Spring is getting seriously close, can you feel it? We can hear the birds singing, feel the sun shining and we are coming out of our heavy winter coats.
I am seriously excited. Thrifting has really been the pits this winter (recession?), and I cannot wait for garage sales to start again. I miss the thrill of the hunt.
It doesn't help that I am in a big "making" rut also. I cannot for the life of me manage to make anything other than dinner.
Of course I have still managed to find a few things. I found this pair (what is it with the pairs?) of cornucopia pottery vases on Ebay. They were so ridiculously cheap that even with shipping it was less than I would have paid at the thrift. I have 9 cornucopia vases now. I never would have imagined myself a cornucopia person, but I am really drawn to this shape in pottery.
There was an estate sale this morning that I originally took a pass on, but after visiting 2 nearly empty thrift stores, I changed my mind. I waited until all the crazy take-a-number waiting hordes were gone, and figured I could dig through whatever "trash" was left.
I am glad I went back. The house was gorgeous (a historic home in St Charles, built in 1890), and there were plenty of beautiful, interesting things to look at. I managed to find 4 tablecloths, all spread over the house. But man, they are dirty. I see boiling in my future. I love these novelty cloths, and they are sometimes hard to find.
And I picked up a quilt top. This thing is pretty darn big and machine sewn, but I love the simplicity of the blue and white. I was a little bummed to see plenty of grandma's flower garden tops walking around on other women's arms, but, eh, I already have a gorgeous totally done quilt in that pattern now!
When I upgraded my flickr account, I got 10 free moo cards. These things are gorgeous and so much fun. I will definitely be making more. The lanterns in the tree look particularly awesome.
P.S. I finished Drowning Ruth last week, and if anyone in the US wants it, just let me know. I will send it to you on the slow boat. (It's hardcover.) It was a very good book.
This week's book was Julie & Julia , which I read in a day or so after I grabbed it at the last minute at the library. An excellent little read also. But I have no idea what to read next...
Happy Friday everyone!