Today I took a "sick day" to take care of my annual mammogram. I rarely use sick time because thankfully I am rarely sick enough to warrant not going to work and since we are such a small office it really creates a hardship taking sick time for something I could schedule on my time. This week however we are without students and since I used my own time to do another unpleasant screening exam lately, I went ahead and scheduled the mammo for today. Since no good deed should go unrewarded, I stopped at a few thrift shops on my way home. I totally am burned out with Goodwill. The prices are higher than any of the other thrift stores around and truly the selection of goods has declined. I was also disappointed to see that this particular store had done away with their VHS tapes (something I collect), so I left there empty handed. I stopped at Salvation Army as well since it was on the way, but also walked away with nothing. I almost didn't stop at the little op shop in town, but I like to visit with the gal that works in there and I hadn't been in awhile, so I stopped. BINGO!!! All their sewing patterns are free, so look at the vintage bounty I came away with today. I even got a huge package of tracing paper for free!
Here are some closeups of some of the treasures
Isn't that suit jacket way cool? And I adore the slips! I also scored some yardage. $1.50 for the brown silk that is destined to be a tunic and the pink and grey georgette will be a vintage blouse.
Angie at Quality Time made this blouse. I am thinking of doing View 2 (the pink one in the upper righthand corner). I heart vintage!
Lunch is over and I guess I better get some work done before it's time to head to the fire house. Hope you all are having a pleasant Monday!