Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Holy Patch-Work

I made my weekly visit to The Bargain Box yesterday at lunch - all the housewares were half-off and I found a few little goodies. I also bought a cute denim skirt and the perfect knee length pair of denim shorts both in a SIZE 14!!! XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX - that's me doing cartwheels!!! I've kind of stalled out at the 20 pound mark but I'm hoping to get back on track after school starts again and we get back into our normal routine. I would love to lose another 20 by Christmas.

SO back to my thrift store finds and the title of this little post. I found a gallon sized bag full of vintage patches.



Just look at all of them! 83 in total!!! And guess how much I paid for them??? $2.75 for the whole big bag!!! You all know how I love to share the bounty so I've got a little challenge for you. Click on any of the pictures to get a better look at all the different patches. Pick out a favorite and leave a comment telling me why it's your favorite. Maybe you like the colors, maybe you have an awesome memory of that place...whatever you like:) I'll pick a couple of my favorite comments on July 30th and the winners will win the patch they picked out:) BUT hands off the Key West patch. I'm taking that sucker to the grave with me.

14 comments:

Chad said...

I actually have two fav's. The first one is the Crater Lake. I've never been there myself but I love astronmy and its affect on our world as we know it. I even have a few pieces of metorite from Metor Crator in Arazona and a piece from Austraila. I also like the New Mexico one tha says "think trees" I love New Mexico and am happy to call it home again :)

Nancy (nanflan) said...

How about the Yellowstone Park one? It's a classic!!

By the way, where is Bargain Box? Not to poach on your thrift store, but you get some neat stuff there.

African Kelli said...

Okay, I'm going to be greedy. I have a request for two and I promise to send you something fabulous in return.
I love the "Think Trees" patch and I'd love the Colorado patch for a bag for my brother.

And -- 20 pounds! WOWIE woman! That is so amazing. I am doing cartwheels with you and for you. bravo!

Tami said...

Oh, it looks like my favorite is also everyone elses too. Think trees - it's such a gorgeous color combo and beautiful design. Not to mention that my favorite places to go are where there are lots of trees. Other than that one, I like the Tombstone one because of the cowboy and Yosemite because it brings back memories of my high school trip there. :-)

Congrats on losing 20 lbs! That's great!!!

affectioknit said...

My favorite would have to be the Blue Ridge Mountains one from the top photo. That's where I grew up and since I've been transplanted here - way up north - it would be a nice reminder. The Man-Cub wants to enter too and his favorite is the Theodore Roosevelt Park Medora ND - where we vacationed last year. Thanks a bunch - I love all the old patches - The Man-Cub has a Cub Scout Patch vest with lots of patches on it.

Affectioknit-ly,

Teresa

rohanknitter said...

What a great find! I've been to Glacier Nat Park, Rockport, and Carmel - all were great, especially the trip to Carmel. I even like the London and Tintagel Castle ones a lot - never been to either but would love to go!!
Congrats on 20 pounds, that is so AWESOME!! (I'm down 13, with about 27 to go.)

susan said...

such a lucky find, i love it when it happens to me, but its nice when it happens to someone i like too!!! congratulations on losing 20 lbs, that is really fab!
hmm well i love the blue ridge mtns. it reminds me of my favorite singer, john denver. i love his songs and they always make me feel so safe. i would love to make a bag and put that patch smack on the outside front!!
but i also love the carmel by the sea. i have always wanted to go there, but it has never happened, YET. that would be my dream vacation, and i guess i could take the hubby, hehe. i think that one might go on my inspiration board for a bit, then onto a bag....thanks for doing this, its so much fun!

maggiegracecreates said...

I've got three - the Mount Vernon, VA - because my BFF and I had that included in a trip to DC out senior year and Jim and I got thrown out of the CIA building for sitting in the statue's lap in the lobby. A great trip.

Then the cypress gardens and wisconsin dells - i was a competitive water skiier and those two are the birthplaces of water ski shows as recognized by my age group.

Anonymous said...

Big Sis,
I love the Lake Havasu one. Mostly because that archway is totally cool and transplated from London. Can you believe that, they moved it piece by piece. Also, that's where our time share is, so we like Havasu!
Balls
PS, I can't ever get it to recognize me when I try to log in. That's why I always post as anonymous.

monique(moki) said...

looks like think trees is so spoken for ;) I like the Carmel by the sea...why? do you really need to ask? lol CA, storybook homes, the beach ;)

cool find! hey nikki and i might go to the rec center (taylor ranch) nevery tuesday eve... you should come with!

Christy said...

First, congrats on the 20 pounds!

Second, wow! What a find. I've been to a lot of those places so, it's hard to choose a favorite. Hubby and I had an interesting trip to Bryce Canyon many years ago. Being from Southern California, we had no idea it would be -10* at Brian Head and snowing in Bryce on the 1st of April! Luckily we were staying at Ruby's Inn and the General Store stocks winter jackets. And since we couldn't do much hiking, we filled the sink with ice, a jug of milk and a bottle of Kahlua! :)

I also like the Mt. Hood patch because it reminds me of visiting my Dad in Oregon. On a clear day, you can see all the way to Mt. Hood from his kitchen window.

lesley said...

Again, 20 pounds. That's awesome! You lost it, and I found it. :)

Okay- I love the Galveston patch. First it reminds me of my first big storm (Hurricane Alicia). Which tore apart our nearest beach of Galveston and our favorite fishing pier at the Flagship Hotel. We were leveling our house in Houston at the time, with jacks and what not, so the house was completely... okay, almost empty with gorgeous hardwoods that were always hidden behind stinky carpet. I remember roller skating everywhere. It was awesome. Then the storm hit and I was intrigued, fascinated, but scared. To this day, I love a good storm.

Second reason I love that patch is because when I grew a little older, I was somewhat of a little "trouble maker", and it reminds me of the many times I skipped school to drive 65 miles to our nearest and beloved beach. Great memories of tarred toes from our tar-beach.

PS. What an awesome (wow, how many times have I said awesome? Totally!) find on the patches! Hopefully one day I can share such a great find with people too.

Dawn said...

My choice is the London patch. I love English things and can trace my family back to England in the early 12th century. I love England words for things, little children with English accents, and even have the British flag on my credit card. I still love the good ol' USA but am fascinated by England. What could be more perfect for my English collection than a London patch? With my fear of flying it is closest I will ever get!

marian edwards said...

Hi Raesha, I have 2 favs...the shakespeare one and London one because it brings back fond memories of visiting my daughter in the UK last year :))Cheers, Marian xx