Well, it is officially fall! The sweet old ladies have officially reopened the thrift store that they close on my for the summer months. I stopped by yesterday and found a couple fabulous treasures!
I found this really cool 'We Americans' book that was published back in the mid 70's. It has some really wonderful images in it that I plan to use in my art! It also showcases a 'fascinating' world view *insert eye roll here* that sort of made me laugh. It's amazing how EVERY family can look EXACTLY the same! Yikes! Anyway, the book was a steal at 50 cents!
You can also see the little embroidery hoop in that shot. That was 25 cents, so I picked it up, as that is a great price and it's totally something I will use in one way or another!
THIS, however, is what I was most excited about. I don't know what it is about these things, but I just love them! And I have no intention of it ever being in my kitchen, by the way! HA! Nope. I think it will look absolutely lovely with colorful supplies strategically stacked inside! Of course, it is in need of a lovely paint job, but once that is done it will look FABULOUS!!!! I can't wait!
And then there is this.
Oh....wait....that didn't come from the thrift store. HA! BUT, I did just get it yesterday and I am TOTALLY WICKED EXCITED ABOUT IT!!!!! You see, I've been dealing with what I lovingly refer to as a 'stupid phone'. Yes, it could get online, but it didn't have a browser and was pretty ineffective, it had no navigation, and it basically could just text and call and stuff. Oh...and play music. But that was IT! Now, I am the proud owner of a REAL. LIVE. SMART PHONE!!!! Yup. The Droid Incredible. It's fast, it's easy to use, and it can do SO MUCH! I am super excited! I can even send texts by speaking. How cool is THAT?! Pretty darn. Just say'n. I can also tell it to find the closest Five Guys and it will find it and then politely tell me how to get there. LOVE THAT! Only one tiny glitch...it seems that at the moment all my incoming calls are still going to my old phone. Texts, emails, etc. are all coming to my new phone and I can make outgoing calls that show up as me with my new phone. So. Basically, that is strange. But I will call Phil, the nice guy who sold us the phones later today and see what I can find out about that.
OH!!! I have a question for you guys today....so while I was at the thrift store I found this adorable pair of Nine West white shoes. They are a vintage style, while not really vintage. It's a pump of sorts with three straps that go over the foot with buttons at the end of each strap and a pointy toe and a vintage style heel. They are really cute, although, I'm not 100% sure what I would wear with them. They are in okay shape - not great, but not too bad. They were definitely worn many times. They are $2.50. I don't usually buy shoes at thrift stores, though, 'cause I'm afraid of the whole foot thing. What is YOUR opinion on that? Should I go get them and get over it or is that just gross? Hmmmm.....things to ponder.