Thursday, February 10, 2011

A gal cannot live by paint alone

Hello friends...Happy to have you here again!
So...If you have been visiting me during the last few weeks, you know I have been doing ALOT of painting.
I feel like I haven't been out of my kitchen in ages.
I decided it was time for a field trip and yesterday was Wednesday. You know what that means....a much deserved road trip to my favorite Salvation Macy's (Army). On Wednesdays everything is 25% off....everything!
Everyone in the car!!!!!

 I am always on the lookout for great looking men's dress shirts for my couture aprons. I love this pink and yellow plaid .

I had to chuckle just a little when I pictured my husband in this purple and white stripe....NOT!
Whats with the blanket stitch on the collar and cuffs...slightly goofy, don't you think?


Then I headed to the ladies skirt department. 
BINGO!!
I found some gorgeous beauties. 
Love the worn tan and blue stripe and that very cool smocking.


This salmon pink drop waist skirt screamed "Apron" to me. I like finding these drop waist style skirts because I can incorporate the detail of the waist into my apron...maybe a cute youthful babydoll style.

apron alert!!

I swooned over this very full white embroidered skirt..already trimmed in pink at the waist and just look at that embellished hem!!! Claire, Annette...are you loving this?

pay no attention to the lavender foot at the bottom of the photo
I found this adorable strapless sundress and immediately saw an adorable patchwork full apron in it's future.


Gorgeous..gorgeous!


I can never leave without digging through the linen racks. Again...not disappointed.
I found four beautiful vintage pillowcases. Great additions to my apron stash.


Of course a trip to Salvation Macy's is never complete without a stop at the housewares section.

I giggled with joy when I spotted a Nippon porcelain teacup and saucer set for $2.00. I searched and found five sets...so for $10.00 I think I did ok. The hallmark on the bottom dates them possibly as early as 1911. 
I thought of you, Annette, when I bought these.
I really liked the design on the rim of this pretty cream plate which I will display on the recycled plate rack I showed you here.

So that was my afternoon excursion and I really enjoyed the little break from painting.
Now back to the kitchen!

Until next time....be kind and stay creative.

PS...on the way home from thrifting, my son texted me "want to meet for dinner tonight?"
Getting excited, I texted back "Sure...where do you want to go?"
He texted back "I was thinking your place"
Guess I'm cooking.....kids you gotta love them  ;-)




10 comments:

Kelly Ann said...

we so need to make a date to go thrifting....and I was thinking the same thing on the purple shirt...
xoxo

Holly Loves Art said...

Oh fun fun fun! Thank you for sharing your adventures! I giggled over the purple foot. Now that's funny! I do that all the time too. Hope you're having a great day with all your fun inspiration!
Cheers,
Holly

Kathleen Grace said...

Awww, it has to please you that your son loves to come to your home:>) You got some great stuff! Those skirts are going to rock as aprons!

devonaz said...

wow you did have a good day thrifting,,I am hoping to go out tomarrow,,if this rain ever stops..I LOVE the embroidery skirt cant wait to see what you do with that,,,love your blog,,and your etsy shop..cheers..
Devon

Marie said...

Such fun adventures at the thrift store. i can hardly wait to see what you make of these.

Hugs - Marie

Sweet Birdy Love said...

Yowsers Janet, what a haul............

Loving that beautifully embroidered skirt with the sweet birdy, you got that right Janet.

The cup and saucer are wonderful, five sets for $10.00 you get the 'Thrifting Queen' crown for sure.
Your booty is going to keep your machine humming for quite awhile.

Hope your son didn't bring a bag of laundry too Janet......

What a fabulous day, sure wish we had a Salvation Macy's like that round here.
My haul for the day was a $4.00 woollen blanket, nothing too exciting, but definitely necessary for more Pirate Cats.

Weeeeeeet morning here,just right for sewing.

Enjoy your weekend,

Claire X

TJM wanna be quilt artist said...

So please share where your favorite Macy's Salvation A is located? :-) love the china finds...

Annette said...

Okay Janet, I'm drooling all over my keyboard right now. I even realized I was leaning into my monitor to see better!! It's funny, because I went thrifting on Wednesday too, and kept thinking 'why can't I find cool stuff like Janet'! I came home empty handed. :( I can't wait to see the lovely creations you come up with!

Your son sounds like mine! If it means he's going to visit, I'll cook him whatever he wants!

Hines-Sight said...

Love what your son said. So funny!

You are so inspriring going to places and finding materials. You found some great things.

The LadyBugs Garden said...

I just love teas cups..You always served me tea or coffee in them when I visited you in Kingwood. It felt so eligent, like we were in England at tea time! Can't wait to see some more pretty aprons also. AND who wouldn't want to come eat at the Pie Ladies home. Sean know Mother cooking is best.
xoxo
Stephanie