Thursday, December 30, 2010

Raise a Cup of Kindness to Auld Lang Syne

Thank you to all of my
Blogland friends
You have made my
Life richer
Wishing you all a year of
Leaning forward with
An open heart
Releasing old sorrows
Making room for new joys
Looking everyday
For the positive that is
All around you.

And some really great scores
At the thrift stores wouldn’t
Hurt either!
Happy New Year!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Happy Christmas to All and to All a Good Night!

All the best wishes for a joyful Christmas and a bright New Year.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A New Collection Begun

I have mentioned my new fascination with vintage Christmas ornaments so thought I better post some of my finds before the season ends. I have been having a ball searching the local thrift stores. I love the hunt no matter what I'm collecting! As Christmas grows closer they began marking down the Christmas stock so they don't have to store it for next year. Even better! I did hang quite a few on the blank spots I left on the living room tree and they are hard to photograph once they are on the tree so this is just what is sitting on the table in my art room.
This is the extent of the pink ones I have managed to accumulate toward that pink theme I had in mind. Something to aspire to for next year! I was at my hairdresser yesterday and she had the sweetest modern pink feather tree. It was tiny so if I find one of those in white I think it would be perfect for my tiny pink collection. A vintage-style white one would be even better!
I think these teeny tiny bells and the smallest indent I have ever seen are my favorite finds after that very first ornament I blogged about here. I put a quarter in the picture so you can see just how tiny they are. Adorable.
I don't know quite what to make of these. They are marked Shiny Brite and I have learned from Oodles and Oodles post here that they are called "unsilvered". I loved that post, by the way. I am wondering if they were intended to be Easter decorations. I MUST visit Amazon and see if there is a good book on vintage Christmas ornaments.
I couldn't get a close picture with these in the glass jar that is in the first picture so I poured them out in this dish so you can see them better. I added a quarter to this picture for scale as well..I hope to glue these tiny balls to some bottle-brush trees, just as soon as I find some of those - LOL! I got about half of these today. They were in a bag that included so much junk I didn't want that I asked the clerk if I could pay the full price and just take these out and donate the rest back. I don't think they are ever going to sell that sack.
The silver is worn off (I think it's on the inside so where does it GO??) most of these but I thought they were interesting because none of them are really round so I think they must be hand-blown. They are just marked Japan. I keep hearing the term "mercury glass" for these old ornaments but I question if they were really mirrored with mercury. I know if they are and I tell my geologist son I am hanging mercury all over the Christmas tree he will probably freak out and refuse to come over for Christmas.
I picked up this pair of ceramic candlesticks because of the unusual colors and the pink theme. It seemed like a good idea at the time but now I'm kind of rethinking that.
So there you have it. I am hooked. I will continue to search the estate sales and hope to know more about what I'm looking at by next Christmas.
I didn't think there would be a Show and Tell Friday since it's Christmas time but it looks like it's ON so I am IN!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Look What the Mailman Brought!

I mentioned in this post last summer that I was going to be published in SEW Somerset and showed a sneak peek of something I was submitting to Somerset Studio, as well. This is the advance comp copy I just received. My piece "The Poppy" in on page 114 in the Expressions section. They did a nice job with it. It is pretty large so they had to reduce it a lot but it is still clear. Those folks know what they are doing! I don't have the original back yet to show you. My SEW Somerset article was postponed until Spring. I was happy about that decision since it has a springtime theme and I kind of wondered why they would publish it in the Winter issue. That will be a fun one because it will include the technique article I submitted with it.
Gotta love those Stampington folks!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Last Tree is Up!

I really shouldn't say the last tree is "up", it's more like it's "out" since I never actually take the decorations off. This has been my office tree for 15 or 16 years and I decided to bring it home this Christmas.
I love these little vintage plastic figurines and always display them under this tree. The tiny manger has been part of my Christmas since before I can remember. My mother used to put it in the tree even though it doesn't look like it ever had a hanger. I picked up the flying Santa and sleigh at an estate sale several years ago. I love the way they depict both kinds of Christmas celebrations.
It is hard to see in the picture {try double-clicking} but the tree is just loaded with miniature ornaments I have collected over the years. Many were gifts since folks in my office all knew about my little tree and contributed here and there over the years.
I am not really using it in the kitchen but the living room was way to dark for a picture. I brought it home thinking I would try and find some tiny lights to add but haven't gotten around to it for this year. There's always next year and those after Christmas sales!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Another Tree Up and a Little Old Fashion Paper Crafting

