Here's our impersonations. Scary, eh? Yeah I thought so. Don't wet your pants now, we're not really jack-o-lanterns.
Wool Knickerbockers-Goodwill Reserve .99 cent store
Silk Pendelton Country Sophisticates Blouse-Hand-Me-Ups
Marshall Field's Country Shop Cardigan-Bought it decades ago.
Crystal Earrings-Grandmother Clara's
1940's velvet handbag-thrifted
The monthly Saturday book sale at Swanson was today, so we swung by on the way home. I went in swearing there would be no more cookbooks, which was a good thing because if I hadn't there would have been even more than the twenty or so that came home with me. Sigh, I'm hopeless. I don't even use cookbooks much anymore, but I do enjoy reading them. Besides, I needed the Florence Henderson cookbook. Danny got birding guides, and Mr. ETB got an eclectic assortment of stuff. They make the books so cheap, you're really obligated to bring an armload (or three) home with you. The regular sale continues on Thursdays as well. I know I've said this before, but it is worth repeating-the booksale at Swanson is one of the best things this city has going for it. If you think you've been to Friends of the Library sales before, this one is unlike the others. Several rooms, books grouped by subject and alphabetised, donations coming from withdrawn library books, donations, and museums. It is like the best used bookstore you've ever been in, but most of the books range from .25 cents to $1.50. There's a rare book room for the first editions that are priced at much less than market value, and a staff of dedicated volunteers who know what they have, and are happy to help you locate what you need. Worth a trip to Omaha, if you're a reader and or collector.