Friday, July 18, 2008

Cheap Date

We went out last night and had to be a little creative- we had a gift certificate for dinner and then drove around until we found ourselves at the library. We checked out the "For Sale" section and I learned that you can buy magazines there for $.35, and you can also donate your old magazines when you are finished. I found this fantastic book for only $1:

Published in 1966 and most of the crafts are totally horrendous, but it was just too classic to pass up. I knew I would regret not buying it. I know this picture is blurry and hard to read but the title is Aprons with a Foreign Flair- and the comments beside each apron are so funny- (left to right) "Ideal to wear for smorgasbord party" "Greek or not, she'll love wearing it!" "Oriental look not bought in a shop" and finally "Wear it as an apron or an overskirt" Wow- seriously? BHG doesn't kid around. These Bazzar Best Sellers are Bizzar-although there's something I really like about the chicken spice rack... Ok, again hard to see, but that wall on the left has TASSLES hanging on it! That is just classic. I love my new (old) book.

That great find got me energized for vintage stuff, and we stopped off at a thrift store before heading home (didn't want to get home before the kids bedtime!) And I found 2 more cool things. Can't you just see a little old lady in this "house dress" (isn't what they call them?) I am determined to make it into a couple of pillows. And I found 2 of these pretty sheer tablecloths-

I just have to have a tea party now to use them, or maybe I will cut them up for aprons... (to be honest, they will probably sit somewhere for years before I do anything with them, but for $3 I couldn't pass them up.) So our free date ended up costing about $10, but that's still not bad right?


Everton Family said...

I love that you went to the library & a thrift store on your date night. Great finds! You are one of the coolest people I know. I want to be more like you.

Ann said...

That is hilarious, what a great date night. I'm so glad you found my blog. It's so fun to see what has become of everyone. Your family is adorable, it will nice t stay in touch.

Shauna said...

Hey the fabric on that housedress looks Anthropologie-ish. I think it's cute! I think your cheap date sounds fun... what'd Sam find?

McDonald Army Brats*** said...

Seriously we could be sisters! That sounds so fun! The thrift stores and craigslist here in Alaska are awesome! What a fun date!