Monday, April 20, 2009


this is what I've been up! I got this white metal thing at
the "big garage sale". I think it might have been a table base or plant stand
maybe you would put round glass on it...anyway, I loved it and I'm a sucker for
anything that's metal with chippy white paint and a little rust, so I paid
$1 for it. Then I had the genious idea to put my galvanized bucket that I
plant flowers in every year, in/on the white thing and I LOVE it!

Also, in an effort to be "cool" and follow the trend of "being green", I did this
cute little project. It was a pickle jar and I took off the label,
spray-painted the lid, printed out the cute vintage looking label and
used rubber stamps to stamp the words. Then I used this stuff from
HL that can make any paper a sticker and stuck it on. I think it looks so cute
and vintage-y!

Monday, April 13, 2009

my "Big Garage Sale" finds

I got a whole roll of pretty pink floral wallpaper for 25 cents
that I can use to line shelves.
The bird, I'm going to attempt
to make one of those pretty big tassles
and put him on the top.

The mossy heart wreath is just like something I was going
to attempt to make but for 50 cents, why bother making it myself??
I just thought the bunny was cute.

I LOVE this frame! I love the flower detail and how it's
partly chipping off...ahh beautiful.
The fancy gold frame is just the right juxtaposition with
the chippy, old one.. my favorite combination.
This is a great black frame, both were 25 cents each
or something ridiculous.

I LOVE old platters like this, it makes me wonder
if this was once some young brides wedding gift.
It has the perfect aged beauty to it...

I also found a white chippy metal plant stand, table base, thing. Right now it's on my porch with an old galvanized bucket that I had which fit right in. I was thinking of planting some flowers that would spill over the edge in it.

I got some neat vintage jewelry pieces to remake into necklaces and some vintage seam binding. I bought Millie a half set of little Beatrix Potter, Peter Rabbit series books and some old books that had pretty colors to use for decorating. I didn't get much but what I did get, I really love!

Monday, April 6, 2009

This is what....a french grain sack table runner

I wanted it to look like it was made with an old french grain sack
for the floral fabric, I sewed it so the wrong side was on top
because the right side looked too new I let the raw edges show in the center on purpose to look old and I didn't hem the side edges
These are the materials that I used. The ruler for the edges of the stripes and the make-up sponge I used to dab the ink on the fabric.
I made this to participate in Lindsay's $5 challenge at Take a look at the other awesome posts. This was so fun and I can't wait to do others like it!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

What can I do with these???

I found these at the Dollar Tree for yes, $1.00 each. I'm going to whip something up to participate in Living with Lindsay's

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