We had a very nice (cold) weekend though we weren't home very much at all. Our weekends stay very busy with other activities outside the house - and when I think about it, it's a wonder anything every gets done around here, considering the small frames of time we have to work on projects! A couple of hours here, a couple of hours there...:) Eventually the work gets completed:) My plans of working on the kitchen ceiling went out the window this weekend when we went to do some much needed shopping for the kidlets. Wouldn't it be wonderful if school clothing never wore out, lol, and things like all those socks and long sleeves shirts you bought at the beginning of the school year didn't just disappear? Well, at least that major household task is behind us.
I did make a Goodwill run on Friday night and found a few little sweet things. The stack of fabric that you see above is just different pieces of clothing that I found. I loved the colors and patterns together and think that someday, someday, I may try my hand at making a quilt from clothing scraps. Isn't that the way many women did it long ago? So I'm starting a mish-mash of a fabric collection. If I don't use the pieces to make a quilt, I may sew something else...we'll just have to wait and see what strikes my fancy. As you can tell, I love the bolder colors and patterns:)
Honestly I didn't find much this week at Goodwill at all. It's a good thing - I don't need to be spending the money. My Goodwill hardly ever has anything old and vintage - but I never let that stop me from picking up things that are simple in form or have an "old" feel. I found the wire basket above for .99 and like the way it looks with food in it. Here I have apples but I was thinking it would be cute loaded to the top with (faux) eggs.
I did use real eggs for this photo, hehe...I found the sweet little black metal bowl(?). I'm not sure yet how I'll use this versatile piece, but maybe I'll put my faux eggs in it instead! (What's with the egg kick?) Someday, when the kitchen is finally complete, I look forward to adding homey little touches like this. Maybe I'll be tempted to bake more?
It's funny - I picked up two black pieces this week. I've always loved black - and I love white, too. Just when I was thinking that I had made the transition to white accessories, I'm lured back in by black. I think I may just use both!
And speaking of white, these two little birds sat on Goodwill's shelf for a couple of weeks. I had them in my cart the first time I saw them, decided not to get them, decided a few days later to buy them but could only find one, didn't buy it, a couple days later was wishing I had bought them the first time I saw them, found them TOGETHER my last trip to Goodwill, and finally brought them home. Lol, I do try hard to not buy items unless I'll really use them - but sometimes it takes me a few days to decide if I will or not!
And lastly, I bought this simple little glass jug. Milk has never looked more yummy!
Well, those were my little finds. Oh, by the way, if you don't know where all the thrift stores are in your area, check out this nifty site called The Thrift Shopper! It has a National Thrift Store Directory - just plug in your zip code or city, and it will produce a list of nearby thrift stores for you. How neat is that!
On the home front, I found a paint color for the kitchen! I bought a sample and it looks great! I took photos, but they look nothing like the actual color, so I'll do a virtual room so you can get a better idea. It's a Sherwin William color called Hearts of Palm. Heard of it? It's very pretty - not too sagey, not minty, not too limey...it's just right! Ok...my hand is frozen now. Until next time!