Thursday, April 21, 2011

Christmas in April

I wanted to share with you all of the goodies I got over the weekend/Monday/Tuesday.

Tons of new books to read. Some my parents saved for me and brought and some I got at the local thrift stores when we went.

The Dune trilogy in awesome hardcover versions with equally awesome artwork. Also found and saved for me by my parents.

Another gift from my parents: fabric from a yard sale. There's tons more AND a bag of leather pieces to mix in with my new creations.

Yet another awesome find from my parents. I need to set apart some time to really get into this one.

This map of antartica is dated 1958, I think, and we got it at an antique mall in Salt Lake City. That antique mall really was great. I'm hoping to go back when we really start to decorate, but for now our project is to figure out how to mount this map and display it.

AND some bud vases that I've been keeping an eye out for. I got the first two (tall and short) at once and the third one the next day. I thought about keeping it all matching but I like how the shapes on the odd one out seem like a variation of the first two.

So as you can see, it was indeed a holiday around here this past weekend.


  1. Okay, I love the map. Which antique mall did you go to? And books, and fabric, and.... Christmas indeed!

  2. @Amber

    We went to Captial City Antique Mall on S W Temple. It was HUGE and had just about everything you'd think of to collect.

  3. so my husband and i are obsessed with the dune series. obsessed. love it. those hard cover dune books are amazing!

  4. @julieb

    I know! i've read the series and it's one of my favorites but I can't wait to crack these bad girls open and give it another go!

  5. I just finished Water for Elephants for my book club. It was very interesting, and an older lady told us that it was very true to how the circus used to be.