The living room tree is up and I am so, so happy with how it turned out. Not because of the ornaments {I didn't put them all up}, not because I pulled off my imaginary pink theme {didn't happen this year}, no, not for any of those reasons. I love it because it FITS. Not only does it fit in this corner but the room actually looks bigger than before! I was amazed because normally my already small living room turns downright claustrophobic with the tree up. Love this new tree! I might even have to move some furniture around when it's gone so the room stays "big".
I kept the ornaments pretty simple this year. I just put up my very favorites, plus the vintage ones and simple bead garland. I skipped the tinsel garland completely this year and I think I like it. The tree isn't filled so I thought I would be fun to leave room to displays my "finds" during the season since I have this new fascination with vintage Christmas.
In the meantime, I have been playing around with some very basic paper crafting. If you haven't picked up the inaugural holiday issue of Cloth.Paper.Scissors Gifts I highly recommend it. There are SO many fun little project I want to try. This is one of those times when you feel like you really got your money's worth from a $15 magazine. Seriously. Go and buy it.
This project is by Michelle Spaw. They are little pinwheel-type things and mine are made from old Christmas Cards. I thought they would make fun little package tie-ons. Making them is kind of addictive! I plan on trying some two-sides ones from vintage sheet music and covered with {what else!} pink glitter!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

So What Became of Those Little Vintage Deer... might wonder... Well, maybe not, but I'll tell you anyway! I told you about my new-found fascination with vintage Christmas and a few recent finds in this post. I leaned in to that pink theme I had in mind and this is what I came up with. For some reason it doesn't show up as sparkly in the photo as it does in real life but let me just say there is a LOT of glitter!
I have been obsessed with glitter since the Granddaughter was here and I'll just say I have made a MUCH bigger mess with it than she ever did. If anyone has any advice on how you actually clean it all up, bring it on! It seems to be like Easter grass and once you have it in your house you never really get it back out.
I added glitter to the antlers and the spots on the sweet little deer. I bought the adorable pink bottle brush trees from bleueclectic on Etsy. The picks are from Michaels. I added a little lot more glitter to both. I needed some sort of platform so I used a dinner plate as my pattern and cut three pieces of foam core and glued them together. Then I cut strips of vintage sheet music and glued around the edges plus round pieces for the top. Once they were all glued on and dry I painted them with white Golden Acrylic thinned with matte medium so it would be semi-transparent. Once that dried I brushed on another coat of matte medium and the glitter storm began. Sprinkle, shake, sprinkle, shake... I hot glued all the pieces in place and Waa Laa!
I have been so busy around here that I haven't hooked up with any blog parties in a while so I am joining this one up with Show and Tell Friday over at My Romantic Home. I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone is doing to get ready for Christmas!

Monday, December 6, 2010

It's a start!

We brought the Christmas boxes down from the attic yesterday and I put up what is my favorite and always the first decoration of the season - my kitchen Christmas tree.
It is one of those alpine style trees and I decorated it in a bird theme. You know how I love the birdies so any wonder this tree is my favorite? It is small so I don't remove the decorations. I just put a bag over it and carry it back up to the attic each year. Sometimes I'm tempted to just leave it up year around.
Obviously I have a ways to go on the decorating. It still looks a little bare underneath. I am sorry I couldn't get a better picture. Maybe someday I will learn how to compensate for low light, but apparently not today!
This one is a little closer so you might try double-clicking to make it bigger so you can see the birdies. Tweet. Tweet. 8+)

