I know everyone knows the feeling of finding a "treasure". My friend Joy and I went to an estate sale the other day. It was packed - there were so many people crowded in there that you couldn't move . . . you know the feeling. But then you find a treasure, and then another one. And you walk out the door beaming like the sun. Now they may not be treasures to everyone else, but - they are to me. Here's some of what I found!
Aren't these sweet? They were in a box, pushed way under a table. I was so excited.
$4 for all 8 pieces.
Close up. . .
These decanter stoppers! All 3 for $3! YAY!
This pretty glass bottle. $2. I mean - who could pass that up?
Then Friday we went into the designers shop where I used to work. She was having her spring sale. It's kinda pricey, but I knew I would find things I just had to have. Her florals are like none other. So I splurged a little in there.
A strawberry cake candle and a cute little spring flower for my scraproom. (Hmmm. Don't like that name - it's turned into so much more than that. I think I'm changing it to my "scrapudio". Hmm - going to have to change the sign - sounds like a project ahead . . .)
And then to finish the day, we went to another little boutique in Claremont. DEADLY DECISION! I could spend all day and all my money just on her assortment of books. (Have I mentioned that I love books?) Here is some of what I took home from that little adventure.
The book called Apromisms is just too cute. The kitchen linen book is a plethera of knowledge of vintage linens; their history, how to identify, care for, store, clean etc. Just a wealth of information. And the "Home Sewn" is 30 patterns and instructions on how to make different sewing projects for your home. For someone like me who has the desire but not necessarily the "off the top of my head knowledge or expertise" this looks like fun!
A page from Apronisms. It is very cute!
A quick peek at a page from the Vintage Linens book.
A peek at the Home Sewn book.
All the patterns are included!
All in all I'd say I've had a good time shopping lately. Now it's time to settle down and start
working on some things!
And finally - My friend Joy has been trying to talk me into going to an all day "craft class". I wasn't sure . . . I've never attended one of these "affairs" before. She has attended several all around the country. But she talked me into it by taking me to their website and showing me what we'll be "creating". OH MY!!!
I am so excited because I have finally signed up to go to An Artistic Affaire Printemps at the end of May. Kim Caldwell is hosting it. It is an all day workshop where they pamper you with food and tea, all in a beautiful setting, all the while having 3 outstanding artists teach you how to make beautiful creations they have designed, all personalized just by you. Imaginations gone wild! Amy Powers, Kristen Robinson and Michelle Legler will share their talents and creative thoughts with all of us all day long and I am going to be in Heaven! I cannot wait! Go to Kim's blog at Artisticbliss.typepad.com and click on the button and check it all out. Then you'll see why I am so excited.
For now, I'm off to play! Have a great week everyone!