Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Why to thrift...

In honor of Earth Day I thought I would share (boast) about my latest thrift store purchase. We decided to check out our local St. Vincent De Paul store after a not-so-great day of garage sale shopping on Saturday. Much to my delight, the fabric section was overflowing! Usually this shop is a great spot to score vintage fabric, but this stuff was all new, current prints. And nice quilt store fabric too.





Of course I bought everything they had. This whole basket of fabric cost me about $15. Can't beat that! The pieces aren't huge, less than a yard in most cases, but that's fine with me! I seem to recall telling you recently that I don't have very many fabric scraps, well not anymore! Time to get busy I think!


Oh, and some how these managed to jump in the bags as well! Funny how that happens.

10 comments:

amandajean said...

mmm....jars of buttons and fabric remnants. a great day of thrifting!

Katherine said...

Wahoo! Great score on the fabric and buttons Roxanne! Looks like you hit the fabric jackpot and will be well stocked for some scrappy quilting projects.

Vallen said...

Buttons are like tribbles, they pop up everywhere. Good score. we had a St. Vincent's nearby and I loved it. Sadly it closed.

becki said...

Such great finds! What's your secret? I would never manage to find such pretties!!

Amy Jo said...

What a great score!! Those fabrics look just yummy.

Breanna said...

Lucky you! I am itching to go thrifting. Soon...

Hello, I'm Sally. said...

What great find! I haven't been thrifting in ages, I need to make some time. And a great way to spend Earth Day.

Em said...

WOW!!! You're a lucky duck!!! I NEVER find great fabrics... well, I did once a long long time ago...of course I need to go thrifting more! Wow...

maggiegracecreates said...

He girlie - I just bought 28.00 worht of wooden cigar boxes. The lady at the needlework store saves them for me (her husband smokes) they are way cool.

Now I can fill these with the stuff.

have a great weekend.

Caron said...

That was always my favorite thrift store when I lived in F/M. Last time I was there I scored some great fabric, and... a Rex Smith LP, and... a velvet painting. Great now I'm homesick.