The basket made for added storage in the 'soul cart', but what was going through my head as I bought it? 'They make great storage' 'It is so useful' 'It's a Red Man... you don't have a Red Man.' WHY? WHY?
Before taking up residency in Blog-Land, I owned ONE picnic basket. The one that our family actually used for Picnics (novel concept!) when us kids were little. Now the 'Red Man' is the 4th that I have bought in the last few years. Blog-Land residents have taught me that they are great for storage, and look SO much better than plastic bins. ...It's all YOUR fault! (and that's my story, and I'm sticking to it!)
This past weekend I went to a rummage sale - 'Fill a box for $3'. This kind of sale is always dangerous for me. After spotting a few things that I could do okay with on Ebay, I grabbed a box....
...and do you know what else went into that box?
When I was unpacking, I was wondering WHAT had possessed me!??! I realized it is ALL BLOG-LAND residents fault!! I see the fun, creative, interesting things that all of you are making / decorating with and I get inspired! NO, I don't own the 'crafting gene', but all of those bottle of glitter, and the straw wreath, boxes of vintage garland (Made in Italy), and a spool of ribbon (500 Yards!), and bottle brush trees, and bags of poker chips, and needlepoint hoops (large size can be used for purse/bag handles!!), and macrame books, and lettered dice, and glass for soldering, and chess pieces and a whole jar of large sequins.... it's all YOUR fault!!
How can I stay mad at Blog-Land residents though?! I would like to thank all of you for your ideas and ever changing inspiration! ... guess I better get creative.
Okay, back to our regularly scheduled program... MY trifecta finds for the last couple of weeks...
HAEGER Easter Egg planter (Warrensburg), five SWEATER CLIPS that DH found in Warrensburg, and two VERA from a local thrift this week!!
If you look closely, to the bottom left corner of the navy/white VERA, you will see another 'clip' that DH found for me. One difference. Inside this one is inscribed: KING'S KEY FINDER. With a little more research... the 1950's women clipped these to an inside pocket in there purse, so that their keys were easily accessible, and didn't fall to the bottom to get lost amongst their 'compacts', 'purse ashtrays', 'purse hooks' and 'glove clips'!! Mystery solved. (I know you all will be able to sleep better tonight!).