Thursday, September 27, 2007


Okay, I'm over my swap angst. I pulled out all the items I had gathered together for LeeAnn and inspiration struck and I added a few things and all of a sudden it came together. :) I love that. So I sent her swap off today and will send on any extra goodies I find this weekend separately. :)

So what did LeeAnn send me? I told you it would be fabulous and it is all that and more!

Are you drooling or what? This is a large zipper pouch LeeAnn made from an old table runner. She is so good at taking thrifted items and making them new! I really love this bag, it is already in my suitcase packed with the essentials for my weekend trip.

And inside the bag?

You can see that LeeAnn stuck to the brown and tan theme that I forgot! While the bag is definitely my favorite part, a very close second is this adorable button bracelet in a little linen bag!

It's perfect! And how cute is that button embroidery?

Great wooden spools including one with some vintage brown ribbon, an owl cookie cutter, a really cute flower magnet, some fun kitty fabric and a set of coasters.

And I really love these old number flash cards. This is definitely something I would have picked up at the thrift store. They should fun in collages and tag making.

So thank you LeeAnn, you really went all out and I appreciate it. :) Your swap should arrive soon, I hope you like it HALF as much as I like yours.


Now about this weekend . . . my mom and my aunt are coming to New York tonight to start our adventure. Tomorrow morning our first stop is T-Party! I seriously cannot wait to meet Susan and eat some of the ridiculous goodies she has! Yum. Then we're off to Mystic for two days of shopping and sight seeing. And then Sunday we're going to the Elephants Trunk Flea Market! I am so excited and hope to be back next week with loads of goodies to show you. We'll be ending up our weekend at the Giants game Sunday night. That was my husbands contribution LOL.

So have a fabulous weekend, friends, I'll be thinking of you as I weed through antiques and junk this weekend. Don't worry, I'm bring you something. :)


Wednesday, September 26, 2007


I obsess over things. One stupid thing I do is I never look at the clock when I wake up at night. I don't want to know how long I have until I have to get up. If I did, I would obsess over it. So I just squint my eyes and go to the bathroom and try not to bump into anything.

I also obsess over purchases. And not just major purchases. I tend to worry that I shouldn't have bought something because I'll never use it regardless of price. I was doing this last week over this:

That would be 12 dinner plates, 4 finger tip bowls, 8 cups and saucers and 4 dessert plates. They are all the Mikasa "Atlanta" pattern except for the dessert plates. They are Mikasa "Sweet Briar" and go with the others surprisingly well. I like Mikasa china. I usually just buy it when I see it which fortunately for my pocket book isn't often. I love these two tea cups I found:

There is just something sweet about their patterns.

I also have a full service for twelve set of Mikasa china in the "Adrienne" pattern. It was my grandmother's. Her mother bought it for her when she, my great-grandmother Mary, worked as a seamstress at The May Company. So I don't NEED another set of china. And I've been feeling bad about buying it. Oh the cost you ask? $30. Well Sunday I was cleaning up and the china was stacked there waiting to be washed and I promised myself that I would use it! And I will! So I got out a plate stand and stacked it on there and put it right on the counter for easy access. :) So you see? I obsess.

I also obsess over swaps. GULP. Yeah. I'm doing a personal swap with LeeAnn that we organized back in July. At that time I said we should do a blue and tan color swap. Well I managed to forget that when I started putting together the swap! But LeeAnn is cool and said she didn't mind that I went with a white, blue, pink, yellow, red, orange and green swap. ;) Oh and her swap to me arrived TODAY. I haven't opened it yet. I'm trying to resist the urge at least until tonight. I know it will be wonderful, she is so talented and she sews and everything. I don't sew very well regardless of the proffessional seamstress great-grandmother and the grandmother who made all her clothes. I hope she'll like the few things I did make. :) Where is my swap to her? On my craft desk. Half done. Yeah, I thought we had an October 1st send out date. But again, LeeAnn is fabulous and said I could send it next week. Which I promise to make worth her while as I'm taking a pretty fabulous trip this weekend where I hope to snag her a treasure! More about that tomorrow. So swap angst. I have it bad.

What else do I obsess over? Making a lot of the same thing when I realize it's easy, fast and satisfying. Um, remember the crocheted cupcakes and ducks? Yeah. Out of control. So what did I make AGAIN recently? Another heart.

The ribbon isn't wide enough but I still like it. I honestly had big plans to give these as gifts but I'm hoarding them all to myself. I have three now.

