Honestly, as soon as this little town of ours got a Target a couple years ago I thought, "Okay. I guess I can live here to the rest of my life." Life is what you make of it--wherever you happen to live, but some cute-stuff shopping is almost a basic necessity, don't you think? With the Easter stuff Target is currently offering this egg stand for, I think $12.99?
and if you don't have eggs, it's good for holding candy, too
by the way, it comes in a perfectly lovely shabby-chic off white. I think I was just excited to have something to paint with my new can of Krylon Ocean Blue that Monica turned us on to last summer.
So if the whole Easter thing isn't your bag you can use it to hold supplies and what-nots
Do you think if I keep these bits and bobs out in the open I'll be more likely to start making jewelry again?
eh...probably not. Too many sewing projects lined up at the moment. :-)
I'll stop with the pictures now. I'm also thinking this will get spray painted pink for Kadence's princess birthday party this Fall and have it hold white choc dipped strawberries. (yes, I'm already planning a party 6 months away. You knew I was a nut, right?)
I think with the advent of ebay, antique shopping as we once knew it will never be the same. The prices, here in CA anyway, just take all the fun out of even looking. I do still have one annual event that I can look forward to. The Cancer Society thrift shop has a Vintage and Antiques sale during this three day weekend. Some folks probably say "the prices are so high for a thrift shop!" but I say, "Yay! Affordable antiques and collectibles!" The sale started on Friday and I made the sad mistake of taking Madison in with me. She was in a stroller, but screamed her head off the whole 8 minutes that I tried to shop. I tell you what--when I ran back the next day sans kids, it about killed me to hear they had $7000 in sales that first day. OH what did I miss!? I guess I don't need to know. I did a fair amount of damage to the wallet even only getting second day stuff. Lots of hankies and pristine mercury glass garlands and fabric and various doodads. I did want to share this lovely hexagon or honeycomb quilt top that I got.
It's all hand sewn, of course. I clipped it up on the 10 foot quilt wall to show how big it is. The fabrics are so sweet and still vibrant
I know some will shudder to hear this but I think I've decided to use it, albeit sparingly, as fabric. Small projects like bags and totes, maybe individual pieces as pincushions. It would see a lot more of the world that way than finished off as a quilt and hidden under a bedspread or shoved in a closet. That's what I'm thinking for now, anyway.
Well, I hope you all are having a fine weekend. And don't forget to look for the egg stands if you happen to be by Target. :-)
OH!! And check out the links in my new right sidebar for Creative Jens. Just like you always notice other pregnant people when you are in the same boat, or when you're feeling chubby and only notice skinny people---over the years I couldn't help but notice how many other creative Jen's I run across in blogland. So I finally put together a list dedicated to them. They're all awesome in their own particular ways. Please let me know if I've forgotten someone!