least two or three times a week. You found some goodies. Love the little tiny elephant! Makes me want to go there soon.

oldgreymare said...

Only through your eyes :D

Annette said...

That's quite a variety but definitely some good stuff in there. I can't wait to hit my favorite spots again!

Diane said...

I always wonder what people think when I buy stuff like this--don't you wish you could show them what you do with it--it's one of my favorite parts of making art this way.

My Vintage Mending said...

Digging is part of the fun. When you can find elephants and deer among sewing trim and bells you know you are at the right place. Love it...smiles...Renee

cathy @ ma vie trouvee said...

wow this was a good day and I do love that Paris scarf - that was a real treasure!