October 22, 2010

Fall Decoration: Complete

I crumpled up a bunch of Reader's Digest picture pages and just glued them onto some cardboard. Then I decoupaged the bird and glued that on. There was just a lot of glue involved.

I haven't decided where to put it yet, so he's just going to hang out there on my suitcases for now. But I'm pretty happy. Any name suggestions? I'm thinking maybe Bert.

October 13, 2010

Vintage Sale Finds! Pt. 2--Concord

I think these speak for themselves.

This is on the back:
(This is also the reason I spent like $40 more than I planned. Or $40 exactly because that's how much this photo cost.)

$5 for this cutie patootie:

$3 for my best friend Nancy Drew (from 1946 and '47, respectively)
$10 for my FAVORITE children's book ever, The Wind in the Willows (from 1933):

"Beyond the Wild Wood comes the Wide World," said the Rat. "And that's something that doesn't matter, either to you or me. I've never been there, and I'm never going, nor you either, if you've got any sense at all."

I think you've got it just right, friend Rat.

Vintage Sale Finds! Pt. 1--Concord

Well, all in all, I think the first Vintage Sale Weekend of the month was a rousing success. I've decided to split this experience into 2 parts. Today, Part 1--Clothing. I only wound up buying the last item(s) on here. But I documented a whole bunch of other clothes that were there. Just for you.
There were gaudy 70's clothes that I made my hands crawl just thinking about touching them.

One leather pair of shorts once belonging to Daisy Duke.

One white dress that was too stained to buy but I can absolutely duplicate the pattern of.

1940's jungle print dresses that I would have bought in a heartbeat if I hadn't already spent way too much money the day before.

And finally, ridiculously adorable gloves that I bought for $2.

And kudos to Jenn, Lauren, and Seth for hustling themselves out there to join me. A vintage sale without friends is nothing at all.

October 08, 2010

Decorating--Part 3

I'm just now trying to find what to put in the center and how I want to hang it.

Also, my cat tried to sit on it and squash it, but I was able to scare her away before she caused too much damage.

October 07, 2010

Halloween Decorating Update

I have absolutely no idea what this story is about. It's from one of those super old Reader's Digest books I bought a few months ago.

So far, so good. Except I've been using Elmer's glue and didn't realize when I piled them up that some of the little tube-y guys would get stuck together. Woops. Oh well. No irreparable damage.

(See previous post for what I'm making)

October 04, 2010

Halloween Decoration Plans

So I was sitting around thinking about Halloween the other day... and I realized that I have got some serious fall decorating to do.

This is going to be first up on my list of Halloween decoration projects. I'm going to start snooping around thrift stores for the perfect book to use, as well as what I want to use for the centerpiece.