Ready for a totally disjointed post? LOL
I picked up a pile of sugar sacks way back on that 61 mile yard sale.
Yes, I still hadn't shown you everything from that yard sale. This is the last of it though.
This one is AFTER washing. I have no clue how to wash these things.
This one is BEFORE washing. Obviously the print is fading quite a bit with the washing.
I wish I could sort out how to wash them without that happening. I can't NOT wash them because they are stiff as all get out, they smell and they have burnt (?) bits.
I bought them because of the crowns (squeeeeeeeeee!).
I think I might use them on new dining room chairs.
After what seems like an entire summer of only buying quilts, I actually found some pottery.
I have planned a giant wall o' pottery at the new house and I was starting to worry that the pottery had dried up.
This might be my favorite piece *ever*. Never mind that chip on the back, the color is awesome, the design is so sweet and it set me back a whole buck.
I've also scored a small pot.
And a large white vase with a lovely curvy shape.
This morning after I picked up my new bathroom tile I found a few yards of this super cute vintage fabric.
Annnnnnnnd a new pair of doc martens for myself. She must have only worn these once. (Never mind the crappy too bright photo, those mosquitoes are out to get me I tell you.)
They are actually a really deep dark purple. Cue squeeing again. Price tag? $4. Get.out. (Those shoes retail for $100+ and they last freaking forever.)
Anyway, I only mention the shoes because Dottie Angel has put herself on a year long, buy nothing new challenge.
Now, such challenges are nothing new in blog world, and I really CANNOT do it right now given that we are bleeding $$$ left and right in the retail world redoing the house*, BUT if you have never tried such a thing before it is worth giving it a go. As most of you know I already buy everything we can secondhand, from clothes to toys to housewares, and it's a lifestyle I fully encourage everyone to try.
We all know the implications of everything made in china and made to be disposable go well beyond your credit card bills. :-) (Not that we are perfect, far from it. Ha.)
Ok, enough of that.
One last thing to note today, I am now the proud owner of a gorgeous antique bathtub. She was made October 23, 1910 and is wonderful! I cannot wait for the inaugural soak.
*I have been scouting the re-stores for things we can salvage/re-use for the house, but holy mackerel that is hard. Everything has to fit just so, there has to be enough of it to use and a lot of the stuff is completely not my "style". That part sucks a little.