Saturday, August 25, 2007

OMG Estate Sales R Us

When I woke up this morning around 6:30ish I wondered what I was going to do today. I sat down and pinned a couple of more pieces together for Nanny's quilt and thought to myself today would be a good day for garage sales....nea, Estate Sales!

Why waste your time at garage sales sifting through the junk of people and who knows what you would find. Go straight for the good stuff I always say.

I found this ad in the Austin Statesman this morning:

Central - FINE ESTATE SALE 1914 Victorian estate in Hyde Park, a time capsule of the very finest china-crystal -Roseville-Staffordshire- Limoges-too numerous to list-old Persian rugs-exquisite American furniture- 1960's collection of vintage Mexican pottery, iron & decor-rare Life mags, paper & vintage postcards-linens, quilt fabrics-vintage hats & clothes-rare books-costume jewelry-the best of everything & some good old junk too. Fri, 24th at 9am-5pm (no earlier!). Sat, 25th, 9-5. Sun, 26th, 10-5 half price. CC & cash only. Park smart or ride the bus. 506 Texas Ave. 38th at Duval. This great lady had fine stuff, come and see
First Date Published: 24-Aug-07
Source: Statesman Classifieds

Delighted with my newest direction of buying, I headed out early to beat the crowd only with the presumption that I would only look for fabric...vintage of course. wouldn't believe what I FOUND....LOOK!!!

My first find was a picture frame containing old flower post cards...

My second find was a pair of lights..yippee!

Next up were some small stuff: Tinkertoys, anytime note cards, teapot, really cool purple hat, glass bowl and some old vases (Haeger and Redwing). Cool old sheet pans, old rag rugs and a brooch thrown in! But that's not all I tell you. Not by far!!

Then I went into the backyard and found a lamp and a chandelier that you will find amazing..

Why stop there?!! Don't even think about it! I found some old fabric shears and shoe horns (metal), antique glass salt bowls and mother of pearl spoons to match!

Then I found what I call the best of the best... a kick ass actual silver mirror!! Jealous???!!! You should be! I got the mirror for pennies and it is worth thousands!! Whoo Haa Haa Haa!!!!!

This was my final purchase, I just love old ties. Brodie doesn't look to happy but his momma was considering I purchased all this for just a few hundred dollars.

New Hutch for my fabric - UPDATED

I was inspired! I found and conquered what I would be my first installment of my fabric/creative furniture pieces. :)

You will have to judge for yourself though.
Notice the vintage wash bins I picked up many years back for $1 each.
Goodie for me!!!!

UPDATED..check out the new picture of my lamps. I re-wired them and now they match perfectly.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

The Kiwi

The need to keep fidgeting

Most Excellent Kid Boutique

Keep you kids in style, cool patterns!

The Perfect Craft Room

I want to document what I would think would be the perfect room to be creative.

I even thought of incorporating a laundry room inside my craft room (well hidden behind cabinets).

The large floating island that can be used a mixed craft work table and a large hutch to store all my knick knacks.

Ready for a new Venture

I have been finding different images that really spark my interest and would love to adapt them to my current style of nothing.
I find that as I look at patterns that I am alot like those that tempt my pocketbook.

Here is a prime example of what I aspire to be like in years to come.

This is a designer that creates the fabric I love.

She is inspiring to make a brighter and cheerier life. I have also seen her craft room and hopefully soon, when Justin and I buy a house, we will have something very similar.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

My likes and more likes

I really really like Kat from L.A. Ink!! I noticed her on Miami Ink but she was always disrespected from those guys. I am so happy for her that she has her own place and that she is making something for herself.
She makes L.A. cool again! And she makes me want a tattoo...heehehe.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Gearing up for Nanny's 80th Birthday

I decided that I would make a quilt for Nanny's birthday. This past weekend, Justin and I drove to San Antonio with the task of tricking out our new BBQ trailer. While I was there I was going to trick Nanny into picking her colors for her quilt. hehehe It worked. I played the role of "color-blind" and she laughed but quite took over to pick her own quilt colors.
The colors that she chose remind me of a fall harvest. Mustard yellow, Harvest wheat with a green background and slate. The borders (not shown) will be orange and the back will be a mustard/orange flower mix. Quite pretty, I should say.
After only working on it for 3 days (off and on), I have 10 blocks and more fabric cut to sew.