Sunday, March 9, 2014
Happy Sunday! I have some finds to share today. I haven't had much time to go treasure hunting lately, but that's just as well since I am trying to purge some of my stuff and not drag home so much. All part of doing BETTER this year...:) I've been very successful this year with doing better in many areas of my life. I am quite proud of a couple accomplishments I have made recently concerning my health and I will share those sometime soon, but for today I will share the things I deemed worthy of dragging home on our yard sale/flea market day out yesterday. I am proud of myself for purchasing mostly things that have been on my list that I have been needing/wanting.
First up is this adorable little milk glass mixing bowl. I have been working on replacing dishes in my kitchen with mostly white pieces, so this was a must have....especially for $0.25! It is in perfect condition.
This beautiful baking dish also had to come home with me. It is quite large and also in perfect condition.
It was $3.
This little frame will be cute painted a bright color and it was just $0.10. The print inside is pretty and I just may keep it. It's a little more country than I typically like but I love the old pitcher pump and the barn in the background. Reminds me of childhood at my Granny (Willie Mae) and Grandpa's house...:)
This little cutie had to come home with me. It will probably become a coffee scoop. I love the heart shape and the handle says a heap of love...:) It was $0.25. I have been wanting some scoops so I was happy to find this one so cheap.
Two iPhone 4 cases for $0.75 each. I love both of them and couldn't pass them up.
They look brand new!
Of course, this apothecary jar came home with me. I didn't have one like it and you know I love and collect these sweet little jars. Not only that, I actually USE every one of them. This little beauty was just $1.
Did you notice those sweet Fire King cups behind the jar? I was tickled to find two more that I didn't have to add to my collection. I paid more for these than the ones I bought in Amish country last year, but they are in perfect condition, so I didn't mind. I hardly ever find them! I found them in the antique mall at the flea market. This place is absolutely enormous. I was totally overwhelmed with all the things to look at. I could have been in there for 24 hours and still not noticed everything there! These were in a half price booth, so I paid $3 each for them. I have been wanting the tulip one since I first saw one online!
The flea market has a really nice kitchen store in it, so these next few things are new items I bought but at great prices. I was excited to find a honey dipper. I have been needing one for the little honey pot I thrifted a while back.
I have been needing a meat tenderizer forever. This one will last a lifetime!
Like I said earlier, I have been wanting some scoops for a while too and found some today. They had all sizes, but I just bought two of the smallest ones.
And now for my last and favorite find of the day!
A Scrabble game....
You might wonder why this is my favorite find of the day, but I have been wanting one for the longest time. I love the way people are using the little wooden trays and letter tiles in vignettes. I love the look! So, I was thrilled to
find one! This one is vintage...from the 50's and in perfect condition! There was even a vintage notepad in the box as well. See below. The price is printed on the right side....$0.10. The paper was linen. They used it to keep score because there was still handwriting in it. I like the graphic design of the cover.
So, that's it! Much less loot than I normally drag home, but I am happy about that. I did purchase some produce....green beans, okra, asparagus, sweet peppers, red potatoes, cucumbers, and strawberries! Yum! I also purchased something from Harbor Freight (yes, the tool store) for my craft room, but I'm not sharing that until I give it a makeover...:) Enjoy your Sunday friends and have a wonderful week!
Friday, March 7, 2014
Well...hello everyone! Remember me...lol! I have been super busy lately and just haven't had time to post! Well, actually I haven't had time to make or do anything to post about! Anywho, I really don't have a lot to share but thought I would just throw out a few random pictures and updates.
I've been having fun playing on Pic Monkey. These are all my photos, I just added text to them.
Love how they turned out!
We've been thinking spring at school lately! Check out the kites and flowers my kiddos made. We are going to add some more...probably butterflies! They had a blast making the kites. They coored on white paper, then I painted over it with black tempera paint. After they dried, they scratched designs in the paint to reveal their coloring. So fun! I've been trying to stay on top of things at work....remember my goal of doing better with everything this year! I'm finally feeling caught up after beginning a new teaching assignment for the fourth year in a row! Proud to say that lesson plans are done for next week and I don't have anything to do over the weekend other than grade a few papers!
So, last weekend I went to a wedding. It was held at one of my favorite old historical places, the Putnam Lodge. It has always been a dream of mine to buy this place and turn it into a B&B. One can dream, right? Good news is, it was recently purchased and is in the process of being restored.... :)
The ceremony was held out behind the place in the middle of a bamboo forest. Look how tall it was. I had no idea bamboo grew like this around here.
They had a candy bar/buffet at the wedding which was really neat. Most of the candy was pink, but there were some that weren't.
I didn't fix myself a bag, but I did fix one for the hubby.
Take a peek inside...:)
Here's a shot of the back of the lodge...so pretty decorated for the reception.
And here's a shot of the front. Sorry for the poor quality.
They were taken with my iPhone after dark.
I love weddings! I have had lots of functions this year and it's only March! I've been to two birthday parties, a baby shower, a retirement party, wedding, and last night a bridal shower that I helped hostess. Here's the banner I made for it....
So much going on lately!
I wanted to give you an update on Heather, for those of you who have been praying for her.