And obviously three is just not enough. ;)

Tomorrow I'll tell you about that upcoming trip and probably obsess a bit more over my swap with LeeAnn. But that's just what I do and I'm okay with that. Sort of. :)


Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Getting to Know Me

Hello! I know I've been absent, it's a bit of a tough week at work for me, but I knew I had to pop over at lunch today and post my Sweet Goodness Swaps Holiday Sister Swap 20 Questions post. :)

My "sister" is Breanna and I'm so excited to get to know her better. :) You can read her 20 Answers here.

1. Favorite Color: Red! (just like my sister Breanna!) I love decorating with red accents. They really pop against my butter yellow walls. I also have red hair AND I look great in red. Yes, I love red. Deep rich red. :)

2. Chocolate Lover? Milk, Dark, White, or none of the above? Dark chocolate! But I don't like it mixed with fruit. I like to keep my fruit and chocolate separate, please. :) I do love chocolate and nuts though, that is my favorite. Particulary hazelnuts. Yum.

3. What is your favorite craft hobby? It's hard to narrow it down but I love knitting and crocheting and paper crafts. I scrapbook and make cards, tags, etc.

4. What is a craft/art hobby that you would like to start? I wish I could sew better. I do okay but my patience is limited. I felt like this when I started knitting and now I consider myself pretty good at it so I'm hoping the sewing knowledge & skills will come in time. I certainly like fabric!

5. What craft do you NOT have an interest in or just not great in ( so your partner doesn’t send something you wouldn’t use)? I don't paint or make jewelry.

6. Do you have any allergies? (we don’t want to send anything with peanuts if it’ll make you blow up like a balloon!) No food allergies. I have the waistline to prove it LOL

7.What’s your favorite part of Halloween? Decorating, candy eating, costumes, or something else? I love Halloween. I love the black and orange combo, making costumes, spending a night being someone else . . . I love the imaginary aspect, witches, ghosts, etc.

8. Do you decorate for Thanksgiving/Fall? Yes, the fall holidays are my favorite. I love pumpkin scented candles and burn them the whole season. For Thanksgiving I put out a few things and I am in search of a new centerpiece this year.

9. December Holidays--what holiday do you celebrate? What type of decorations do you like to put up in your house for that holiday? We celebrate Christmas and I am a decorating fool! I have two Christmas trees and may get another small one for the kitchen this year.

10. Do you have any children, if so what are their ages, boys/girls? I have no children but once Luis and I pass our first anniversary in February we hope to grow our family. I am lucky to get to spend time with Luis' niece and nephew to get my "kid fix." :)

11. Do you have any pets, if so what kind? We have two dogs that I love. They are really part of our family. Mason is a 3 year old collie and Kaiser is a 2 year old Chinese Crested. For those of you familiar with the Crested breed, Kaiser is a powder puff hence he has hair. His mother is a hairless though. This is an old picture, Kaiser is quite large and in charge now. :)

12. Are you a reader? If so, what type of books do you like? I love to read! My husband doesn't get it when I say I'm going to go upstairs and read. LOL I like a lot of different kinds of books including thrillers, cheesy romances and children's books. :)

13. Are you celebrating a birthday or anniversary in October, November, or December? If so, what day and what is the occasion? no big days coming up for me

14. Do you collect anything? If so what type of things do you collect? I tend to collect junk! Too much in fact. I suppose I collect Christmas ornaments as I tend to buy them when I travel. I had plans to do a post on two recent collections I seem to have started and this is a great place to do it. I now have a collection of Oyster Plates:

I also recently found a plain white one as well. :) I also now seem to collect Japanese lotus bowls. I have found a few blue, some yellow and some white. As they are usually under a dollar at the thrift store it's a pretty low cost collection. :) I'll share my china collection in a later post. :)

15. What type of things do you like to cook? Are you an appetizer person, cookie maker, dessert freak or a take out type of person?? I am best at baking but I like to try new things. I don't like complicated recipes, I get bored. I also am the queen of the one dish wonder and like Breanna, love my crockpot. I make a lot of soups and stews when the weather turns cold.

16. What is your favorite scent? Is there one that you can’t stand? I love vanilla, pumpkin and gingerbread. Warm smells more so than florals. I really don't like patchouli, ick, and eucalyptus makes my nose itchy.

17. What’s your favorite song? This is tough, I like a lot of songs. How about a favorite genre? I like standards like Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Bobby Darin and Michael Buble. Oh and I LOVE Madonna. I can't help it.

