Sunday, February 25, 2018

Thrifty Finds

I hit the thrift to drop things off from some cleaning I had done and well
I had to look around, right? I found this!

It is a tray that hooks onto the arm of your chair. I have seen them used for crafts.

I will velcro the pin cushion and bits bowl on .
I also have a large magnet I will glue down with the hooks and scissors. There are pockets on the side for books, phone,or remotes 
All for 1.00.

As most of you know I work in a used book store. Friday a book came in that is about Celia Thaxter she was on Star Island in the 1800's. That is where I go for a rug hooking retreat in the fall. A sweet find!
We had a fun weekend husband's brother and his wife came for an overnight we went out to dinner and played cards. 
Today we are getting snow so I am tucked in watching a movie and hooking a bit. 
Have a great week.


Farm Girl said...

I bought one of those arm chair things from Notforgotten farms and it has changed my life. I haven't lost needles or scissors once since I got it. Your though looks incredible. I know you will love it.
I love the cover of that book. I have it, but I paid a lot more for mine. You got a bargain. It always makes me long for spring when ever I read it. I hope you are having a nice day, in spite of the snow.

Saundra said...

Wow you lucky girl! I'm jealous and obviously so is Farm Girl, lol.

Julia said...

You got some lucky finds. No more looking for your tools for hooking and that book sure looks like a treasure.

It started to snow this evening but it's supposed to be sunny with clouds and 7℃ or 44.6℉. tomorrow.
Only 24 days to spring. Hang in there.
Hugs, Julia

Prims By The Water said...

How cool to find a book about the island you visit! That find is awesome too! Janice

Rugs and Pugs said...

I'm sure you will put the chair thingy to good use!
Happy hooking :)

WoolenSails said...

That is a nice find, I need a lap pad and thinking of making my own.
When I am sewing it would be nice to have a surface that is higher up.


Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Cathy,
Your tray is really wonderful and I know you will enjoy using it, especially with all of your additions!! Great find for a dollar, too!! The book is lovely and how special that it talks about where you go for rug camp!! I also love old books and have a nice collection of them that I treasure!!! Hope you enjoy your day of hooking!
Heart Hugs~

Buttercup said...

The Celia Thaxter book would catch my eye, too, especially with Childe Hassam illustrations.

yaya said...

What wonderful finds! I want to come and just go thrifting with you! Glad all that snow stayed on the coast. I was thinking about you when I heard that storm had hit. I hope this next one is the last of the season. I think we may be getting some too. Sheesh! I ready for Spring!

Anonymous said...

I love thrift store finds. I drop stuff off and pick up more! lol
The book is charming and especially a nice find for you. I love your tray and how nice to hold everything down with strong magnets.