I'm also a sucker for french onion soup on any menu, sparkly and funky printed scarfs, and most notoriously I'm a sucker for apparently outrageous earrings. To the point where my 8th grade french teacher, whom I happened to bump into at the town dump while dropping off garbage, squinted her eyes at me after I squealed in happiness to see her after 10+ years......her brain was racking and racking and finally her squint turned into a look of surprise and amusement.......I was "the girl who always had the unique and elaborate earrings!!!". 10 years and this is the single tidbit my existence is widdled down to by someone. Might as well be swinging crystal chandeliers from my ears. My reputation precedes me! But those are different stories all-together.
This particular story is about the fact that whenever I'm in close proximity to any kind of thrift/antique/consignment store....my involuntary bargain radar goes off. And not only that, my *design sponge-loving-self starts to get lightheaded with all of the thoughts and possibilities racing through my brain. What could I find, what could I transform, what can I create? Reuse? Recycle? Give new life to.
Exhibit A: $4.99, what I like to refer to as "fugly grandma lamps", obviously the best part being they were realllllly repulsive - to the point where when I first spotted them my gut told me to avert my eyes immediately and hold back the gag. Just makes for that much more of a shockingly enjoyable make-over. A Little Creativity, A Little Time, A Little Imagination