It's pre-season thrifting around here. My preferred method of hunting for treasures is yard sales and church rummage sales - there's something thrilling for me about buying things from their *home* and getting--maybe--a glimpse of the people attached to the 'things'. But yard sales and rummage sales don't really start around here for another two months or so. I'll be getting twitchy in about another month, and start dreaming about it. Oh yes, it's an illness. So for now, I'm in training for the big deal--hitting the thrift stores and getting warmed up for the real action.
I've been picking up vintage chapter books lately, and while some I've found ended up being completely inapropriate (good thing Mama reads 'em first), I've found a few that are very sweet, innocent, and quite simple and take little--if any--'editing'. And check out the book on top-- Malia of the Hawaiin Islands. So adorable--each page you turn has a different outfit for the girl. I would have LOVED that as a kid.
Not a great picture, but some great fabrics, let me tell you. Mostly sheeting, I've been picking this stuff up for 99cents (or 50cents on half price day!). It's so much fabric--quite fun and finding lots of use around here.