18. What’s the last movie you went to see at the movie theater? The Bourne Ultimatum. I liked it so much I decided to read the books. I am a sucker for big Hollywood action flicks. I have no idea why but my husband loves it.

19. What’s your favorite Candy? Ferrero Roche . . . drool . . .

20. Tea or Coffee or other? I like both but drink a lot more tea in the fall and winter. I like black tea, not the fruity herbal teas though I do like chamomile.

So that's my 20 questions! I hope everyone is enjoying the Holiday Sister Swap!!


Thursday, September 20, 2007

Vintage Children's Book Swap!

I received my lovely swap yesterday from Maija for the Vintage Children's Book Swap hosted by Jenny at the Polkadot Pixie.

Ah, this might be my worst photo yet, but in my defense, I was really in a hurry to unwrap this cute gift and couldn't be bothered with things like centering or good light. :)

First, here is the gorgeous bookmark she made:

I love it! I love the colors, the photo and especially that little crown.

And here is the book:

It's "A Child's Garden of Verses" by Robert Louis Stevenson and it was well loved by it's previous owners I am sure!

Look at the beautiful end papers:

And the poems inside are all so beautiful illustrated:

Thank you, Maija! I love it. I hope you like what I sent to you! I've already tucked your fabulous bookmark in what I'm reading currently. :)


So I actually feel like I have a few days of things to post about and here it is already Friday! So I'll be back next week with my new collections, some more thrifts and a few crafty projects. I hope to have a shop update soon, too.

Have a fab weekend!


Wednesday, September 19, 2007


I ask that as a question because I spent more in the thrift stores this weekend than I would normally. Is that thrifty? Am I thrifty? Am I a collector? I don't know and as you can probably tell I am feeling a bit guilty for my "thrifty" splurge. I am happy with my purchases and for the most part I don't shop much in general. I do know that once I get out of New York City to a place where it is easier to be thrifty my ways will improve.

So what did I get?? As there is a lot I will share it over a few posts so as not to overload your senses. ;) So how about some miscellaneous stuff today?

I love Madeline, isn't she sweet? And only $2 with the tags still on her. She was a bit dusty but I cleaned her up and then put her in the craft room where the dogs couldn't get her. :) The small bird picture is a Fiddlestix print and I'm already quite fond of it. I was also lucky to find a few little books, some doilies and an Irish linen tea towel. The white scarf is a souvenir from New Zealand and is a very luxurious silk.

And as you know, I can't get out of a thrift store with out some sort of dishes . . . . the oyster plate will be nice in my collection (I know have four which is officially more than a "few" and thus is now a collection.) Vintage Pyrex is hard to pass up especially casseroles with lids and that fun snowflake pattern. Both purchased for $3 a piece. The tea cup will become yet another pin cushion and those Noritake snack sets might be my new favorite thing.

And some Christmas things as the thrifts seem to have piles of stuff all of a sudden. The ornaments are Shiny Brites, it says it on the box and on most of the balls, and were a bargain at 99 cents. The melted plastic Santa is not really my thing but I couldn't leave him there as he too was only 99 cents. I figure I'll find him a good home eventually.

Tomorrow I'll share what the chunk of my over spending was at thrift and show off a few collections that seem to have sprung up in my house lately.

Tomorrow is the last day to sign up for the Holiday Sister Swap at Sweet Goodness. We have a few more spaces and I do think this will be a fun one. We have some of our veteran swappers but also some "new to us" swappers who have come on recommendation or have shown to be great potential swap partners through their Etsy and Ebay feedback. This is a great opportunity to make a new crafty friend!


Monday, September 17, 2007

Sweet Nothings

Happy Monday!

How is everyone? I had a rather productive weekend in the thrifting department and I'll be sharing my goodies with you through out the week. I also was relatively crafty. :)

Don't you love small projects? Just little things that come together so easily yet tickle your fancy to no end?

The pisture doesn't do it justice. The basket is about 2 inches wide so this is a small pin cushion. It was in a bag of stuff I picked up at the thrift, I figured to use it for something eventually and voila! Like I said, just a small thing but pretty darn cute. The fabric is from a napkin I picked up at an outlet store in Smithville, New Jersey back in the spring for a dollar. It's patchwork and I've been able to use it for a few projects with different results. I'll be adding this and some tea cup pin cushions to the shop soon.

