Saturday, May 21, 2011


Hello! Is anyone still out there? I've been meaning to post each night this week but I've been running around like a crazy person and then sleeping like the dead. Hmm. Well the weekend is here and I'm finally getting a chance to share with you the finds from last week's trip to the thrift:

Two aprons! The one on the right is a Vera. I've never seen an apron though I'm happy to add it to my collection of Vera scarves, napkins and table cloths. The other one is a very fine gauzy fabric and I love the gingham trim.

Cute, right? This thrift store seems to often have aprons and I'm hoping to reach my goal of 12 vintage red and/or Christmas aprons by November. :)

A box of Congress playing cards in the cutest seashell pattern. AND the cards are still sealed so I don't even need to count to see if they are all there. This may be my favorite set of these to date.

A few more craft supplies including this wide trim and a large roll of silky pink ribbon. I love these old rolls of ribbon, there is always a lot on there and it's soft and makes for nice bows.

Do you remember that one of the things I search out are certain patterns of Culver bar ware? I mention I mean BABBLE about them here and here. I was VERY excited to find these pieces and at only 99 cents a piece it all came home with me:


You can see more of my collection here under the very dusty hutch:

(How does the dust get in there??) I love to haul this out for holiday cocktails. So festive! All in all a good trip and I also donated a few bags of clothes and books and that always makes me feel like I accomplished something.

I don't think I'll be out at the thrift this weekend but hope to sneak in a trip in Baltimore when we head down Thursday. My nephew was set to arrive last Thursday but is late as he is waiting for his Auntie to be there to make his big entrance. :)

Cheers ~ Rebecca

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Passing the time . . .

I was feeling rather punk yesterday and did a lot of sleeping/laying around/wishing I were on a beach, etc. I also did a bit of work on my current project:

This baby afghan is for my dear friend Jini's adorable new nephew. I'm using Caron Simply Soft and making double crocheted strips and then making a single crochet ridge to bind them together. At first I wasn't sure that I would like the ridge but I think it gives it some texture. Once I steam it I think the ridges will fall into place better. I also plan to add a blue border and am considering lining the other side with cotton or fleece.

Hope all of you are feeling well and if not, passing the time with something you enjoy. Cheers . . .

Sunday, May 08, 2011

Park It

The weather here has finally turned Spring like and Luis and I didn't waste a minute getting out there to enjoy it. All the photos below are from the always wonderful Central Park.

The Swedish Cottage.

Note: This photo is not sideways, that tree is growing right out of a side of a hill in The Ramble.

Happy Mother's day to my Mom and all those wonderful Mom's out there!

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Spring Schming

Is it really May? Then why was it like 40 degrees last night? Yeesh. So let's think Spring for a moment.

That's it, everyone concentrate on flower scented breezes, picnics in the park and the annual breaking out of the flip flops . . .

Channel your inner gardener and start worrying about buying that new swimsuit for beach season . . .

Now, send all that glorious energy to NYC so the Spring will get here and stay for awhile. I'm ready for all of it. What I'm not ready for yet is air conditioning so let's not get hasty and bring summer in too quickly.

Photos from Flushing Meadow Park and Rockaway Beach. Queens, baby!

Monday, May 02, 2011

Thrifty Finds . . . Because I wished for them . . .

So I spend a lot of time being jealous of other's cool thrifty finds. I am especially jealous of Laurie's estate sale goodies. Recently I was wickedly envious of Sarah's found vintage fabric and spools of trim. So I did a little dance and prayed to the thrifting gods that I would get lucky on my first thrifting outing in weeks. And they listened . . .

My guess is that someone who probably made fancy clothing cleaned house. The trims and sequins that I found seemed to be the type one would hand sew to something to worn for a special occasion.

There is about 4 yards of this beaded trim. It's 3 inches wide and it's heavy! I'm not sure what I'll use it for, maybe to adorn a bag? Who knows. I should put some of it in the shop but I'm so anti re-selling these days that I can't bring myself to get motivated to list anything.

I buy a lot of DMC embroidery floss but I guess I never thought about how it comes in to the stores. Look how cute the box is! I found two boxes with 25 skeins each and will never need to buy DMC 801 (a chocolate brown) again. Sounds like a brown sampler is in my future.

I was just looking on Ebay and Etsy for sequins. One set is a pretty pink and the other a reddish brown.

I also picked up a bag of random pieces. I could see that there were a few bags of beads and some beaded appliques but I was very happy to find this hiding within:

Adorable! And a true vintage piece. I also found a few others things including two wire cake stands and some minature items like doll house wall paper and flooring. So all in all a good thrift. Did you find anything good?


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