Monday, December 16, 2013

Goodwill Towards Men (and Art Teachers).

I am a thrift store junkie.  Amanda Byne's got plastic surgery and I've got Goodwill.  My family doesn't understand my pure absolute bliss while digging through overly Febreeze-d clothing and hunting for knick knacks that probably came from a deceased old lady's mantle, but I cannot get enough.  At least part of my daily wardrobe is a thrifted item, which as an art teacher makes sense, because you just never know when a student will drop an ENTIRE container of glaze in your lap (did I mention the container was open too?).  Here are my finds from this weekend:

Clothing: One old man sweater complete with elbow patches and a gorgeous linen French Connection dress
Books: The Cooking of Scandinavia and Pippi in the South Seas by Astrid Lindgren
Accessories: Brand new canvas backpack from Target (Christmas present baby!)
Schtuff: Vintage picnic basket to store my sewing supplies, two teacup sets, and of course, a mason jar

The teacups are going to be used as Christmas gifts for some colleagues at school, so stay tuned!

Oh and I'll leave you with this tidbit from today:

Kindergartener: Miss French Fry, why are your legs yellow?
MFF: Well, I was really hungry this morning, so I ate A LOT of mustard for breakfast.

Let's see if that earns me any phone calls tomorrow or forever deters children from enjoying bratwurst's favorite condiment.  Until next time, eat your mustard Arties!