I admit it.  I have issues.  When I shop (antique stores, thrift stores, garage sales)  all my purchases end up "matching".  It’s like I go shopping with a subconcious theme in mind and when I set all my new finds out when I get home, they all look great together.  Its kind of a strange phenomenon.  So, last Thursday, my mom and I hit a few thrift stores and the local Kmart and once again, I have color coordinated thrifting success….Thrift_haul

I don’t like gloating, but…..the 39 piece dish set was $30 and because it had a black tag and it was black tag day it was half  price and I only paid $15 for it!  I know its not a really good set of china or anything but its so pretty!  And the two little white birds were 99 cents for both of them.  I couldn’t resist the glass bowls because they’ll be so pretty with homemade cranberry sauce  in for Thanksgiving.  A very good haul, I must say….(anyone remember Ed Grimley on Saturday Night Live?)


I also got vintage wallpaper samples that I can’t wait to cover boxes with.   They’re from the ’50’s and in great condition.  Now I just need to find the time to actually do something with them….

And, last but not least, the felted flowers…..

Felt_flowers I just can’t stop making these things! 

So….Here’s to a weekend full of knitting by the fire, football and maybe a James Bond movie.  Hope your weekend is just as good!

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8 Responses to

  1. Pam says:

    Ohhh I love all your stuff! Love the dishes and how they’re staged there, love the wallpaper and love the little felted flowers. Are they your own design? I haven’t done a ton of felting and these are darling.
    Have a good weekend.

  2. Alison says:

    I know exactly what you mean by the ‘time thing’. But **squeeee** those felted flowers are cute! I know you said they’re addictive to knit, and I’m not surprised!

  3. leslie says:

    So beautiful. It has you all over it!

  4. Rebecca says:

    Oh darn it, I am so envious, I swear our thrift shops are just nothing like yours. You have such a good eye for things, it all looks straight out of a magazine.

    The felt flowers are lovely, they would make such beautiful hair ornaments and the colours you have used are, as always, very pretty.

  5. B says:

    Nice finds! They do look incredible together. You’re too good. I also love those felted flowers…they turned out so lovely. Looking forward to breakfast tomorrow morning!

  6. Susan says:

    For some reason my computer wouldn’t let me see these pictures yesterday so I was quite excited to come to work and spend part of my lunchtime seeing your new things. Really good shopping, I would say. And like Rebecca, I must say my shops don’t have nearly that good of treasures.

    I love, love, love those felted flowers! Are you going to make some for your shop??

  7. willow says:

    I love the felted flowers! Especially the way the petals curl. I’ve been staring and staring, trying to figure out how you made them! Beautiful! Happy Thanksgiving!

  8. JulieFrick says:

    I definitely remember Ed Grimley- thanks for the giggle! Your flowers look great. I’m all about the instant gratification projects these days.

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