This past week I practiced a little restrained shopping.
No, Chucks did not put physical restraints on me.
I have hidden the straight jacket so he cannot find it!
I decided I had enough projects to do in the house.
Plus I was much more interested in working in the yard.
Regular readers probably will not believe this, but working in the yard is more fun to me than thrift shopping and painting combined.
I pinky swear!
Habitat was having Senior Discount Day so I had to participate in that.
Pair of lovely frames needing a total makeover to become something fabulous.
Already fabulous is the vintage tin red and yellow spool of cable.
After cleaning it, I will put this in my Etsy shop.
It has a cool industrial vibe.
Love the painted graphics and the paper labels.
It does have some cable left on it.
I am seeing it with a wire run through the middle and hung for a towel holder.
A wooden art box.
I now have a set of three in different sizes and a definite plan for them.
Another cool graphic on the box.
Also one long metal tray - probably meant for candles or a bread plate.
I see a sign - hanging by wire.
Things hanging by wire seem to be a theme here.
At 50% off at the SPCA Thrift Shop in Mitchell Shopping Center (a plug for my buddies there!), I could not pass up fifteen white hankies.
A lady asked if I was buying all of them.
Some gelatin molds - not marked Jello or Royal so fair game for a crafting project.
A vintage lanyard with oh-so delightful vintage key chains with plastic and metal charms.
And a couple of vintage keys.
Hammered aluminum - no kin to Hammered Rosemary! (Read all about her here!) - three small trays and one small serving bowl with lid.
All will be on Etsy.
The tiny Made in Italy strainer is staying - love the yellow handle on it.
Last this rusty tin with "Hooks S J"
written on it. Sorry, no S hooks or J hooks to be found for it, but I loved the patina.
The bird thing is a puzzle.
The globe the bird is sitting on does not open.
There is a hole in the bottom as if it once sat on something else.
It is rather pretty.
May need a little verdigris finish.
Can I just say Chucks was suitably impressed with me riding around in a somewhat empty truck?
There are only a few projects hanging around the living room. (There's another reference to hanging.)
(Well, to be honest, the dining room table is piled with projects.)
As Chucks was commenting on how fast I was churning things out, the mail carrier came up to the door.
With large envelops.
Yes, I shopped online.
We have discussed this before.
I don't think it really counts.
I better go and paint or plant something quick.
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