Oh how I love the thrift store in my town! It's a fabulous little place that I visit at every opportunity.
They have one room with clothing, shoes, toys and SEWING SUPPLIES, and another room of dishes, glassware, and other little delicate trinkets.
Notice... I said... sewing supplies! From them I've gotten yards upon yards of fabulous fabrics, piles of zippers, buttons, ribbons, scraps, snaps and other goodies.
Here is what I've picked up most recently: three large pieces of beautiful green/red fabric that I just washed and ironed, a few bags of felt, about 20 zippers (not shown), and an adorable little red purse:You can't beat thrift store prices with a stick, either. I've also gotten clothing, cups, dishes, escargot dishes, and tote bags in the past. The best part is the fabrics though... they always have an eclectic assortment to dig through and I always find something to take home.
Now I just need to figure out what to do with the green/red fabric. I'm thinking it could be good for christmas-y type things, but the green areas are large enough to be used on their own. I'm thinking tote bags and zipper pouches, any other ideas?