Monday, September 29, 2008

I slept through the night got through to the dawn/I flipped a switch the light went on/I got out of bed I put some clothes on/Its a pretty good day

I woke up with another idea yesterday and the idea demanded a trip to the thrift store. Since we were in St. Charles to visit my mom, we stopped at a Goodwill out that way. Sadly, the store was sorely lacking in the product I was seeking but I did manage to find a couple of other things.

I adore the preppy vintage straw and leather handbags and this little beauty was too good and too cheap to pass up. It's about 10 inches wide and 6 inches high. Really adorable. It's too late in the season to use it now, but it'll be handy in the spring.

This bag isn't particularly adorable, but I need a bag for my laptop and ephemera and I thought I'd buy something at the thrift store and embellish, perhaps. Even as is, it's soft and roomy so it'll work. Any ideas on embellishments? Maybe I'll paint some designs on...

I can't get enough mid-century melmac and other kitchenware and even though I already have a similar one of these (in green) I could never turn down this, especially as it was one thin dollar. It would cost you about $20 or more to get one off of eBay. It's turquoise, it's melmac and it was manufactured in St. Louis.

And something I forgot to photograph a while ago is the Jack and Jill magazine from September 1957. Michael bought it for me while we were shopping at Red Lead for paper and other odds and ends. I really haven't even looked through it, but I'm sure there's some good collage fodder in there.

Another episode of Emotional Rescue on the books today, and I'm really happy with the result. I got a great call today. As I was playing the new James Bond theme by Jack White and Alicia Keyes, a woman called to ask what it was. Her response, "This is fucking AWESOME." It's fantastic to know you've played something that someone really, really enjoys. Earlier a man called to tell me my playing of an old Genesis song actually brought some tears to his eyes.

So, a good day thus far.


Allison said...

I was singing along to the Sufjan Stevens song on Forest Park Parkway. Good choices!n

Cat Pick said...

Have you heard "Chicago" at Schnucks yet? It's fun to sing along while the other shoppers look askance.

Sorry I didn't make it this weekend. Saturday was spent sort of as a recovery day and yesterday there just wasn't enough time in the day for everything that had to be done and Mom got priority. :)