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We spent Friday looking for a desk. We found an old metal one for $10 at a print shop that’s going out of business because the owner’s retiring. I also spent $10 on a whole bunch of excellent quality paper and a pretty big box of envelopes. It was a great deal and I’d have loved to have gotten more.
I found an old-school old school projector (heh) at Goodwill for $15. It was all I could do not to shriek. I snatched it up, of course, and now I just have to see if it works. I think it will.

We went to a few yard sales both Friday and Saturday. My best finds have to be the comb/carder and bowl pictured in the photo. The bowl is handmade and I can use the comb for my wool and both together were only 50 cents. I also got a large working George Foreman grill for $2. We have a small one but it’s not really big enough to even cook a couple of burgers. I may see if the boyfriend wants the big one to take with him to his new place if he moves, since he and his friends would eat burgers more than we do. If not I’ll have to clear out space in the kitchen for it since there is NO counter room.

For now, I need to get back to working on the house. Furniture needs to be moved and floors need to be cleaned and it is too lazy of a grey and windy day to be focusing on such things. But I guess I should.

By the way, the owl salt and pepper shakers from the photo are listed in the shop if you’re interested. (edit: They’ve sold!) I had to fight myself not to keep them. My owls are quickly gaining on my elephant collection.

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I was going through photos of things for the shop and came across this one of a vintage baby jacket I’m going to sell: spring lambs
I just really love the way the shot turned out and it makes me all kinds of happy to look at the delicate little lambs and the bright spring green of the trees in the back. It’s a great photo for my mood as of late, with all the spring colors and sunshine and crafty details.

I am totally in love with this jacket and I had to have it the moment I saw it, even though I had no idea at the time what I would do with it. I was antique shopping with an old friend and discovered it tucked away among some other items. If I had kids I would so keep it. But I don’t and I’d rather it be used and well loved now rather than sit in a drawer somewhere until I eventually get around to having my own children. It’s super, super soft and not only is it vintage but it’s entirely handmade as well. And sooo sweet. I can’t even decide which bit is my favorite but right now I’m especially admiring the ribbon bow.

I haven’t listed it yet but I already know I’m going to be sad to see it go.

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