Thursday, November 11, 2010

Collecting...

One of the thrift shops had 50% off on most things today in honor of Veteran's Day and I just couldn't pass it up. I am addicted to searching for old and unusual cloths. Thankfully it's an inexpensive hobby. Most of my finds are from the 'bed and bath' department.

thrift store finds
When I got home, I went out and collected lots of leaves to save for the days when there are no longer leaves on the trees. Can't go for months not dyeing some fabric with leaves. They are such a beautiful color right now.

Japanese Oak leaves

Several bundles waiting to be opened after submerging them in water this time instead of steaming. I just love opening those bundles to see the magic that took place.


bundles of oak leaves, rose leaves, small orange flowers, dashes of turmeric

13 comments:

Els said...

Oh, those thrift shops.....! Gathering beautiful leaves is something I can't resist. One rainy day and the beauty on the streets is already gone, so hurry up collect them! ;-)

Carol Lawecki said...

The leaves have such a gorgeous color!! Will you post a picture of the fabric you dyed with them?

kaite said...

beautiful colours on the japanese oak, i don't know that one. have a fab weekend, k.

jude said...

greta finds, nice fringe! oak is amazing.

Sharon said...

Great old cloth finds! I am happy for you.

Notjustnat said...

Lovely find. Thrift shop is my favorite place to shop for everything! Those leaves look gorgeous. I wish I have them here. Can't wait to see the result of your dye - Hugs Nat

Martine said...

i love thrift shops.............
XXXm

Storycloth said...

Hi there Deanna - lovely inspiring post as usual. Gilly

Mo'a said...

What wonderful fabrics you have found. I am never so lucky when I go to thrift or second hand stores...perhaps I am not so good at looking :)
Thank you for your comment on my blog. As I said to Eva just a while ago.
"I myself would not like to go back, the past remains, for the most part, good memories...I live in the present and smile at what the future may bring."

Greasyming said...

i saw the japanese oak (i think) in the UK (recognise the beautiful red colours) for the first time makes me think of our four legged baby Nisa who we had to rehome before leaving for africa...my heart stills aches everytime something reminds me of her..the first time i saw this tree was when i was out walking Nisa it was november last year we had a particularly beautiful fall and this tree happend on us suddenly, beautifully...yes please post your dye lot...eager to see the colours...

Harnett-Hargrove said...

Nice fodder! -J

deb g said...

You've reminded me I want to get some rose leaves today. I've been gathering leaves too...just for that reason.

karen said...

our leaves are exceptionally beautiful too this year. I saw something about it on the news and it is somehow connected to the weather ...wider temperature swings than normal I think

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