Suffice it to say that dinner was abysmal. The turkey was dry because even though I hinted at it half a dozen times she simply never basted the poor bird and the filling was melted into the bowl and hard. All of the rest of the food just tasted like it was reheated in the microwave, a device that I have blinked out of existence in my world over a month ago. On top of that it was a very hard week at work.
As for yesterday I went to the flea market yet again with the hubby-to-be and I don't believe that I ever made such a wonderful haul in one trip. The main reason that we went is because a woman was holding a beautiful garden book for me. I may not have a place for a garden yet but I will someday but right now there is a chapter on houseplants and I'll be studying for the future. I have seen these on that international garage sale E-Bay dozens of times but it's always $20 or more. I only paid $7 for this one. I couldn't pass it up.
Once I got to walking around it seemed that there were amazing deals around every corner. Here are some of them.
This Family Circle was in a pile with 30's and 40's magazines that the women wanted next to nothing for. I thought about getting the others but really you have to stop somewhere.I found two more dress patterns from the same person. Advance 5404 a nice house dress and Simplicity 3592 a nightgown/house dress. I wasn't very crazy about either of them. But they were nice enough to use for practice. I think that I'll make the longer one first.
I also invested in some new vintage sewing notions. Fabric ribbon to use as accents, especially on that one party dress. A sweet pink lace with pearl accents, a velveteen pink and a velveteen green. I also got two vintage zippers, one is peach colored and theother one is very red. Both are 12" and I think that I can use them as invisible zippers.
The wait for my new sewing machine I must admit is getting a tad unbearable. The amount of Christmas gifts under my tree already is astronomical. My fiance really went overboard this year, although the present that I am looking forward to the most is the one from his grandmother (the sewing machine).
I also bought two new handkerchiefs to go with the one that I ordered online one is pink with flowers and the other is white with blue flowers. I already have a white one from Ireland that my in-laws-to-be brought back from their holiday to Ireland a couple of years ago. I also got two new pairs of pearl earrings. The single pearls are for everyday wear and the ones with the gold around it are for dressed up occasions. They are really beautiful aren't they.
Lastly, I found a very good deal on some Christmas decorations. In the first picture is a cute little addition to a holiday outfit. I believe that it is a holly boutonniere. It's bright red and dark forest green. Amazing colors I must say. The second is a little over half of the ornaments. There are a couple that were already put on the tree that was decorated on Saturday night and the rest are waiting to be put on the tree a little later on. The last picture depicts all of the hooks that I found in their original boxes and a box of orange bulbs that still work. We are using one in a glass fireplace that the original bulb burned out. Not pictured is two boxes of tinsel. I am very happy to have them however tinsel from back then was highly flammable so I will not be using it. Perhaps someday I will put it out for display purposes.
I have to go to work in a few minutes but hopefully I will be able to write more when I get home.