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Small Treasures from the Thirft Store

Monday, October 7, 2013

The autumn chill has finally reached St Louis and with it, it brought a scratchy throat and defective noses for the kids and I.

Luckily, I have a lovely knitting project to work on and Netflix just updated with a bunch of new shows and movies. Before I curl up for the day, I wanted to share some recently thrifted treasures- a 1950s silk scarf, Lucite bangle and bouquet of knitting needles.

1950s silk scarf, vintage knitting needles, Lucite bangle bracelet

1950s silk scarf, vintage knitting needles, Lucite bangle bracelet


14 Responses to “Small Treasures from the Thirft Store”

  1. Ooo knitting needles. Currently I'm knitting up an afghan for the home. Knitting is perfect for those chilly days.

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  2. I've bought about 90% of my knitting needles at thrift stores. I've even so lucky to find a set of DPNs from the 1940s in mint condition.

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  3. Excellent *makes C. Montgomery Burns voice while touching fingertips together*. I was at the flea market, yesterday, and a lady had a whole grip of old hat pins - the really long ones. She was telling some people (in an oddly soft and cheerful voice), "You know, they stopped making hatpins this long during *insert whatever turn-of-the-century decade it was* because women were murdering their husbands." Then she just smiled. I cackled. Nobody else thought it was weird.

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  4. I've been in a thrifting dry spell lately

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  5. Hope you and kids feel better soon..
    Love your finds.

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  6. Beautiful blue in the fabric. Heey, I see you found the knitting needles I donated! So glad they went to a good family, LOL.

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  7. Feel better soon. I have some kind of bug myself. The scarf is so pretty, I love it!

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  8. i always get so excited when netflix updates with new movies, it means i can work on projects while i watch them! also, i love st charles! i went there last summer and it's such a cute town. missouri is so great!

    lindsey louise

    hellomrrabbitblog.com

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  9. What a great little array of treasures! I haven't had much luck at all on the thrift store front this year, but have collected a few small, wonderful little vintage accessories (gloves and brooches, mostly) here and there, too, so the year isn't a bust on that front thankfully.

    ♥ Jessica

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  10. Wow, I never know one person could own so many knitting needles. I guess the different sizes give you a different outcome? Can you tell I've never successfully knitted before? I tried one and made a mess of it. I'll stick to buying my knitwear. LOL

    Deborah
    Hellcat Vintage

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    1. You guessed it! Needle size determines the size of the finished product and the gauge of the knitting. I often go up a needle size or two to increase the size of whatever I'm knitting. I also found this awesome clock that you can make with random knitting needles, which I've been wanting to do for ages! A lot of these needles didn't have a match so I think they'll be perfect! http://makezine.com/craft/how-to_knitting_needle_mid-cen/

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  11. That certainly is a bouquet of needles! They would look lovely stored in a mason jar. What good luck at finding such lovely colours. The ones I normally find at thrift stores are always grey and not nearly as attractive.

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  12. Great finds! Love those colorful needles!!
    ~xoxo, CoriLynn

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