I’ve been popping into the thrift stores a bunch this summer – i’ve always been bit of a frugalista, and I have recently experienced a resurgence of love for thrifting.
In my travels, I have spotted a number of discarded, corny, awesome, vintage, and gaudy pieces of stitched art.
Some of them are absolutely fabulous in their old crumbliness. Some are just traditional corny.
Here are some of my favorites:
UMM THE BLUE FABRIC FRINGE ADDITION!? YES.
Oddly, the pineapple brings this piece into the present and could actually be considered trendy.
Someone really loved their spider plant.
Another pineapple?! Some people missed the memo these are trendy right now.
Sad. Hopefully the sisters are still on good terms.
I actually considered buying this one to add to my collage wall but I didn’t have 58 cents in cash and I thought it would be pretty stupid to debit that.
A little weird, yup, definitely weird.
Of course I can’t help but notice the incredibly low prices – and yes, I realize these are thrift store finds. But still, it’s sort of sad to see something handmade end up for like, $2 at the thrift store… even if it is old, crumbly and otherwise out of style.
I always try to leave the needlework pieces prominently displayed before leaving… you know, to help with merchandising – unless the piece is creepy, then I just put it face down and back away.