Tuesday, May 15, 2007

this & that



{this}

shari's
post on charming
made me
think of
this photo
i took
at fpea's...
my favorite curtain
(she made from
an old shirt)
swaying
in the warm breeze.
so charming...
like knitting
in the park
with a friend.

. . . . .

{that}

a few things
to share today...

some of
my finds from
my
value village
excursion
last week...

1. vintage pitcher.
for grub's
famous "sapper"
cocktail



2. a polaroid joy cam.
i broke my old one
(they are cheap
and flimsy)
but i still have film
so i "need" one.



3. polaroid "job pro" camera.
i have never seen
one
and
i was intrigued.



4. vintage frames.
to paint for
an upcoming "show"
(more on that later)



find of the week...

5. an old bug collection!!!
some bugs are
broken
but i heart
people's
old collections
(don't you love
that handwriting?!)



pretty good day
at the village.

. . . . .

{that}

then there
was this
amazing package
i got this weekend
from
the wonderful
miss solomon.

i bought
this necklace
from
her lovely store



and
she included
a lovely ring
to match
(she knows
how i love
to match)!

and if that
wasn't enough
she included
this cute
little
handmade
wooden
grasshopper
that
she found
at a funky
antique shop
(metal plant
by my brother).



and
then
this piece
she did
that
i fell in love with
a while back
that
she included
for us
for a swap
she's doing
with grub.



her work
is even
more
beautiful
in person...

come,
look closer:



thank you
so so much
dear lisa.

i have much
still left
to do
today...

more
tomorrow.
maybe
a collection!

xo

15 comments:

erin scissorhands said...

gwen- that old bug collection that you found is to die for! what a great find!!! and the writing is just perfect.

alyssa said...

Here's to great gifts and framed bugs!

Briana said...

A good pitcher is highly under rated (a good cocktail rarely though...)

Excellent thrifty scores and Bay Area postal love.

Carson said...

great finds.
& what a creative family and bunch o' chums you have!

julie said...

such great finds gwen...the bug box!!!!!!!!! And lisas gifts...:)))
I love those curtains too!!

lisa s said...

oh.my.god. that bug collection... and those frames.....

and the job camera - gotta love the yellow right????????

so glad you like your goodies!
xo

ashb said...

wow buggy, you did score at the village :)
and did I read this correct, you are doing a show??
I'm now anxious!

you sound well and that makes me smile

;x
ash.west!

gracia said...

The idea of an old shirt swaying in the breeze reminds me of a book I am currently reading and greatly loving, This Side of Brightness ... a woman watching the freshly washed shirt of her husband as it hangs in the laundry and she is told he is missing, presumed dead.
see you, g xo
(P.S. What a bountiful, fantastical array of great things!)

cruststation said...

I can't believe fpea's curtains are made from an old shirt, it looks wonderful! Polaroid camera and 'lovely package from lisa' envy :) Can't wait to hear more about your show and see your 'collection'!

ms. pea said...

you have the magic thrift store fingers!!

amisha said...

amazing scores at the value village. can't wait to see what you do with the new polaroids. and the bug collection... wow!!!
great package from lisa... she is so talented... that piece of hers is lovely.

shari said...

i want to go thrifting with you! lots of great treats from the village and from lisa! i do find that photo of f. pea's curtain charming, and i swear t has a vintage shirt with almost the same exact pattern. xoxo

jesseca said...

I just came across your blog, and I really like your design. Particularily the way you compose your posts - like poetry. Very elegant and appealing. Your photography is just as interesting. Thanks so much for sharing.

maristolan said...

ah i have that funcam:) makes such cute polaroids! i really want a butterfly collection...very pretty indeed. mari

Eero said...

Ah, back to the Village scores! I love to see what you've found when you're out hunting and gathering....


I'm getting a lot of nifty stuff at the Transfer Station these days....gotta do a post on that.....


but until then...

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