50 cents for this cute vase from Venezuela. Apparently the owners bought this on one of their trips. OR...I fell for their story! For 50 cents, I don't really care. I have a lot of oranges, and browns in my livingroom (which I'm starting to wish I didn't but that's another story).
I didn't buy a whole lot Saturday but I did catch a couple of good deals. I know Shara would be proud of (she loves the deals and writes the funniest tales of her thrifty adventures). I love in one excerpt she writes about what the neighbors must think of her hauling in bags from JC Penneys, Gap, etc....lol....day in and day out. How dare she spend hundreds of dollars of her hubby's hard earned money at the mall??? Tooo funny, if they only knew of her great adventures for 10 dollars or less! I've often thought of the same, wondering what my two backyard neighbors must think when they see me pull around to the back of the house so I can sneak in my sliding glass doors rather than lug my finds down the driveway and up the deck and throughout the house. I'd rather pull up right by the door, walk up three steps and sneak all the goodies in boxes, bags and whatever I can carry on my head or in my hands without much notice. I can picture the neighbors shaking their heads about 12:30 every Saturday and saying, "Sheesh, she must have a real good job to be buying all that stuff every weekend!" If they only knew.....
I bought a couple more ice cream scoopers for less than a buck each. I love the old style scoopers more than the little thingy jiggy slider ones that are out in the gadget aisle. One of the scoops was purchased at this adorable thrift store I didn't even know existed in town. I only stopped because they had a sign that read 50% off, going out of business sale. Awwww....I hate to see places go out of business. They never advertised though....and if they had a sign outside, I never saw it and I have to ride by everyday going to town. I guess it's too late, but it's a shame because it was a cute store. I hope they wanted to close for personal reasons, not because they didn't get enough business.
Okay now on this one, I need some help. The Venezuelian travelers also sold me this huge roll of something or another. What is it?? I bought it for 2 dollars. I figured I could use it sewing for a backing of sorts, but I have no idea on the name and its proper usuage. The man said I could use it for sewing so I took his word for it. For all I know its insulation for a house, but I hope not!
On the Pink and Brown front....Tick tick tick, time to get your packages together and your crafts wrapped up! Mailing day is February 7th. Don't forget to get a shipping confirmation and email me with the confirmation numbers. (One lucky swapper has their package already on the way!!!! Laurie wins the Pink and Brown Crown for being so timely!!! YahooohooooI'm still stressing on a couple of things for my sweet partners. LOL Don't worry, I am getting things together and I'm sure you will be pleased even though I have a few more grey hairs now than when I started. This is the first time I've had to make anything for a swap, so I'm feeling the stress of exchanging something with another crafter to critique. I'm sure it will be all good, but geez Louise, the stress of will they like it, is it good enough is about to kill me!!
Last but not least, I love spending time visiting all of our Pink and Brown participants blogs. One lovely lady I visited this week (and am trying a project from) is ArtsyMama's blog. She is a wonderful artist!! I'm trying her collage tutorial and its alot of fun. She really knows how to get your creative juices flowing. Check out our friend and say hi!
Have a great week & may the Pink and Brown force be with you as the less than 2 week countdown begins.
P.S....Christy tagged me on my last post so stay tuned for a Try 5 post that she is featuring over on her blog. I have the results and will be posting mine next post :)