Sunday, June 24, 2007

Another week gone!

I just cannot believe how fast the weeks are flying by! I feel like such a slacker for not posting since last Sunday. I didn't actually realize it had been a week until I transferred some photos of today's outing and came across some photos of my thrifting finds from earlier this week. So, buckle your seatbelts for a quick replay of this week's highlights.

Okay, this isn't a thrifting photo, but it made me laugh, so I had to share!

DH made a "fishing pole" out of some chopsticks, tape, string and a paper clip. Nathan was using it in the bathtub to fish for his little plastic boats, but last Sunday night he decided to use it for a new game......Fishing For Underwear. (I'm so proud.)He got quite a kick out of it and caught quite a few pair!

On to thrifty finds:

These items are from two different thrifts. I picked up two uncut vintage dress patterns thinking I might resell them. The buttons were only .25, so you know those had to come home with me. The pillowcases have the sweetest daisies on them. Daisies are my favorite flower and pink is my favorite color, so had to have the pillowcases. Also a nice Strawberry tablecloth that will be reappearing as an apron or two sometime in the future. And in the background, a large orange tablecloth that I'm hoping to incorporate into the Summer Fun Swap. (Don't worry Dinah, I'm not sending you an orange tablecloth!)

I think there is some good thrifting Karma going around. A few days ago I saw a set of vintage Old Maid cards on a blog (cannot for the life of me remember which one) and I really wanted a set. Low and behold, I found one! I think it's a complete set (1 thru 19, plus the Old Maid) and the illustrations are great. I think "Go Go Gertie is my favorite card. I'm not sure about Thermo Thelma. She looks a bit like Nurse Ratchet to me. They're copyrighted 1968.

And this I just had to have because she makes me happy! I remember her from my childhood, but can't remember which game or play set she comes from. Anyone know?

I have some great photos from today's Santa Barbara adventure, but they'll have to wait 'til tomorrow. We had a blast, but it's been a l.o.n.g. day and I definitely need some sleep. :)


Shara said...

Hi Christy, That is from a Fisher Price Little People play set. I still have my playhouse complete with all the poeple and funriture. I used to love to put my people on their potty. I found it too funny as a kid.

Have fun on the Summer Swap!


Katherine said...

Love the thrifted goodness you shared. I must admit my own weakness for vintage patterns and fabrics in particular.
Yes! I recognize that from one of the Fisher Price Little People sets. I had the family house and the barn set as a kid. My sisters and I played with those sets for many years and now my nieces and nephews get to enjoy them. Lucky find!

Dana said...

Great finds! Especially love the strawberry table cloth and the Old Maid cards!

I scrolled through your recent posts and would love some of those cupcakes! Can you share the recipe?

Sarah and Jack said...

I will have to cover my eyes if you cut that tablecloth.

Rebecca said...

Hi Christy! Love the Old Maid cards! I think it was my blog where you saw them, Leigh Ann and I found some and split up the decks. I am having a hard time bringing myself to use them in projects LOL!

Oh and love the giraffe pitures and the ones of you and Nathan on the beach. :)

Cheeziemommie said...

OMG!!! My Nana used to have that exact Old Maid game! And a TON more of those lil playskool people. WOW Totally taking me back! What great finds!!!