Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Sometimes life is so awesome.

Today was my "day off"- no work, kids at school, time to catch up and do a bit of stuff for me. I was driving by my favorite thrift store and had to pop in to check for vintage sheets, with Amy's awesome vintage quilt fresh on my mind. I was not disappointed, found this pretty here:

I am loving the orange/pink color combos lately! Also, spotted these two lovely hand stitched place mats (2 for $1.29). I think they would make sweet pillow covers, don't you?

Lastly, I got a PILE of 100% wool sweaters. Several of them were ONE DOLLAR. Seriously. I got a great brainstorm when I saw them....I have a tutorial brewing in my head for y'all as I type, hopefully next week once I wrap up a bit more quilting!
So, to recap: sheet not to be used as sheet, place mats not to be used as place mats, and sweaters not to be used as sweaters ;) Plus a couple sweaters and an apron for me to actually use as is (not shown here), all for.....$20.58. Love that thrift shop!

And another awesome image to leave you with. Those of you with kids will recognize how rare and precious these moments of collaboration are among siblings- my son reading a bedtime story to his eager sisters. Yes, it is a Halloween story in February. Yes, The Middle Child is sitting in the doll crib. {love}

Life is awesome!

Time's up...off to pick up the kids, dash to hockey, make dinner, do homework..... See you tomorrow!

9 comments:

randi said...

i want to make a quilt with vintage sheets too. must finish what i have started though. :)

glad you had a nice day off!

Little Blue Mouse said...

You got some great things, I can't wait to see what you make with them!

Elizabeth D. said...

I'm so curious to find out what you're up to with the sweaters! You must have an awesome thrift store nearby :)

Sarah @ FairyFace Designs said...

You made some great finds there, I must visit the charity shop (thrift store) soon but it requires a trip into the city for me. My kids love that book too! I'm jealous of your day, it sounds so lovely :-)

Megan said...

LOVE! So much. :) Enjoy!

Charity said...

Wonderful day!

Alison said...

Room On The Broom was one of my daughters favourites!

Kathleen said...

Can't wait to see what you do with your lovely finds Kristie. And LOVE the pic of your little ones reading a story together - so special :)

amy smart said...

Great finds! Love those successful trips to the thrift store. Also, I love the shot of the kids. :)