Saturday, November 13, 2010

kitchen curtains

With the time change and the darkness that seems to set in at 4 PM and winter's chill that is in the air I "needed" a new kitchen curtain.  I did not want to spend money on fabric since I have so much of it piled up in the basement.  So, I went "shopping" down there and found this little vintage yellow and red piece that was barely the right size and is oh-so-cheery with it's little red birds and dainty flowers.  It will do just fine to help me beat the winter blues!  

Thursday, November 11, 2010

more from junk bonanza

I'm late in posting my junk bonanza treasures from this year, but I wanted you to see the goodies I found.  This book is large and was $5.  I can think of hundreds of cute things it might be used for in the future!  The problem will be picking a project and sticking with it.  I tend to hold on to things because of all the good uses they might have and then I accumulate toooo much stuff like this!  Maybe one of these days I'll open an etsy shop and then I'll be forced to use what I have. 

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

my bag

This is my new favorite bag.  It's a wall calendar from 1982, you know the ones that grandma had hanging on her wall?  I got it at a thrift store for 50 cents.  The strap is one of my grandpa's ties.  My sister and I raided his closet when we visited this summer!  It's lined and is basically reversible.  There are also 2 pockets on the inside.

It just so happens that I found 8 more of these calendars at the Junk Bonanza! score!  A special one was for a friend, and the rest are waiting to be turned into all sorts of things.