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Vintage Christmas Picking

I usually pass up the Christmas isle at the thrift stores because I already own more than my fair share of Christmas. More of the "stuff" I hold on to because every little thing tells a story. And I am tired of most of it and more and more I find I have a hard time getting enthused about decorating for Christmas. But I have been inspired lately by Into Vintage and Magpie Ethel and oh so many pretty blogs displaying those glittery vintage ornaments. So I got thinking... maybe I could [gasp]... get some different stuff!
Isn't this little 3D Santa just adorable? I have just a few vintage plastic decorations I display under the miniature tree I put on my desk at work and this Santa reminds me of those. I don't even know if there is a name for that stuff! Maybe someone will see this and educate me. This ornament is far to large for the miniature tree but will fit right in on the "big" tree with a few of the old ornaments I still have from my childhood.
I bought the whole box just to get that Santa ornament and I'm not sure what I will do with the rest of them yet. I was kind of thinking of a pink theme, just to change things up, but there are only two pink ones. They are each flocked or glittered with little scenes and sentiments.
And these guys - MAN are they cute! I'm thinking I might glue them on a piece of wood or foam core covered with glitter and maybe add some glitter to the antlers, too. How does this go with a pink theme? I need to get a plan.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Christmas Around the World

I got out to the VofA this morning for some junking relaxation. I picked up a couple of neat vintage finds which I will show in another post but I wanted to post this one separately because it is... well... not your typical Christmas decoration.
I found this sack filled with a tangled mess of bright colors. I could recognize the miniature presents and little trees so I thought it must be some kind of Christmas decoration. Nothing I had ever seen before, that's for sure! Little paper umbrellas?? I got it home and spent 2 full hours untangling the giant knot and discovered there were four separate mobiles. They are all similar to the one pictured, with some variation in the colors of the paper umbrellas and trees. They measure about 8"x27". The papers they are made from remind me of a mulberry paper and the little trees have two layers that are stuffed with some kind of padding like little pillows.
I apologize the picture is so poor. It was really hard to photograph because I had to hang it from a hook over the door and it was too high for the tripod. I'm not good and keeping the camera still without the tripod.
I have finally concluded these must be an Asian interpretation of a Christmas ornament. Maybe I would know if I went out for Chinese food for Christmas dinner! If someone knows the real story behind these please let me know. In the meantime, they are sure giving me some inspiration!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Sunday Picking and a Little LUX

I haven't had much luck at the VofA over the past several weeks but my luck changed last Sunday. You already know I adore those old satin dresser trays and was lucky enough to find two. I also got a little rayon seam binding and some interesting jewelry, including a rosary.
My favorite find was the two frilly little LUX soap "baskets". They are so pretty and brought back memories I hadn't thought of in years. I think they must have been made in the 1960s or early 1970s. I can remember some of my mother's friends making little "fishies" from the oval LUX soap cakes covered in pastel netting. They gave the bathroom such a lovely fragrance! I wonder if they even sell LUX soap anymore?? These are just adorable and went straight to my Etsy store where they can give someone else an awwwww moment.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Cigar Box Collage

There wasn't much play time in the art room (art-ing!) this week but I did play around a little with an inspiration from the very talented Diane over at My Art Journal. She makes some really gorgeous collage cigar boxes.
I think a fair amount of what was called "tramp art" was once made using wooden cigar boxes. I have a few around that I store things in so I decided to spruce one up. Mine is pretty simple stuff since I only took a couple hours to work on it but it put a dozen ideas in my head.
I just glued on some scrapbook paper, did a little rubber stamping, added a few highlights with a white pen and finished it off with a coat of Mod Podge. Also learned you can't put Mod Podge over the top of white Signo ink. In case you were wondering.
I use this one to store some of the pens I shared with you in this post.
This was a lot of fun. Thank you Diane!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Saturday Estate Sales

I ventured out on Saturday instead of Sunday this past weekend and only had time to visit a couple of Estate sales. The first one was so high priced that even if I had the time to go back for half price on Sunday I STILL would have thought it was high.

I always wonder what they think when somebody like me spends an hour looking through all the treasures then walks up to the card table with a tiny little handful of treasures. They probably think I'm casing the joint!
I got everything pictured except for the doilies at that sale. The vintage Victorian calling cards are really pretty neat and I have decided to lean into all those wooden spools. Annette over at So Many Memories pointed out how pretty they look piled in a big bowl and she is right! Thanks for tip Annette!
The doilies were my only find from the second sale. I'm loving those shear nylon ones. This sale was in a planned retirement neighborhood so naturally there are a lot to Estate sales in there. A sad fact of life I'm afraid. I don't usually bother with them since I figure these folks cleaned out most of the "junk" I'm interested in when they downsized to move there. This was the case at this sale and I was regretting bothering with until I found a little stack of lovely doilies. Goes to show I shouldn't make assumptions!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Pink Flamingos

