I went to the grocery store yesterday. I've found that they have more unique items that I never see anywhere else, and they have really good prices.
I think it's about to storm, so it's really dark in here. I should have turned on the lamps, but I didn't. Don't you think the lady with the red lipstick is adorable?
They also had the guy with a mustache, but maybe I'll get that another day. The lady jar was $8. They had one much bigger for $16.
The faux sedum prices there are the best I've seen. I see these going for $12. And I get them for $5-$6 and they are wrapped in vintage-style paper.
As soon as I go in the Reasors on Peoria, there are display tables filled with all kinds of little pretties. It's so much fun just to stroll and gaze.
I had the wire container on the dresser in the kitchen. I moved it in here to hold some of my books that I didn't give away.
Someone asked if the sheep in the back of the red truck are on their way to get made into food. No, they are on a joy ride. I would never "kill" my fake sheep!
Sorry, I can't stop taking photos of my vintage bottles. I cherish them even more since I broke a couple. Oops, looks like I should have dusted before I took this pic. But it's real, folks.
Speaking of which, I am in awe of the bloggers, mostly younger bloggers who I suppose have abundant energy, that live in these humongous homes with the perfect Pottery Barn-style furniture.
I say in "awe", but I suppose I mean also surprised. When I was their age and had young children, I would never have had that kind of money. So I guess the husbands have very prestigious jobs and make a lot of money.
Sometimes makes me think: How does my little apartment possibly compare? I only have a few rooms to show. I only have a small amount of money to spend on decor.
And when I see these grand homes with lots of rooms filled with fine decor, I realize I don't have much in comparison to show you.
But then, I guess this blog appeals to folks with smaller homes and budgets. Or I would assume.
I have never been drawn to these huge expensive homes. And I'm at a point in my life, with my budget, that I couldn't afford it even if I was drawn to them.
On top of that, I could never clean something like that or afford to have someone to come in to clean it.
This just goes to show that we are at different places at different times in our lives. The big sprawling homes are like looking at a magazine. And that is always fun to do.
And that's okay even if we wouldn't choose to live there.