It was a bonanza of cross stitch at the Thrift Store this week. Finding needlework pieces is always a pleasure for me. I think about all the hours invested by someone to make a beautiful piece to be displayed in their home. Then, perhaps years later, it ends up in a Thrift Store where I can find it and bring it home for a new life. All those hours spent making something beautiful and it’s still being appreciated.

The simplest piece I found is pictured above. It is also the largest and is beautifully framed with double matting. The frame is still in excellent condition and the sentiment… one I can certainly support. It was made in 1984 but looks like it was finished yesterday. This was the most expensive piece and was about $4.50.

I loved this piece displaying many different types of hearts. You can see a little house in a yard of sheep, a fat, yellow cat and a Summer watermelon amongst others. This will be great for Valentine’s Day or any other day of the year. The frame is a simple country style and is in excellent condition. I paid $1.50 for this one.

I think this one may have been made from a kit that included the frame. It looks like it might represent the fall season with the large pumpkin. I love the detail in this and it is nicely completed.

The next one might be part of the same series and represent Summer. I have a soft spot for sheep.

This one could be Spring with pots for planting and seed packages depicted. I love that the cross stitch is framed in circular frames. They are all in excellent condition. These were about $2.40 a piece.

I included two additional pieces from previous Thrift Store finds that had the same feel. The one on the left is a calendar with beautiful pictures that represent each month. On the right you have a collection of things that make you smile. These are nicely framed and in great shape. I put them together on the gallery wall to make a collection that goes with the cutting boards and rolling pins on display. Each of these pieces was less than $2.

I think it has a homespun feel. What do you think?

I picked up one last piece on this outing. A cotton striped blanket. It was a bit dirty but washed up beautifully. I am using it to cover my den sofa. It was less than $4.

I think it lightens up the room for a brighter look for Summer. I still haven’t changed out the coffee table but now I have some incentive to add some different decor.


12 thoughts on “Recent Thrift Store Finds

  1. I’m not usually attracted to needlework when thrifting, but the pieces that you found are fabulous and look so great as a grouping. Wow! Thanks for sharing your awesome finds 🙂

    1. Thanks, J. It’s so nice to be able to share someone’s hard work. I love the sentiments expressed in needlework art. Appreciate you stopping by and sharing. Have a great week.

  2. Oh, WOW. Love those, so pretty! I saw your post at a link party, I host parties too and invite you to drop by and linkup your posts with me. If your posts are appropriate for my multiple parties, feel free to link up at all of them 🙂

    1. Thanks, Dee. Appreciate the invite and will definitely take a look. I know how much work goes into hosting a link party. It’s wonderful to give Bloggers a place to share. Have a great week.

  3. You got great prices on the cross stitch art! They look so good the way you displayed them. I used to be an avid cross stitcher back in the day. If I didn’t spend all my time blogging, I’d more than likely be stitching away! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty.

    1. Thanks, Allyson. Like you I used to do a lot of needlework and now I find other examples of other people’s work to display at home. Stitching is a great pastime. Thanks for visiting and have a great week.

  4. Such a lovely collection, and so much work…looks like the ‘artist’ was meticulous and did a wonderful job. I can always appreciate something that has been properly framed also. Fun find! Sandi

    1. Thanks, Sandi. It was fun finding pieces to display and I am such an admirer of needlecraft. I did them years ago and now collect works when I find them. Thanks for stopping by and sharing. Have a great week.

  5. What a wonderful grouping! Someone was an expert! I adore simple embroidery and needlepoint but am not exacting enough to do counted cross stitch; I made a 2×3″ magnet years ago and it took me 2 years to finish it!!! It sure gave me an appreciation, though!

    1. Thanks, Kathy. You definitely appreciate a skill more if you have attempted it yourself. These stitchers were talented. Thanks for stopping by and sharing. Love the “magnet” story.

  6. Cross stitch takes so long! Think of all the hours spent making these! I love them all. I think the hearts are my favorite, but I like the spinning wheel too!

    Wonderful finds!

    Thanks so much for sharing your treasures at the Sunday Sunshine Blog Hop!


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