I had a short blog break this weekend to recover from my 100th post. It took me a couple hours to write and at least another hour to correct any errors. When I posted it at some late hour in the evening, I was seeing double and couldn't begin to string a sentence together. It was worth it and I appreciate every comment that you left for me. I have a lots to answer and more stories to share in time. I have a picture somewhere with me at the cemetery but I couldn't find it before my post.
Let's talk about the important stuff; Thrifting. Keiran and I went to our favorite store again on Friday. We are actually suppose to be grocery shopping but I just can't help myself by driving past the grocery store and continuing on to our thrift store. This means that our fridge is nearly empty of food but at least I have some cool miniatures for the doll house.
I need to go to a miniatures store to see what kind of prices they ask for little sweet things like these. I thought they seemed pretty inexpensive but I really don't have a clue. I have taken one of the rooms in my empty doll house and made it a Craft Room.
I even found a mini dress form to go with my own dress form. I am going to paint it white though as I think the black is a bit too creepy. I'm just barely into the comfortable stage of owning a doll house and I have to keep it creepy-free. I read far too many scary dollhouse books when I was younger.
This is a really neat mirror I found on top of some dingy dress at the thrift store. It was $9.95 and it is quite old. The glass is foggy which is the only thing wrong but it didn't stop me from buying it. It reminds me of the Phantom of the Opera mirror. I think it may go up in a hallway in our home.
This is my find of the weekend. I picked it up on Saturday after going to a library book sale. It was nearly lunchtime and usually by this time most of the good items are sold. I can't believe this was still there. When I first saw it, I thought it was something for a study. When I looked closer at it I realized it was a children's toy. I picked up the boat and all the dockings for $25.00. It is nearly as tall as Keiran. We have a set of Kathe Kruse small pirate dolls that I found on eBay last Christmas which the children quickly put to use on the ship. The Pirate ship also has small wheels which the children rolled around the house all day. Dave was gone all day yesterday so it was perfect to have something to keep the children occupied and content.
It was a great weekend of good thrifting, a fantastic time at the book sale, mocha ice-cream, coffee with cream, organizing my book inventory, cleaning my office, Margaritas with a friend and gluten free pancakes with organic maple syrup. You can't get much better than that.