Tuesday, May 29, 2012

China Pattern Addict...

I try and limit the things I collect,I really do.Vintage china patterns are a hard one for me to resist.Today while I was out thrifting I feel like the vintage gods were telling me "sure,2 more patterns is TOTALLY okay to add to your already all over the place pattern list!" So I did.I went ahead and picked up the Canonsburg Temporama gravy boat
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and the 2 Taylor Smith & Taylor Cathay dinner plates.
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The blues blend in well with my already existing Vernonware Heavenly Days,Canonsburg Florence, and Franciscan Oasis displayed lovingly in my Heywood Wakefield china cabinet.You'll be able to see that they mesh together well when I get the dining room finished (yeah,still waiting to get base board trim!So close yet so far!)

To show I do have SOME restraint though,look at all these darling patterns on these teacups I passed on today!And they were only 25 cents which I think shows extra praise!

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In my head I'm justifying going back and using them to make candles in...that way I won't feel the need to collect ALL the pattern.Gods,I need help I know.Vintage china patterns are like Pokemon for me,there is this weird need to collect them all!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

I Spot a Yard Sale...

I didn't get to do my thrifting this weekend.Yesterday husband took me to the post office and as we were leaving to go to the grocery store I spotted a yard sale and made him stop.I grabbed this cabinet with the glass doors for my office.Its nice to have some of my books put away nicely and my jewelry  displays for my shop inventory not cluttering up my desk anymore!I'll do better photos and more fun detail shots when I have my office before and after post ready(still working on getting it to the after part!)

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And this lamp,which I'm not sure what I want to do with it yet.I like it,it needs a shade and harp.I normally only keep lamps if they come in pairs to keep me from hoarding them since pairs are harder to find.

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You get a little sneak peek of my dining room in the photo of the lamp.My dining room is done except I don't have the money yet for baseboard which as soon as I do you can expect a before and after post on that.My office I've given up waiting for my husband to have the time to pull the paneling in it down and the dry wall up.

I'm also nowhere near having the funds to hire someone to come in and do it for me so I'm just going to work with what I got and paint the paneling and I'll hate it less until I can do it 100% right.My office was a really neglected area in the house that was really hodge podged together so I'm happy to see it starting to take shape with the pieces I need for it and I'll be able to show that off too.

That yard sale also had some more amazing pieces I sadly didn't have the funds for.I'm hoping I'll see them in a thrift around town for cheaper (here is hoping anyway!).I hope all my vintage loving mama's are having a wonderful mothers day,I'm off to enjoy the rest of the day my little ones.