|Recent Thrift Store Find - 1970 Beistle Skeletons!|
Oh, I'm sure we'll adjust in time, but right now, the change is messing with me. I know some of you have small children, boisterous teenagers, multiple large, domesticated animals, and possibly peskier spouses underfoot all day every day, and all I can say is my hat is off to you. I honestly don't know how you do it, handle the chaos, without prescription meds or a cocktail hour commencing at 11:00 a.m.
Let's Go Shopping
Check out these handmade cards I picked up at the quilt store in Minnesota. They are made by a local woman there, Corrine McGinty. Just look at all those tiny paper folds! Each card is unique, and now I wish I had bought a few more.
A couple months back, I found this platter at a flea market for a dollar. There was no marking on the back, and I knew nothing about it, other than I liked the vintage cattail motif.
Imagine my delight when I came upon a whole bunch of this stuff at the antique mall last week. Behind locked glass, no less.
The pattern is apparently by Universal and it's called "Cattail." Go figure.
Check out the price-y tags: $25 for ONE glass, $30 for ONE creamer (not the set), etc. No, I did not ask Mr. Shop Owner for the key to the case, just whether I could take some photos. He was a nice guy and told me to have at it.
I got a quilt back from Sandy, my longarm quilter, this week. Yay! Now I'm itching to get the binding on it and get it done.
I'll share more photos once it's finished—and believe me, living in the state of in-between that has been my house the past couple weeks, I am so looking forward to finishing SOMETHING!
Loose Ends Tied
You may remember this dirty piece of Pyrex from a few Sunday Sundries ago.
I did get it clean and posted about it and some other things at The Pyrex Collective. It was nice to also find out a bit more about it from the knowledgeable and friendly folks who commented.
Norm mentioned he was hungry for enchiladas the other day, so this piece will be called to active duty soon.
With any luck, by this time next week, I may have things back in order in the half bath. It won't be fully decorated but we may have a cupboard back on the wall and a new towel bar, TP holder, and light fixture mounted. I am hopeful!
My father gave a talk at the local archeology association meeting this past week. I happened to be in the neighborhood and dropped by to listen in.
He spoke about the history of the Horicon Marsh from the mid-1800s until about the mid-1900s. How it was dammed and made a lake, then drained, the heyday of the hunting clubs, fur farms, dredging operations, ice harvesting, etc.
Thanks for visiting today. Have fun creating your own history this week!