Monday, March 15, 2010

A hopping good shopping time and a PB pillow knock off

This past Saturday was Beckie and Sarah's Goodwill Hop n' shop. It was a blast! I met many new women, awesome women, with blogs of their own. Gail from My Repurposed Life even drove from as far as Louisville! THAT is awesome.
Lunch at Bucas was fabulous. They were even great about my food allergies. Our swag bags rocked. I have already used my 3M painters tape- though not to paint, lol. My sons wanted a circle for playing marbles on their floor... I also won a $10.00 gift certificate from Goodwill! ME! I never win anything!
Here are some photos from the event.

Ali and Trish

Me, Shannon and Megan

Is that parrot not the most hideous thing you've seen today????? No- Kelly didn't buy it. But we DID put it up on the highest point we could find for all to see...
My loot...

A small vintage Syroco mirror-perfect for our room once some Heirloom White hits it

A broken lantern to be turned into a cloche

Thsi thing was SO trashy brassy that my flash kept bouncing off of it like a prism!
Imagine her white... So pretty for spring!

A trash can for our master bath remodel.... Again- WHITE she shall be!

Isn't this plate PURTY?! I think it will hang on our bedroom wall.
I also scored 3 pairs of brand new shorts for my boys- 3 denim, 1 levis and 1 Sonoma, and 1 adorable plaid pair for Quin from Tar-jay. I love getting NEW shorts for $1.99- especially Levis!
I found several blouses for myself- 1 from Express, 1 new from Charlottle Russe, 1 from New York and Company and another new one from Tar-jay. I thought there MAY have been a fight over it if it didn't fit me. Girls were lining up. Alas, it fit and the cat fight was avoided. I brought home an adorable tube top for summer, and a Nine West bright yellow, show me some spring shirt that needs some chunky jewlery to go with!
Why no fashion show you ask? Because I cleaned today and have not showered and am too vain to do one without... Sorry. Just trust me when I say that I scored some GREAT deals!
My neighbor Ali

has dreams of turning her basement into a dark room.  She found a photo enlarger, and crazy her decided to drag it home. It was raining so it ended up in the cab of the (stick shift) truck with the 2 of us. Can you tell by this picture that I was twisted like a pretzel the whole way home?

Seriously gals! It was nuts! I am so glad she scored such a great piece, and cannot wait to see what she does with it.
On another note the night before our Shop n hop I was working on this
A hand painted pillow knock off of Pottery Barns pillow.
 For $49.00 plus shipping I decided to make it myself!



was. free.
Gotta love the stash in my white dresser and computer room closet!
I printed off the font in the size I wanted and just traced onto my fabric with a quilting pen, then handpainted it. My 3 year old kept bumping the table in his desire to watch, but it turned out okay. I then stuffed the cover with a pillow form I had lying around. Free. Free. That way when I get sick of it i don't feel bad swapping it out, or pawning it off on Megan someone else.
It was a great weekend, and I do hope to get to know some of my new bloggy friends better.
I am linking up to Lindas Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays ladies- new frinds- join me!


Sandra said...

Wonderful pillow...great job...I love it!

Creations By Cindy said...

What a great time you all must have had! Shop and hop! I like that. You have some great finds there. Love them all but I really love the trash can. Can't wait to see her it's new color. Be blessed. Cindy

Meg said...

Love the pillow! Great job! And it sounds like you had so much fun doing some GW shopping! You found some great finds. What a fun trip!

TheSmithHotel said...

Oh to be crammed in a car with good finds! A girl after my own heart!


A Cottage Muse said...

Love the treasures you found but your pillow is better than the one from PB!!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

What a fun time! And I love your goodies..especially the plate. But the pillow...amazing! You did a great job! Happy week!...Debbie

alice said...

That pillow is the bomb! I love love love the metal to be cloche!
smiles, alice

Linda said...

Looks like FUN was had by all! I luv your pillow and that brassy thing:) Thanks for coming to my's always nice to see you there:)


Megandvd@Beauty in the Attempt said...

The pillow...BE STILL MY HEART! It was so much fun playing together on Saturday! It was truly a BLAST!!! Love your finds and I will anticipate you making them GORGEOUS!


Shannon said...

The pillow is great!
And, HOW did I miss the two of you (three of you, actually, I guess...)piling into the truck and driving off like that?!?!

oneblessedmama said...

I have NO CLUE how you missed it Shannon! But it was definately worth seeing, lol
Thanks for the sweet comments ladies.

Infarrantly Creative said...

You pillow turned out wonderful! Great job. I love the piping you added.