Thursday, February 14, 2013

Accidental Thrifting

I know someone who will be jealous of this skirt - my sister! I accidentally drifted into a thrift store on my way back from a grocery store I don't normally go to and of course, I end up finding way more things than I would at any normal clothing store.

 Bonus - this skirt has inside pockets! The tag on the inside looks like it's perhaps 70s even 80s, but who knows for sure.

 Then I found this sort-of oddball pair of shorts. I can't decide if I want to keep them longer or hem them up to a more reasonable length. (See photo below.)

Faux roll-up where I might hem them to. This might make them more wearable. They need some extra work as there is a minor hole in the crotch seam but it's a super-easy fix.

Hemmed might be better. I just couldn't not get them! These are definitely 100% polyester, probably dating early/mid 70s. I think hemming them is the best option after looking at the photos.

And then....! This is the house that just keeps on giving! I found this old clock in my basement which is perhaps mid-60s. It had the plug-in cord and clock mechanism as well as hands, but it all fell off as we were inspecting it. I had been looking for a clock to replace my old silver one in the livingroom which doesn't work anymore and this one is perfect! 

Who would have thought that you have to go to a craft store to get a clock mechanism though? We were at a hardware store today and the lady there said that's where to get clock parts. We're going to try to use the old hands that were originally on it, but we'll see what happens. 

Until next time...!

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