Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Vintage Buttons

Amanda and I decided to head out to a couple of indoor yard sales on Saturday morning. The first sale was a huge disappointment with piles and piles of silk flowers and probably 100 large scarecrow dolls on poles. There was however, a life size Yoda and R2D2.......tempting! The second sale was so much better. We found these vintage buttons, cute hankies, aprons, and some handmade tatting in wonderful colors.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Hand Stamped Ribbon

We have had these old wooden thread spools around for years and have finally found a great purpose for them. I hand stamped ribbon with different designs and wound them around the spools. They look like candy to me! There is about one yard of ribbon on each spool, enough to embellish a small gift, tie in a little girl's hair or use on a scrapbooking layout. I don't think that I would actually want to use the ribbon because they make such a pretty display. The shelf that the spools are displayed in was a great find at a garage sale many years ago also. This poor little shelf has never found a place to call it's own in my home so it has spent most of it's life in the storage room in the basement. When I was thinking of a way to display the spools I knew just the perfect fit. Now this little shelf has a purpose. And yes, if you are wondering, I do often display emotions toward inanimate objects; can't help it. I'm sure there is a diagnosis for my condition and probably a help group but I don't want help! Some of these spools will be for sale at The Farm Chick's Show, but only if they are going to a good home!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Arts and Crafts

With only 10 weeks left before The Farm Chicks Show I am busy painting, sewing and crafting. Here is a before and after little table painted in a beautiful robin's egg blue.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Fun Friday

Without much garage sale/estate sale action this winter I felt some pretty significant withdrawal so on Friday I grabbed an Exchange and found my fix.....described as a "digger" (only hard core estate sale junkies will understand that description). And, I am not making this up, there were at least 300 pairs of shoes in boxes at the sale! I purchased these beauties for three dollars to use as props but when Amanda saw them she fell in love with them and somehow managed to claim them as her own. Oh well, I did get home with this amazing red chair.

Getting Started

I have finally figured out the basics of blogging. I have so much more to do to get this thing up and running but I think I am off to a fair start. It certainly isn't what I have pictured in my head but it will do for now. Besides it is 2:12 am and I am really tired. I'm just going to throw in a couple of photos that make me happy just to see how they look and then I am going to bed.