Thursday, November 26, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
no stellar finds, 'wowser ETSY sales', a HAEGER or even a glint of a sweater clip to report this week....
I've been good. (Santa, I hope you are paying close attention!!)
I've been strong. (do you know how hard it is to reprogram a Trailblazer to go by those thrift shops?!)
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
I'm sure you are wondering about these 'Hottie' Pixie-fairy-princess-nymph earrings... well, with the image of some little old 'blue-haired' Church Lady wearing these proudly making me smile, I couldn't possibly leave them behind!!
Saturday, November 14, 2009
I also learned that Austrian size 36 converts to approximately US size 6 - NOT! I tried them on E-bay, they did okay. Knew that I had seen another piece with the same name, so a couple of weeks later, when I stopped by the same thrift, I checked to see if it was still there. It was. And it had multiplied! And the prices were so cheap I had to bring a bunch home - I was GOOD, I didn't buy ALL that they had, but I was still feeling mightly guilty! Our guest closet 'hanging rod' that had previously been empty now looks like this... In an effort to 'hopefully' pass them along quicker, I am putting them in my ETSY shop as fast as I can - Company is going to need that closet for the Holidays!!! If you are a size 6 -8-10 (variety of sizes) go take a peak!! Even if you aren't, go take a look and give me some advice on clothing!! GEIGER is new to me. ETSY is new to me. Selling clothing is new to me. I will gladly take all of the info and advice I can get!!
To ease my guilt 'a bit', I did clean out TWO large bags O'stuff from my own closet, which I took to donate on Friday - in exchange, I only came home with these two itty-bitty sweater clips 8-)!!
Monday, November 9, 2009
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Cold-weather time would now be spent...
...doing those procrastinated mundane indoor tasks of housework - cleaning, mending and the likes...
...completing projects from the 'someday to-do' list - like this wreath. NOT just any 'vintage ornament' wreath, but a Pittsburgh Steelers wreath! Okay, so maybe it started out life destined to be a Halloween / Autumn wreath that fell a bit behind, and was resurrected in the spirit of DH's favorite football team... (and yes, that 'wonky' bulb on the left side has been re-adjusted so it is more pleasingly aligned!).
...hitting the thrifts for desperate fixes (and if this conjurs the 'tame' image of a perfume-laden, community room run by church ladies - think again! - and read about my recent chance encounter with Barbara over at OODLES! (NOTE: for all you bloggers that covet Barbara's treasures... she works for them, trust me, you REALLY don't want to go to ALL of the places that she goes to hunt! and Barbara... It was wonderful to finally meet you! Personally I feel much safer on the second floor, of that fine venue, than in the basement, because my primary fear is not who may be lurking in the depths, but rather, the building collapsing on top of me!)
...and now is the time for the 'release' (of the 'catch and release' program) - loads of time to get stuff sorted, then shipped off for donation or listed on e-bay / etsy!!!
But, alas, just as I was settling in and getting the 'withdrawals' under control.....
My trailblazer made a sudden, unscheduled turn on my way to work Friday...
Bradford, PA Basket; Train case, hankies, mugs, new Holiday series Wade tea figures, VERA (solid grey?! but 100% silk!!); William-Sonoma Plate; Pampered Chef roller ....
Oh, I was a HAPPY CAMPER!
...retro daisy cannister, green shiny-brites, Xmas pixs, bread pans, Italian coffee maker, lamp globes, vintage Christmas candles, salts dishes, junk jewelry, Syracuse China restaurant platter - 'Chez Greco', santa boots, red vintage savings bank, and ~yes~ a Royal Haeger 'Gold Tweed' ashtray... all for the price of ONE bag!!
I also picked these goodies up...
Folding solid wood shelf for storing Etsy stuff!! The exact black wool peacoat that I have been in search of (Old Navy, like new $2). Picnic basket (- it's a sickness, that's all I can say).
Now, I can start the withdrawal process all over again! I have to admit though, I am liking all that I have been getting accomplished the last few week without the regular Fri/Sat saling schedule! WHO JUST SAID THAT??!
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
"Eighteen percent of the waste produced by the average family in the U.S. comes from the yard and garden, according to the Environmental Defense Fund. Keep yard waste out of the landfill by composting, or give organic garden debris to your city for municipal composting. Start with your city’s website for more information. (And remember: no leaf blowers!)"
That is a WONDERFUL thought, but in our city's infinite wisdom, they have created a new policy for this Fall's leaf 'pick-up'.... They can no longer be raked to the curb, they must now be bagged in CLEAR PLASTIC bags for pick-up!
♦ Leaves may not be raked to the curb. All leaves must be bagged in an approved
bag and tied. Raking leaves to the curb is prohibited and may result in
fines or separate collection charges that will be billed to the property owner
How's that for making something that is completely biodegradable into Trash!?!!Our 'leafing adventures' on Sunday did NOT include any Plastic, however it did include the lawnmower mulching the leaves. But Hey, I hand raked - no leafblower (I have the blisters to prove it!!), does that even things out?
Off my soap box ~ Happy Wednesday.
Sunday, November 1, 2009
S.I.X. sweater clips (actually eight, but one I already had, and one I wouldn't pay the $$$ for!) and a 'Veresa' by VERA. This is a new one to me - the tag says it is 100% Polyester (?!) and Made in Japan (?!?!). ....hmmmm
Oh, I also picked up the little enamel Butterfly pin in the top photo - just 'cause the coloring was perfect for the day.
Anybody else venture off the beaten path?