Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Napkins and Doilies in Vintage suitcase

Some napkins and doilies that I have picked up along the way at my favorite thrift shop, I love to wash and starch them. I have quite a collection of them and never pay more than 95 cents for them.
The case was also a thrift find and I paid about $2.50 for it.

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The Thrift is Back

Saturday, Lizzy and I hit the Savers in West Hempstead. As I've said before, it's not the best thrift store but it's better than nothing. I was very happy with my haul this weekend!

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steamer basket - $1.50 - great for steaming shrimp with Old Bay!
Hello Kitty Bag - 69 cents - tag still on, will make a great surprise for L's niece
graphic printed napkin - $1 - large size, to be repurposed as a purse lining
books - $1 each - I'm a big re-reader and loved Jurasic Park! Never got to Interview with the Vampire

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tea steeper - $2
Giants mug - $1.50 - this was L's favorite find
blue & white plate - $2 - I am amassing quite the collection of these

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creamer - $3 - Royal M by Mita pattern Seville - I love this pattern and hope to be lucky enough to find more pieces. I did find it listed on Replacements.com but it's always more fun to find it through thrifting. Wish me luck that I can find the sugar bowl!

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large red pillow - $5 - 24 X 24 and in perfect shape! My favorite find of the day
Christmas pillow - $2 - love this and hope to find another with a different pattern

I also picked up two bags of craft supplies and several pieces of mis-matched china for a tea party I'm planning with my mother. Speaking of Mom, she will be sharing her debut post here today! My finds on Saturday were good but her score is legendary - two handmade quilts and a Vera Bradley tote bag! All for around $3 each.

Until then . . .

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

The Kindness of "Strangers"

On my last post (and yes I know it was FOREVER ago) I received a comment from JerseyTjej, a lovely lady living in Sweden, about my load of ribbon. We exchanged a few e-mails and she offered to swap me for some ribbon of hers. Well I love a good penpal so of course I accepted! Now, normally, I am a GREAT swapper (toot toot - yes, that's my own horn) but I was going on vacation, swamped a work and s-l-o-w to the the post office. Finally yesterday I mailed her ribbon and some other things. (not to be mentioned as obviously, she has yet to receive the goods.)

ANYWAY, when I got back to my office there was a package from . . . SWEDEN. Yes, a HUGE package from Sweden. Containing all manner of wonderful Swedish things!

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There is a fabulous Stockholm T-Shirt, a doll that is given for graduation, a Swedish flag (ahh the land that gave us Ikea!), a godis (which I'm pretty sure is candy which makes me very very happy and you all are lucky it wasn't eaten before I had a chance to take the picture), the ribbon and this gorgeous handmade card:

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I am very jealous of her skills! (this would not be the time to peruse my other site and see my crappy attempts at card making.)

Anyway, thank you dear Sun Flower (this is what I'm calling you and you know why ;) ) you are too too kind. And be prepared, my package is LAME in comparison. But, now that I know a bit more about you, expect something you can truly (hopefully) enjoy. Who knew you liked scrapbooking? (I would have if I would have realized that you had a blog - yes, what a humiliating oversite on my part!) Well I like it too . . . .

Farväl!

Bex

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