“Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat. In our mad rush for progress and modern improvements let's be sure we take along with us all the old-fashioned things worth while.” Laura Ingalls Wilder
Friday, October 29, 2010
You Can't Always 'Trust' Thrift Tags
vintage white 'hobnail' bedspread
It pays to be patient when 'thrifting' :)
Today was 'date' day with Mr. Mac. We were supposed to go to the hardware store (hey, it's raining;) but decided to stop at a few thrift stores on the way. My favorite hangout was having half off the entire store .. so that was the first stop. A few more USA made vintage diner pieces were picked up (plates and bowls @ 2 for 25 cents and 2 for 50 cents :) .. afterward we ventured to the Goodwill and I spied a hobnail (double) white bedspread. Impressed, I checked the tag .. it read 'Dog Blanket' .. $1.99. What? I had stumbled on a rack of older bedspreads that the store thought would make good pet bedding. Well, I checked the bedspread over pretty well (no fleas;) .. just a few small surface stains near the top edge. After treating the spots and adding a smidgen of bleach with the blanket in the washing machine .. viola .. a perfectly good spot free bedspread .. with just a few minor snags. A similar spread was priced at $58 when this bed was added to our guest room. What do you think? Is it a keeper?