Friday, January 31, 2014

~*Friday Finishes & Fun*~

Hello Dear Friends!  I have received a few more finishes... that I am delighted to share with you!  Thank you to AnaCristina and Marie for stitching and sharing your lovely works!  You both did a super fine job!

This one is done by AnaCristina... from one of my freebie patterns.  (Remember, my freebie patterns can be found by clicking the link on the sidebar to the left.)

This one was stitched by Marie.  You may remember from the earlier post that she had done another Jack from the same freebie pattern, but without the word "Halloween".  Both are beautiful finishes!

I have decided I have an ADDICTION to JUNK!  Yes, I have always loved visiting antique stores, auctions, garage sales and the like.  However, I noticed lately that I have been visiting more and more THRIFT STORES.  And YES!  I do work in a consignment shop part time!  It is FUN to get old stuff and clean it up, maybe change it a bit, or just enjoy the THRILL of getting GREAT stuff!  Oh, and I am also guilty of picking up TRASH furniture on the side of the road on trash day.  It isn't a bad thing though!  This addiction is wonderful!


This morning my Mom and I visited an estate sale.  The photo below is of some of my finds from there... and from other spots this week.  This is only SOME of them though.  I have a bunch that I already found a new home for around the house or in our both.  I just LOVE it!  I love it ALL!

A few old (but not real old) cheese graters
an interesting glass jar
a couple of hyacinth vases
a pretty teapot with yellow blooms
a sweet little ceramic jar made in Italy
a clothes line bag full of old, wood clothes pins
a pottery casserole dish
a metal thing that I think might be the top of and old cake carrier... (I have some re~do plans for that.  I'll try to share it soon.)

and lastly, in this photo... YES, that is a jungle LION picture.  It is actually a puzzle.  I didn't buy it for the cats... I bought it for the frame.  Can you see the pretty corners?  This is a large frame ~ 2 ft. x 3 ft.  I'm going to make it into a chalkboard.  *GRIN*
(One of my stepSon's has put a claim on the puzzle.  He really likes it!)
And these I am sooooo in love with!  I found these organ petal frames recently at a antique store.  They have some beautiful designs in the metal.  I'm trying to decide if I will fill them with a hooked rug or a needlepunch... but am struggling with a design for them.  I don't want anything cutesy.  The piece needs to look like a tradition antique... maybe?  Or... maybe I can get the needle and linen out... and make a couple of samplers for them?
Wishing you warm smiles...



  1. Wonderful finishes and nice frames. I haven't thrifted in awhile, need to get out more.


  2. those organ petal frames are beautiful! I am an organist, or was, I haven't played in years but when I did, I played at church, roller skating rinks, and tons and tons of weddings! A long time ago. Nice to see you post!!

  3. Such great finds and I'm sure you will find lots of ways of repurposing!

  4. Oooooh! This looks like a lot of fun! I do love those organ pedals... though I'm lost on a design suggestion for the inside... I'm confident you'll fit the perfect piece in there! :-)


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