For the past week or so, my little brother Alex (who's 18 years my junior) has been visiting from Arizona. We've had lots of fun garage sale'ing, working in my antique booth and all the things 14-year-olds love to do <read heavy sarcasm>. Well, this particular teen wants to be an architect when he grows up, and also loves to build and be crafty, so I have commissioned him to build me houses...gnome houses! So today, we went thrifting to find things to go with the gnome houses. Here's what we found...
What else have we been doing? We went to Chicago to the Field Museum on Saturday, and last Friday we went to Springfield to see Lincoln's House. After getting our National Park Service stamps, we walked around the downtown area of Springfield, and "found" Urban Sassafras.
|While we have yet to find gnomes, we did find a "gnome-ish" girl,|
as well as some animals to live with the gnomes.
|And while we don't know a lot about these gnomes so far, they can drive.|
|While Alex is building the houses, this well is perfect. |
And we found little "doll" items to go near the houses.
|Bugs! There will be life size bugs!|
|This little girl will not be outside in the gnome garden, |
because she is mostly fabric, but I do foresee her going in a terrarium soon!
This is a store I've heard so much about, but had never had a chance to visit before. It is such a fabulous little store, full of happiness and whimsy. Here are some pics...
I'll give you more updates on our gnome gardens soon! And don't forget to go over to Apron Thrift Girl's blog for more Thrift Share Monday posts.
|This is the cutest upcycled "robot" sculpture I've ever seen!|
|Here was my purchase. A sweet little plaque that says "Lee," my middle name!|