24 August 2008

What caught my eye...

These few things above came home with me today. My cat Alice Cooper aka Allie is checking them out. I found a great old framed family photo, a heavy black iron urn, a glass spooner, a silver plate creamer/sugar set, an old black brush and a black toy trumpet that I am going to attach to my friend Barb's birthday gift (some mercury glass candleholders for her bedroom makeover project). She likes musical instruments and bought a toy accordian on one of our last shopping trips. I love the things I got.

I have been looking at this dining set for a while now, and I think I have decided to cash my big flea market check and get it sometime this week. I think it would look great painted shabby white with new chair covers, and it would fit perfectly in my dining room at the new house. The whole set is only $90. I just don't know where I will put it in the meantime, especially while we are trying to sell the house. Garage, I guess.


I also think this weathered green chair would be great with a new seat...It is $49.99.



A cute shabby booth at STD East had several of these altered photos. I liked them all, but I think this one is my favorite. I didn't buy one, but I should have.


I also should have bought these way shabby baby pictures for $1.50 each, but hmmm....where would I put them? Macauley has been begging me for a little sister all weekend, and these would be so cute in a shabby nursery. When he woke me up Saturday morning, he said, "Mom, I really need a little sister. I am so bored." I said, "Well, what do you want me to do about it?" And he said, "Just don't take that medicine that makes you not have babies and have just one more and love her as much as you love me." Hard to resist, but I don't see it happening, especially since I work.



Thought this little jar was cute with my H monogram, but I let it be...



and I liked this old black wicker sewing basket for $45...



I love old tins, and this Crayola one is great...


and I like the Martha Stewart green and cream look of this Angelos Marshmallow tin.



Finally, I saw 2 absolutely fabulous old typewriters, each for $30, which makes me proud because I have 3 of my own and none of them has cost over $8! My craigslist friend Christie told me about the big L.C. Smith one and then I saw the Woodstock one at STD East. I think both of them should come live with me...



My last stop was TJ Maxx, where I found Barb's mercury glass. I needed a white button down shirt for a possible 1st day of school outfit; I found 2 and a cute pink one as well, all on clearance for $5 each. All in all, a good way to spend the last day before school starts...

2 comments:

Jen r. said...

Great stuff! Jen R Love the chiars.

Louie chan said...

I am so jealous! Those typewriters are beautiful!

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