Tuesday, July 10, 2012

'WOYWW - 07/11/2012 - Goodies Galore!

by Mary Lou 'LuLu' Haynes

Howdy and Welcome,

For WOYWW this week, I've got a little treat.

Hubby and I had an adventure this past Saturday. After going on a short roadtrip to an antiques market (and buying some cheap items for collage fodder), we stopped on the way home for sushi lunch. Ymmm-mmmm. Afterwards I bought a few items at the thrift store in the same plaza.

Found an old round chinese checkers tin, a couple of packages of stickers with embellishments and die cuts and chipoboard, a kids stamp pad and plastic stamps in a plastic toolbox, and a few other assorted goodies.

On my table below are the contents of the stickers packages that I picked up for a song. I put them in a plastic bin temporarily until they go to their proper 'homes. We had quite an adventure that day!

Thrift store finds!

Do you ever go 'antiquing'? What about hunting for collage fodder at thrift shops or flea markets? What are your favorite things to look for?

Thanks for stopping by - and please come back often. My '100 Followers Giveaway' is coming this summer!

Wanna see more artist ateliers? Go visit Julia's WOYWW blog here.



sandra de said...

I just love the amazing finds at a thrift store. I imagine you will put it to great arty use.
Sandra @43

Astrid Maclean said...

Amazing finds, you certainly struck lucky! Whenever I have a chance I always look for ephemera, old book pages and postcards, particularly of people, but they seem to be hard to come by these day. Old lace is my absolute favourite!

Happy WOYWW #42

Karen said...

Thrift stores are so popular now, most of the good stuff goes quickly. Loving the cute finds you have, lucky girl...! Karen T 91 x

Twiglet said...

I love finding hand embroidered linens at our car boot sales. x Jo

Sharon (glitterangel) said...

What lovely finds. I just love looking round antique shops, I'm always on the hunt for ephemera and buttons. Sharon x 103

Danielle said...

Great finds! I wanted to head out today and do that, but the rain is keeping me at bay. I love finding vintage ribbons, trims, lace, doiles, fabric, etc... Dani 31

jill said...

How lucky finding those goodies enjoy using them happy crafting Jill#73

Hazel said...

Well done - you managed to find some interesting items. Thanks for a peep at your workspace. Hope you have a good week - Hazel, WOYWW #124 x

Ali H said...

I have only tried charity shops for books to alter - not fond many other goodies here in Wales - they all seem to be trying to be very sleek & professional these days ! Glad your shopping trip was more productive ! have fun using the new stash ! Ali #60

Neesie said...

It looks like you had a great day mooching Lulu,
I haven't been on any treasure hunts since last summer so when the weather improves (winter here) I'll be chomping on the bit!
Have lots of fun desk hopping ~ Neesie #14

Sandy Leigh said...

Your blog is so beautiful! I absolutely agree with you that the flea markets are the best places to find goodies for all mixed-media projects, and it's just so fun to look at stuff that is one-of-a-kind. Happy WOYWW! Sandy at #152

KatzElbows said...

Ooo, artist ateliers! You've made me feel so special about the catastrophe that is my desk! I shall remember that. I find treasures all over the place, including skips! I guess it's about being open to possibilities!

cheers, rachel #11

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Oh yes! Thrift stores always fascinate me. You never know if there's a treasure hiding in some dingy corner! Patsy from

Eliza said...

I am always on the hunt and I don't have to go to a thrift store to hunt, I love the antique shops too, amazing what you will find. Thanks for sharing your find.

Eliza #11

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