Sunday, June 29, 2008

mildew fashion show

Saturdays estate sales were awesome! Even my sister Liz (pictured here modeling her new sweater) came along for the trip after working a twelve hour shift at the hospital all night. Luckily she was able to keep her energy going with coffee, red bull, and shopping.
The first two houses we went to were pretty good... meaning actual estate sales and not just garage sales. At that point I was pretty happy, since I wanted to make Liz's first trip with us to be a success.
The third house we went to was lame, it was just some junk thrown out on a persons driveway, c'mon people, estate sale means we get to snoop inside the house, and the quality of junk is
Our last stop on the list was out in Point Loma. This was the BEST estate sale EVER! I mean ever. The house was packed with neat stuff and TONS of clothes, not just tshirts and jeans, but the kinds of clothes you would find in the thrift store before there was ebay, and those boutique vintage stores. I felt like it was 1995 all over again.. polyester dresses, sequins, it was overwhelmin
g. What made this sale even better was the prices - my damage was $11, and Liz's $3.
Heres just a few pics of the finds ... - didn't find a red typewriter (Michele), but I'll keep my eye out for it.

tiny ceramic fawn

pyrex bowl & box of white crayons

owl candle holder

I call this my computer clock

5 boxes of "icicles" and an old box of scoopy's straws

owl purse

a few the sweet outfits I found, check out the sequin dress!

When we got home, Liz modeled all the outfits for us and we had a "mildew fashion show" (hey, old clothes get musty). I'm bummed I didn't get pictures of her in all of these...

Friday, June 27, 2008

I'll cross my fingers

Every weekend Keith and I go hit up estate sales - which has quickly become my new obsession. I look forward to every Thursday when the sale ads start to pop up online and in the newspaper, it's pretty much the most awesome day of the week, no? I hope to find some killer treasures this weekend , a few weeks ago I hit the jackpot (well for me at least) and found these items

tiny shriner dude

owl bank & sweet pepsi bottle

amp meter (can't pass up electronic test equipment)

light meter, and my most prized find by far...

Styrofoam Santa!!!!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

blogs are fun

I usually forget what I did the week before, heck, I forgot what I did yesterday. I realized that blog might help with my horrible memory. I kinda of feel bad when people asked me "so kristen, what have you been up to lately". I usually kind of stare a bit and go, ... oh not much. People must think I live in a cave or something, but its really because I absolutely can't remember a damn thing.

So, here it is, the Kristen blog, taaaa daaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!