Thursday, November 29, 2012

My Most Recent Finds

I shouldn't have stopped!  I shouldn't have stopped!  Last night, I stopped at Einstein's Attic, a little thrift store I love that is just down the street and around the corner from me.  Among a few Christmas presents I can't mention right now, I got the following really cool stuff!

First were these two books in "The Boy Scouts" boys' series from the early 20th century.  These are volumes one and two.

I also got this pack of 15 Flair Squares in the blue and green Wildflowers pattern, no. 2708-C 68-A.  The pack was $1.00!  I usually see this pattern in the brown and yellow version.

I also purchased a Christmas tin (not in photo, but a little newer) for $2.00.  Inside, were these vintage ornaments and pins.

I can't believe all the stuff they have in there, every time I go in!  They also have a ton of vintage owl stuff (including a huge clock - the clock had an 18" owl on each side, one snowy owl and one with ear tufts), some cool vintage aprons, other vintage textiles, typewriters, vintage furnishings and accessories, etc.  I never fail to find fun stuff there!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

My Newest Paint-By-Number Painting

I got one of my favorite paint-by-number paintings over the weekend - one of a set of two (no one knows where the other one is) that my mom did many, many years ago (don't tell her I said that!).  I've loved it for years.  And the colors in it are some of my favorites - the turquoises, pale yellows, blues and greens - and just a hint of apricot!  Here it is:

Beautiful, huh?  In these photos of me and my younger brother at the piano (circa 1962), you can see the pair of paintings in the background, hanging over the couch - the one on the left is the one I have now:

I think, actually, that the frame is original, but my mother later slapped the gold paint on it to use for another piece of art.  Don't know whether to take it back to the original, more blond wood look or leave it this way - it appears to look fine with the gold.  Anyway, I love it and am so glad to have it!