A Thursday Snag

Around here we have a surprising amount of garage sales that start each Thursday and luckily for me I have Thursdays off from work. I do my best to get my errands and appointments out of the way so I can stop by a few sales. Today with two doctor appointments on the top of my to-do list, I still squeezed in about a half dozen garage sales. At one sale, I was lucky enough to snag this four piece crewel set.

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The two larger ones were priced $1.00 each and the smaller ones set me back $0.50 each. That’s $3.00 for the set! I love all the colors and I can’t image the hours spent on each one. Check out all the little details.

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A blue butterfly.

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Tons of colorful flowers.

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I would want to get at those cute acorns too.

Just look at the acorns fun details.

Just look at the acorns fun details.

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So I do think this deer is a little creepy with its red eyes.

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A few birds made their way into these pictures.

Each landscape is so unique in each picture.

So hit some Thursday sales if you have some in your part of town.

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3 Comments

  1. Nina
    Posted July 13, 2013 at 4:32 pm | Permalink

    Those are sweet! I was browsing in an antique/thrift store a couple of months ago and spotted a pair of blue/grey/green crewel florals, framed in gold-tone faux bamboo. They were lovely and would have been perfect in my powder room. They were hanging behind the counter and I asked for them to be taken down so I could see them up close. They needed to be cleaned but were otherwise in great shape. Then I looked at the price. Two fifty. NOT as in two dollars and fifty cents but as in two hundred and fifty dollars! I was too flabbergasted to ask the proprietor what he was smoking!

    • Tammy
      Posted July 14, 2013 at 10:55 am | Permalink

      Wow, that is a bummer! Keep looking Nina! You will find a set at a much better price.

    • Angela
      Posted July 15, 2013 at 9:15 pm | Permalink

      Ok Nina, I just read your comment and am shocked and had to chime in. $250?! Maybe he/she really loved them and wanted to display them and not have anyone purchase them. That’s what I’m going with :) The thing with crewel is you almost always see a duplicate eventually like Tammy said. Drat!

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