Wednesday, November 30, 2011

End of October update

October was a busy month for us. 
The end of October especially. 

The great thing about having grandkids is you still get to enjoy Halloween.

Jackson went as a pirate and Lilly went as his parrot. 
 Our daughter-in-law Becky's mom made both outfits. 
She did an amazing job!

Jackson and Grandpa had to show off their pirate hats for the camera.

Lilly was NOT impressed with grandpa's idea that she could be the pirate and he would be the parrot!

A lot of October was spent working with one of our local theatre groups on the production of Cinderella. 
Rick was stage manager.
I worked in costumes.  One of my duties was fancy-ing up the dress as well as altering it.

I added shoulder straps to make our Cinderella more comfortable.  Then I added sparkly tulle to try to recreate the look of the dress from the Disney Cinderella.

Then I had to add a back panel to make it fit.  I used two different fabrics layered to get the look of the fabric the dress was made of--a sparkly satin and a tulle encrusted in glitter and rhinestones. 
Matched pretty good, if I say so myself.

And I got to babysit Gus-Gus and Jaques during the production. 

Have a great day!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Our anniversary...November 09, 2011

Our 21st wedding anniversary was on November 09, 2011. 
I got a dozen roses delivered at work!  First ones ever...I have to confess this is my fault.  I would rather have craft supplies, or houseplants or a house gadget.
I was floored to get something so lovely.
After I enjoyed them for a week, I decided to hang them upside down in my craftroom closet to dry.
Twenty-one years...where did all that time go?  It certainly doesn't feel like a long time at all.
And I must say that I love Rick even more now than I did when we first got married!
Have a great day!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Fall Thrifting Finds

I am back again today, who knew I would post 2 days in a row? I want to share my thrift finds from the last couple of months.

 I bought this Salty and Peppy set in October, paid more for them than I should have...but I hadn't seen any is so long. 
 I found these ornaments yesterday...not sure how old they are, I am assuming 40's or 50's.  I don't think I will hang then on my tree, I think I will stand them on a shelf or a window sill. 
 Christmas Tree Turner.  I will be placing my vintage tinsel tree in this base this year.  How fun!
I found this vintage 30's/40's tea pot ornament in it!
 Vintage made in Japan Santa mugs.  I have tons of these that I use to hold candy canes and candy at Christmas time.  I am going to put votive candles (inside glass holders) in them and put them in my kitchen window sill.
 Milk glass saucers in my favorite pattern-grape vine...thrifted in September.
 Vintage Japan Tom and Jerry mugs that Rick found on Craig's List for me.  I have a Hall Tom and Jerry Bowl and a Hall cup.  Need to find the bowl for the Christmas holidays.
Milk glass shade for my vintage coffee pot turned lamp.  A few months ago, our dog knocked the lamp off the end table and broke the original shade for it.  Found this on in October and like it better than the original...have I mentioned that I am partial to milk glass?
Vintage tree garland that Rick found about a week the box graphics!
Wedgewood Vintage Rose plates, found these in September.  I also have a partial set of these same plates with the Tudor Rose name on them.  I think I now have 8 dinner plates.
Vaseline glass dessert dishes from the 30's.  Another lady got the other 8, I feel lucky to get the 4 I got!
Vintage 40's or 50's Pyrex carafe that Rick bought for me.  It is missing it's warmer, but it came in it's original box with it's original pamphlet.  I will keep an eye out for the warmer.  We used it to serve Bloody Marys on Thanksgiving.
Milk glass nesting chicken bowl.  I now own two  .My first one was the first thing that Rick ever bought me, over 21 years ago.  The first resides in my china closet, this one resides in my bathroom holding hair clips.  Have I told you I LOVE milk glass?
Another vintage Santa mug...I just cannot pass these up with their hand painted faces.  I see so many of them in the thrift stores with no paint because someone ran them through the dishwasher or gave them too vigorous of a hand washing. 

Hope you have enjoyed my thrifty finds as much as I have!
Have a great day!