A bit of what I've been up to, as October changed into November:
and this canvas, which I started earlier this year and just now finished!
I also made some new ephemera packs for my vintage shop.
In fact, there are many new items in that shop, as I have been adding new ones every day this week and still have many more to list.
And, I've been shopping; the vintage silk ties above are supplies that I bought for myself.
You know how I am with vintage fabrics! I just fell in love with these 1950ish motifs; the ties came from someone who had already taken them apart to use in her crafts, and they were 4/$1.00! It's a wonder I didn't buy them all!
This is a cutter quilt that I bought for $10 at an estate sale.
It is very old and I love the purple, yellow and green theme so well that I have it draped over my chaise lounge. I don't think I'll cut -- or sell -- it!
At the same estate sale, I also had to get this blue and white, old tile for my blue and white bedroom.
And, this SWEET, old purse! Because the handle was ripped, it was only $5.
I could not get over the mother of pearl and metal details.
Then, I found this pretty, woodcut-illustrated copy of Tom Jones.
More fun ephemera: this time from a thrift store.
I love unopened packages of vintage Hallmark napkins.
Now, these look like bracelets but are actually pieces of the handle of a handmade evening purse. The purse itself was ugly, but I can't wait to repurpose the bling!
I visited a thrift store out of town for the very first time recently -- and was so surprised to find this set of beautiful and very old framed prints.
I'm a sucker for this design of prints; and I loved that it they were matted in lavender! Soon they will live in my dining room, I think. They make me smile!
Have you found anything fun lately? Do tell!
Now, I'm going to go have a cry...
as I've just realized I just spent two weeks with my son on Fall Break and don't have a single photo of it! The ones of him at the band competition don't count. (*Sob*!!)