"A rock pile ceases to be a a rock pile the moment a single [person] contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral." (Antoine de Saint-Exupery, quoted in Spiritual Caregiving by Verna Benner Carson and Harold Koenig)
I did some thrifting over the holidays (one quick jaunt to Salvation Army on Montrose), where I found all this good stuff. If it hadn't been for other bloggers (of course, I can't remember who now) who pointed out how cute these Japanese mugs are, I wouldn't have known to snatch up this matching set for a total of 80 cents. I love how they stack. Very 1970s. In fact, I think my mom might have had some like this, hanging on an orange mug rack.
I bought a bag of assorted things just to get these two wooden apples with iron spikes as stems. Aren't they cute? The bag also had two oranges made of concrete or something very heavy. I don't want them but can't bring myself to throw them away. Seems like they would make a good gag gift for something.
Here's some of the cool fabric I found.
Many, many yards of this tan floral print in a heavy decorator type fabric.
This cool pillocase in neutral colors. Leaf motifs are my favorite.
This graphic pillowcase. Love the red and orange together.
This is one large piece that is one big print. I have no idea what to do with this, but I really liked the graphic.
Finally, this soft brown and orange pattern on some old drapes.
And of course a bunch of wool sweaters for felting...