Good morning my dear readers! I hope this holiday weekend is finding you happy and refreshed this morning! And for those of you in St. Louis...excited about this fall weather forecast! I actually put on a long-sleeve shirt this morning and threw open all the windows in our place. I can hardly believe how great it feels, and I wish this weather would've swooped in on Saturday. Alas, it was 103 degrees of heat and humidity, so we didn't stay out at the estate sales for very long, especially since my car doesn't have A/C. But I was able to snag some things at the last two we visited, both in the city and not far from our home. Have a peek!
We found this at the last sale, a potato basket and noodle nest fry basket. The results of using it will most likely be making an appearance on The Thrifted Kitchen. I'm also trying to think of other things you can put in there to make food vessels. Anyone?
I also found a vintage ice crusher and bought it especially for the hubs. He has this love affair with crushed ice, and we don't have an ice crusher (or maker) in our fridge, so I thought this would be a nice gesture. It actually has two settings, which I didn't realize. If you crank it one way, it's coarsely crushed; if you crank it the other, it's finely crushed.
This, I can't wait to use this fall when all the leaves start changing. It's an awesome botany press, and when I unscrewed it, I found lots of beautifully pressed flowers that, according to the newspaper they were sandwiched between, were put in there in 2006.
Next I found a couple more vintage aprons for the store. They were such a hot commodity at the last show and I've got a couple coming up this fall and winter, so I'm trying to stock up!
I love the fabric of this vintage sewing basket. Will be perfect in my crafty room!
Also at the last sale I found this giant binder...
Filled with vintage kitchen recipe booklets! Enough to pull years of recipes, I think, for The Thrifted Kitchen (yahoo!).
I picked this scarf up because it was sewn on the back in a way that makes it much easier to tie around your head. I'm going to try and replicate the method with some of my scarves.
I love this bag, perfect for the upcoming fall season. I especially love how tall it is. And it has a great woven texture to it.
And what would a Style Spots be without another vintage suitcase? :) Loving every bit of this growing collection...
Your turn! Did you thrift any goodies this week?
Linking up with:
Flea Market Finds
Thrift Share Monday
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