Reading blogs this morning when I realized the sun was shining in on my living room make-over. I tried to get shots of it yesterday, but it was raining, and the flash kept washing out the pictures so they didn’t do justice to all the fussing I’d done. But the warm bath of sunshine called me to grab my camera and try again. This is a bit more like it!
Happy blooms from my friend Terri! Friends who spread cheer with flowers. Love ! And another thrift find: the blue vintage metal tray. Drum roll please: 99 cents. (Or was it 69 cents?…I can’t remember)
Found the vintage ticking pillowcase on Etsy for six bucks. And the lighter one I found at a thrift store for under a dollar. But it was one long piece in a six-inch wide strip. So I sewed it together to add to my collection of vintage ticking pillow covers! More love!
Playing around with the law of attraction has been way fun! I dreamed of a plaid wool robe to wear all winter with my messy hair, slippers, and a coffee mug. I am never warm, so only wool will do. And what to my wondering eyes should appear (on a little clothing rack at a community yard sale) but a Pendleton gem that was brand new or near! And just my size! Here is a hint of what a new one costs:
But I paid $6 for mine. Just sayin.
The whole world is full of creativity and talent: all these goodies were at one time dreams in the mind of their creator. I never thought I’d be a girly girl, love pink, prissy, frilly, lacy, flowery, foo foo femenine stuff. But here I am, putting together little collections of treasures I’ve picked up for pennies and launching them to stardom. Oh, I could resell them on ebay, but not just yet. That would be like putting an old racehorse out to pasture before it ever hit the track! Ahhh…savor the charm and playfulness of days gone by.
Just a sampling of why I am addicted to thrifting. Oh my. They just don’t make stuff like this anymore! This darling little wall hanging was irresistably whimsical! And at 79 cents well; how could I NOT?