Will the busy bee-dom ever stop?Will the laundry beast continue to grow until it devours the Pagoda inhabitants? Will our heroine ever return to her impeccable gym habits (hey,I made it twice this week!)? Is this the longest post ever? Welcome to this installment of "Life at the Pagoda"! First I would like to wish everyone who celebrates, a happy Easter Holiday.Now lets get down to the good stuff,yummy thrifted booty!Hows this for an Easter centerpiece,for under 3 dollars?!?
This past week we all went to Houston to honor someone special,and how 'bout that we had some time to thrift! My big sis calls Pasadena the "thrift capital of Texas",and she just might be right.This little beaded basket was just 1.61,the doily 90 cents,the bunny vessel? Twenty cents and not a chip on it!
These linens were all under 2.00 each,one day soon I will resume making my little girl frocks and these will be perfect!The little sewing notion bird was a dollar(yay!! for half off pink tags!)A wooden bench for .99(a dolly story prop,perhaps?).This little monk sez'"put your choppers here",Crooked Halo,immediately grabbed it for a jewelry box ,2.99.I couldn't resist this funny vintage shot glass at .29 cents,could you?
A make-up kit,the activity gift that keeps on giving!
Big sissy proved to be quite the makeup artist/babysitter!Heres little sister 1st as a tiger...
...and the next day as a doggie complete with fun fake hair for ears!!!
Heres the night wear collection,that will ofcourse see the light of day on me! An ecru nightie for 3 bucks,that I will cut off and wear as a camisole. A peach peignoir that I shall also cut off and give my bedjacket styling , for 65 cents. This old vintage lace pajama top is the absolute perfect powder blue,and only 80 cents. I will wear it with my overalls and pearls!!!Rounding out the apparel and accesories section,a gold LEATHER clutch for 2.59 and a black fabric evening bag for 3 dollars,weeeee!
In the decorating department,I found 2 amazing pagoda pillow cases for 3 dollars for the set(even the hubs loved these!). A dresser scarf for 2.50 with hand tatted lace. 2 cunning little valances for 1.50,and my fave purchase of all 2 beautiful,perfect ecru lace curtain panels,for 6 bux! These panels will be used in an upcoming decorating project that I will be taking you through step by step(when I finish posting today there are muy paint chips to go through!).
This last batch is my crazy oddities and enchantments that ,well, a thriftventure just wouldn't be as fun if I stopped finding these kind of treasures(you may click to enlarge any image)!!! I found a darling little wooden truck for the Little Blossom,for 2 dollars, 2 Hebrew dollys for 1 dollar,and,tell me what domestic diva could possibly resist these jeweled ice tongs for 2 dollars?!?
----------My Nephew becomes an Eagle Scout !------------------So what were we doing perusing multiple thriftstores in Houston? We were there to celebrate my wonderfully kind AND hip nephew becoming an Eagle Scout!It was a truly special event.My Father had 2 girls,but being the expert outdoorsman that he was ,he became a Scout Master,which made it even more special. All my 3 nephews are incredibly UNIQUE and SPECIAL and they all went into Boy Scouts, but only Blake made it all the way to Eagle!!!My sister is a single mom,and I am in awe at the 3 young men she has turned out.
Among the reasons for my seeming dissapearing act this week was a visit from my dearest male freind ! Just look at what he brought me! An original illustration of a costume for the film "Something for Everyone" starring Angela Lansbury andMichael York. ...and directed (evidently, notoriously bad) by Hal Prince.I am crazy for the way cool mod bride with cut-outs on her "gown".I hear the 'stumes are smashingly mod!!!!i have already had it framed and hung(thank you dear Hubs!).
My luck for bountious booty doesn't stop there. Get a load of this lovely felted wool bag from Heidi ,of Spiritual knitter fame. She was celebrating her 100th post,be sure to stop by and congratulate her!Thank you Heidi!
If you have made it this far in what could possibly be my LONGEST post ever! I shall end my "goings on at the Pagoda" post with stuff that's making me happy! I am finally getting around to reading Mr Maguires' sequel to "Wicked" ,"Son of a Witch"! ..and just in time for engaging in Oz land mythology,this sweet little Elphaba doll appears as a Happymeal extra from Madame Alexander(not to worry,I don't eat that stuff,but the little one does,oops!)! Have a delightfully blessed holiday!!