Zip Ahoy, Zip Ahoy!


That’s the look I get after a sweet thrift store impromptu shopping spree.  Check out these zippers!!!  I believe some of them to be vintage.  For instance, I had not heard of the brand “Star”; have you?


Count ’em – 19 of them!  These will come in handy for the 40s and 50s vintage style dresses I will be sewing.  After such a great find the other half of the fun is enumerating the haul.

  • 6 white metal zippers from 18-20 inches
  • 3 red metal zippers, 18-20″
  • 1 Kelly green, 18″
  • 2 blue (ciel and medium blue), 18″
  • 2 navy, 20″
  • 3 pink, 7″, and 18″ (lt. pink and hot pink)
  • 1 pumpkin, 20″
  • 1 walnut, 18″

But wait, there’s more:

Rick Rack_Bias

  • 3 packages of red rick rack.  Two of the packages are vintage Boiltex jumbo rick rack and the other is small.
  • 1 package of 1/2″ rayon seam binding in Jungle Green.
  • White bias binding
  • 2 unopened packages of Wrights bias tape in flame
  • 1 new package of wide old rose bias tape @ 4 yards
  • 1 new package of flame, wide bias tape @ 4 yards
  • 1 vintage package of white jumbo rick rack (polyester) from Woolco [originally .59]

But wait, there’s more!


  • Enough wine coloured corduroy to make a skirt
  • Red/white quilting cotton
  • Strawberry Shortcake quilting squares to make a quilt for my grammy

But wait, there’s still more!

Last but certainly not least . . . check THIS out:


I am going to ask my girl, Miss Susie about this find.  I am sure she can share valuable information about it.  The plan is to replace the netting and if the stars align perhaps I can wear it to the Memorial Celebration in April.

Mink Hat Top

Guess what today’s goodies cost question mark

$2 and some change!

Don’t you just love thrift store stash building?





14 thoughts on “Zip Ahoy, Zip Ahoy!

    1. We’ve got to go “junking”, I. You never know what you might find. 🙂 I tell you what, if the “friends” there are anything like the ones here they know where the nooks and crannies are for such things. When I find out I’ll surely pass it on to you. Giggles. Can’t wait to see you, girl. I think about it a lot. 🙂




    1. Hey there, Kacy:

      Sometimes it is worth a road trip, if-you-will. I’ll bet there is SOMETHING within, say 30 miles of you! Seek, baby, seek and ye shall find, LOL.




    1. Hi OddlyEnded,

      Really??? That’s all . . . . see that’s why I can not participate on The Price Is Right. I always say would “I” would pay and it’s always lower, bwwahhh haaa. I would have sworn that hat is worth more than $5 bucks. Show you how much I know.



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