And remember my crocheted hearts? Well I finally made one that I was able to add the ribbon to:

I'm so happy with it. I actually started yet another one! The pattern is easy and am very drawn to them. It looks nicely with my first attempt:

I like how they are different but go together. I expect you'll see a lot of these from me. If you want to make one yourself here is the pattern for the large one and this is the small one. I changed the edging on that one and added the ribbon according to the directions on the first one. The crocheted part needs to be really tight over your stuffed heart or the ribbon won't stay. The ribbon should also be twice as wide as your chain sections so if you change the chain eight loops in the larger pattern to chain 6 you can use 1 inch ribbon. If anyone is interested in giving it a try send me an email!

And get thee over to Ye Olde Sweet Goodness Swaps to sign up for the Holiday Sister Swap! Only a few days left. We are hoping to make this a yearly tradition.


Friday, September 14, 2007

Who Me?? I'm blushing . . .

I was nominated for a Nice Matters award by Christy!

Thank you so much, I am very flattered. I do try to be as nice as I can everyday and think it's a good way to try to make the world a well . . nicer place to live. Thank you again!

And like Christy I had a hard time picking just 5 bloggers to pass this honor on to but here is my list:

Queenly Things - anyone who has ever received a package from Vallen knows just how nice she is. She also let's you beg her to swap with her just so she'll make you one of her signature crowns.

Beeutiful - Bee is half a world away and I can still feel her nice vibes from here. She would fly to your house and make felt cakes with you all weekend long if only her rock star life style didn't keep her so busy. ;)

Jenn Maruska - Jenn is nice to everyone. Okay except maybe Jodie Foster. (By the way Jenn, I'm with you!)

The Pink Kitchen - How could I not nominate Leigh Ann? She invited me to her home without having a clue whether I was an axe murderer or a wacko, fed me cake, took me to the thrift store and sent me home with a hand made apron. She rules.

The Felt Mouse - Jennifer throws the best parties and not only shows you all the pictures of the day but allows you to STEAL her ideas for favors and even sends you a link on where to buy the supplies. Now that is nice!

On a sad note, please take the time to visit Katie and give her your love. If we can't be there to hug her in person we can at least let her know we are thinking about her and her family.

Now more holiday crafting inspiration . . . this is one of my favorite knitting books ever:

Not only are the projects worth trying but the photos are lovely as well. One of these days I will make that hood and glove set on the cover!

There are several other patterns I'd love to try this year:

These leg warmers will be a lot of work which means I'll have to keep them for myself (selfish) because I love them (still selfish.) :) So they may wait until January as it's still wicked cold up here at that time of year.

More color knitting in this tree skirt. Again, I love the combo and this would take a lot of time. I am thinking I will use this pattern to fashion a less complicated tree skirt and use up some of that stash yarn I have lying around. There is also a pattern for a matching stocking in this motif.

And this fun bag will be great for gifts and again, using up that stash! And speaking of bags, this book has my favorite bag pattern which I have made twice. Did I think to take a picture of it? Um, no. But I will as I'm making another one as we speak. :)

So all in all, it's a great knitting book. I went over to Amazon to find a link so you could check it out for yourself but it looks like it is no longer being published and I only found one copy on EBay which I promptly bought to give as a gift. Hopefully more will show up for other interested knitters out there.

Have a good weekend, my friends. I'll be thrifting tomorrow with my friend Katie and hopefully working on something crafty.


Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Two in one day . .

I figured to write another quick note today about why I didn't talk about 9/11. I live in New York City and have for over 5 years. I moved here after 9/11 and painfully grieved through the first anniversary. I don't know if it gets better every year for those who lost loved ones but I hope they have found some solace in all the love that comes from the world to them on that day. I wasn't planning to blog about 9/11 as my moment of silence for those who were lost.

But then I realized I have two 9/11 stories to share. And they are stories of hope and not sadness. On 9/11 2001 I was working in the Warehouse in Camden Yards in Baltimore for a publishing house. Our building was state run by the stadium authority and once the plane hit the Pentagon (about 60 miles away) we were evacuated due to our proximity to both the Pentagon and NSA. I went home and was of course glued to the TV like the rest of the nation. I had a boy friend and a close friend who lived in New York (this was when I was planning to move here and visited often) and couldn't get a hold of either of them. Finally a mutual friend called and said he talked to my boy friend and he was fine and at home. I later heard from my friend, Lizzy, that she too was okay. Thank God.

