the santa stars were aligned.

yes they were.


a year ago i mentioned i’d been on the hunt for a safari chair.

and i know the chance of finding one in a thrift store is not good.

especially around here.

but i’ll be darned.

walked into a thrift store i rarely visit and there it was.

don’t get excited.

it’s not leather.

but dag, it’s safari-ish or campaign-ish or sling-ish or whatever it’s called.

it’s canvas and the canvas is pretty darn dirty.

i’ll have to get my scrubbing gloves on.

it has a scandinavian feel, wouldn’t ya say?

to find this chair in a thrift store is a xmas miracle to me.

i was out in the back parking lot putting this thing in my car when an older employee came out and said, “ya know, that’s a fine looking chair.  it’s been in our store for a couple of months.  they told me to throw it in the garbage.  i’m glad someone bought it.”

i’m not sure if that made me happy or sad.  i would’ve loved to find this in the garbage, but then again, i didn’t pay much, it doesn’t have garbage residue on it (i.e. squirrel pee), and i wasn’t reduced to dumpster diving.

this pre-christmas week was very, very kind to me.  found a few other things but haven’t taken any pics yet.

could it be i’ve finally found everything i’ve wanted to thrift in my life?

could be.  but i doubt it.



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. 

very busy.

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.)   

leather sling/safari chair

(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.