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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

universe, are you trying to tell me something?

As you may recall from my post a couple of weeks ago, I put myself on a shopping ban until I listed all the stuff I already had. Well, no surprise, that didn't last long. This past week I have been to every thrift store in a 10 mile radius at least twice, some of them three times. I found a few good things, but not much that I got really excited about.

This morning, Jeff and I decided to hit two estate sales. We haven't been to any estates sales in weeks, so I was really looking forward to it. Unfortunately, the first had nothing of interest and the second wasn't much better. We ended up with three purchases total and one of them was a pile of hanging files. Woohoo.

I'm starting to think that, since I am weak, maybe the universe is imposing my shopping ban for me. That I won't really find a whole lot that speaks to me until I take care of my promise to list everything I have. Just in case, I'm going to kick up the effort to get it done.

Here is a sneak preview of things to come to my Etsy shop. Please forgive the pictures - I took them inside, at night, and I didn't want to use a flash. I promise they'll look better in my shop :)

I just had to pick up this cute little sea shell owl. I mean, look at it! The guy who sold it to me said it was ugly :(

I just LOVE this wooden pedestal bowl. Can't wait to photograph it with some bright green apples in it.

I like globes.  And with a vintage one, you get geography and history lessons.

This is one of the few things I've bought that I want to keep (although Jeff would say it's more than a few things I want to keep). It's a Royal KMM typewriter. It's just so darn cool. And the thought of selling it to someone who might just harvest the keys gives me the willies.

This vegetable bowl is so pretty. Very cottage-y.

And, of course, there's gotta be some Pyrex in there somewhere! I admit it, I am Pyrexic.

Happy hunting!


  1. I have been so busy with ornaments that my shopping ban has been easy!! I still have so many things to list but I must finish the ornaments first... so far behind BUT yours are done and will be shipped on the next shipping day!! I am running about a 9 days behind schedule :( I was down to 3 this afternoon and just got an order for 50! So, thank goodness I got myself caught up today! I am going to see if I can push myself all day tomorrow and get all 50 done and out with the rest on Friday :)

    I love your finds! I am a sucker for globes and typewriters - so hard for me to pass up!

  2. Oh my goodness. You have some great items and if I didn't already have a huge list of items to list on Etsy myself I would want to buy them! LOL!!