i thought it most appropriate, seeing as today is the two month anniversary of starting my handcrafted thrifty challenge, that we focus our final day, within this gleeful week...
upon 'vintage and handcrafted' glee
"hang on a mo, Tif... surely that's what you've done all week, it's all handcrafted and vintage gleeness as far as we can see"
and quite right you are, it has been, hasn't it.
i am it would appear, most predictable...
in the space of two months i have found many lovely secondhand finds for the shed, and many i have left on the shelves... wishing to give a home to, but knowing my man would leave.
in the space of two months i have found, but only one item for my closet.
a rather dubious vomit colored leather coat that i am telling myself the color is so mesmerizing, passersby will not notice the pen marks,
and after all, what can one expect for $15
in the end my need was so great for paint, as it truly plays a big part in the transformation of my thrifty finds, that i could not do what i wished to do with a scrapping of leftover gloss white and my 'neverending' can of scary pink paint.
i confess, i bought some eco paint...
when all is said and done, this has been my only new purchase since the challenge began
and so to end our 'week of gleeness'
i bring you,
'snippets of glee'
little bits of secondhand or handcrafted 'loveliness' to bring a gleeful mood to mossy shed this season...
a lovely red midcentury modern, lamp base, found in ethanollie's etsy store
a kitschy angel, perfect in her colors, made in japan and as if that weren't enough, she's a money box as well (i know! isn't that peachy)
yarn balls in a thrifted red dish (always a winner in my books)
a seasonal tin tray sporting a 'gleeful' design
a pair of glossy red clogs for the wall that any little elf would be proud to own
the 70's gleeful tree 'wall hanging' found on etsy and waiting to be turned into an advent calender when a creative moment appears
and the insides of my little box of 'glee' from the attic, waiting to shine this 'gleeful' season
i do hope this 'week of glee' has been most 'gleeful' for you dearest readers and that you may go forth into your own 'gleeful' worlds and spread the word of 'glee', making the world we live in a bit more 'gleeful' for others, so they too can 'feel the glee'...
(did i really just pen that last paragraph, truly quite a 'gleeful' message i feel)
she will return on monday with a 'thankful giveaway' full of glee ~ Tif