Thursday, April 29, 2010

You Know You Had One Of These--Dont Deny It

Maybe it was a southern thing.

Maybe it was an Alabama thing.

If you lived through the 80s, there is a good chance that you had or knew someone who had a t shirt dress. I'll admit it. I had two! They were made several ways--with a t shirt on the top and a coordinating fabric sewn on the bottom or two t shirts sewn together with a coordinating fabric band joining the two pieces. I got a little nostalgic when I saw this beauty on the Goodwill rack:

This crafter gets bonus points for the nifty appliques that bring all of the colors together and meld them into a pile of 80s goodness.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Random and Bizarre Things Seen At The Thrift Store

I was in the Goodwill the other day when this caught my eye. There was this huge cabinet / desk type piece furniture that had been turned on its side, I guess from being wheeled in on the cart. On the underside of the piece was this collection of lipstick blots. Why, as my Mama would say "pray tell", would someone repeatedly kiss the underside of a piece of furniture? Bizarre! I have several theories...none of which will I mention here.

At America's Thrift I saw this faux marble kit. This is special to me because when we moved into our house some 18+ years ago, the Mr. did a fine faux marble job around our fireplace. Why would anyone want faux marble--which was essentially a lot of paint carefully swirled and applied over the top of sheetrock? I'll tell you why. It was the early 90's. That's how we rolled. For $2.98 I could have brought it back. Just sayin'.

And finally, I've stated before that I love learning new things. I also love learning of associations. Well, wrap your brain around this association. Kevin Trudeau of the "Natural Cures" book fame apparently had another As Seen On TV product: Kevin Trudeau's Mega Memory. I did not take the time to open this kit. Apparently Kevin has been an entrepremanure, um, entrepreneur for a long time!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

My $20 Yard Sale Rug

I am participating in Southern Hospitality's Thrifty Treasures Monday. Hello to everyone stopping by from there! I look forward to Rhoda's party every week. I so enjoy visiting the participating blogs.

I found this rug while "sale-ing" last year with my sister. It was only $20.00 and I absolutely fell in love with it. I bought it to go in our master bedroom but then decided to use it in the dining room instead. I am so glad I did! It has colors that I normally would not put in this room but I think it adds a certain richness. I love the huge luggage tag design on the rug. It has so many beautiful colors. My sister is my partner in crime when it comes to helping me load large pieces like this. I could tell you a story of how she helped me get a cabinet in my Mom's Suburban which was already loaded with groceries--but I'll save that for another time :).

I took these pictures with my iPhone so the quality is not the best. I heart my iPhone by the way. Please head over to Southern Hospitality to admire more treasures.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

What's Been Going On With Me Lately

What's been going on with me lately? Let me see....hmm....where to begin? I have been seeing an allergist regarding my persistent rash (4 years) that no one can seem to explain. So far, the consensus is eczema. I'm allergic to something. "Something" is the mystery word. Hence, the picture below. The "x" below was the control spot for the allergy skin test. If you have a reaction on that spot they are able to tell if the test is working. It stung like a bee sting for a few minutes so I guess it worked.

Yardsale season is in full swing in southern Alabama. I was out at 6:00 a.m. this morning headed to my first stop of the day, a church yardsale. I am a yardsale junkie! It was still dark outside when I left home.

OH MY GOODNESS! It could not have been a prettier day! The Azaleas are in full bloom! It is so beautiful with the big bursts of color everywhere. The downside is they will only bloom about a week longer and then they are gone until next year.
I found several things--some to sell and some things to keep and even somethings for family. I saw two unique vases at different sales. When I saw the second one I was like.....Ok....what's going on? When I asked how much the vase was the woman running the sale asked her mom "Mom, how much for this Gladiola vase?" Mystery solved. It has a unique fan shape. It kind of resembles a seashell. I know you'd like to see a picture of it. Too bad--it's still in my car. Since it was $2.00 so I decided to take a chance on it. I'm glad I did. When I researched it when I got home I saw several in the $60 range. Mine is unmarked so it may not be as valuable but I figure IF I get ready to part with it, I'll be able to make a little profit. I also discovered that the flower is also called Gladiolus. I love learning new stuff!
The good news is that I've already listed on eBay a lot of what I bought this morning. If you'd like to see my eBay auctions you can go here: MsJackiesJunque's auctions.