Blue and White Thrifty Bits

Here are some more thrifty bits that I came across recently. I had a brilliant Kate Greenway book when I was a girl filled with all sorts of games in it. When I saw this, it brought back such memories and I knew this would look great in the girls room by itself, or filled with paper flowers. Some creamy lace trim that will be perfect for my summer sewing. A nice springy skirt for when the weather warms up and the wind dies down, and a couple of slips to re-do a la dottie angel style. I hope that by adding this to a post about thrifted items, nobody thinks I am trivializing the situation, but I wanted to mention how saddened I was by Elspeth Thompson’s death. She was such a sweet, and generous woman and I always loved communicating with her. Her books were a delight and her blog was a joy to read. She will be sadly missed and my prayers are with her family at this time.

thrift store finds • Monday, March 29th, 2010 • 8 Comments »
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8 Responses to “Blue and White Thrifty Bits”

  1. Mousy Brown says:

    Like you, I was so shocked to read the post on Elspeth’s blog last night – I felt honoured that she left such kind comments on my blog after my post about her Wonderful Weekend book and we kept in touch by email for a while after. She was such a gracious, generous and lovely person and as someone who had such a small connection to her – I can only imagine the loss that those close to her must be feeling. I think your words reflect the way many people must be feeling today and are a tribute to a woman who’s kindness touched anyone who had contact with her – in person, through her books or on her blog.

  2. Rattling On says:

    I have only found out today and am shocked and saddened. Mainly as I had no idea she was so unhappy.

    I also want to say thanks for joining in the String-a-long. I love your blog and am glad to have found you this way!! Dawn.

  3. Anna, Sydney says:

    Oh dear. I didn’t know Elspeth and just started having a look at her blog now because of your reference. My heart weeps for her family who had to lose her that way.

    Your post is beautiful, as always.

  4. I am amazed at all the people who I’ve read today blogging about how supportive and kind Elspeth was behind the scenes. Really, that’s unusual isn’t it, to have someone so successful be so giving to, well, others. It really is a tragedy for her and her family and friends.

    Just wanted to say too that I laughed when I saw that James Herriot book. We have the exact same one! Our tastes are so similar! xx

  5. It is terribly sad about Elspeth. I feel terribly for her family and friends.

  6. Elizabeth says:

    Excellent thrift finds, I especially like the tiered skirt and the slips for re-do.

    I only just found out about Elspeth Thompson’s death and am also truly saddened that she has passed away. I loved reading her blog about renovating two old railway carriages to live in – what a wonderful project, and so beautifully written and photographed. She will be sorely missed.

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