Monday, July 30, 2012
Thursday, July 26, 2012
We went to Sesame Place this week! What I loved: meeting Cookie Monster!
What I didn't love: Parents and Grandparents setting poor examples by hitting people with their strollers, cutting in line and being generally not nice.
What I really loved so much: James was super excited to wear a Cookie Monster tshirt like I had (got mine at Goodwill) but I didn't get any Twinsies pictures! We are going back, though, as part of a promotion, so you know that in a month I'll have a gajillion Twinsies pictures!
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Monday, July 16, 2012
I've been sitting on some items that are lovely, but big or heavy or super delicate, and I thought I'd walk into some consignment stores and everyone would jump with delight at my finds and offer me a little more cash than I paid.
That was not what happened.
This mirror is iron, and very heavy. It was made by Iron Art in the fifties, and I've had it for a few years. I loved it, and love it still, but I don't have a place for it, and it's so shabby chic-ish, and it's just not a "my house" item anymore. They didn't want it, because I hold it at a high price. There were other things - an adorable green vintage box fan, and an epergne (not my style at ALL) and some Pyrex ( I seem to be terrible at packing Pyrex). They said it didn't fit their asthetic, so I tried to be cheerful about it, and I listed the mirror on my etsy right away. With a ridiculous shipping price, but I weighed it, and I can always refund the difference.
In the meantime, Kate and I stopped at a lot of garage sales, thrift stores and church sales on Saturday! I bought the following:
Monday, July 09, 2012
Not a New Edition, but we have added a member to our tiny family.
This is Sophie Brown, and she is 8 weeks old. She just came last night, so I haven't gotten any excellent pictures yet.
Did I mention I am sick? And that I have a lot of work to do?
Oh, no? I didn't. Must be because I am just not thinking about it!
Anyway, she's cute, but boy, does she pee a lot.
Monday, July 02, 2012
This is the Star Edition of Stories That Never Grow Old by Watty Piper. The book itself is in sad condition, and I'm afraid I overpaid, but there are lovely illustrations inside! My plan is to take it apart and frame the tipped in prints to sell as nursery art. The boards of the book are super warped, and there is a lot of general binding damage...but the illustrations are so happy!
I didn't get ANYTHING this weekend because I was away for my sister in law's LOVELY wedding! It was 104 degrees, but all of the happy wedding emotions made it seem like a balmy 92 or something! It was quite an adventure with a beautiful bride, a handsome groom and an amazing old chapel with beautiful stained glass!