*I have other things I REALLY want to show you soooo badly, but, Blogger is being a butt, and won't let me post anymore pictures right now. Grrr! So, check back later to see the real score!*
I have been wanting and looking for some of those old dishtowel calendars. I remember my mom always having them when I was a kid, and thinking how "stupid" I thought it was to put a calendar on a dishtowel...who wants their calendar on a dirty, freakin' dishtowel?! Disgusting! (I'm a firm believer in clean, fresh, paper towels! lol!) Looking back now, though, I wish that I hadn't been so "stupid" and had saved them!
So today was the day I decided to try to find some old, vintage stuff. There is this little place about 2 miles from my house that is one of those antique/craft stores that has all the little booths for the individual vendors. I've been there before, and they always have something I want but, some of the sellers just price their things too high, and I want to feel like I've been "thrifting". And some of the vendors make you feel just like that, so I stop in every once in a while and always find something cool for cheap.
Anyway, this little place today had several dishtowel calendars! I bought 3 of them, and left some for someone else. Since I haven't been able to find any before, I don't know what a "thrifted" price for these is like, but I was willing to pay what they were asking. These were bought from 2 seperate vendors-one was asking $5.50 and the other $6.00. Let me know if this was a good deal or not.
This first one is circa 1971-in my lifetime so it's not REALLY that old-but, it is from Australia! I've had plans for these for a while, for whenever I did find some but, I don't know if I can cut into this one from Australia! It may have to remain whole, so now I need some ideas for what to do with it...pillows, blanket??? If you have ideas, let me know.
This is a detail shot...
This dishtowel I got just because I could...it's only from 1978-days I clearly remember-so it doesn't seem that old to me and I probably won't have any trouble cutting that one up. lol!
This dishtowel calendar is from 1958! Now that's old! lol! I just couldn't believe how many of these this little place had...I actually had to leave a few behind.
I also got a bundle of fat quarters of the Cherries Jubilee series from Moda, which I love-it just looks so clean and crisp! Also got a few half-yard cuts...I first found the cutest little dark green leaves with teeny red ladybugs on it, perfect for Claire's room! Then got the other half-yard cuts to coordinate with that. That was the last of the ladybug fabric, too, or I would have bought more for sure!
Of course, the whole time Claire and I were walking around she's asking, "Does Daddy know you are shopping?". Somehow I don't think she would have been asking me that if I had been shopping for shoes, for her! lol!