Finds & Fabric

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Favorite Finds20 Comments

This morning I had to deliver furniture to a client and then head over to a mural job. I couldn’t stop at any yard sales, so I rubber-necked my way past a whole slew of them. It was just killing me. After the work was done, I was able to hit one of my favorite thrift stores. I spotted this little wagon immediately, but knew it had to be outrageously expensive. It didn’t have a tag, so I asked a woman who works there. (I’m not sure if it’s embarrassing or something to brag about, but the people there know me pretty well.) So, she hummed a minute and said, “How about $4.00?” I don’t even think I answered her. I just picked it up and carried it behind the counter to start my pile.
I love the silvery blue paint. And this wagon is very petite, so it’s great for decorative purposes. It just needs a scrubbing and some poly, so we don’t all die of lead poisoning.

I also got this aluminum 2 tiered serving piece for $2.00 and a silver bucket (not pictured) for $3.00. All in all, it was a pretty good stop. (Sorry about the slightly blurry pic…) They also gave me some shelving and clothing racks for our new shop for FREE. My shop owner was thrilled!

So, I thought I would share a non-thrift/yard sale find with you today as well. I LOVE hemp and old linen fabric and grain sacks, but they are expensive. For quality hemp fabric you are talking $30-50+/yard. Not in my budget. Yours? And the gorgeous pillows made out of that stuff…$38-75.00+. Yikes.

(Just an FYI, these pillows are from Cool Material .)

So, while at a Super Wal-Mart on Thursday I checked back in the fabric section to see what they had. I found my favorite Sanded White Cotton Twill for $4.97/yard, so I bought everything they had (sorry to everyone else) and a fabric next to the twill caught my eye. It has this wonderful nubby, natural look that was a lot like hemp. And it was only $2.57/yard! So, I bought 5 yards of it. I’m going to try the picture transfer thing on them to see how it turns out. I’ll share the details, of course, but I thought I would share what a great find it was. I also purchased 10 yards of this upholstery webbing for $.67/yard. I’m not exactly sure what I’m going to do with it, yet, but I’ve got some ideas up my sleeve. Stay tuned!
Also, thanks for all of the wonderful suggestions for my kitchen! I have lots of things to think about, dream about, and cost out. I’m glad that such a creative and thrifty bunch of ladies (mostly ladies) read my blog.
I’m linking up to Thrifty Thursdays at Bloggeritaville. Great linky party, so make sure you check it out!

Miss Mustard Seed
Finds & Fabric

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20 Comments on “Finds & Fabric”

  1. Late much? : )

    That wagon would be very cute in my shop! I really like the pillows too and am looking forward to seeing what you do with the fabric. I was at Wmart last night and bought a Wilton gum paste sculpting set…I think that's what it was.

    : )

    Julie M.

  2. Being the amazingly COOL person you are, you probably already saw this, BUT I saw where there took that upholstery webbing and made a throw rug out of it (BH&G; maybe?). Anyhow, it was WAY cool & something I always wanted to try. HAVE FUN!

  3. this is totally hilarious, but I JUST fell in love with that same upholstery webbing at my wal-mart this week. bought 3 yards of it. let us know what you do with yours!

  4. Ooh! I love the little red wagon! I have a wagon that I used in the summer and now i'm using it with my fall decor. 🙂 I can't wait to see what you do with the wagon.
    Take care.

  5. Ooh–can't wait to see the pillows you make!

    And I love that upholstery webbing with the red, too. I have plans to buy some and use it as my garland on our Christmas tree this year. 🙂

  6. Those are some really great finds! I love the fabrics you found. And that little wagon is adorable. I can see it with pumpkins in it. Love the blue color. Also love your aluminum piece.

    Happy Thrifty Thursday…


    Sheila 🙂

  7. that little wagon was a steal!

    And, don't worry, the folks at my ocal salvation army store know me as well! And I bet thereare a few others are there that are on first name basis with their thrift store employees! LOL

  8. Love that little wagon – you scored big ! That two tiered tray is cool too…I have noticed that wally mart has some great trimmings – please post when you get finished !

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