Weird, no? Yes, very weird. But not quite as weird as what my husband found in the litter box first thing in the morning the other day. Behold my friends...
Somehow Mr. Precious found and unrolled an ENTIRE roll of paper towels, and placed them neatly in his litter box. Which is in the basement, because litter boxes are gross. So do you think this was a hint? Was it not clean enough for Mr. Precious? He is quite the messy cat, and I do keep his litter box clean enough thank you very much! But just look at all the litter on his stairs. He flings it everywhere!
And now here's the princess Rosie where she shouldn't be..
In the hole of the cat tree. And she didn't want to come out. I think she's still sad because she had THE operation on Tuesday. Poor little princess. I think she's still wondering HOW we could do that to her. Since she is a princess after all.
See? She has a little shaved square on her arm from her iv, and stitches on her belly...so sad. So you can stay in the cat tree all you want you sweet little snuggly angel baby. We love this girl.
Now it's time to show you some of my birthday money purchases! You know how kids get so exited when they get birthday money because they get to go shopping and pick out whatever they want!! Well that's me. And my shopping destination was a couple of local antique malls. Which I haven't been to in quite a long time. These places are really hit and miss. Sometimes you find treasures, sometimes nothing. I definately found some treasures. So here's the first thing I found. I was so exited when I saw it I almost threw up on my shoes.
An old blue mixer! The lady at the antique mall even plugged it in for me to show me that it works. I am in love.
Next I found a lovely collection of WWII era tablecloths and tea towels. A woman had just brought them in. They had spent decades in a bag in her mother's attic. I carefully picked out a few to bring home with me.
I hung this lovely table runner above my kitchen sink. I love how it looks when the light shines through.
This hand embroidered tea towel is hanging on the fridge.
It is quite close to it's friend the tablecloth, which is hanging over the bread box.
I love this old dresser. I found it at the Goodwill for about $30. I've thought about painting it white, but I really like it's natural color too.
Now it's on to the lovely old tea towel on my oven. I love this one!
I also found a couple of old faded aprons. The red one I already had. It is the one that my grandma made for herself years ago. I remember her wearing it while she worked in the kitchen, cooking, baking, and making me playdough. Wearing it makes me feel connected to her. I wonder what the grandmas were like who wore these other aprons.
And now for my favorite finds. Favorites because I'll be able to create something out of them.
Are you kidding me?? Is what I was thinking when I saw these two precious stacks. They are quite old, and quite frankly, not made very well. I wonder if a child made them? Their quirkyness adds to the joy they bring when I look at them. Now what will I do with them? Your ideas would be much appreciated. Here are a few close-ups.
They're like candy. So after this find I was thinking that I hit the mother load and it couldn't get any better... But then I saw this all folded up. I think it fell out of heaven.
An old quilt top. Ready to be finished.
All of the fabrics in this quilt top are amazing, and all for about $25. Not too shabby. Let's see what else did I pick up... oh, this little table runner.
I can't pass up things like this. I think it was $2.
And last but not least. The girls found an old game of Monopoly for $5. And it has all of it's pieces. This is what we put off starting our schoolwork for over the past couple of days. The girls are loving it and they think it's soooooo old. I thinks it's from the 70's.
Of course we're playing Monopoly on one of my new vintage tablecloths!
I was leafing through my new Country Living last night and read a line that sums up this entirely too long post (sorry).
A multitude of small delights constitutes happiness.
Right on Charles. x