Yes, you heard me right. I love pink flamingos and I am not embarrassed to say so! What's not to love? They are birds. They are graceful. They are pink. It's all good.
Since I started showing you my collection of birdies in this post I figured I would continue and show you some of my flamingos this time.
The indoor flamingos make their happy home on the little china hutch in my kitchen. Yes, I have several outdoor flamingos, as well, but none of the traditional "lawn" variety. {{So far}} I have two neon flamingos I like to light up for parties and one metal flamingo watering can that is way too cool looking to actually use so it simply stands guard over the hot tub. The tall one on the far left was the beginning of my collection. It was a gift from my paternal Grandmother. She got it sometime in the 1940s and gifted it to me about 20 years ago. Three of my flamingos are old enough to be considered vintage and the rest are more modern.
Yes, I know the little guy in the front is a swan but he is pink so he thinks he's a flamingo and the rest of the flock indulges him.
Thank you for stopping by today. I am linking up with Show and Tell Friday over at My Romantic Home so be sure and stop over and join in the party!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The End of an Era

Surely there must be a few among you who remember the 1990s. My heart's delight was to decorate my house in dusty blue and mauve. Remember how mauve was the code word so your husband wouldn't know it was pink?? I worked hard to purge out all the leftover 1970s orange and brown and avocado green and replace it with the current style, slowly but surely. BTW, I still swear the avocado green stove and refrigerator were better than what I have now! And I still have the avocado green crock pot and it's still working. Just saying.
My mother volunteered at a place called the Jubilee Store (love that name!) which supported her local food bank. She found this handled amber dish there, for a song, and asked a talented friend of hers to make the silk flower arrangement. She gave it to me for my 40th birthday and it has now been sitting in my office at work for FIFTEEN YEARS. Every now and then I use the canned air to blow out my computer keyboard and I give my 90s flowers a little shot at the same time. It has held up pretty well over the years. Mom has been gone 8 years this month. I finally brought it home yesterday.
My plan was to throw out the old flowers and replace them with something more fashionable. The dish is pretty and the amber color is coming back in style. Lime green and hot yellow maybe? What about bright blue?
Now I am waffling.... My house is filled to the BRIM with things I am tired of and cannot part with because of the sentimental value. Not like a hoarder house or anything, just full and no room for new. Sometimes I feel like I want to get a bulldozer and just push it all out the door so I can get different things my eyes aren't tired of seeing, but it's hard, you know? Does anybody else have this problem? What do you do??

Saturday, November 6, 2010

A Little Etsy Excitement!

I got a nice surprise tonight. Mei Gui Designs included one of my listings in this Etsy Treasury.
The theme is Vintage Christmas and this is one of my photos in the listing. This is the first time I have been in one and I am SO flattered. Don't ya just love the Internet??
Oh! I almost forgot. Just a few days ago I mentioned in this post that I was FINALLY getting all those vintage photos off the floor of the closet, next to the water heater. You guessed it - the water heater sprang a leak today. Whew, just in the nick of time!!!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Grandma's Hankie Box

I said I would show you Grandma's hankie box so here we go! I am hooking this one up with Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home. Lots of great bloggers and beautiful photos over there so be sure and check it out!

Grandma's hankie box is one of my fondest memories from childhood. This box sat on her waterfall dresser and she would let me rummage through it and wrap the hankies around my Barbie dolls like evening gowns. It made me feel very special.
When I became an adult we lived many hundreds of miles apart but she would come "out west" every Summer and spend some time at my house and my Mother and Uncles houses and help out with the canning and keep company. The hankie box was a distant memory but a memory just the same. When she passed away in 1991 I was asked what I would like to have as a memento and the very first thing that came to mind was the hankie box. Over the years I have added many more hankies to the box and (shame on me!) am no longer sure which ones belonged to Grandma but there were a few other things she stored in this box that still remind me it was hers and a place to store her special things. Many of the hankies in these photos are not in pristine condition. That has never been as important to me as the lovely designs and what they represent. They are representative of a slower, more gentle, time and also a time when things weren't so disposable as they are today. I carried a hankie in my purse myself for many years, just because.
How lovely to look into your purse and see something like this!
Thank you for stopping by today and sharing in one of my cherished memories!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Genealogy Anyone?

