Sunday, October 2, 2011

I Didn't Get Skunked THIS Weekend!

Not a stunning score but apparently I am finally feeling a little better since I was able to make a decision and didn't get skunked this Sunday.  Knock on wood -  I finally feel like I am turning a corner this afternoon so I don't want to tempt fate!
The Budweiser Christmas stein is 1991.  The husband has a collection so I always keep an eye out for ones he doesn't have yet. 
The Lucite grape cluster is for me.  I already have a blue and green one that was my Mom's and now this all blue one.  We know where THAT'S heading - hehe!
I hit two thrift stores for this little bit but really didn't mind since I spent yesterday afternoon buying a new car so didn't mind having an excuse to drive around.  I have been eyeing a Scion xB for a couple of years now and driving the 2000 Cavalier I inherited from my mother in 2002.  I bought a 2012 xB in the color called Army Rock.  It is a sweet dirt color and I'm thinking of naming it "Spud".   I LOVE it!  Well, except I have no clue how long it might take me to figure out how the stereo and bluetooth work.  Seriously.  They say the xB is targeted to the 18 - 24 year old market.  They have the advantage that they can actually REMEMBER the 15 steps it takes to find, adjust and save a setting.   My little book is filled with sticky note markers and I still can't find the base and treble or answer the phone.  I'd got the window wipers figured out, though, so that's something!


Annette said...

Well you must be feeling better if you're adding to the grapes you're not collecting!! Congrats on the new car. I hope you're able to figure everything out. I would need help, I'm sure!

Diane said...

Congratulations on your new car and good luck with trying to play with it--it takes me FOR-ever to figure these things out.
I wanted to answer your question about the adhering the cardstock to the canvas. I just brush a heavy amount on the back of the image with regular gel medium and then when I put it on the canvas, I take an old credit card and keep squeeging (not sure if that's a word) it--you know like wallpaper a wall. I keep doing that until no more gel oozes out--or you can use heavy gel medium--that works good too. Hope this helps.

My Vintage Mending said...

Isn't it the truth. I just ordered a new car and I am on the long wait for the arrival. I figure I rarely get cars and I might as well get what I like to my specifications. Seems they put so many buttons on these things I will never be able to get it but put my boys in there and they will get it no problem. Love your finds and that darling book I missed last post. WOnderful finds...Enjoy your great new suits you perfectly. Spud.....Renee

Into Vintage said...

Congrats on the new wheels -- hope there's lots of cargo space! :-) I'd probably have a dashboard covered with post-it notes as well.

Linda Carole Bloom said...

When I got my new car I didn't drive it at night for awhile and one night I got in and it was dark and I didn't know how to turn on the lights! I did have the windshield wipers going for awhile. Congrats! Love, Linda

oldgreymare said...

NEW car WOOT! Gotta love that new car aroma..

Laurie said...

Okay, I'm piping in late but I just wanted to say "Congrats" on the new car!