Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Thriftin’ Time Tuesday


I haven’t shown any of my recent finds, so here we go….WARNING….grab a cup of Joe, this is a long post….v 007 (625x1024)Aren’t these guys adorable?….they are painted with wood burning outlines on wood planks…they would be so cute in a country kitchen, a chicken coop or a vintage trailer!  They are headed to my Etsy.

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And I bought this for the frame but the more I look at it, the more I think I should keep it this way.

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And this adorable little screen door just called …..”Karen”, put me on your back porch!”  So, what could I do?  I want to put my touch on it, too.  Not sure what I will do to decorate it yet….


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I have had my eye on this large picture for some time.  I was inside the back room at Habitat for Humanity several weeks ago and spotted it.  The kid, said his boss still hadn’t figured out a price.  So I waited and waited and each time I went there, it was still in the back.  So this last time I asked again.  As you can see….it came home with me!  It is a stunning frame.  This does not do it justice.  It is an original painting, not in the best of shape but still a beauty.  The artist was born in the late 1800’s.  It has a couple small tears in it and the whole back paper is a mess.  The two little pictures I got at Goodwill in an auction.  They are of local buildings in Spokane, Washington.  (I have had these for awhile.)


I am sure, by now,  you have figured out that I like frames….I thought this one was a beauty.  I haven’t decided what to do with this yet.  I was planning to make a blackboard out of it, originally.  We shall see…

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Is there a chicken theme, here today?  lol  It wasn’t intended….honest.  I found this hot pad holder/key holder and I believe it deserves a home in my new vintage trailer.

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I found this pretty little wood box right here in Cheney, Washington.  We have a little antique store and I almost never go there!  Silly me!  This is going to hold my bling…for crafting.  You will see some bling I made at the bottom of this post.


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My daughter Tracy, gave me this fun old box for Christmas!  I love it…I filled it with our next project.


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Yep, working with vintage door knobs again!  Can’t wait until Saturday’s project with Tracy.


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Ok, here’s that bling, I promised…my first attempt.  Just over a week ago, Sharon hosted a Mother/daughter craft day at her house and we all ‘blinged’ picture frames!  It was so fun and everyone had a great time.  This picture of us was taken in 1999.




  1. I so love old vintage finds, glass towel racks and door knobs. YOU sure have some great finds there.

  2. You have been a busy girl! I love the picture frame...I have tons of costume jewelry...I might try that but i am just not artsy like you....but maybe i can learn..

  3. Great idea for old jewelry....but I can't wait to see what you are doing with those old door knobs....they are more my taste. Those chicken plaques are pretty neat....they would even do great to gussy up a hen house!!

  4. My favorite was the last picture. Don't know why, but it brought tears to my eyes. Maybe I'm just feeling sappy today!

  5. You sure have that designing eye....I love the chickens...

  6. Woo/hoo, you found/purchased some great finds!!!!

    I LOVE the large picture and frame from the Habitat!!

    Beautiful picture of you and your daughter and the frame looks beautiful too!!!!

  7. You've been a busy girl! What a great haul. I really love those door knobs (brings back memories)the old box they're in and that wonderful original painting. The one decorated with jewels is the best. Hugs to you.

  8. Luv the idea of decorating the frame with found 'blig'...great idea!


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