it is very late and i had a long, long day. this will be a quick post. i went to G.W. bargain center today for the first time in a very, very long time. i did great!!! $33 later, i had a ton of linens (dug thru those bins for 30 minutes, worked up a tremendous sweat…..CALORIES BURNED…enough to justify a huge bowl of late night ice cream), 2 chair slip covers, a neat old hamper, a HUGE plate rack to hang on the wall, 2 tea cups, and some other misc. i found the PERFECT chest of drawers circa 1940’s??…..pretty, GLASS KNOBS and all!! i think it costs me $10 for the drawers….maybe even $5. i’m not sure. anyway…….i went to load the dresser on my cart to take to the truck and OOOOOOOHHHHHHHH NO..took out the first drawer—–ROACHES!!! took out the second drawer, third drawer and the WORST….the last drawer. AAAAACKKKK. i had to leave it there. roaches came out of every corner of that dresser. i was a statue. i was scared to move. there were little roaches, big roaches, fat roaches and thin roaches. roaches with cloches, roaches with the coats….i even think some were smoking. i couldn’t breath. they were EVERYWHERE!!
don’t get me wrong. i’m not a roach snob. i’ve been known to clean up many, many roachy things, but this was different. i have never seen that many roaches scamper (oh wait…MARNEE are you reading this??? remember that table you painted white and added the trim to??? remember the roaches we found on that thing??? we were mortified, but you really made that table gorgeous. i’m not making that up.) anyway…i just couldn’t drag the dresser home. there were too many roach sacks stuck to the wood…even for a hardcore junker like myself….and i just can’t manage that right now.
oh…what are you doing this weekend? want to go shopping at the cheapest yardsale ever…where all vintage flower frogs pink prom dresses are only a nickle???? nope, can’t……i’m cleaning ROACH SACKS instead!!! my husband should be super proud of me for not dragging that dresser (that i am going to think about all the time, though) home. it would have been STUNNING painted white with all those great glass knobs on it. actually, the more i think about it….it may have been a reproduction of a dresser made in the 1940s. the wood seemed a bit flimsy and the dovetail drawers weren’t really that dovedtailed (is that a word?) and a bit flimsy too. i tell myself that so i can rest assure i did the right thing by leaving it there!!! OH…I DID GET THOSE KNOBS, though??? i ran into someone i know at the G.W today that wanted the dresser after she saw that i purchased it. i gave it to her straight away. she’ll make that thing beautiful. my loss…the roaches loss…and her gain. lol.
thank you JAMIE for the great notecards!!!! love them!!! will use them for thank you cards. very, very kind of you. i’ll snag a photo and upload it here soon.
to my mom………love the hand knitted gray mouse!!! his name is squeakers and arek can’t stop playing with him. my mom made him with sock yarn. he is adorable and he loves his new home!! thanks mom.
thanks to Vron for all the lovelies from england!!!!
here is a great faux french sign that was given to me by a vendor at my booth. thanks libby!!
i have other gifts that are displayed around my house. i’ll snap some photos one day and upload them onto this post.
i’m super, super, duper tired!!! must sleep. i’ll dream of bins and roaches.