Monday, July 2, 2012

Are you an emotional shopper?

Brace yourself for a whole lotta random...

I would say I'm a self-proclaimed emotional shopper. 

When I'm anxious about something (like work and my up-coming Drs appt) I shop. 

When I'm excited about something (like my air conditioning coming back on after a raging storm Friday night) I shop. 

When I want to feel the thrill of finding that ONE treasure that fits into one of my MANY collections perfectly...I shop. 

Is this a problem?  Do I need one of those multi-step programs? I mean it could be worse, right? 

For your viewing pleasure, my treasures from this past weekend...a.k.a. a damaging-worse-than-a-hurricane-storm-didn't-keep-me-in-the-house


Estate sale finds:


All of this hardware was in a ziploc bag for $10...my Dad said they saw me coming, ha! I just couldn't put it down.  I'm not entirely sure what to do with all of the pieces but I'm sure I'll come up with something!


More rulers and yard sticks to add to my collection.  I got everything in the above photo for $1!! 


This was one smelly estate sale...I'm pretty sure these two maps were the only thing of value in the whole house...sad but true.  I was thinking I could make the framed one into a cool window shade but it's actually glued to a piece of foam board...maybe a pinboard of where we've traveled?  $6 for both maps. 

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Etsy finds (from the UK!!...wish the shipping wasn't so much :(


I've been looking for a vintage seascape painting for a while and this one was out of my price range but the seller worked with me some on the price and I just love it.  So I guess it's worth it, right?


I found this cute whale illustration on Etsy and framed it with a mat I had cut @ HL.  I think it turned out pretty nice.  I added it to my gallery wall that I re-worked over the weekend to include my collection of 'A's.  Collections look soooo much better en masse:




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I've been obsessed with maps and vintage fans lately (among my many other collections mentioned above).  I framed the map of South America and propped it up against my gallery wall...I love how the blue water works with the blue painted vintage table...(NOT that I'm saying your art needs to match your furniture...just to be clear)...


My wonderful Mom bought me this awesome vintage fan on eBay...she's the best (especially at winning auctions...she doesn't play around ;)


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I also put together this coin tray with a photo tray that's been on my coffee table forever and my old collection of European and American coins (all in silver of course). I think it turned out pretty cute:





 I even found a place for my movie reels from a previous estate sale:





Well, I think that's enough randomness for one Monday evening!  Have an amazing July 4th!

Happy Treasure Hunting!
-Alisa


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