ThriftBreak 1/30/13

Small Lefton snowman votive
  Found a few fab items--still so glad to find Christmas when I can. So please, thrift stores, feel free to put this stuff out year round.

Such a cute expression!


Salt and Pepper Santa and Mrs...

Party Noisemaker

Set of 2 'graceful and useful'  tiny oil lamps

 And for some reason I keep coming across these metal bottle openers...not complaining one bit as they sell quickly!

SOMEONE needs to get her Etsy shop updated....


Because I Should Not Be Unsupervised...

Look what I found at one of my favorite flea markets!
 So pretty. Yellow and summery with those fluffy little flowers.

And then I washed it.
 In too hot of water.
 And managed to do something beyond repair by fleecing it, I don't even know.
It is still yellow and summery, just not very fluffy and soft anymore. 



Mom and Dad's Engagement Photo

The blog has been a bit quiet lately as I've been mourning the loss of my Mom last week. She passed on peacefully after a few years of health issues and is now reunited with my Dad who passed 15 years ago. It's been a rough few days.

Me and Mom--Aren't all babies bathed in a mixing bowl?

 I love you so much Mom. Until we meet again...I will be missing you.


Valentines Day Wreath--2013

This was posted 2 January's ago and since it is right now my most view page thanks to Pinterest and Google, I thought I had best be re-posting it in the event you wanted to make one of these beauties yourself! I have an urge to make a few more for Memory Lane...

I am rawther pleased with how this turned out. So pleased that I decided to make another one:

And now I have TWO wreathes hanging by the front door! I think I will keep the first one (Hubby's favorite) and the other will be heading off to Memory Lane today.

To make these, I used a heart shaped grapevine wreath from Michael's and then wrapped it in some tinsel garland bought at Target during their 75% off after Christmas sales:

And of course dipped into my stash of vintage red and silver balls to go with the pink yummies:

And then I fired up that high heat hot glue gun, went into a trance-like state and stayed there until every last ball was glued on...it is never good when you come out of that that trance like state and start thinking about home improvement projects that you might be able to do using a high heat hot glue gun. Just Saying.

I have one more wreath and one more strand of garland and many, many boxes of red vintage balls left...so there will be an all red heart shaped wreath in my future!