Friday, March 18, 2011


Hello Friends!  And a happy Friday!  Well, I must say there were many many things at the thrifts this week.  People seem to be purging big time and I guess it may be attributable to the spring like temperatures we are enjoying at the moment. 

It is always an adventure for me when I enter a thrift store.  Almost like a study in the way people live.... like urban archaeology.

I did find a wonderful little milk glass hand.  I think it may be fairly old but I am not sure.  I just liked it, so I bought it. 

Here is a turnaround which I will paint white.  Then, I will decoupage some cans in some lovely scrapbooking paper and affix them to the turnaround.  They will hold my paintbrushes, pencils, and other art tools that I use on a regular basis.

In other news, Betsy (my truck) highjacked me to the fabric store!!!!!!  GACK!  (hee hee)  Yes folks, it is quite a battle for me to stay away from the place.  Fabric is indeed my drug of choice.  Whilst I was there drooling over this... I seem to remember a Ralph Lauren fabric from years ago which looked like this and I always loved it.  By the way, I LOVE RALPH LAUREN! (ok, I said it).....

I met the most lovely lady.  We chatted about our various projects and then went on our ways.  Isn't it lovely when you meet a total stranger and you engage in a wonderful conversation?  Like the old saying goes, "A stranger is just a friend you haven't met yet."  And of course, I know all the gals who work there, especially Peggy.  Peggy is knowledgeable and very good with color.  I always enjoy chatting with her about sewing and life in general.

I am off to shake up some paint cans folks.  Hope you have a wonderful weekend!


  1. Oooo! I love that fabric too... it reminds me of a vintage piece that I made into curtains for the laundry in one house and then used in the bathroom in another house. Can you tell me any details about this manufacturer?

  2. Hi Delcie! The selvedge reads 100% Polyester Eldorado PIU Prints 44" Brooke...Hope this helps!