Monday, September 17, 2012

Finding Vera

I finally found a set of Vera napkins a few weeks ago!  This is very exciting because previously I have only found the occasional polyester scarf, and not any silk at all.   The set of four napkins has a great bamboo design in brown as you can see. 
They had some staining on them, so into the oxyclean bath they went.  But alas, the stains on polyester proved very stubborn and even after more than a week I could still discern trace spots on the napkins.  So instead of my hoped for $20.00 I listed them for $10.00 with spot photos and they sold in a day or so anyway!  Even slightly stained Vera is something special I guess. :)
This fall weather we've been having is my favorite of the entire year. Mid-seventies during the day, cool nights, light breezes.  I love it!  And of course it gets me thinking cosy jackets like the one below.  This jacket has been hanging in my closet for over a year.  When I thrifted it there was a belt loop hanging by a thread and part of the front patch pocket was unstitched.  It's been languishing in my mend pile since then.  I've been trying not to thrift too much until I at least list all my old stock so last week I pulled it out and fixed it up.  The pumpkin and kelly green plaid is autumnal and yet still so cheerful don't you think?  This one's still waiting in the shop for the perfect owner. 
Other little bits and bobs I listed included parts of the piles of fabric that have been patiently waiting for me to get around to it!  This piece of poplin has a great crisp hand to it, and there's enough to make an adorable sundress! 
I'm hooking up with Apron Thrift Girl: Thrift Share Monday  Hop on over and take a look at all the great thrifty finds!  You might find something you can't live without!