Judy went home with a great apron, the kind that goes over your head and ties at the sides. It was the pockets that sealed the deal. (Well, the pockets and the price!) KK was terribly pleased with the little gardening implement she found, like this one.
We all kept admiring it, and exclaiming, “The claw! The claw!”
I grabbed my freebie to give as a gift. Three unopened boxes of tea for a Keurig machine.
I also paid nothing for this little soil test kit. Nope, didn’t steal it!
So what did my seven bucks go for? Mostly more clothing to play upcycling with. (I turned a too-small vintage shirt and matching pants into a really great top this week, and am almost done adding some length and an inverted back pleat to a linen shirt.) I’ve never been able to wear any of the interesting stuff from Chico’s, but this travelers knit jacket came with coordinating black pants and I think I can do something with them.
But I have to admit the real thrill came when I looked up the company on the tag.
Turns out they’ve been printing textiles since something like the 1700s, and these tablecloths are screen printed. So each color is applied separately. Think of the work! I imagine it’s all automated these days, but still. And it explains the price tag for these puppies on the retail market, which for this tablecloth would have been in the $250 - $400 range. Zowie. I’d be terrified to spill something on a $400 tablecloth.
But I can use a $1 tablecloth with impunity. And compared to retail, this was practically free too!