My hubby surprised me with flower this morning- it's our 23rd anniversery. (I was very young when we got married.) He knows that I'd rather get a bunch of hand carried daisies from the grocery than a dozen red roses from the florist- we had that discussion a long time ago. I'm very pragmatic, and also thrifty- and flowers is flowers and it's the thought that counts- and for our anniversery dinner, I want what i had for my birthday dinner- pizza from Spin! Neopolitian Pizza. It is soooooo good. I guess I'm pretty low maintenance about that kind of thing.
Even though I'm still sorting out from auctions and estate sales past, I had to do a little shopping this morning. Next week if a holiday week, and that might through off the auction/estate sale schedule, and I don't want to risk withdrawl.
I found this pretty quilted drawer organizer and thought it would be perfect for holding Victorian scrap and calling cards. I think I got this idea from Heather, who has lots of good (and pretty) ideas.
I love matte white pottery and found these three pieces- one was 50 cents, one was $1.50 and the BIG Haeger flower pot was $2. (I'm not showing you all of the Haeger flower pot because I still have to clean the dirt out of it- but its one of the biggest I've even seen).
And of course, it wouldn't really be a shopping trip if I didn't get SOMETHING sewing related.
Like a tin of wooden spools with great graphics.
And now onto something completely different. When Karla and I shared an antique booth, I bought a bunch of these wooden folding deck chairs. I took them to Karla's farm and we used her paint sprayer to paint them in pastel colors- pink, blue, minty green.
Then we hung them on the wall of our booth for a really cute shabby summery cottage display. This rogue chair had been hanging around my garage for a few years, a left over from that display- I'm guessing it didn't sell because it's white.
I covered it with a patchwork of wallpaper using watered down gel medium and a sponge brush.
It still didn't look finished- so I added some contrasting paper, and paper lace. Now I better polyurethane the heck out of it, so that paper will stay down.