Saturday, October 18, 2008

Out on a Whim

Yesterday, on a whim, I decided to head down to G-Street Fabrics in Rockville for their sale (25% off everything) plus I had a coupon to get an additional 25%-off one item already on sale.


The wool black and white houndstooth called my name -- as did some of the pink wool blanketing...


Not far from G-Street is a fabulous store in downtown Bethesda called Accessories of Old.

Photo courtesy of Little Pink Studio

The store is chock full of vintage haberdashery, buttons, lace, beads, rhinestones, you name it!! Think Tinsel Trading but with more stock! Anyhow, I went specifically looking for vintage 1940's plastic "Happy" buttons --


I found them! I didn't have time to photograph the rest of the stock, but I promise to go back and give you a visual tour -- a sacrifice, I know, but I will do it for you.

When I returned home, I had received a package from Whimbeads.com!! OH boy, what a great delight it was to open this box. This online bead store was recommended by Robin Atkins and I'm so glad to have found it!


The selection was terrific, the price was very reasonable, and the package was a delight to receive. The long tubes of colored beads look like candy to me!


To top off this delightful day, my doorbell rang and look who was at the door!

These two boys from across the street were working the camera for me.

I think they're contenders for America's Next Top Model!

Hope you get a chance to go out on a whim today!

10 comments:

MargB said...

What a wonderful collection of beads - I love your current bead work,

MargB said...

Meant to say the houndstooth called out to me too!

Cheryl said...

From now on my money is going to go into this kind of thing..the heck with stocks! Wanna go shopping?

verobirdie said...

Lovely purchases! I would love the vintage harberdashery.

Wanda said...

Oh to have a store like this one in my area!! Your beadwork is fantastic. And your photography is to die for! I've subscribed to your blog...it's great!

Barbara C said...

What a fun outing. I've got a very good bead store in my town, but vintage buttons are harder to find and very expensive.

Those neighbors of yours are a scream. There's nothing like the energy of pre-adolescents.

Debra said...

Those boys steal the show!

lemon said...

You make masterpieces. Its some time since I found your blog and I couldnt resist telling you my admiration.
Its a surprise for me-once again, to see that real artists are between normal people and are not the famous ones that we see on the media...
Keep on!!

Allison Ann Aller said...

That first photo of G Street Fabrics is portentious of great things, kind of like the monolith in 2001, somehow.
The boys are awesomely unbound!

Lynn said...

Hi Susan - If you feel like playing, I've tagged you. Details on my blog!

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