No Rise Pizza Crust recipe (thanks to The Finer Things in Life) and went to work.
i got the quilt and shams at downeast for $10! love deals like that...
new sewing machine cover, mouse pad for my scissors to sit on when sewing,
new runner for the dresser. i'll add the embroidery hoops with fabric in them
from my office when i move out of it. i will also make a simple quilt for the
end of the bed with lots of colors in it. better go get started!
-Lucky Jeans...$40. Now that might be a high price at a thrift store but they look brand new, I would pay $40 for a pair of jeans and Lucky's last forever. I once wore a pair for 8 years - seriously.
-True Religions...$40. This one was based on the above idea, I love these ones tucked in my boots.
-Rock Republic pants and shorts...$35.
-100% Angora sweater...$6
These two scores were not from a thrift store but a good story on patience. I love vintage style, specifically the 30s, 40s and 50s. After seeing Varsity Show, the 1937 movie, I fell in love with the 30s' collegiate style. I've wanted to find a cute letter sweater that fit me ever since. I wore my letter sweater from high school last year and it still drowns me even though I've gained 30 pounds :).
I saw these two at the Abercrombie outlet for $49 each (originally $88) a few weeks ago. That is too steep for me, so I decided to wait and see if something popped up at the thrift store. Well I went back up to the outlets today and they were on clearance for $19.90 each! I grabbed them both and feel like I was completely rewarded for not giving into the impulse to by them the first time around.
I've finally finished my little girls play kitchen. I knew I had to make one of these the minute I saw this post on Out of The Crayon Box. I've had to wait until my daughter was 1) old enough to play with it and 2) there was room for it in her room, to actually build one. Meanwhile I collected as many images as I could find to inspire me: Here's my pin board if you want to check it out.
So the day came this June when I could do this little project and I've been so excited to share it. I wanted it to look kind of like a 1930s kitchen since her room is done in all vintage. I painted it jadeite green and bought some vintage looking knobs. I also painted the front of the 'fridge' door in chalkboard paint for a little extra fun. The vintage hot pads came from a local antique store - thanks to gram.
I bought the canister and tea pot at DI (thrift store) and dishes at IKEA. All of my kids have had a blast playing restaurant and making dinner. Next up will be to use the vintage inspired fabrics that my mom used for her adorable apron to make a ruffled curtain for under the sink, and then to paint her table and chairs robin egg blue.