So I sat staring at the TV, numb, until finally I called my friend Dita. She and I had plans that day to go to thrift store. We shared our feelings and just sobbed. Then Dita's boyfriend grabbed the phone from her and told us we needed to go to the thrift store because by not doing what we would normally do we were doing exactly what the terrorists wanted. Sitting at home hiding in fear. So we did. I picked her up and we went to the thrift store and then had a drink and cried a little more. While I was tipping my glass in Baltimore my future husband was furiously painting his bedroom orange. After watching the plane crashes from a subway car window (he was late to work that day) he turned right around after getting off in Manhattan and walked 10 miles back to the Home Depot in Flushing and then 2 miles to his house with 2 gallons of paint. I guess we all deal in our own ways.

My second story is from the first anniversary of 9/11 in 2002. I had been living in Manhattan for about 6 months at that time and Luis and I were still "just friends." I lived with Lizzy above what was usually a rather quiet bar and grill on Avenue B in Alphabet City. When I got home from work that day the place was jumping. I spent a good while leaning out my 5th story window looking down at the rowdy crowd who were spilling out into the street. Then I noticed a few firemen who must have been from the fire house around the corner. And then a few more firemen. On the pretense of buying a paper I went downstairs just to see them up close. Seems the bar was giving away free drinks to the firemen and they were having their share. They were laughing and singing with their arms around each other and tears pouring down their faces. Police cars would drive by and they would salute each other and cry some more. Grown men mourning but so glad to be alive and free.

As the years have gone on things are a little different here on 9/11. They still have the memorial ceremony, though this is the last year the families will actually be able to walk into Ground Zero as the construction of the Freedom Tower will begin soon, and people are still sad. But we're New Yorkers and we are tough. The building I work in now is home to Marsh McClellan who lost 400 employees at the WTC. They had a lovely ceremony on the lobby yesterday to commemorate. The best part was hearing the other Marsh employees talking about that day and those who were lost and those who survived. They spoke with hope and love and not fear. And I think that is the best difference of all.


Because I left my book home and need some lunch time entertainment . . .

Found this floating about. Consider yourselves tagged. :)

1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet & current car)

Ginger Pathfinder

2.YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (fave ice cream flavor, favorite cookie)

Cherry Shortbread

3. YOUR “FLY Guy/Girl” NAME: (first initial of first name, first three letters of your last name)

B-Res (went with my knickname :) )

4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal)

Red Fox (ha ha ha)

5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born)

Lynn Baltimore

6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first)

Res-Re (and don't teast me because I'm Jedi Knight and I'll light saber you!)

7. SUPERHERO NAME: (”The” + 2nd favorite color, favorite drink)

The Black Bourbon

8. NASCAR NAME: (the first names of your grandfathers)

Dan Wesley

9. STRIPPER NAME: ( the name of your favorite perfume/cologne/scent, favorite candy),

Chanel Whoppers (I couldn't resist LOL)

10.WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother’s & father’s middle names ),

Ann John

11. TV WEATHER ANCHOR NAME: (Your 5th grade teacher’s last name, a major city that starts with the same letter),

Tanner Toledo

12. SPY NAME: (your favorite season/holiday, flower)

Christmas Lily

13. CARTOON NAME: (favorite fruit, article of clothing you’re wearing right now + “ie” or “y”)

Cherry Blousey

14. HIPPY NAME: (What you ate for breakfast, your favorite tree),

Java Maple

15. YOUR ROCKSTAR TOUR NAME: (”The” + Your fave hobby/craft, fave weather element + “Tour”),

The Knitting Nor'Easter Tour

Okay so mine weren't as funny as the ones I read but STILL. It's a solid 15 minutes of innocent entertainment.

cheers . .

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Pin Cushions

Why can't I get enough of pin cushions?? Seriously, I was cleaning up my craft room this weekend and was trying to mangle my giant chenille bed spread into a smaller spot and realized that I really needed to just use it because it's way to big. So what did I make? You guessed it . . . pin cushions!

I made one of these as a custom order before and loved the combo. I believe I have one more of these blue willow cups hiding somewhere in the stash and will probably make a second one. This a "normal" sized tea cup and will probably end up in my shop soon. I have big plans to plough through a bit more of my excess supplies and whip up some Goodness just in time for the holidays.

While I love the blue willow cushion, I have to say that this is my favorite . . .

