For this alone I would've been grateful, truly, but then I found a gallon ziplock bag full of ladies scarves. It was stuffed full, and I could see some of the prettiness: some silk, some rayon, some of that cool chiffon stuff. But it was $5.99, and I'm just not going to spend $5.99 on anything at a thrift store unless it's a couch or a chiffarobe or some such thing. I put it down, walked to the checkout, and then dashed back. I opened the bag to find 20--count 'em--twenty scarves. That makes them 30 cents a piece, and even if I wear only one of them, I will get my money's worth. V can have play scarves to infinity, if she likes, or maybe I'll just become that weird scarf-lady teacher that every community college really ought to have. Here are some of the highlights from my new collection.This one feels like cotton or light weight linen, and has very pretty gold embroidery.
This is chiffon, with such pretty stripes. It's oblong, so will be a great little neck scarf.
This is the corner of a large square scarf. Some of these scarves (not this one, I think) are made of frightening sounding materials like "vilon."
And then, the cream of the crop: this is 100% silk, and apparently quite collectible. That link takes you to Etsy, where there are listings for Vera Neumann scarves for anywhere from $11-$29. And I almost wouldn't pay 30 cents for it.
It was a good day for thrift. What's your favorite thrift store find lately?