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Thursday, August 13, 2009

framed!



this is my wall in progress. i still have a lot of wall to cover.. but i'm getting along quite nicely. it all started with the very upper right hand painting. i want to say its a turkish town. i bought it at the thrift store because of its frame but then when i brought it home i realized i really liked the painting so up it went.. hasn't moved from that spot since. then i decided to make that very boring wall into an art wall. so this is said wall currently. today i added the elephant photo too it. i like it very much. it came in a set, but the other two are hanging above my bed - they are a leopard and a lion. so they match more.

today i hit up the placerville thrift store AND the camino thrift store.. i was very successful both stores. i am so excited about my purchases. i got a big brass candle holder with a lions head on it, a glass pressed flower wall hanging, 5 iron owl pot holders, very pretty ribbon (flowered), a teeny little bowl/vase thing, a teeny tiny wooden box filled with 5 handmade dolls that are called "worry dolls" - and they come with instructions that say : [GUATEMALAN WORRY DOLLS : According to legend. Guatemalan children tell one worry to each doll when they go to bed at night and place the dolls under their pillow. In the morning the dolls have taken their worries away.] i already own a big worry doll made of yarn, it stays under my pillow with my dream box..

i also got 2 old old cigarette holders.. they are pretty expensive because they are leather and vintage. i am excited about it. they are made by princess gardner. i don't smoke tho. so they are just for looks. i also got two mugs.. very pretty. i also got.. A GREEN CHAIR! its sooo great. i love it so much. it was selling for $25.. but i know the manager so i got it for $15! i am so thrilled. i wish it could fit into my room. or even better.. i wish i had an apartment in salt lake city that i could put it in.. *sigh*. until then, the chair will reside in my basement. its so great tho.



so yeah. the reason i went to the thrift store was to look for treasures for my package exchange buddies. and i was successful so far, but i have more to get for them! i am excited. once i have all of their things together i will photograph their new things before i ship them so that everyone can see. fun fun. where have all the bloggers gone anyway? i get no love here.

3 comments:

Ginger said...

Cassie, I just bought a little wooden chair for $5 at a thrift store and then come right home and sanded and painted it. I love how it turned out. It think I have myself a new hobby!

Ginger said...

I mean came home. I can't type anymore.

Ruta said...

haha i too am going to go look for things for the package exchange. i already have some things, but i need to put them together. i am very excited for this exchange. :)