Monday, January 09, 2012

Bad Blogger

I'm sorry, I've been neglecting my blog a lot lately. I blame it on my Kindle Fire. I can't upload pictures on that, and if you looked at my last post, it's a tiny bit hard to type a lot on it. My last post isn't that bad, but it did take forever to write, the kindle likes to guess what word I'm going to type, and if it chooses that one, it just throws it in. I had to go back and correct a lot.

Anyways, here's what I've been doing since my last post. My mother and I went to an antique mall in Story City on New Year's day to look for strike plates for my bathroom door, ok she went to look for those, I went for fun. She didn't find any, if anyone has any strike plates, or knows of where to find any, let me know.
I found a few cool things that if I had the money and places for them I would have bought, like this gorgeous mirror:
And this cute Christmas tree:

I've been reading on people's blogs about cool vintage Christmas trees, and while I loved this one and quite a few other ones, I just don't have the space for them maybe when I have my own house and more space I'll buy one.
Also found this cool thread cabinet:

This next booth was just filled wall to wall with glass:

I'm trying to cut back on spending money on glass or dishes, so I didn't even look.

Also found this cool picture frame:

And this cast iron piece:

And this neat silver vase:

I did end up buying some things, like these buttons:

They were actually in this cool strawberry jar filled with buttons, I've decided to spend my money on vintage buttons lately.
The booth where I found these buttons had boxes full of buttons in bags, jars of buttons, cards of buttons as well as bags of trim. I didn't buy any trim, but I could have spent all day just going through this booth.

I also bought these cool buttons:

And these:

As well as this tiny bank book from my hometown:

It measures 4 inches tall by 2.5 inches wide. There's nothing written in it, but anything vintage from Ames, IA, I'm always game for.

These are my rejects from the strawberry jar, anyone want some buttons? I'm thinking of selling them on my etsy shop, unless someone here wants them.

This last week, I've just been working, and will be working all this week as well, this is pretty much my only free time this week, as it's RUSH at the bookstore again. We lost another person at the library, so I am again working 5 days a week, I'm not complaining, but it's nice to have a weekday off once in awhile.

I've really been neglecting art lately, after finishing my December swaps, I haven't needed to make anything, so I haven't. I cancelled my December CollageATC swap because we had 2 people interested, and since no one's said anything about being interested this year, I haven't bothered setting up swaps. I haven't seen much I want to participate in in my other Yahoo group, I kinda want to do a Valentine's swap, but more of buying for someone else than making something. Anyone heard of any?

And that's all that's been happening here, hopefully something exciting will come up. I do have to get on my desktop because there's a few things I can't do on the kindle online, so I will try to check back in more frequently.

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