Ok so here are a couple of the finds from last weekend's visit to Chico. First up is this dresser. Mom and I had drive up to Paradise and were on our way to lunch when we both spotted this at a yard sale. I quickly stopped and ran over. I hesitated because I really don't have anywhere to put it but it's in great shape and was a good deal. So, home with me it came.
I set it up first in the kitchen without the mirror. I've seen some really cute coffee stations around online so thought I'd give it a try.
I added a little organizer shelf and set out my teas.
This next set of pictures is the next bargain I found. It was a set of Vera napkins. The edges are horribly tattered but the design is still vibrant and stain free. I think there are 6 (?) that were marked $4 I think. Instantly I thought I could cut them up and make zipper pouches since I really don't use linen napkins anyway but I love me some Vera!!!
Saturday I had a little time so I chopped one napkin up and sewed this little notions pouch. I've been thinking for-ever that I need an itty bitty pouch for stitch markers and my tiny snips. Et voila! It turned out really well, and I saved her signature there at the bottom edge :)
Yesterday was a full day. I had the annual company picnic in the afternoon and then live music and dinner with friends at Lake of the Woods which is about a 40 minute drive.
So today I was pretty pooped but also determined to get stuff done around the house. I put a soup together in the crock pot. Laundry started. Talked to Mom :) and then tackled the spare oom. I kind of just shuffled things around a little bit. I scooched over one of the bookshelves and put the desk in between in front of the window.
Then I moved the dresser into the room where the desk was and put the mirror back on it. I rather like it! I'm thinking now I'd like to make more table runners that sort of match the feel in this room now - maybe vintage sheets? yes!
You can sort of see the headboard in the mirror. I'd like to find a frame and get a bed to set that up and have a functional spare oom! Then I can have proper visitors!
In other, non furniture news, I am so close to finishing the Thunderstorm MKAL! I am on the final 2 clues which look shorter than the last clue so I think I'm almost done. Also, I did sew up another Dottie Angel frock. Buuuuut, it's kind of huge around the neck/shoulder area so I'm not calling it a win just yet. I'm going to have to think up some way to cinch it a little without causing too many puckers or excess gathering.