Yard Sale Goodness and 5-4-3-2...etsy!
I was driving to my mom's the other day and I happened upon a moving sale. I love taking advantage of people who are just desperate to move across the country TOMORROW and are willing to sell sweet stuff for nothin'. When I first spotted the yellow chair from more than a block away, I never imagined it would be cheap enough for my little, tiny budget: It was so pretty. It called out to me and said, "You would be so happy with me, knitting, nursing the baby, drinking espresso in the mornings. I belong with you, Molly. Cram me in the car and let's go home."
I thought, "Oh, I could never afford that perfect, lovely chair. It will never be mine. It's really too bad, because I like it so very much. Well, I stopped anyway and....
Looky, looky, looky!This chair makes me happy every time I walk by it.
Ignoring the tired, whining children in the backseat, I pulled over and joyously spent only twelve dollars for this fabulous chair. Twelve freakin' bucks!!!
Although it's pretty as-is, I can never leave well enough alone. So I plan to reupholster it with one of these divine choices:
All are Amy Butler
fabrics and all are beautiful. Which one should I choose? (Tell me which one, Christine.) I have always wanted to reupholster a piece of furniture. The extent of my experience in the past is a snug-fitting slipcover for an ottoman. I will check out a book from the library on the subject and I'll also consult with Martha
I also got a four-dollar art easel for my kiddos. It's prison-issue, stainless steel tubing, and when not being used it will fold up neatly to fit on the side of the house with our shovels, tricycles and black widow spiders.
In Etsy news, I was excited to receive my recently purchased Etsy item for the 5-4-3-2...etsy!
challenge. My lovely headband was only five bucks, and it makes me feel very pretty.
It was made by Renee of Nestlings
. I must say that I was amazed that it was only five bucks. She could (and should) certainly charge more for such a charming little item. Of course, if she had charged the $15 I think she could get for it, It would no longer meet the criteria of 5-4-3-2...etsy!, and I wouldn't be talking about it right now.
I've just about finished Luggy Bonnet
number two. This one is for my little sweetie hedgehog for his first birthday. It only needs the tassels and it looks crazy adorable on him. I'll post a picture just as soon as I finish his big brother's matching hat so they can be featured as a set.
Here, though, is a picture of the pile of yarn from which I knit the bonnet on our unmade bed while the kiddos watched Maisy
I was thrilled to get news from Morgen
that she has joined the blogging world. It is lovely to chat with you, miss Morgen. I love the way you embrace the classics over the trendy. I can't wait to read your new blog.
Until next time - farewell.