I did my JOY entry for my art journal, but added nothing to my writing journal.
I needed some inspiration.
Where better to get inspiration than the SPCA Thrift Shop.
Not only did they have 50% off everything except furniture, but they had PUPPIES!!!
No, I didn't adopt a new puppy. We are nursing Scout who had a serious leg surgery. The two cats and Willie are jealous of all the attention he is getting.
Like breakfast in bed.
BUT they do not have to wear THE CONE!
Escape, Distressed Donna, escape.
Leave Chucks with the animals and go.
Go to the thrift shop.
That's my inner voice.
So I obeyed.
The first thing I saw after snuggling with the puppies was this sex education book for children from 1930.
TITLE: Growing Up
SUBTITLE: The story of how we come alive, are born, and grow up.
AUTHOR: Karl De Schweinitz
It was rather informative and would probably work with children today.
I loved the black and white photos.
Not going to tell you of what!
Another ironstone pitcher!
This one is not as large as last week's, but it is a Bel Air Ballerina China pitcher with a platinum band around the lip.
I had stopped looking for them and now there are pitchers everywhere!
Why would I buy these vases when I took a boxful to the thrift shop back in November?
Go see Jamie at Anderson and Grant to see what beauty she created with these vases.
I plan to do a variation of what she did for these forlorn and forgotten vases.
Actually the tall one was one I donated and so I bought it back.
I also bought back a book I had donated months ago, but not on purpose.
I must start a book journal to record the titles of the books I read.
Can one person juggle four journals and a blog?
There is something about these cotton spreads or tablecloths from India that call my name.
The patterns, the colors, the versatility.
This one is pale green with a navy floral pattern.
Did you notice the sheep candle holders?
No, not a thrift store purchase. I bought these for myself for Christmas and paid real money for them.
SHHHH! Don't tell Chucks.
He thinks we have always had them.
A flock of JOY right there on the table!
So just a few purchases, but treasures all.
And I snuggled with the puppies.
And I escaped from the house on a rainy day!
Thanks to all of you who have visited my new Etsy store. Some of the treasures I find are finding themselves in the Distressed Donna Shop. Come over and visit.
Scout snoozing off the pain meds after the vet had to saw off the top of his femoral joint. We do not usually dress our dogs, but I did have to put his Santa tee on to cover the incision. I rolled it up so everyone could see it.
I am not happy. Not happy one little bit. Stop taking photos of my CONE!
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