dropping in briefly to say happy new year.
have a whale of a time, a whale of a year.
(just when ya think you’ve thrifted everything you could possibly need (almost), along comes teak whale napkin rings. look at ’em. they’re so mod. they’re so cool. they’re so whale-y. they’re everything i could ever hope and dream for in the all-important, essential danish modern napkin ring. how did i live without these before?)
THE BEST 2011 ALL-AROUND!!!!!!!! HEAR, HEAR!!!!!
it’s officially winter.
while it’s been cold here, we haven’t gotten any snow accumulation, although there were some cute little flurries this morning. last year at this time i was digging out of a blizzard. i’m thankful this year for zero shoveling duties since i’ve been dealing with a bum shoulder. (guarantee i just jinxed myself.)
i went outdoors early this morning and took a photo of a little cork ornament i made last night after seeing this tutorial here.
a cork christmas tree ornament!
as you can see, i’ve been very busy drinking wine.
no, of course i haven’t.
(maybe a little.)
i went into the dungeon to drag out old crafting supplies and i happened to have a bag of corks. and a box of colored wire. i think at one point i had visions of making a headboard out of corks. or was it a raft? as so often happens in my craft world, none of those projects came to life (which is probably a good thing.)
i’m signing off now ’til the new year (or maybe the new season???). i’m getting bored with myself. i think i’ve thrifted every possible thing i can thrift (save for one particular chair i’m always on the lookout for.)
(i think i swiped this photo from an ebay listing.)
and since i don’t own that house i anticipated owning by now, i’m not busy repainting or decorating and showing off, and therefore i’m running out of stuff to say. and let’s face it – now’s the time for me to get a job. i need traveling money. i’m itching to get out of town again and explore a new place. the inside walls of my apartment are getting dull and i’m getting dull. so i need money and i need a job to travel and make myself more interesting.
so – have yourself a merry little winter. maybe i’ll catch you on the equinox.
…to those who wait.
a job, you ask?
no. i’d have to have a job to get a house, now.
it’s a pretty trivet.
to replace the skin colored trivet i found a year ago.
a reminder of the flesh fish:
now i own jaundice fish:
and all is good.
i scooted into goodwill to see if there was anything worthwhile inside. man – there really isn’t anything this time of year.
but then i spotted what i think is a swedish ornament.
my eyesight stinks now. even with reading glasses while holding this thing up against the glass window for better light, i couldn’t be sure if i was reading “sweden” or not. i think i am. in certain angles i believe i see sweden carved (or stamped) in the wood.
there are 3 lines of info there.
a line of numbers, another line that i can’t make out at all, and then “sweden.”
you see it, right?
i mean, that’s just cute.
i decided to complete the cast of american pickers.
or as i like to say, essence of danielle.
danielle and the boys:
now i’m in the mood to go thrifting.