Monday, October 20, 2008

Thrifting and Sifting

Okay. I know it's like I fell off the planet or something with all the time that has lapsed since my last post. Sorry. Can I make it up to you by showing you glimpses of what has been good about my unplanned blog break? Since we have decided to stay on in Edith, we have been scouting out items to make her more livable. For us, that has meant visits to the thrift stores...
where I stumbled upon this bright and lovely vintage tablecloth (maybe it could become a simple curtain or toss cushions for Edith or...),
and then I found this vintage sheet (to be added to the pink quilt I'm working on. Everyone knows that you need lots of quilts when you live in an old house). Along with the thrifting, we have been sifting through the contents of another old house that is being torn down this week. We went in search of towel bars for Edith (for some reason the last renters took the towel bars with them when they left... along with the light fixtures I mentioned in an earlier post). We did find one light fixture we liked from the other old house and then we came across some unexpected finds.
Two glass framed doors that are the perfect size for the room upstairs that is to be divided into my sewing studio and an art studio for my husband. I will probably make a simple shade to hang on the inside of the doors if we want to block out the world, but love that we have the option of letting in copious amounts of sunlight the rest of the time.
These are my favourite finds from the other old house (which is a 'young' house compared to Edith ;o). These glass doorknobs will soon be on the doors in Edith ( previous renters apparently packed up doorknobs with them when they moved out? Something that I'll be doing with these beauties when we leave Edith ;o)
So hopefully you'll forgive me for the disappearing act I just pulled. My head has been full of home improvement plans and scouting out supplies along with a healthy dose of sweat equity that makes me sleep soundly. I'm just saying that it has cut into my creative sewing time and left me with not much to blog about. I think that's about to change this week. Too many sewing ideas begging to be stitched.

15 comments:

  1. Wonderful finds Katherine! Edith will be thrilled you put so much effort in decorating the house. Good luck on the thrifting and reclycing!

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  2. Nice to see you back Katherine! Looks like you have been very busy. (Love those doorknobs) I'm looking forward to seeing your new sewing too!

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  3. Wellcome back, Katherine :))
    So, you'll stay in Edith, is it definit?

    I love so, but sooo much those glasse doorknobs! They are a treasure!
    I see you are going to be very, very busy and I'm looking forward to se your sewing projects for Edith!!!

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  4. what beautiful finds for edith! I LOVE the glass doorknobs. and those pink linens, well, I don't think there is any doubt that I love them as well! have fun feathering your nest!

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  5. all gorgeous finds. i love the tablecloth...and those doorknobs. what a treasure!

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  6. Great treasures you've gotten! I especially love those doorknobs and the tablecloth. Let us see what you do.

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  7. Been wondering about you! Glad to see you're back. Looks like great finds for your home!!

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  8. Lovely doorknobs...glad you are finding a way to live with Edith and your situation...hope that something more settled comes along soon.

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  9. Whoa! That tablecloth! Those doors, and doorknobs! Fabbo!

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  10. What great finds! I love the glass doors and the knobs. I cannot imagine someone taking towel racks, fixtures and knobs when they left.

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  11. Let me just tell you how much I love that you call "her" Edith. I think it is a wonderful name for house, for the old house. Great finds!!
    Good luck and a lot of creative vibes on making her livable.

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  12. Great finds - love the door knobs expecially!!Good luck in transforming Edith into a comfortable living place for you and your family!

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  13. What beautiful finds, Katherine! The doors are very special and the doornobs, so pretty! Edith will be simply unique with your decoration! It is so nice to have you back!

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  14. Those glass door knobs and all that lovely fabric, Edith doesn't know how lucky a house she is.

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  15. I love that tablecloth. I always think red and cerise pink go great together. x

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