Sweet like sugar for thrift girl

Thrifted bowl with a lid

It was a rather long time since I did a post on what I scored on my thrifting adventures. This does not mean I have stopped going to thrift shops, only that it’s been a while since I took the time to take photos of what I buy. Last weekend I did snap a few photos so here we go, a thrifting post! I came home with a whole lot of beautiful items. I hope you like them!

The sugar bowl was a nice
and unusual (for me) buy! The cream color together with that gold and turquoise was just enchanting. I love porcelain more and more. The amount of coffee cups I pick up each time I stand by a porcelain shelf is huge, and each time I say: “Oh, look at this, look at that – it’s sooo pretty!”

Embroidered napkins
Embroidered rose fabric napkins. There are six of them and they are so darn vintagey cute! I don’t know if I will be able to cut into them and use the roses in a project or of I will keep them as they are? They are exquisite I think.

Will become something soon
Will become something soon… guess what? :-) I’ve been looking for this thingie for a long time so I was happy to finally find one. What are they called?

Thrifted by mom
Blue and white china. This was mom’s find, she has a Chinese window in the kitchen.

And in the fabric store I bought a very small piece of fleece fabric:

Fabric for a scarf
When I was a child my mom always told me that red and pink don’t go together and she was horrified if I tried to wear orange and pink! I’m so glad the fashion these days are squirting out warm colors in different combinations like this. I think pink, red, yellow and orange are the best color combo ever! I want to make a scarf out of this, now where are those tutorials I need?

Handle
And this plastic bag that I will write more about in another post I think.

At the different thrift shops I also got two bags of fabric balls, a small piece of 1950 patterned paper and a novel called A thing (or two) about Curtis and Camilla, anyone read it? Was it good?

This weekend I haven’t been to any shops at all, instead I’m making collages on pieces of squared paper and loving it! I work until my cheeks blossom and spread out everything around me on my bed. I’ve always felt I should be more tidy and clean up around me, and I should. But a few minutes ago I came across a quote in the book Writing down the bones where Natalie is talking about how some people are afraid of space and our mind’s fear of emptiness, so they clutter every nook and cranny. Natalie writes, and I love this;

    I think it is different with a writing space. A little apparent disorder is an indication of the fertility of the mind and someone that is actively creating. A perfect studio has always told me that the person is afraid of his own mind and is reflection in his outward space and inward need for control. Creativity is just the opposite: it is a loss of control.” (p. 104)

I’m with ya, I’m with ya!

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9 Responses to Sweet like sugar for thrift girl

  1. Pink and red go beautifully together! *^v^*
    I love your finds, especially the clasp for the bag (in Polish it’s called “zapięcie do torby” =^v^=) and the white bag.

  2. gkgirl says:

    i love your finds
    and especially love that fabric,
    too cute…

    creativity is about loss of control….
    i like that…
    i really do.

  3. Tammy says:

    Orange & Pink are fantastic! I just started a thread at an etsy forum last night to see what people thought of the color orange – it seems to be an upcoming trend & tons of people replied that it is very popular. It seems that bright colors will be the way to go this spring vs. pastels.

  4. Tiffany H. says:

    I LOVE thrifting! I did some this weekend and found two shepherd lanterns for $6. One is teal… one is yellow… and I love them! I LOVE that white suitcase… oh, the things you could do with it!

  5. cedar says:

    That sugar bowl is absolutely perfect! What great finds!!

  6. Gina says:

    We have a wonderful loppis and I am such a collector, they have begun to hang on the things they know that I like! I love the fabric strips and saw some, but what will you do with them?

  7. Love the teapot and napkins. I went antique shopping today. Isn’t it overwhelming how much good stuff there is to see? I really like the quote you added at the bottom. Makes me feel better about my messes:)

  8. Hanne says:

    Hi Hanna, nice post! I love thrifting too! Most often I just look at the stuff and try not to buy too much – On one hand I hate to have my rooms overcrowded with items, on the other hand I realize how a special item, the right piece in the right place – can create a “twist” and contribute to an inspiring and beautiful atmosphere!

    I haven?t been at any fleamarked for very long. But now it?s easter/spring/holyday so I think I?ll look out – and maybe be lucky to find…

  9. Inger C says:

    Love this post! Everything you found is “a must have”. The quote is great, I’m just in the mids of a super mess, cleaning out my old studio space for a move. When everything is out on the floor I start to craft all night. It’s great with Craft-Mess :-)
    Hej fr?n Inger Carina

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