Friday, June 11, 2021

Finding some teatime "gold"

One week ago, I was in the midst of my "thrifting day" in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and I must say, the St. Vincent de Paul thrift stores there are a treat to visit. At the last one (and there were several, which I'll share more about next week), they had what seemed like acres of offerings, and in addition to lots of china and tea wares, they had the most upscale magazine section I've ever seen in a thrift store. It's set up like—and about the size of—your average Barnes and Noble. I happened to notice this Cross Stitch Gold magazine from April 2008. I knew it was a pricy British publication, and it looked brand-new, like it's never been read.

But it was only brand-new to St. Vinny's, and I noted this issue had been put out just that day, according to the date on the tag. Then I noticed a small inset photo of an afternoon tea sampler and had to look inside.

Yes, ma'am! I've been wanting to make a tea sampler for years, and I do believe this is one of the prettiest ones I've ever seen. I love all the tea wares and even the sugar cubes but especially the infuser spoon!

And I already have some cross-stitch linen I can use, so once I obtain the necessary colors of Anchor floss, I'll be in business!



  1. Oooh, I love that sampler! And it is perfect for you. I'm so glad you spotted that magazine (what a great price) and saw the tea sampler photo. Have fun with that.

    1. By the way, I meant to add that the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Stores sound wonderful, I wish there was one around here. And I look forward to hearing more about them, and about what else you found.

  2. You really lucked out in finding that magazine! Seek and ye shall find, and you are a very good seeker.

  3. You found a wonderful cross stitch pattern with so many wonderful tea time stitches. It will be a great cross stitch to frame and hang on the wall.


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