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Jun 21, 2012

Thrifting, Quilt Pattern? Possessed Cat, Surprise (Don't Tell Anyone!)


Thrifting- I forgot to add the picture above from my last trip. $1.50 and fits in my dining room vintage motif great! I may distress the frame edging, maybe. I also got a new summer purse, quilt, shoes, and small wire hanging display for my vintage kitchen stuff collection.

I love my Land's End shoes (durable & comfortable brand), looks like they were never worn, but I'm OCD, so I put in some liners anyway, cool and comfy, and $4.00! I could wear these to work with slacks and who would know ;) Ha ha!
People are work would probably be shocked at home many thrift items I wear to work (like I care?). It's "business casual"- no jeans, slacks, blouses, sweaters, etc. I always load up during the summer when I have time to really go looking.

                       
I was wanting a new summer quilt and this jumped out at me today, nice and bright, goes great with the rest of the room. It's like new, but does anyone know what the pattern is called? It's a fuzzy navy on the other side. I washed it and it's on our bed, a little oversized but I like it that way. It almost reminds me of a nautical motif...

Possessed Cat- It's all coming back to me now- having a cat. We lost Tinkerbell (no, I didn't name her) several years ago. Anya is our first cat since then. All those odd, funny things that cats are known for, are coming back, like:

rolling in catnip, over and over again

taking a bath, then rolling some more

drinking out of non-cat water containers!

It is the water pitcher on our dining table from dinner, ew. I'll put out a ceramic bowl tomorrow. I guess she doesn't like plastic!

playing inside of, and laying on, paper bags

Ah Anya, I remember it all now! Have I only had her for a week today? But she's a great cat, sweet and very affectionate. And look at those eyes :)  She's a keeper...

Surprise- Make sure and come back on Sat. I have a BIG surprise. It's a give.............

6 comments:

Susan said...

What great bargains you found! Those shoes are great - and I love the quilt. Don't know what the pattern is called, but it does look sort of nautical. Anya is adorable - what a dear face. Cats can be quite a challenge, but they are just so, so, catty! I love mine. Most of the time. Will be waiting on tenderhooks for Saturday...

nancy said...

Thanks!

Leigh said...

I love Anya's eyes. Looks like she has a touch of Siamese? She has the neatest cuddly bed too. Great bargains too. Don't you just love finding things like that?

nancy said...

Yes, she's part siamese. We got her a little bed at a pet store, it will be great by the window in the winter, when the floor's cold. She loves it now too! She watches all the birds...

nancy said...

I think the quilt pattern is a "simple half square triangle" from what I could find online...

Katmom said...

Anya is a sweetie....
as for Thrifting... I LUV it... you just never know what treasures you'll find, like a 100% cashmere sweater for $1.99...SCORE!
Happy Thrifting.
>^..^<

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