Thursday, 31 January 2013

The UM in UMbrella

The wind was blowing so hard that the air whistled through every crack in the apartment.
Tall trees were about to bend and crack.
But the windy windy weather didn't stop us from making our monthly trip to the
Landstuhl Thrift Shop
Here is my haul

I'm always on the look out for wreaths.  I'm so into them these days.
Inside the wreath are shower curtain hooks.
Here is a closer look
They are little butterflies.  So colorful and adorable.  Do you agree?

I have always been fond of Anne Geddes.  This is an adorable unused wedding album for only $1.00.

It was in excellent condition.

I also found this brilliant candle holder
It reminds me of Capodimonte porcelain and I think it is.

Here is the marking on the bottom
Would anybody know?  
I actually love piece.

I also snatched up two rolls of Blue Burlap Ribbons @ only a quarter a piece.

Check out this colorful shower curtain.......curtain.

The checkered ribbons are quite lovely I must say.

My most fabulous find for the day had soft twine tassels

Aluminum Hearts with little brass bells that go
ding ding ding ding ding

A dainty pedestal.

And cotton fabric on its "UM."  You know the UM in UMbrella.
Well I look at it as a parasol.

A Parasol Perfect for my
Steiff Bear collection.

I love visiting linky parties.  The first one I scope out are Thrift Shop finds.  Oh I am so into the stories other bloggers share.  It's as if I am right next to them as they are finding their "finds."
How was your thrifting?

Linking up with these wonderful parties.
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Tuesday, 29 January 2013

The Pug & The Sewing Basket

Hello there.  I'm MA-kytah and I am hosting today's blog for Miss Kay.
She love, love loves to shop at the thrift store in Landstuhl, Germany.
And when she finds something that grabs her............. well she grabs it.
Today she was a bit late taking me and Shady on our potty run because she was thinking about what she was going to do with her latest Thrift Shop Find.
It's a wicker sewing basket.

Oooooo Weeeee
Doesn't that green velvet scream
Aside from a ding in the wicker
this sewing basket was in pretty good condition and Miss Kay had a vision of how she was going to do a makeover.

There were some sewing notions still inside.  Miss Kay will definitely use them.

Shady and I did get to our potty run and morning feedings and then Miss Kay spent the rest of the morning working on her thrift shop find.
Take a look at it now.
She used burlap to re-upholster the lid

Check out how all Miss Kay's sewing supplies fit into the top tray.  Well trust me this is not "all" of her sewing supplies. There is more but these are the ones she uses the most.

The bottom of the basket is for the crochet piece she is currently working on.  Do you like the sweater I am wearing?  Miss Kay crocheted that for me and one for Shady because we are Pugs from an island and this German weather is just to cold for us.

Hope you enjoyed today's post.
Pug Hugs to all of you.

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