Friday, November 28, 2008

Thanksgiving at Our Cabin and Estate Sale Scores

Thanksgiving was great! Mom and I worked around the kitchen and made a pretty tasty meal. There was a minor disaster when mom dropped the just-from-the-oven sweet potatoes on the floor. The casserole dish did not shatter but there was orange goo everywhere. On the floor, the cabinets, the ceiling and on mom. Other than that, it was wonderful. We packed up dessert and headed out to the cabin. I quite enjoyed my pecan pie while swinging on the porch watching geese fly over the lake. It's so nice spending time with my fam.

A really great estate sale at 9:00 AM is my idea of a perfect "black Friday". Tyler went with me and we came across a pretty good selection of loot.

2 metal porch chairs: $25/chair (a new paint job will be had in the spring)
2 old frames: $4.00 and $6.00 (a little wood and some chalkboard paint)
A pair of peach Yves Saint Laurent vintage shades: $1.00
9 piece aluminum spice rack: $4.00

Certainly beat the mall...however, some people at estate sales can get quite hasty. A pardon me, excuse me every once in a while might be nice? After all, it's only stuff. We do live in Oklahoma and a big twister could take it away in a second. How about some perspective people. Tis' the season to be merry! Remember?

For those of you around Norman, the sale is on Oklahoma east of Classen and will be going on Saturday and Sunday. Loads of stuff. Happy hunting!
Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Sunroom / Office Before and After

Since Tyler and I have been married, I've noticed my tendencies toward pastels may not be the most conducive for our home. I have realized that my chance to decorate with pink probably won't come around again until we have a little girl. ( Not for a while mom :) )

Here are some pics of our sunroom. We use it for our office and it's a great place to sit and drink tea and read a book.

The pink, vintage hospital bedside table was moved to our guest bedroom.

I made new curtains with an Amy Butler print to give us a little more privacy since the sun room sits on the corner. My bird nest fern is thriving in its sunny conditions.

I covered a cork board with some vintage fabric I found at the Cleveland county flea and I installed the shelf myself. The power drill and I are becoming great friends. For organizing stationery and tucking away computer cords, I bought some boxes from Martha Stewart's line at Michael's.
I re-upholstered the chair with a dark grey linen and painted the desk a mustard yellow. Brown damask full length curtains make make it easy to block out the evening sun.

The gray filing cabinet adds a little "gender neutrality". I like the end result. It's still pretty feminine but I think Tyler likes it too.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Holy Moley! Can't wait!

and I'm officially 14 again... Tyler and Brady got tickets for Erica and me (and them) for the 10:20 show Friday night. It's going to be epic!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

More new additions at Collected Thread

A few more pics of new items for sale just in time for colder weather.

Cozy neck wraps $24.00
Lots of different colors with cloth covered and vintage button closures.

Hand knit head bands/ear warmers are $20.00

Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

New inventory photos

Here are a few of the items I added at Collected Thread.

Something to bundle up in...

A dropwaist number even your cat will take notice of...

Fun, unique flourishes for your fabulous hair... (and for only 8 bucks!)

Friday, November 7, 2008

New Additions at Collected Thread

Hi Friends!

Just writing to let you know I have new inventory to add at Collected Thread. 1940s and 50s swing coats, hand knit neck warmers and hand made hair adornments. Get a jump on Christmas shopping! Go check it out. Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008