She just returned today from the American Cancer Treatment Center in Philadelphia. She wanted to go to them for a second opinion. She was really comfortable with them and has decided to get her treatments there. It sound like an amazing facility and I'm so happy she had the opportunity to go.
Well friends, I really should get to bed as the hubby and I are getting up early to take his mom to some yard sales and to the flea market for her birthday....her request! I'm happy that's what she chose...you all know that's right up my alley! Have a wonderful weekend.
Until next time.....
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
I mentioned in yesterday's post that I was going to share a little project I made. I love to create and design on the computer. I found an inspiration piece with this scripture on Pinterest and loved it. I was playing around on PicMonkey and designed one for myself. I liked it as it was, but I decided I wanted to make another one and glitter the anchor. So, that's what I am sharing with you today.
Here is the piece printed out and ready for some glue & glitter.
Here it is after I glittered the first part. I worked in small sections so the glue wouldn't dry before I could glitter it. I used plain old Elmer's school glue.
Here is a section covered in glue. I got a little glitter mixed in when I brushed near the section I had already glittered.
Here it is all glittered. I am loving gold lately so I chose it for my anchor.
You may have noticed this empty clipboard hanging above my desk in yesterday's craft room post.
It needed a little something on it. I have seen people using these like frames on the Internet and thought I would give it a try. Easy to change! I am planning to make more scripture and quote posters and change them out every couple weeks. Good excuse to get to play on the computer and play with glitter!
I also wanted to share two thrifty finds from the weekend. First up is this gorgeous old mirror. I absolutely love the shape and detailing on this mirror. I have plans to sand it, repaint it, add a shelf to the bottom, and turn the mirror into a chalk board. Can't decide what color though....
It's pretty big...probably around 3 feet high and 2 feet wide. I have been slowly trying to replace things on my walls with things I have thrifted and redone as well as things I make. This is going to be perfect in my dining room.
I also bought this sweet little napkin holder.
I am using it in my craft room on my desk to hold post it notes though.
It is really pretty.
Working on crafty things is such a release for me. I am able to just forget about things for a while and let my mind become totally focused on the task I am trying to accomplish.
It is good for my soul...:)
I am off to try to catch up on replying to my comments. I'm sorry if you don't always hear back from me. Sometimes it is because I get behind and just have no time to catch up and other times it is because some of you are no reply commenters and I don't always make it back to the blog to reply. I so enjoy reading each of your comments though. They are always a bright spot in my day...:)
Have a happy Wednesday everyone.
Until next time.....
Monday, February 24, 2014
I wanted to share what I worked on Sunday afternoon. I get this wild hair every few months to reorganize my craft room. This time it started with the mail sorter I recently thrifted and repainted. It prompted me to move something off my desk and one thing leads to another...and several hours later, I am finished. For a few months at least...lol! I do want to paint the green walls white some day....maybe spring break or this summer. I am not loving the green anymore.
Here's one corner of the room. I moved my sewing table down and added this little half table that was just sitting around waiting for a paint job. I paid a whole dollar for it last year and still intend to paint it, but I decided it needed to make itself useful instead of standing around in the way!
Of course, I had to move some things around that were hanging on the wall and I removed a few things too.
I love the little glass teapot that is holding buttons. It needs a lid but it was too adorable to leave at the thrift store and was just $1.
The little table holds several things. My vintage straw dispenser, a large apothecary jar filled with extra glitter, colored pencils, & a candle.
I placed a silver tray on the bottom and added a jar of silverware, a jar of napkin rings, and a few other items. The coins are from the Bahamas from my cruise last summer.
Oh how I wish I was on another cruise!
My message board hangs above.
On the same wall , in the other corner, is my office space. See the mail sorter sitting on my desk and my fabulous new (to me) desk chair. I am still trying to decide on a color. I am leaning toward white, but still think black would be pretty too and aqua still keeps popping into my mind!
Another view of the same area.
I like this arrangement above the desk.
And I love the fabric added to this hoop!
I finally repainted this wooden trash can I thrifted last summer. I used chalkboard paint in case you couldn't tell.
I love that the file cabinet and the metal file drawers were all thrifted and cost about $10 total!
OK...moving over to the other side of the very small room. I am not showing the corner to the left in this picture. It is two shelve full of junk. One is full of things I am eventually going to list on ETSY and the other is just craft stuff. That area is still a
huge mess little cluttered!
My very vintage mail sorting desk. I love this piece! I want to change the blue fabric on the back for something lighter, but will wait until I repaint the green walls.
I still love these milk glass cups I found in Amish country last summer!
I bought these little baskets at Target for $1 each. They are a great size to hold lots of goodies. tied tags on the handles.
I love chalkboard paint for so many things.
I also love my wrapping paper collection. Most of it isn't used for wrapping things though. If I love the print, I buy it and save it for future projects. They get such pretty prints!
One end of the room.
This is my ticket stub jar. It holds every stub from every movie, play, cruise, etc, that I have been on since the hubby and I started dating over 27 years ago!
I wanted to share another sweet little teapot I found for $1. It had the lid but no knob, so I glued a crystal bead on top. It holds beads. Isn't it pretty...:)
That's it for now folks. I hope to have time to share a crafty little project with you tomorrow night.
Have a terrific Tuesday friends.
Until next time.....