I am getting a new roommate soon. She is arriving from the Phillipines. I will soon write about the why and how of this as it is HUGE! I have everything she needs and today decided to go look for a coat. She is after all someone who has never lived in the cold. I found her a beautiful designer winter trench coat, it’s green. Hopefully it’s not too big.
Again I found a myriad of odd things but no sweaters this week.
Pink suede jacket (to recycle)
In the same tone as the blue suede pants. It could make a cool combination.
Green 70′s cookie jar
With animals around the side. Marked JAPAN. I used to have a cookie jar shaped like a mushroom but gifted is as a joke housewarming present.
The Encyclopedia of decorating, Tome II (French – Marabout)
Small paperback with cute deco info from 1964.
Craft magazines and patterns from the 70′s (LOTS)
There are some absolute gems in there including instructions for a macrame top, awesome cable sweater patterns, cute cross-stich alphabets, vintage baby wear, so very 80′s sweater patterns and the list goes on. From 1977 to the early 80′s including a Phildar Winter Book, 100 idées from France and Family Circle Craft Issue. There are no more craft magazines at the thrift store, I took them all. Next time I attack the craft books.
A pink Phentex slipper making kit with pattern and crochet hook.
Too cheesy to resist. I’ve never used Phentex before, I’m curious to see what it can do. The pink is perfect. My idea right now is to crochet flowers along a long chain line and make a super kitsch curtain. I have matching beads!
Knife block that is 1mm too small for my cleaver (to re-gift)
2 sake cups (for my Japanese errr… china collection in tones of brown and blue)
A WPRDJ radio toy from Wild Planet that transmit to the regular radio and has laughter and other sound effects buttons. Had a Louis Armstrong cassette in it. Fun but needs to be so close to the receptor to work. I found a hack page for it!
A vintage metallic thread sewing on card kit (Sew Design)
Barely used and in mint condition. Who wants some shiny owls on black cards?
Various conveniently shaped tins and baskets for storage.
A vintage trivet shaped like an orange
I spent many winters in Florida as a child and yearn for kitschy cheery Florida souvenirs.
Single sized white cotton blanket. Those cool thick cotton blankets that are textured. If it’s in pristine condition, I buy! I had one over my outdoor couch last year but the sun made it go yellow. Perhaps I will attempt to dye it some crazy funky color.
There must be other things but I can’t remember them right now. All this for 7$. I know, weird but I will not argue. I brought a huge thing of big heavy duty shopping bags, they always run out.