First I should probably clarify a little about the last post. Several people thought I was dissing on myself about the NEW pillow and offered kind words of encouragement about it. Actually, I was dissing myself about letting OLD pillow get into such a deplorable condition before I finally gave up on it. I just took a class at PSU about communication and apparently didn't learn much. I hope my boss doesn't read this - LOL!
So, on to the next project, or at least the beginning of it. I think I might have mentioned that another one of my hobbies is genealogy. I like to say I collect dead relatives, to which some people reply "you mean like in the cellar?". Well, no. They are on the floor in the closet, which isn't much better! My project for this winter is to get all this stuff sorted, off the floor and out of the closet. Did I just say that? Dang, there goes that communication thing again....
I bought the gorgeous boxes you can see in the background early last spring at Michaels. I finally sorted a portion of the vintage photos into two families and stored them WAY up on top of the very tall desk hutch in my art room. Step one.
My plan is to find (read: thrift store) some sort of armour and move all the boxes and albums and suitcases into the spare bedroom so I can make space in the art room closet for a chest of drawers. To store art crap. Family heirlooms out, crap in, makes perfect sense, right? But the family WILL be nicely archived and in a much safer location that on the floor next to a water heater.
I wish I could show you close-ups of some of these photos. There are some great ones but I don't know how to do the "watermark" and I would feel terrible if my dead relatives turned up on some one's collage sheet. I have used copies of a few of them in my own artwork but somehow that feels like honoring them.
A social studies teacher in Junior High School (big sigh - 40 years ago) got me interested in the hobby and I suspect it has something to do with the reason I am drawn to the mixed media art that is so popular nowadays. I look into the faces in those old photos and I see people and lives and stories.
Along the way I became the keeper of the family archives. The oldsters pass on and the old pictures and photo albums make their way to me. I can't imagine I will ever get it all "finished" in spite of modern technology and the Internet making the research so readily available. I do have one son who respects it and I have asked them both to please not discard it when I'm gone. If they don't want it then just box it all up and ship it all to Utah. That isn't my faith but they are good people and they will take care of it until someone who is interested comes along.
If any of you are interested in genealogy I would love to hear about it. Oh! and be sure and stop back later this week. I'm going to be doing a post about Grandma's hankie box!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Uber Shabby NOT Chic

I shouldn't even be admitting this was in my living room.

I made this pillow about 20 years ago and, trust me on this, it was really neat once upon a time. I spotted this fabric framed and hanging on the wall in a thrift store. When I got closer I realized it was vintage barkcloth. Well, of course, I had to rescue it and give it a loving home! I took it out of the frame, added cotton fringe, and made it into a throw pillow. It lived happily there on my sofa until it finally succumbed to the husband's relentless elbow. Truth be told, it succumbed about two holes ago but I just couldn't let go....
I made up my mind I wanted to recover the pillow with an animal print to give the room a pop of something that wasn't flowers but I hadn't made it to the fabric store yet. Yesterday I stopped at K-Mart for a quick errand on my lunch hour. K-Mart is 5 minutes from my office and they have lots of stuff you need, you know?? So I'm dashing and here is this big, heavy terrycloth bath towel sitting there on an end-cap [imagine picture of light bulb here] ON SALE. Plush and perfectly cozy and $6.99. I rummaged around in my stash and came up with a 14" metal zipper - not really the right kind - but I made it work. No, it's not very creative and certainly not "artsy" but I think it will be pretty sturdy and comfy for the husband and checked off the to-do list.

Now about that old barkcloth pillow cover... I should probably take it straight out to the trash can but there are still some good parts... you know? Plus I have about 1/3 of the big towel left!