Isn't it sweet? It just came our right, know what I mean? This is a petite tea cup, demitasse I believe is the correct word. I actually made three of these. The cup is glued to the base so you can store small scissors, buttons, etc. on the saucer. I will probably keep one of these for myself, gift one and put the third in the shop. Such a simple idea but oh so cute!

I have other shop plans, more tea cup pot holders are in the works and I have grand plans for ornaments this season, too.


Big news over at Sweet Goodness Swaps today!!



Thursday, September 06, 2007

Getting Ready for Christmas

Yes, I'm already thinking about it. Mostly because I didn't get to do nearly all I wanted to last year and promised myself to get a jump on things this go around. And I'm not the only one thinking about it, I found this on the news stand a few weeks ago:

I often buy holiday craft magazines and am disappointed but this one has lots of "so cute" projects just like it claims. I love the felt Santa pillow and look at that snowman on the front!

(sorry about the glare, I was in a hurry.) These guys are adorable! I know I don't need ANOTHER hobby (they are made with paper clay) but seriously, don't you love them?

And these punch needle embroidery mini pillows are cute, too. My friend Dita said she's been trying punch needle-ing and likes it. :)

And this framed button wreath would be easy and I think you could leave it up year round in those neutral colors!

I think the magazine is worth picking up, there are a few other projects in there I may try my hand at as well. Any body else starting their holiday crafting yet?


I'm up to my neck in swaps right now and while I'm feeling overwhelmed (you were waiting for it, weren't you?) I'm loving the creative push it's given me. Sadly I can't share anything with you yet but hang in there!


Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Finds . . . Finally

Hello! I hope everyone had a wonderful Labor Day weekend. Luis and didn't travel as we usually do so I took advantage of the time to do some much needed house cleaning and run some errands. While I didn't manage to get the curtain rods I went out for I did happen to squeeze in some thrifting. Are you surprised? :) So hold onto your hats, here's the goodness:

You know I can't resist clear glass ware. What is with that anyway? I was excited to find the big jar with the flip top lid. It says "product of Italy on top" and was probably a big jar of olives or something. :) And I just adore the art deco candy dish and I'll tell you what, I love those clear glass coasters. I have used them already a lot and no drink sweat to wreck my fancy (read: Ikea) furniture. The red polka dots are napkins and the green patterned is a big piece of fabric. There is about 4 yards of it and it has a name along the selvage but I can't read it it other than the fact that it's Du Pont Color stay or something. I did wash it and it looks nice. That's a yellow lotus bowl under there so now I have 4 in all different colors. This one is a bit larger than my others but I love how they all look together. The book set in the back are from 1968 and very sweet. I've been lucky with the neat old children's books lately. Since I'm doing a swap that may include some, I don't want to share too much and ruin the surprise for my partner. :)

I've been lucky in linens lately, particularly potholders. There is an apple one in the top picture and you see four of them here. How sweet are those pink and aqua ones with the little people on them?? Also found a few tea towels and some nice napkins as well. I've been using more and more real napkins lately. Even Luis knows to grab them for dinner now instead of paper towels. :)

And how about this sweet wooden mobile? I found it in a bag for $2. The music box still works! The baby on the alligator is the only one not still attached so I need to figure how to get the string back in and it will be all set. Not sure what I will do with it but I couldn't leave it there for $2, could I???

And last but least, what I consider a very lucky find. I was on my way home on Saturday and thought I'd swing by the Savers. It's been pretty blah lately and their prices are getting higher. I almost didn't go but I'm glad I did. After a sweep of the entire place I found nothing. And I can almost ALWAYS talk myself into something. But then I remembered I was looking for a rug to go by the basement door and headed back to linens to look on top of one of the racks where I've seen rugs stacked before. And what did I find hidden under a pile of crappy old rag rugs?

I snatched them up and stuffed them under my arm and headed for the check out. I really thought this was going to be one of those times that I wouldn't make it out of there alive. I imagined some little old lady swooping down on me to tell me she hid those hankies and was coming back for them. Then I thought that the guy at the register would tell me I couldn't buy them because they weren't priced. I put them on the counter and looked at him expectantly. He looked at them, scratched his head and said "These will be 39 cents each, okay?" Um yes. That is completely okay. Thank you.

So all in all, some fairly decent thrifting over the last two weekends. I guess I was due. :) I was also lucky to run into my friend Susan at the Northern Thrift on Saturday. Susan - don't forget to let me know about that street fair you mentioned!!



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