It makes me a little sick really. I have lived here for 2 years and never knew that this place existed. I found out about it from a random post on Craigslist. It was an ad begging people not to throw away old sewing machines (the horror, I have chills just typing those horrifying words) and instead donate them to this thrift vintage CRAFT SHOP. What!?!? Vintage thrift craft shop?? All crafts?? All the time?? After I picked my jaw up off the floor I Googled it. It looked amazing. All the workers are volunteers in the form of cute older ladies with a passion for all things crafty. The proceeds all go to the elderly. The prices claimed to be dirt cheap. I HAD to check it out. It would be sinful if I didn’t , like the next day.
So, I gathered a whole car full of unwanted crafty stuff to donate (you know, to have an excuse to go) and hauled my 3 children with me. When I entered I think I heard angels sing. For reals. It was amazing. These cute little old ladies have made the cutest little shop chock full of wonderful vintage crafty goodness. And the prices that promised to be dirt cheap? Even better than dirt cheap. I think I may have blacked out at one point from exhaustion of trying to wrap my mind around it all. My kids were so happy there. There were so many crafts for them there as well.
We picked up some things for them and some things for me. My favorite parts were,
1. The vintage fabrics there. Think the best selection ever and then triple that. Seriously. And then add on that they were all around $1 a yard. Yup. That’s right. Lower than dirt cheap.
2. Big bottles of vintage buttons. For $1 each. And they took the time to pink squares of fabrics and put them under the lids of the mason jars for added cuteness. Also, loads of vintage trims/lace.
3. Shelf full of vintage embroidery/crewel kits. Either partially finished or new. And embroidery floss for .10 each. And vintage wooden hoops, you know, the good quality ones, and plastic ones too. For like .50. I.die.
Here are my goodies. You must have cash or check. If you live in the area, check them out. But don’t buy everything or I will be mad at you. Leave some for me 🙂