This bunch of dishes was in the free box outside the door of my local Senior Center Thrift Shop.
They were free in the financial sense but there was a price of another sort waiting in the box.
All of the dishes were stuck together in a big, gooey glob by what I think/hope was chocolate syrup.
At least that’s what I’m telling myself it was.
Free. Focus on the Free.
I would have gladly paid twice that because when it comes to vintage Christmas, I. Am. Weak.
I didn’t even look through this mountain of sewing patterns found at a yard sale – for $2, all of them went straight into the car with plans to use the tissue pattern pieces for wrapping any breakables sold at my next vintage event.
Until I started unpacking the box when I got home.
Some of these patterns are charming.
And some of them are horrifying.
But they all represent one woman’s lifetime of sewing: For her younger self, her married self, her young daughters, teenage daughters and eventually, her granddaughters.
So much for my wrapping paper plans…
Wishing you a wonderful 4th of July!