Thursday, January 28, 2010
IT'S ALL MINE
How many times have you viewed others' blog photos, or magazine photos, and lusted after them, wishing they were yours instead of (or along with) what you have? (Like I do with Magpie Ethel's among others!)
Well, I happened to peek in at the Bella Della Farm blog today and her post from yesterday, January 27, helped put it all into perspective. She starts out by saying, "It's a little bit of this and a little bit of that, but it's mine." You can read the rest of her viewpoint by clicking on her name above.
Okay, so I have to admit, I do love all the things I have (except for my living room furniture), but that won't stop me from driving to the thrift store! Here's what I picked up this morning ~
(Of course, Chloe has to check everything out, too!) A few old books, two 1900's French books for Teen, poker chips for crafts, some little craft sticker thingies, two spools of ribbon, a wood mug tree that will get painted, a smaller glass canister (I have a weakness for these!), a cool yellow vase (I'm guessing 1920's-40's), a brass Japanese house, a vintage Cape Cod souvenir tea bag holder (made in Japan), a vintage Rings and Things ring holder, a wood burned "thing" that I'll show below, and a white mystery item that I'm going to include in a give-away! Ha! I just noticed Chloe's ears at the bottom of the below photo!
Now, I know there's a term for this kind of wood-burn-carve technique, but it escapes me right now. This wood "knife" says Camilla, 1924, on it - with a house and a teepee on a river bend, or seaside. I am so curious as to the history behind this! It's beautiful! And it only cost $2.00. In fact, there were two $2 items, and the rest were 50 cents or $1.00. A good day, I'd say!