What you see here is booklet on macramé from 1978 written by a small group if indie crafters and in perfect condition, which cost me all of 20 cents. Next to it is a golf ashtray that set me back 75 cents. There are no smokers in my house, but we do have a fun collection of new and vintage golf items that this is a perfect addition to. I also found a set of 6 lace edged cocktail napkins just perfect to embroider on, and a handkerchief that is hand embroidered. I love to find examples of other peoples embroidery for my collection. You can almost always learn something from examining someone else's stitches.
This is a pile of six different hand made doilies that I collected between the two shops. I am not sure what I am going to do with them yet, but I see many interesting possibilities here!
Do you thrift? My favorite shops are the ones that accept donations and benefit a charitable organization. They are generally staffed by super friendly volunteers, and come in all sizes, from small boutiques in donated space, to the larger department store style Salvation Army and Goodwill Stores.
I also enjoy the privately owned stores with collections curated from garage sales and estates. The prices tend to be higher because there is a markup on the goods, but most of your finds will be be in good to excellent condition.
Do you thrift? Where do you like to go? I would love to hear!