Hello. My name is Kelly and I am addicted to thrifting!
I've been a thrifter for as long as I can remember, and I made a living from it for a number of years selling vintage clothing. Now I'm back to thrifting as a hobby, or maybe obsession is a bit more accurate! I love the thrill of the search... others hate the thought of rummaging through piles of "junk", searching for that one gem, but I get a rush of excitement and anticipation from the hunt and then the eventual "score".
I snuck in a quick run to 2 of our local thrift stores today and found some great stuff. I thought I'd showcase 4 fantastic vintage aprons I found today, just to whet your appetites! I took these photos right when I got home, so this is before they've been washed and repaired...
This is one of those great gingham aprons that has been used as a grid for embroidery in sweet pastels. I never get tired of seeing the many different embroidery motifs that women used to embellish the gingham fabric...
Yup! Tulips! I love the reddish brown fabric used with the butter yellow background - it really makes the tulips pop!
This is a simple but sweet crocheted apron. Love the rather useless, but cute, yellow pocket!
This is my favorite of today's bunch - beautiful yellow and blue crocheted apron with a yellow ribbon woven through the tie for a little extra stability. I especially love the peekaboo godets - alternating sheer work with solid... so beautiful!
I've been thinking about thrifting a lot lately, and I've also been seeing the subject crop up on a number of other blogs... Would anyone be interested in joining me for a regular thrifting feature each week - much like Self-Portrait Tuesday? No one would be required to participate each week, of course, but it could be a fun way to post about fun finds, the thrill of the hunt, near misses, etc... The focus could be on "rediscovered" items - whether thrifted, found in dumpster diving, on the street corner, etc. - any item that has been cast off by someone else, only to be given new life by you! Comment or send an email if you think you might want to do this and if so, on what day, and if there's enough interest, I'll set up a flickr group and introduce it here.