Friday, April 17, 2009

What I've been up to this week

My hubby has been home from work this week. Well, not so much at home as off of work. He's been fishing a little, diddling in the garage a little, going to the gun club, you know, guy stuff. I did manage to get him to fix a few things for me this week which is always greatly appreciated.

Hit a few thrift stores this week on my way to Monticello. Here's what I found.
Worked on some projects for both Monticello and Farm Chicks. Here's one.
I found these sewing cabinet drawers. They were pretty sorry looking. I painted them, gave them a good sanding, added the glass knobs and put in some of my pretty wallpaper scraps left over from previous projects and I'm loving how they turned out. These will be added to my growing pile of goodies that will be heading to Spokane with me for Farm Chicks.

I took a few things to Monticello this week, but unfortunately I didn't get any pictures of them. If they are still there next week, I'll try to remember to take their pictures. I did get a picture of this though.
This was something I sold several years ago. I forget where, maybe a flea market. I had found the folding chair frame and put on the fabric. A simple project. Funny to see it again. That happens sometimes. Someone will buy something of mine and then years later I see it at another sale.

The other day I went grocery shopping at my favorite Fred Meyers and decided I needed a spring fix so I bought some flowers to put in some of my long neglected pots. I am no green thumb, but it did feel good to get my hands dirty and now I have something pretty to look at when I step outside. Trust me though, there is so much more to do in the yard.

I even planted up a mini herb garden to put on my patio table. We'll see how long these survive.

Yesterday I found a great seller on ebay. Her name is Mechelle and she has a blog too. It's called Pink*Daisys. She sells great vintage fabric and other cool stuff. She even has an etsy store as well where she sells some lovely hand crafted items. I was lucky enough to find a couple "bin" items on her ebay listings that were so cute and a great price.

Love this cute little pair of vintage barkcloth era curtain panels.

I also got a long piece of quilted rose covered fabric. This would make an adorable liner for one of my vintage shopping carts, cute pillows or a fun vintage tote. Maybe all three. I hope Mechelle doesn't mind that I borrowed her pictures as I am a really impatient person and can't wait to actually get the fabrics and take my own pictures.

I also went shopping with my Mom yesterday to a little town nearby called Aurora. Lots of cute antique shops there, but again, pretty expensive. I did manage to find a few items which I'll share on my next post.

Well, that's what my week has been looking like. It's suppose to be a really nice weekend here with some sunshine and much warmer temperatures. Good for painting furniture and I have a lot of that to do. Wish me luck!


Sammy Girl said...

Lisa -
Everything looks SOOO good! I especially LOVE the sewing drawers. YUM YUM YUM!
You have a great touch!
Have a super weekend and happy treasure hunting!
Betty :)

cherished*vintage said...

I'm wishing you luck doing your projects this weekend. We can't wait to do lots of outdoor projects this weekend too. Yay for sunshine!!

Made In The South said...

Hi stopped in to visit. Your stuff looks great. The sewing drawers came out really cute. What a great idea. I would love to go to Farm Chicks, but live a little too far.

Kindred Roses said...

Hey girl, I know what you mean about painting....
Yard work or painting yard work or painting....BOTH
Hope to see you at the show.

Crafts a la Mode said...

Funny about seeing your chair again. I've been to garage sales where I've seen my lace pillows that I used to make and sell at craft fairs. It's a funny feeling to see it sitting there for a quarter. :)
I had a nice visit.

The Cutest Cottage Lamps said...

Hi Lisa, I love those painted sewing machine drawers - you did good girl! I am also interested the the "Just between us girls" spring sale in Redmond - I live near there and didn't even know about it! Do you have anymore info?

Stephenie said...

You really found some amazing things...I just love what you did with those sewing drawers. They really look so PRETTY!!!!! Your potted flowers look so pretty too...I can't wait to start planting flowers at my house...

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

Your sewing drawers look SO lovely Lisa... and I love the flowers you planted. I am waiting patiently for the frost to end here so I can plant.

Have a great weekend. xxo

pinkgreen said...

I've just found you through Flickr. I love all your thrifted finds, and I'm now off to check out the rest of your blog!
Cathy X

Artsy Fartsy Junkin Finds said...

Thanks for stoppin' by my blog to visit. Love your finds, especially that little red mini looking lunch box. I have a whole set of drawers from an old sewing machine sitting in the garage waiting on a make over, thanks for the inspiration! Tootles, Janna

Online shopping said...

Those are wonderful finds. Have a blessed day.

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