Thursday, May 20, 2010
Give Us Dirty Laundry
There has been some impromptu thrift shopping this week, with good results.
We've been meaning to replace the country decor wall mirror in the entryway with something different. Almost bought an interesting piece of metal and enamel wall art on Monday, but it was a bit pricey so we walked away. Yesterday, we found this at Goodwill for $9.99.
Nice fit with the telephone table from a couple weeks ago, huh?
In a different Goodwill store, I heard the voice of Napoleon Dynamite. He was saying, "Follow your heart, Pedro. It's what I do." I don't know why he referred to me as Pedro, but it's close enough. I took his advice and brought this home:
Also this, since I was following my heart:
It's a sickness, and I am afflicted. Pyrexia.
Then, because the week (and this post) hasn't been discombobulated enough, I decided to give Colorado Lady's stain fighting recipe a try on some old linens. I didn't take "before" pics, but trust me they were stained, one of them almost beyond hope.
They soaked for about 36 hours. Check out the water. Ew, gross.
Then I rinsed them multiple times, washed them in the machine on gentle with a double rinse, and hung them on the line to dry.
I am happy to report that they turned out great! Most of the stains are gone, and what traces that remain are much, much, much better than they were.
There were a couple pieces of my mom's embroidered handiwork.
I also soaked a couple of schmutzy vintage feed sacks I found at the thrift store a few months ago, and they came totally clean.
This one makes me want to sing the Sponge Bob theme song, for some reason.
This print is vintage dress forms. Love it!
Finally, I followed my heart to where my Bleeding Heart bush was putting on its finale of the season.
Are you following your heart this week?