i seem to suddenly have a collection. with a heavy leaning towards monograms.
if you see a hankie in an antique shop or thrift store, take the time to unfold it as there may be a monogram lurking beneath the folded layers. often hankies get tossed into a pile or folded and refolded-or not folded at all. you could be missing out on a wonderful monogram detail.
i have to admit, i've not always been much of a thrift store person. i never seemed to find the kind of treasures i would hear other people speak of. this just was not my personal experience when it came to thrift stores.
my first official thrift store visit was in my first year of university. the shop was called Junk & Foibles. it was mostly clothing and knick knacks, some jewelry. it was rather small. i remember going up a long staircase to get to it.
i found an amazing purse at Junk & Foibles that first visit.
but it was only amazing for about a minute. as i was inspecting it for damage a woman snatched it right out of my hands. and it quickly became less amazing.
you see, apparently it was her purse.
the one she had walked into the store with.
i was mortified.
old school clock w/ turquoise second hand. still works.