The most frequent question visitors to my SoNo Marketplace booth ask is, "Where do you find all of the great things you sell?" I typically respond, "Here, there, and everywhere." I have my favorite thrift stores that rarely disappoint. And as you know, I frequent estate sales — but I'll only go to ones that aren't too fancy. If I'm lucky, they'll be chock full of vintage goodness, like the one last Sunday.
Sometimes with little or no effort, items find their way to me. Nice folks have brought wonderful things right into my shop. Other times, I'll hear from a friend or neighbor who has something they'd like to pass along. The latter is how I acquired the set of charming embroidered towels below.
Yesterday, my neighbor Lynn asked me to stop by her house to look through the vast assortment of linens she inherited. Most were white lace or formal damask textiles — not really what I dabble in or my expertise. But I did my best to help her decide what was worth keeping, what to donate, and what to sell.
Then I spied this set of darling tea towels. Embroidered on cotton sugar sacks by her late mother-in-law, these whimsical relics are beautifully stitched and ridiculously cute. There is a full week's worth: seven towels with a very busy elephant on each.
Aren't they adorable? Lynn was happy to pass these gems along to someone who'd appreciate them. And I was thrilled to take them off her hands.
Thank you Lynn!