Hello Blogland!! It’s another cold “spring” day in Western Maryland. Expecting rain tomorrow. Today is my “Friday” so I’ve got lotsa plans for my 3-day weekend!! I’m going to be painting the mismatched (thrifted/gifted) wood furniture in my living room a distressed antique white so I’m going to start on a couple of pieces. Plus I’ve got some sewing and crafting planned.
I like to “splurge” and buy a few women’s mags. I love First, Woman’s World, and AllYou. They are cheap and I always find coupons, tips, recipes and such in them. I’ll admit I’m easy to entertain! This weeks Woman’s World had an article about adding rainbow colors to your decor. They featured the most FABULOUS chandelier EVER!!! I instantly thought of sweet Krista when I saw it!! Behold:
It also comes in Fuschia and in Pink. It’s from a company called Rosenberry Rooms (I link just because) that specializes in kids furniture but has loads of really cool stuff! If I could figure out where to put this I TOTALLY want it!!
I spotted this adorable DIY tote on a blog–I see these plain straw totes all the time in the thrifts. I’m not about to crochet a bunch of flowers but how about glueing silk flowers on? How CUTE would this be for summer??
On a completely different tangent–I wanted to share something that falls in the category of “What the HELL were they THINKING??” Behold:
Here’s a copy of the original 1940’s ad for it:
I guess in the context of WWII it’s not so odd. But today–wow!!! Although I can think of some people I’d LOVE to stick a pin in their arse!!
I was perusing a “Fashun” magazine in the grocery line last nite and spotted something that freaked me out. There was a model sporting almost EXACTLY what I wore Wednesday. Long chiffony black maxi-check, chambray shirt-check, chunky black biker boots-check, black leather belt-check. Dang–I sporred an OMGFASHUN outfit without trying. It certainly was completely unintentioanl–LOL. I’m more inspired by y’alls blogs and style than what expensive designer crap some emaciated teenager is wearing!! So here I am being “trendy”:
I stopped by a thrift last nite after work (it’s on my way home and my car automatically pulls in once a week). Either pickin’s are slim or I’m just getting more picky but I’m not finding much I want these days. Maybe I’m just shopping more strategically-I’m looking for certain things and am less likely to buy something unless I REALLY love it!! I found a nice silk knit khaki cardigan (oh noes-beige!! But it will layer well with more colorful stuff) for $2 and a pale silver gored skirt exactly like the navy one I wore last week for $3 (same brand and style in fact) I also found the cardigan I’m wearing today. I certainly don’t NEED another print cardi but how could I resist this??? And for $3??? The skirt was one of the ones I shortened this week. I am going to start taking another look at all the pencil type skirts I by-passed before at the thrifts.
Everyone have a fantastic weekend!! I’ll be back on Sunday if I don’t kill myself doing everything I planned this weekend!!