Friday, April 22, 2011

Adventures in Thrifting

I've been meaning to post pictures of my finds from last weekend's supply-acquiring outtings...since last weekend.  Below is a picture of said finds:
The quality of this picture is awful but here you can see a GORGEOUS gold-filled heart locket and 6 vintage character charms.  I intend to hang the locket from a gold-filled chain and make a rockin' charm bracelet with the little enamel charms.  I also purchased a vintage brooch which I have already transformed into a necklace that I love:

This thrifting trip was super-special because it's the first trip to an estate sale that we made as an entire family (yes, kids included).  Going to estate sales always feels slighty voyeuristic to me; looking through kitchen cabinets, rifling through closets and drawers, fondling people's personal effects, but one this has become apparent to me - I LOVE a mudroom.  It's one of the rooms that excite me most in other's homes. A room you come into from the garage where there are hooks for coats and bins for shoes, perhaps even your washer and dryer live there.  The original plan of our house had such a room but when the previous owners remodeled it, they closed the mudroom off from the garage and turned it into a bedroom which we then turned into our home office.  I can't imagine life without my office but I still have mild yearnings for a mudroom...

Happy Good Friday!

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