I've been a bit blue this weekend and not very productive. But at least the thrifting gods were smiling yesterday when I went out for some cheap retail therapy. I totally blew my $7 budget but it was worth it!
A $3 music box. Perfect! We took a family vacation to the Swiss Alps when Biscuit was a baby so this is a perfect fake souvenir.
And it plays Edelweiss, a song that is currently in heavy bedtime song rotation right now. The fact that Biscuit didn't recognize the tune says a lot about my singing ability.
This ugly owl. $2 was a bit steep but I have been looking for some time for a cool shaped, ugly painted ceramics piece. To do this:
I think I stole that idea from Bitter Betty. I still need to darken in the words "Be wise, save." A good sentiment these days and since this is a piggy owly bank, it's perfect.
I was about to escape with these two items plus a $2 glass butter dish (sorely needed) and two wide mouth canning jars ($.25 each) for the tomatoes I just planted when...I came across a dumpster full of upholstery fabric samples. 10 pieces about 15x18" for $1. It was a fabric lover feeding frenzy but everyone diving into the dumpster was very kind and we all helped one another find just the right pieces. I was on the hunt for yellow/gold.
I spent um, $18. Totally worth it but I'm trying to put the fabric to immediate use patchwork re-upholstering Mr. H's ugly/comfy chair.
I may have bitten off more than I can chew on this project.
Hope ya'll had a good weekend. I'll try to be around more next week but life seems a bit wacky lately. Thank goodness for cheap crap to keep me busy.