Monday, September 12, 2016

My Tool Box is Cuter than Yours....

 
But I bet your house is cleaner than mine.
 
I should be doing a major cleaning, but...
I'm reading this book instead.
 
 
 
Just wonderin'....is there something you should be doing,
but you're doing something you want to be doing?
 
Tell me about it!
 
(No, I did not paint the tool box (although it looks easy-peasy) I bought it at Lyndi's Unique Boutique in downtown Royse City, Texas.)
 
 


Sunday, September 11, 2016

I'm gonna pop some tags......

Just in case you didn't know, that's the name of a song.
A rap song, no less - about thrift store shopping.
 How cool is that?!?
Give it a listen!
 
 
And that's exactly what I did today.
 
It was 25% off day at Life Message Thrift store in my hometown of Rowlett, Texas, so I high-tailed it home after church, ONLY to drop off Mr. T.
After all, it's the first NFL Sunday of the season, which works in my favor.
Folks, I promise you a  Playboy centerfold could walk through our front door during NFL season and he'd never notice - unless she stood between him and the game of the week - and even then he'd scream at her because she'd be blocking the view.
So, what better time to bring home my junk  treasures without him being nosey.
He doesn't care much for my junking or dumpster diving, but that's a whole 'nother story.
 
Anyway....let's get to the nitty gritty.
 
 
Isn't that Wild West picture fun?
I've got a place for that up in my vintage Americana room.
I mean, what's more American than old Western movie?
(We watch one of these at least once a week.)
 
And I bought 2 of these old 100 pound feed sacks.
 
 
I'm not sure what I'll do with these, but I had to have them.
I'm sure Pinterest can give me a few ideas.
(My name is Kathie Truitt, (hello, Kathie) and I am a Pinterest addict).
 
I also splurged on a few clothing items, like this 'Orange Chopper' t-shirt for $1.
I loved this show, by the way.

 
And yes, these are overalls!
 
Dickey's, to be exact.
According to my grand-dad these are the best kind.
I'll cut them off above the ankle 
(the better to show off fringe ankle boots, my dear)
and add my signature of ruffles and lace, like I
did with these
(and maybe a patch or two):
 
 
Oversized-men's shorts (6$ at Goodwill), lace on pockets, and ruffles on the bottom from one of my old nightgowns.
 
Okay, so this is definitely not something you're going to see on the runway during Fashion Week, but I love them!
 
And for some reason that I can't explain, I am so attracted to this skirt.
 
 
 
It's not me, and I have no clue what I'll do with it, but for $5 I thought, 'aw heck, why not?'
Maybe a Downton Abbey-inspired outfit?
I dunno.
But stay tuned.
You know I'll come up with somethin' weird.
 
Til next time...
Kathie