My cake was not Cake Wrecks worthy this year, thank goodness! I got a huge pile of all things pink - pink towels, pink sheets, pink shirts, etc. I washed it all at once and had the most fabulous pink lint in the dryer.
The lint was so pretty that I had to make a pink doll sized cotton candy out of it.
I really have no life, I swear.
I hit a couple thrifts since my birthday. Drove by a lot of yard sales, but they all looked like nothing but clothes, which is a common site the weekend before school starts.
Last weeks finds included a lot of pinks. This week's finds were mostly all blue.
It's weird when that happens.
Large blue thermos, vintage blue magnet board, Audubon Nature Set with rock samples, bird books, etc, an owl lantern (I painted it blue, so that is sort of a cheat). a blue pottery bird and two pieces of miniature pottery for my collection.
The other side of the magnet board is a great chalkboard. Two small glass jars with tight fitting lids, a frame that held a cheesy Victorian photo in it and a gaudy beaded plant hanger. More on that in a bit. The frame was gold, so I painted it white. When I went to get it after it dried, it had bled through and turned pink. Why would gold turn white pink? A dded another coat and it bled through again. So, HA ON YOU PHOTO FRAME I painted it pink. I figured it would bled through purple or something, but they pink did the trick. HA!
When the cashier picked up the beaded plant hanger, she said, "That's a nice necklace."
I checked back at the SCT for more of that wonderful cat gift wrap, but it was gone.
I did find a couple more packages with the same designers name on them from Belgium and Germany.
And two big pieces of this pretty gift wrap by Gordon Fraser. This is one full sheet of it - I cannot imagine wrapping a gift in it. It would just be ruined.
School starts tomorrow and Mom's will start to take back over their houses and do some cleaning and decluttering. The really good sales should start up in a couple of weeks. The very best weekend of the year in my area is the first weekend in Spetempber when there is a big craft fair and a hundred thousand people drive past my house on the way there. Yard sales everywhere! And, it is the best weekend of the year for the booth.
Bring it ON!