Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year

I didn't intend to thrift today (isn't that what I always say?), but my husband and I took the girls to the American Girl store to meet the new doll of the year, and it just happened to be around the corner from my new favorite haunt. So after a trip to doll paradise and a stop at my husband's restaurant choice for lunch, it was my turn to be indulged and I was given the green light, albeit with a 15 minute time limit. But fifteen minutes is better than nothing, and I found a couple of treasures to make it worth my while. What better way to start off the new year?

First, I found these writing practice cards for my middle child, who loves to emulate her big sister and do homework each evening. These should keep her busy for awhile. Plus, they wipe clean so she can use and re-use and then pass them on to my son.

I am overjoyed at my next find--two partially used rolls of vintage wallpaper! 

It may not look like much, but only the beginning of each roll is ripped up and the pattern is so delightful. Here are a few close-ups:

Aren't they pretty?

Happy New Year, everyone! I hope you find 2013 to be full of joy and surprises. And lots of thrifting goodness, of course!

one of my favorite postcards from my large collection


  1. Anne! I'm so delighted for you! Great job. You're a natural :)

    1. Thanks, Jen! That means a lot, especially coming from you. Happy New Year!