Friday, March 14, 2008

Simply Irrisistible

I went to my favorite thrift store today after getting my hair cut (short and sexy- I'd like to think ;) . Some days I go in to the Classic Shop and find nothing. Other days, like today, suddenly EVERYTHING appeals to me. I had stopped in today because yesterday I had found a badly yellowed print of some blue jays in a chipping paint frame and set it back down. Today I found, to my chagrin, that someone had claimed the whole box of frames "my" print was in (@10 cents!) I vowed never to put down another 10 cents item that called my name, no matter how questionable it looked. So today I shopped with purpose. I first lingered and rationalized over a stack of crackled plates with pretty gold designed rims (@10 cents) and next to them crackled and stained saucers (@ 5 cents) and their matching dessert bowls (@ 5 cents). I immediately pounced on a stack of hand crocheted doilies that echoed the colors on the saucers and then decided, what the heck, I would get all of the dishes and carried them up to the counter. A brief trip to the back of the shop and a quick rummage through some old clothing patterns rewarded me with vintage models to alter and possibly marry somehow with my doilies and saucers. It is all still steeping in my brain. I laughed at myself as I thought about the things I was buying- dishes, doilies and dress patterns. Completely unrelated items except that they all started with the letter "D"- and spoke to me. Simply irrisistible!

7 comments:

Cindy Ericsson said...

I thought that group of items sounded very "Becky Home-ecky." If I came home with that, my poor husband would get his hopes up that I was going to go all domestic goddess on him. This is the same man who got excited when I came home with a pasta machine, because he didn't realize I was going to use it for polymer clay.

Carmen said...

I can't wait to see what you come up with for these items! At those prices, you can't pass on them!!!

Donna said...

LOL...Sometimes you go in with a determined buy and come out with something special...Really pretty!! Happy Weekend sweetie!hugs

Nathalie Thompson said...

Cindy, you crack me up! My husband just groans when he sees my latest "junk". I have to hide it! Sometimes though, I hide it so well that I can't find it later! Like a squirrel burying nuts- thats me!

Carmen, You and me both! I will definitely post what I create!

Donna, A trip to the thrift store is never a wsted trip for me- even the rare times I leave empty handed. lol

Karen Campbell said...

Yeah!! Thanks for pointing me to your blog, Nathalie! Love your thrift store finds -- wish I could find bargains like that out here :)

Beth said...

what a great day of thrifting...one of my favorite things EVER to do !!

I'm waiting patiently for the flea market season to start back up....oh, I can hardly wait !!!

Linda said...

I hear you are looking pretty sassy!

Thanks for playing deputy this weekend!