I'm going to link up with Frugal Friday over at The Shabby Nest. I haven't joined in on that blog party before so click along with me and let's meet some new friends!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Makin' My List and Checking It Twice

What? Yes, I know we haven't even had Halloween yet but, but...
About this time every year I get crackin' on my Christmas gift list. I put my ear to the rail and start listening for those little clues and start planning what we will gift to our family and friends this year. I'm not a big shopper so the planning is key for me. Once I figure out what we are giving I'm cool with the shopping part.
Each year I put together some sort of little list system to keep track of the ideas, items checked off, sizes needed, coupons, receipts, etc. Some years it's as simple as a stack of index cards in a pretty envelope. Other years I have decorated the cover on a little spiral notebook. Whatever I make will be pretty battered by the end of the year from dozens of trips in and out of my purse so I consider them ephemeral in nature.
I always save the holiday cards I receive in case I might make something out of them someday (big sigh) so this year I pulled out a pretty Christmas card to use as the covers.
I cut some vintage ledger paper to size, folded them in half, and used a simple three-hole pamphlet stitch to bind them into a little book.
The inside of the card had writing so I glued a piece of scrapbook paper inside the front cover and sewed a red envelope inside the back cover. I used the text boxes in Microsoft Word to create small name labels with red borders and glued them to the inside pages.
An easy little project that took about an hour and I'm ready to start making my list and checking it twice!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Magazine Organization

A little battle with a head cold sidelined me for a few days. I didn't even make my Sunday trip to the VofA for crying out loud. I'm surprised they didn't come looking for me!
Since I was bonding with my recliner chair I decided to do a little magazine organization and replace some of those every-which-way sticky notes. It seems like every magazine has at least one article or picture that I know I want to return to someday. This is what I came up with to help me keep track of them. Pretty simple really, I just used random scraps and tags, punched a hole and tied on a string. Then I wrote a title or something to remind me of the article and hooked them to the page with a paperclip. Easy peasy!
Even though this is posted on Wednesday I thought I'd hook up with Show and Tell Friday in case someone else could use the magazine organization tip. Be sure and check it out for lots of great ideas!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

A Few Little Birdies

I have mentioned before that I collect birdie figurines so I thought I'd share just a few for Show and Tell Friday over at My Romantic Home. So much inspiration all in one place!

Three little birds, not by my doorstep but watching over my kitchen sink singing... Don't worry about a thing 'cause every little thing gonna be alright... Don't you love the expression on the one farthest to the right - ha! I think maybe the other two talk too much.
This is the complete shelf. I have one on each side of my kitchen sink. I found both of the shelves on the same day from two different sellers on eBay - serendipity!

When they arrived they were both in various stages of disrepair and painted (if you can call it that) two different colors. I cleaned and sanded and cleaned and sanded and painted them in a color I call "Grandma Green". The color goes nicely with my small collection of vintage jadite. It wasn't an easy rescue but the results made it worth it in the end. Don't count things out based on the way they look at the moment. Think past the first impression to what they CAN be!
According to family tradition this figurine was a Mother Day gift from ME to my mother when I was a baby. Two little love birds sitting in a tree... K.I.S.S.I.N.G.... !

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Art and Soul LOOT

This post is a little long but I thought you might like to see the "loot" from Vendor Night at Art and Soul. If you haven't been there, it is an interesting mix. It is targeted to the students attending the classes so it is a mix of the artists' finished artwork and materials for making art. Since many of the students have flown in to Portland, there are no large items. Everything is small for suitcase packing.
A packet of vintage wallpaper, a very vintage lace collar, glass buttons on cards and pink beads.
Vintage lace and trims and more glass buttons - yes those wonderful white buttons are glass! You can also see some tags and library card pockets in this picture.
More glass buttons, a vintage cabinet card, victorian scrap and lots of glass beads.
Vintage greeting cards, more glass beads and vintage Dennison Christmas labels.
And even MORE glass buttons. Okay, I have to tell you about the glass buttons. This vendor had apparently bought out the stock from a clothing factory and she had bags and bags of glass buttons. I started picking up one after another so she handed me a basket. I proceeded to load it up with every single bag of buttons. My DIL's eyes grew wide and she said "you're not going to buy all of them are you??". I mumbled something from my fog about thinking about it. Then I snapped back to reality and told her "Quick! Help me talk myself out of this or I'm going to buy the whole thing. How much is 27 x 3? I wonder what she would take for all of them? Hurry, save me!". All of a sudden I was really glad I hadn't gotten that glass of wine to sip while I shopped!
Well, no, I didn't buy them all. Big sigh. Even as we were walking to the car I was asking her "Do you think I should have bought them all? Should I see if I can still get back in?". I'm guessing she might have been rolling her eyes on the inside and thinking get in the car you wacky old woman don't make me stuff you in the trunk.
But I got her email address. 8+)