Thanks again for all of the well wishes...they must be working because the worst is over and I'm on the mend. You are all my wonderful blog friends!
I have been working on a few commissioned pieces this week so I haven't had much time to blog. That and now having two kids who have homework, time is slipping by.
On Thursday after the bus pulled away I hopped in the car and ran to my favorite flea market. Thursday is the best day because of all of the antique dealers. Which really tranlates to "Good Junk". I found this huge box full of vintage sheet music and a few old childrens books.
The guy offered the whole box to me for $40. but I only took 8. I was tempted but I know this is more than I need and I am in the process of trying to have LESS stuff, not MORE. The cute little book is titled 'Cinder the Cat' and it has the sweetest little illustrations and lovely turquoise and red coloring.
I was also able to get some of my Halloween decorations out. I know the pictures aren't the best but the cabinet is glossy black and it's hard to get a good shot. These are all Dept. 56 and the house lights up like lightning and makes spooky noises. The boys used to be very freaked out by this:) The car ornaments hanging from the branches are also Dept. 56 and I scored them at the flea market for $2.00 each, brand new still wrapped in their boxes.
I also spent my "not feeling so great days" watching this...
I loved it and it's yet another production set in this time period that makes me say, "Thank God for modern medicine!" We all talk about how lovely the cottages and clothing are but how hard it must have been to live in those times. Geez!
Here is a book I found at our most fabulous public library. It's titled 'Wake the Dead' by Monica Harris and illustrated by Susan Estelle Kwas and it's full of the cutest little characters and lots of funny puns. The art kind of has that Edward Gorey feel to them.
Have a great day!