Wednesday, April 23, 2008

They Got Me

I have crossed over. To the dark side. I didn't want to do it. But I had to. I have been lured into the way of the CAPTCHA. I am so ashamed.

In case you're wondering what I'm talking about, I'll fill you in. You know those little annoying scrambled letters you're asked to type into the little box when you leave a comment on some blogs? Well, that's what a "captcha" is. They are one of my all-time pet peeves & I am so embarrassed to say that I am now a member of the Captcha Club.

I have also set my comments to be moderated because, for some reason, I have not been receiving email notices when lovely blog friends leave lovely comments. So now I am certain to receive the comments.

OK, now that all those bloggy shananigans are done being discussed, let me show you what WONDERFUL thrifty things I picked up today!!!! Look at that picnic table & chairs. I am positive they are vintage. As you can see, the skeleton of the umbrella is there, but it needs some clothes. Yikes! What a big project--but I am totally ready for it! The set needs a little scraping, sanding & prettiness, but I have been wanting a picnic set for a long time. It was one of those "right place...right time" moments. Goodwill for 48 bucks!

I also picked up this large heap of vintage fabric.

What I was REALLY looking for while thrifting was a vintage twin sheet. I joined Polka Dot Creations swap--which sounds SUPER DUPER fun!!!! The swap is called "The Summer Skirt Sheet Swap". All you do is find a twin sized sheet (which makes about 4 skirts), cut it up into 4 pieces, & send the pieces to 4 people. You'll get 4 different sheet pieces back to make 4 different fun summer skirts!!! (Or you can make yourself a skirt & send the remaining 3 pieces. However many sheet pieces you send is how many you'll get in return.) Click HERE to check Lisa's blog post about all the details & how to join. Cutoff to join is April 25th--THIS FRIDAY!!!
I have never made a skirt before, but Lisa has a tutorial & I'm ready to get my novice sewing butt in a sweet summer skirt!
I had no luck finding a nice vintage sheet this morning, so I'm off this afternoon to drag the girls to Value Village. I'm crossing my thrifty fingers!!


  1. Great picnic table find. I'm really liking the old wood look right now. Sheet skirts are awesome! I wish I could sew. Can't wait to see what you come up with.

  2. Oh I totally love the pink button flowers. The table is sooo cute I bet it will look awesome when the WhiMSy Love Magic wand hits it.

  3. The skirt sheet swap sounds like a blast. I went and signed up today. Can't wait. Thanks for the link. ;)


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