Monday, August 9, 2010

Back in the saddle again...

This past weekend I got a chance to scope out a couple estate sales. It had been too long since I'd been able to get my fix! The last few weeks my weekends have been pretty busy and there hasn't been any time for shopping. Anyway, the first one I went to was a bust so I headed over to my friend Chris' estate in Santa Clara. I used to work with her sometimes when she needed extra help so I know her sales are always worth going to and the prices would be reasonable.

I found these cool pictures out in the garage for five bucks a piece. They're a little rough but after a fresh coat of paint on the frames they'll be good as new! They're going to be perfect in my asian-themed bedroom. The stickers on the back show they were purchased at Sears-Roebuck for $4.98 apiece.

I also scored this super cute "Curler Hamper"-pink rubber sprinkled with gold glitter...of course it will be re-purposed to hold other hair accessories or possibly be used on the toilet tank to hide an extra roll of toilet paper.

One of my best friends (who also happens to be my hair dresser) is moving to Austin the first of September and I wanted to send her off with a fun going-away present. This turquoise hair dryer was calling her name! Still in the original box and it's never even been used. The insides are still wrapped in plastic. I think it's too cool to actually use, but it will be great as a display piece.

After the estates, I finally got to see the Shaheen exhibit at the San Jose Museum of Textiles. I'm SO glad I went! The pieces on display were fantastic examples of his brilliant creativity and eye for color and whimsy. I was a little disappointed a catalog of the exhibit wasn't available for purchase, but the collection is a work in progress so I'm holding out hope for a book in the future. 

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