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June 30, 2011

Thrifting Detour (Part 3)

We decided to take our time driving home and stopped a few more places on the way. The first was a huge ranch style building. It was owned by the sweetest lady. She reminded me so much of my Grandma. She followed us around the store sharing her favorite items with us and insisting that even though not everything was for sale, if we saw something we liked we might be able to make a deal. So cute!

The space was filled with to the brim with mementos she'd been collecting over a lifetime. At some point in time she must have bought out a clothing manufacturing company. One room held an entire wall of fabric and notions along with a collection of at least 8 vintage industrial sewing machines each with it's own pull out cutting table and built in measuring guides.

Antique Industrial Sewing Machines

I almost died. They all needed some special attention and weren't at all practical for me, but UGH, they were so amazing! I left with a few tiny matryoshkas and a couple of milk glass vases  - only 75¢ each! I did not get the vintage barbie station wagon (in mint condition) below. *pats self on back*

Barbie Parking Lot

Or final stop was at a salvage yard. We almost missed it, the sign was just visible through the trees. It was quite the collection. Favorite pieces:

Tin Plated Letters

Headboard Graveyard

Antique Light Fixtures

Decorative Bricks

The best of the best:

BRAINS! - 25¢

BRAINS!!!

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That place looks magical. Seriously.

This is my kind of shop! One of those hefty sewing machines would come in handy.

Linda - I know! I could have spent days in there looking around. It was incredible. I wish I'd taken a shot of the wall of fabric. It was crazy.

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