Friday, October 20, 2006

Vintage clothespin bag

I stopped at a couple of sales today. While I'm not likely to find an Old Master on these middle-class ranch streets, the big basements and garages are chock full of yellowed linens and unusual Tupperwares. I couldn't resist this vintage clothespin bag, still full. My old one tore to pieces before the move. Though Dollar Tree sells new version, I've never seen one with such a handy long hanger.
At the same sale I bought four pairs of slacks, two sweater sets, two workout suits and a feminine suit for church. I desperately needed more clothes, and these were even petite lengths. Including the bag, a tablecloth and four Smidgets, I paid $8. Pretty great!


Catherine at Frugal Homemaker Plus said...

Great deals! I love the bag. My grandma had one just like it, and I really wish I knew where it was now that I could use it!

Anonymous said...

I am thrilled for you! Hope the clothes fit you perfectly.

What are Smidgets?

Anonymous said...


1. Can you give some tips for graciously and inexpensively staying warm this winter?

2. How do you manage your schedule -- housework, moving, CHILDREN, thrifting, decorating. Is it just that 'your lamp doesn't go out at night'?

DonnaB said...

I'd say! It's always a good day when you find deals like that!

Meredith said...

Smidgets are the teeniest tiny Tupperware containers. They are about the size of a shot glass, with lids. Perfect for one serving of homemade dressing to include with a lunchtime salad.