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Saturday, September 12, 2009

I admit it





Poverty stimulates creativity i always say.....and what i am about to admit may disgust some of you guys...and yet it must be something you already know about me. My house is such a hodge podge of gatherings.
I love thrift stores...except the smelly, dirty nature of it all. I wash items well when home.
i LOVE getting a bargain. I LOVE LOVE going through Anthropologie to get lots of ideas and then going to thrift stores to copy best i can. I will show you my creations soon. Today i got vintage curtains to hang in our family room....that i will sew and create, They are gorgeous....each will be about $ 4 bucks. ARE YOU KIDDING ME???? They are the length we need too.....our tall ceilings are a challenge sometimes. At Anthropologie i saw curtains like that for $180 a panel!!!
I got some stylish cowboy boots that mimic $80 ones i was about to buy the other day...total $6....
I got a BUNCH of Dr. Seuss books for $1 each ...( i am in love with his children's books..they make me smile and imagine creative things as i read them to Bennett). I was seriously about to use some of Bennett's b-day money to get him some..each hard back book would be about $12 each.
i got Bennett suspenders there a while ago. (Sharon...what is your address? i have some for Abraham). Above are some PRICELESS pictures of Bennett in the suspenders that my talented friend Vanessa captured yesterday. i love these pics so much i want to cry. THANKS VANESSA....



6 comments:

Lori Jones said...
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Lori Jones said...

Love it! Me too -- LOVE finding treasures. I have grand ideas of buying a side chair at Goodwill and reupholstering it with some awesome fabric, but I'm intimidated by that unknown process. :)

Reed and Kelli said...

CREATIVITY is the best!!! I don't think "poverty" brings it out in you.....it's who you are. I LOVE it!!! I can not wait to see your curtains!!!!

Bennett is the cutest little guy ever. LOVE LOVE LOVE those suspenders. His parents are SO cool!

The Morginskys said...

mandy! this is the first time that i thought bennett looks soooo much like you! the last one, i think he looks so much like little mandy. adorable. so sweet to hink of little abe and suspenders. i will email you the address on facebook right now!!! thank you!!!

mark, vanessa and baby noah said...

Bennett is SO cute w/ those suspenders...I love it. Noah has so much fun wit him!
Ok, I am going to go shopping with you next weekend so you can introduce me to all these thrift shops you always speak of. I love how you decorate your house. It feels so warm & cozy...you put thought into everything you put up & it shows. I love your style!

The Musician said...

Oh no, no disgust here! I'm a firm believer in old stuff repurposed for my house. I'm not as creative as you are, though. Your house looks amazing! I can't wait to see your new finds (as curtains!)