Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Wednesday Wanderings

Sweet, chippy, tall & skinny 5 panel door. FREE!!! from the curb...Oh happy day! Needs some TLC... I can do that!
Detail of altered journal front. Added this butterfly at the last minute...forgot I bought the stamp @ the thrift shop the week before. .50, never used, original price on package $15.00! Huh? Like my price better...

Added a green satin ribbon as a page marker, with a vintage mustard seed charm on the end for some weight. Found this in Mom's jewelry box after she passed away & remembered her showing it to me when I was little, and telling me the meaning of the mustard seed inside...


Wrong order, once again...arrghhh! But here is the new & improved Journal cover. Can't wait to start writing...something...in it.



My version of French Cupboard's (what is this lady's name?) vintage sewing notions display. I have mine on the bookcase next to my work table and it makes me smile. The tiny green sock darner is for darning baby socks, and is one of a collection that I treasure. My Mom gave me my 1st one in a sewing basket she made for me when I turned 8. She sure saw potential that I didn't...aren't Moms wonderful? She taught me to sew then and I'm still enjoying it today...quite a gift. Now on to the rest of the wanderings....




Planned on posting this early this morning, but got working in the yard...it was actually cool & my morning just slipped away. It's still Wednesday for a couple more hours, so I don't have to change the title. These wanderings are mostly in my head, or around the yard, clicking the camera on this and that. I did wander to a favorite thrift shp on the way to work, and I found a treasure that still gives me thrills & chills when I think about it. I can't show it today, as it's still sitting in my truck, but I'll try to show it tomorrow...promise. Remember the windows I saved from the curb a week or so ago? Well, I picked up another piece of the garden shed puzzle. Hubby & I were killing time, while my Blazer was getting a new catalytic converter installed. Arrgghh...I had other plans for that $$, but life happens. We turned left at the bank and I spied chippy paint, and yelled "Pull over!" as my sweet, but tunnel vision-ed hubby drove right past! When he saw what I was pointing to, he did a quick u-turn and helped me load it in the back of his truck. Needs a good scrubbing, but I have my 1st door, or shelf, or whatever it may turn into. It's from a home that was recently rehabbed that was built in the late 1800's. Not old by other state's standards, but not bad for Florida! Next on the list is a thank you to The French Cupboard for the neat altered journal fronts shown a couple of days ago. I had that green Record book that I showed a couple posts back, so I redid the front before writing a single thing inside. Quick fun project and a good way to use up some of that odd ephemera that seems to follow me home from estate sales! Last, on my wanderings..the same blog mentioned above had the sweetest little arrangement of vintage buttons etc. in an old teacup...shown on the sidebar. I have shamelessly borrowed this idea, with a twist or 2 of my own. I don't collect teacups, but I had that sweet green bowl, plus the little brown transfer ware dish I bought a couple weekends ago. Since I collect vintage sewing stuff, I had no problem figuring out what else to add. The thimbles on the plate are my favorites. All but 1 is sterling silver...all bought for a song, or next to nothing, in jumbled up box lots. The 1 that's not silver is huge and possibly brass. Either the lady of the house had gigantic hands or this was a man's thimble. Anyway...thanks, French Cupboard, for the inspiration! Well, got to run and get these pics posted, hopefully in the right order for a change! Have a good Thursday, and I'll be back with my find of the week...month...maybe even the year. Got you curious? See you tomorrow. *elaine*

3 comments:

trash talk said...

Actually, you've got me on the hunt for a mustard seed necklace. I had forgotten all about those until reading this post. I had one when I was young and I just loved it (that and my Ten Commandments bracelet!). Thanks for the memory jolt!
Debbie

Sue said...

I love to find old doors and windows too, in fact, at this very moment Im making some things, will share photos soon!
Sue

misselaineous said...

I'm commenting on my own blog...wierd. Couldn't figure how to edit this post, and wanted to change a name, so I'll just do it here. It seems I saw that neat tea cup sewing arrangment on 52 Flea's blog. Sorry Laura. Need to write more notes to self before I start a post..there are just SO many names to remember :o} *e*