Friday, July 16, 2010

hello and welcome!

yes i know, i know, i can already hear you asking "don't you already have a blog?" why yes i do. The Tink-n-Frog. i started that blog because i was mostly focused on knitting. tink (which is knit backwards and it also means to gently un-knit something) and frog (which means to just wildly pull the loose yarn and let the knitted stitches jump apart like frogs), was the reason I chose that as a title for the blog and the etsy store, which is now laying dormant.

anywho i digress.... i decided that i would like to start another blog that showed off more of the all encompassing crafting and thrifting that i do. as i have stated in The Tink-n-Frog blog that our youngest son kindly dropped my newish digital camera, twice. funny thing, digital cameras don't like to be dropped twice. i dare say the like being dropped once, but the poor digi camera had it on the second drop and decided to pack it's virtual bags and take of to climes less likely to involve being dropped by 2 year old little busy bodies. or at least i would like to think so. having said that, i am currently without a digital camera and am relying on my cell phone camera to take pix. now i am by no means a camera guru, or even a camera novice for that fact. but for some reason my cell phone camera skills are even less than my digi camera skills. my husband on the other hand seems to be able to get good photos by using his cell phone. personally i am beginning to believe that when my miffed and disgruntled twice dropped digi camera decided to hoof it, it chose to warn the camera on my cell phone. so i think that the phone cam is justly a little camera shy (muwahahahaha, yup i totally meant that as a pun).

moving right here we are sitting at my new blog...would you like a cuppa? i found some really lovely tea recently and would love to pour you a cuppa.

it's Primula Flowering Tea, white tea with peach. first it actually flowers after it steeps in the teapot. second, it's got such a light and delicate flavor. i placed the flower in the glass cup so you can see what it looks like after it "blooms".

I think i will start off showing you some of the lovelies i have found while sale-ing this season. if you were not aware i love to garage sale and thrift. it's always like a wonderful treasure hunt. sometimes we come home with some amazing finds and other times....yeah not so much. but come every Friday, after i zoom through my wee exciting job of cleaning the local post office, i run home to see which one of my companions will be joining me that morning. once that is decided we head out for the adventure. i usually restrict my sale-ing to just our town, which is 6.4 square miles (by technical definition a township). our town is very garage sale friendly. there are certain telephone poles that everyone uses to post their signs. it makes it awfully easy to see who is
having what where. our local paper prints a convenient list of sales going on for the weekend that is available on Wednesday.

first, allow me to share with you this wonderful picture i found.

she was marked a whole $.25. yup that's right 25 cents. at first when i saw her i thought 25 cents for a frame in good condition and that size was a great deal. but then i got to looking at her and decided that we could become great chums. i love the wee lasses sweet expression. i'm not sure if you can tell but the flowers and her basket have been embroidered, as well as parts of her dress and hat. the rest of the picture is printed on the fabric. she is currently keeping company with this shelf and a few other goodies in my foyer/kitchen/dining/entrance area of our palatial hovel.

when we found this little shelf it was just your plain ol' boring wood. so i painted it in a casual white (not me being charming the actually color name of the paint) and trimmed it in vintagey aqua (me being charming and picking the name of the color (grin)) that i mixed.

this little pix will hopefully give you a better idea of the vintagey aqua color

as you can see from the scary photo quality how shy my cell phone camera is acting. hopefully my husband can help coax it to be more cooperative with me soon.

well i guess that's a good start to this new wee blog.
thanks for stopping by and come back soon.

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