Monthly Archives: January 2010

Lovely oil painting.

I thrifted this oil painting from The Brown Elephant on Clark a while ago. I can’t make out the signature and have no idea the age of it or any other details. It’s big, though, over 3.5 feet tall. I love her face! It’s so sweet. She doesn’t match any thing in my house so […]

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Craft Room Clean-Up!

At Casa Pretty. Quirky., my husband and I are lucky enough to each ┬áhave our own little hobby rooms. We dubbed his room The Media Center because the vast majority of ┬áNorth America’s electronic equipment is located in there. If you ever experience a power lull in your home, it is probably because my husband […]

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Some Link Love.

Leilani from the fabulous blog thriftaholic is taking the picture-a-day challenge at her new blog. She is a talented photographer and you’ll find lovely images of Chicago there. So looking forward to this magazine. I’m very tempted to try this on one of the little nightstands I’m going to re-do. Surely it can’t be as […]

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Sigh. Look at these plates.

I found these a few months ago in a Salvation Army. Six dinner plates and five salad plates. Impractical? Yes. But seriously — how could I resist? The roses are raised, and the blue is such a beautiful color. The maker is Harmony House and the pattern is Cameo Rose. Also, FYI, these are oven […]

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My Mom is a sewing genius.

My Mom is in the process of sewing her little fingers to the bone on projects for the booth. She’s our go-to woman for projects utilizing the tons of great vintage textiles I’ve found over the years. These two sets were made completely of thrifted and/or yard saled materials. These, and, depending on how many […]

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