Monday, January 14, 2013

~*What's Happening?!*~

Hello Dear Friends!  Oh goodness... where have I been?  Why haven't I posted? Well... the simple answer is just that I have been busy.  Busy crafting, auctioning, piddling in my shop... being a Mom & a wife... and all sorts of stuff.  I'm so sorry for not keeping up with my blog.  I am really trying to do better!  Honest!

Before I get too far into this post... I have been working hard on special orders.  Vikki, Darlene, Trudy, & Kim... your hearts are all almost finished.  I had hoped to have them all in the mail by tomorrow (Tuesday)... but it may not happen until Wednesday.  I want them all to be perfect for you.  Thank you all so much for your orders... and for your patience.
I did take a crafty break yesterday so I could attend a local estate auction.  It has been a few months since I had been to one... and it was long over due for me!  I LOVE auctions!  Here are a few of the treasures I acquired...
They aren't anything extremely precious or valuable... but they will help restock my shop & booth.

Can you help me with this piece?  What is it?  It measures about 7 by 4 inches... and is marked Germany 16 on the bottom.  A man at the auction told me it was an ashtray & seemed interested in buying it from me since I had won the bid for a box lot of items that it was included in... but then didn't go any further with the conversation.  Could it be for pipes?  If you know, I would love it if you could share your knowledge with me.  Please and thank you!
Updating to share... Maureen kindly told me the dish is for spoons.  I found this one on Ebay... cool!  Click here to see it & what the seller has to say.

I also nabbed a great cutter quilt.  This was only $6... and will be great for some pillows I hope to sew up.
It appears to be hand stitched and pieced...

In my auction loot, is also a coffee table that was a $5 winning bid.  It is very retro-70s... and basic.  This is not a picture of it... but I hope to do a re-do similar to this...
This awesome, turquoise-ey colored table is one that my niece, Tamara recently purchased from a very cool shop in Madison, KS.  The shop is called Rhinestones & Rust.  It is a new shop and is owned by three great gals!  If you are ever in the area, I strongly recommend that you stop by to check it out.  Online, you can like them on Facebook & see all their pictures... you will be very happy you did!

My last post showed my living room clutter.  Thank you for letting me know I am not alone.  I wish I could tell you my mess has been cleaned up, but it still looks like this...
One more thing to share with you.  Please meet Scarlet!  My folks just adopted her today.  Isn't she just the sweetest looking little girl?! 
Wishing you all warm smiles... Betty


  1. Hello Scarlet,what a precious face! Lovely goodies you found,I really like the quilt.Hugs,Jen

  2. Really nice finds and I can tell it isn't an ashtray, no place to set a cigarette or pipe and men wouldn't use that for a pipe, lol. I think Maureen has a good guess, that or for a bureau to hold jewelry or perfume bottles.


  3. Love those punched hearts Betty...they are too sweet!

    Looks like Scarlet is going to be one spoiled little pup...she already has a nice perch for her she'll help you step Dad get to 100% in no time...

    hugs my friend

  4. Oh that Scarlet is a sweetie pie! :-) Good going on the auction finds! I like the coffee table too... Those needlepunch hearts are sure to brighten someone's day! :-)

  5. $6 for that quilt?! Omgoodness girl I think that might be your deal of the year!
    Hello Scarlet...what a sweet face!

  6. Betty, what great finds at the auction!!!!Love the cutter quilt. Will make some beautiful pillows. Scarlet looks like she has already made herself at home.

  7. Betty!!! Love little Scarlet!!! All your auctions wins are awesome!! The colored hearts are so sweet!!! I always have needle work mess where ever I am sitting!!! So don't feel bad!! lol

  8. I wish we had auctions like that here in Texas! They are all so lovely.


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