*happy* by Betz White | Mar 5, 2010 | Thrifting | 26 comments The colorful result of my thrift store visit:a stack of wool sweaters, ready to felt a bowlful of sorbet cashmere sweaters and that bowl a sunshine-y pyrex bowl with daisies on it! now that’s happy! 26 Comments Tiff on March 5, 2010 at 3:47 pm I love to go to good will or the thrift store on payday. It’s so much fun finding the bargains then even making something new and fabulous from the finds! Love the bowl! Reply branch homestead on March 5, 2010 at 3:53 pm love that bowl! happy it is and happy are you! sunshine and happiness for your weekend. Reply Marisa and Creative Thursday on March 5, 2010 at 3:56 pm yes it is!! miss you Betz! hope to chat again one of these days soon xoxo Reply Marchi Wierson on March 5, 2010 at 4:19 pm ooo lucky you!!! Reply Steph on March 5, 2010 at 5:07 pm Wow – that bowl takes me back to my Mom’s kitchen! Reply Amber on March 5, 2010 at 5:45 pm Great finds. You must live somewhere with great thrift stores and where it gets cold. Sweater thrift store finds are hard to come by here! Looking forward to visiting family in the midwest this summer. Stock up on all those goodies. Reply theartistshouse on March 5, 2010 at 6:23 pm oh so happy! I just used some felt and made the sweetest little clutch and it caused me to think I needed to go find some more sweaters. Hmmm, this could be a fun thing to keep in mind when the garage sales start up again. Reply Nancy on March 5, 2010 at 7:30 pm oh my… I had the whole set of those bowls. I think there were 3 in the set. Received them as a wedding present. Wish i still had them… oh…i just realized that you are excited because they are vintage and i owned them as a young wife. um. i feel old… Reply Yvonne on March 5, 2010 at 8:07 pm Love your sweater finds – nothing like finding great deals. Reply Organizing Mommy on March 5, 2010 at 9:36 pm Yes! I “hauled” at the thrift store a few weeks ago! It was tooo fun! Tis the season! Reply CraftyCarole on March 5, 2010 at 9:36 pm I’ve been jonesing for a thrift trip… snow and kids have kept me away so thank you for allowing me to live vicariously through you 🙂 Reply kimberj on March 5, 2010 at 9:51 pm I too went to my favorite local thrift store today, Village Discount in Akron, OH. We find such lovely leftovers there we call it our “Neiman Marcus” and the prices beat the pants off Good Will. Reply Rowan on March 6, 2010 at 10:12 am How DO you find such great sweaters in thrift stores? I have never seen a single nice sweater, let alone a cashmere one in any second-hand shop. Great colours; I know you’ll put them to good use. I look forward to seeing what you come up with. Reply Christine on March 6, 2010 at 11:05 am Where ARE you that people are giving away cashmere sweaters????? (that’s a rhetorical question….) sheeshh….no such luck here. Beautiful finds! luc-kaayyyy (ala Napoleon Dynomite) Reply CrimsonBruin on March 6, 2010 at 1:19 pm Am looking forward to seeing what you will do with that argyle sweater! Reply kelley Hart on March 6, 2010 at 10:10 pm Great score! I never find great wool sweaters like that. Reply denise on March 7, 2010 at 9:33 am I’m going through my google reader of the blogs I follow and perusing the latest posts and what do I find but this wonderful burst of color…and my bowl!!! Oh, this bowl makes me so happy. I have the whole set, it’s because of these bowls that my back door (located in the kitchen) is orange. I totally get why you bought it and why it makes you happy. Every time I look at them I get happy inside. I don’t even want to use them so that they stay pristine. Yes, mine are also in minty mint condition. I got very lucky last summer at a flea market I go to all the time. High-five from me to you!!! Reply denise on March 7, 2010 at 9:40 am Hi Betz, me again, I just read Nancy’s post and how she owned these bowls as a young wife, she remembers the set as having 3 bowls…the set contains 4 bowls. Only two have the daisies on them, this larger one and the one two bowl sizes up. The first small bowl, and then the third bowl are the color of the flower, that gold/yellow color. you know…just in case you happen to come across the others. Reply Mo in MT on March 7, 2010 at 11:39 am Betz, I have the same bowl from a thrift store as well, it’s my favorite especially this time of year when all is gray and brown, we all need a little sunshine. It’s also the perfect sized family popcorn bowl! MO Reply Kristyn Knits on March 9, 2010 at 12:11 am a happy, happy day!what wonderful finds. Reply water works on March 9, 2010 at 2:46 pm After reading your blog for awhile, I started looking for wool/ cashmere while thrifting. I could never find either…and when I did they were awful colors. Then it hit me. I’m in the South! Duh, not much wool wearing going on down here. Dang. I really wanted cashmere bunnies for the girls’ baskets this year. Reply Amz on March 9, 2010 at 8:21 pm What great finds. What do you mean “wool sweaters ready to felt”? Is there a special process you do to these sweaters to get them ready to craft with? I am so new to this scene but would love to find out! I just bought your cute pdf file for the mouse and hedge hog. The only felted wool I’ve seen is at specialty fabric stores. Where do you find felted wool? Reply Betz White on March 9, 2010 at 8:28 pm Amz,You need to check out my book, Warm Fuzzies, LOL! 🙂 You can make felted wool by washing wool sweaters in hot water to get them to shrink and become dense and felty. That’s what I used to make the mouse and hedgehog.Betz Reply momma rae on March 9, 2010 at 8:51 pm i just found that exact same bowl at the thrift store, too!! i am so excited about it. very summer. we also have been bringing home stacks of sweaters (more so than usual, even)….we are about to start a blanket for my daughter’s room. 😉 Reply catherine on March 10, 2010 at 2:36 pm I just stumbled across your blog (which is fabulous, and giving me the urge to try new crafty things!). I recognized that bowl you found immediately! It is still in my mom’s kitchen. I remember making red jello in it in the very early 80s. Enjoy your bowl of sunshine! Reply Claire on March 18, 2010 at 6:33 am Oh I love a good thrift too! The colours are lovely & I must say – I like your taste in bowls – I found a set of 3 like like this earlier in the year on one of my thrifty adventures! Reply Submit a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. 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