What beautiful weather we had here. How could I not go out and peruse the goods?
um, and come back with something.
I saw this from afar...after getting it home I realized it felt so familiar to me...I believe I had one when I was much younger. This will be added to my suitcase collection.
I have collected 4 different colors of plastic sewing baskets but I am not using them for their intended purpose. I have been trying to figure out what type of container I could use for storing office and art stuff. As I've been cleaning out, I have come across the sewing baskets and had an aha! moment. I was going to buy some 'nice' baskets but I have a really hard time with buying new and not vintage. I'm glad I went with this idea and I wasn't even looking when I found this big beauty...
It is in great shape and has it's two inserts. I looked it up on ebay and although prices and sales vary, one sold for $47 in February. $47!! I bought mine from a very nice lady for $3. There was a green one I inquired about at another booth and it was not as in good condition and it didn't have the inserts. She was asking $10. She might get it because of the green color, but I'm a cheap-o and have gotten them for SO much less (and usually filled with sewing notions and scissors) and I like that challenge.
Of course, I had to rummage through the fabric/linen bin. $5 later and I bought this fabric...
and two vintage sheets...
a tea towel and a pretty thick bath towel made by Sears.
There was a gold and white one, too, but with some pulls...I'm kicking myself I didn't add it to the pile. I don't usually find them this thick.
All in all, a satisfied customer. $8.50 spent? coffee and lunch with my boyfriend? Sun shining all day?
Yes, Yes, Yes!
I hope you had a great day, too!!