Monday, September 24, 2012

Antique Iron Bookend

Greetings from the road in West Virginia! We are heading back home to SC after visiting my oldest brother, who lives in the Pittsburgh area. He's lived up there for a little over two years, and we finally made it up for a visit! We brought the little dog along with us - his first-ever overnight road trip! He's mostly been sleeping in my lap (so my clothes smell pretty fantastic, despite the fact that he had a bath and haircut the day before we left!). 

Monday, September 17, 2012

Vintage-y Skirt Refashion

I found this vintage-like linen skirt for either $.50 or $1.00 at a thrift shop last month.  I noticed it was a good quality (though a bit old) and pretty much knew immediately what I wanted to do with it when I saw it....but didn't know until AFTER I paid $9.00 to have dry cleaned whether or not it would fit (there was no way I was trying it on before I had it cleaned!).  Turns out, it did fit!  Darn good thing, after the dry cleaning bill turned out to be so high!!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Singer Sewing Machine Shelf and Drawers

When I saw the rusted old sewing machine base/frame as I left an antique store earlier this month, I knew I would buy it the next time I was there and crossed my fingers that no one else would have bought it in the meantime!