Monday, January 29, 2007

still going strong

Things are going well. My MIL and I are thrifting and crafting away.

C in her 'nerd' glasses...

unhappy K

My MIL found this on one of our excursions (it is most definitely her style and not mine) the stand was unpainted so I had her paint and distress it and then we added the buttons. The dress was dirty so I tea stained it.

I made a button bouquet for the MIL's bathroom.

the multitude of buried dreams represented in this photo -

I thought this was enchanting...

I found this old photo - on the back it says Sybil Baley Portland Rose Festival Queen 1915.

two of the three mirrors we found...

a valet chair that we found - from the 'Bombay Store' - I think it will end up in the guest bedroom...


  1. Oh.

    I am trying REALLY hard not to be jealous.

    Really hard.

    It isn't working.

  2. These are all just great. I looooooove the button bouquet and your kiddies are gorgeous as ever. Glad everything is going well. Hugs.

  3. I like the little heart/dress stand with the buttons. I guess your MIL and I have the same style. :)

    Your finds are just awesome. C looks so cute in her nerd glasses. hehe I can't see K for some reason. I hope my computer is not melting down. It's getting pretty slow.

    Glad things are going well!

  4. Oh I want to go thrifting with you!!!!!! students loved your tree photos ;) I am a mirror nut too...mirrors and grapevine wreaths.

  5. Its funny, the first time I read this I thought the buried dreams was referring to the button on the bouqet--and the dreams blooming through them : )

    Its so amazing how art can bring such joy and healing...

    Blessed Week : ) Wendy

  6. I wanna come on an "excursion" with you!
    All of this is so beautiful, and simple.
    You bought it all for me, didn't you! :)

  7. What great finds! And, the button bouquet is so creative.