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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Spec-tacular card and garage sale, thrift store finds

When I saw this close-up photo of my card, I cracked up.  I thought I did a decent job coloring in that one pair of sunglasses... until I saw this photo. I really did use the fine tip end of the Real Red marker. lol
I had three cards prepped for my club members last night, but decided to add a fourth because I wanted to use this single stamp called Spec-tacular. I love having cards on hand that fit a variety of occasions. I can just add a greeting and I'm good to go! This is a Whisper White card with a Marina Mist layer that I ran through the Honeycomb embossing folder. Spec-tacular is $7.95 (Item 132673) and fits clear Block E. It was stamped in a needs-to-be-inked Basic Black pad, layered on Real Red, with a 1/8" Real Red taffeta ribbon knotted on the front.
After running a couple of early morning errands today, I decided to go to a couple of Thursday garage sales, followed by a couple of thrift stores. Here are some of my finds - a ukelele, a little wire basket, a metal photo frame, a vintage flour container, and a 2-tier wire rack that's holding a tapestry purse and new business card holder. In the middle is a silver cloche (that was actually from yesterday's travels. I was hoping the candle holder on the far right corner would be the right size but it's much too large for the cloche), a few mason jars for when I make jam next month, a few doilies and English tea cup and saucer from a couple of old ladies down the road.
I also found the 4-pane mirror, a wooden end table, and a huge glass water bottle. I didn't get photos of everything. Instead, after visiting a friend for a bit, I came home and started cleaning everything, painting, gluing and getting crafty. It's fun, but tiring!
Here's a closer shot of the vintage flour tin after I cleaned it. I love the colors!

I love labeling on old, wooden boxes. Rolled fillets of anchovies with capers, anyone?
My 2-tier wire basket is now ivory colored instead of black. Huge improvement!
My teacup and saucer is now a bird feeder, thanks to glue! I just need a chain that will go from a tree branch to the handle, and some bird seed in the cup and saucer. I got the idea off of Pinterest! Whoo hoo!!! I know exactly where I'm going to put it - in my side yard. When we barbecue this weekend, it'll be in plain view.
Thanks for joining me today!


Karen said...

You use your time so much more efficiently than I do. I envy you. Great finds! Hope to see you at convention.
Karen Tenney
Port Townsend

Donna Heber said...


Your spec-tacular card is adorable and will be nice to have on hand. Is this stamp from the new catalog coming out? You sure found some neat things at the garage sale. Your teacup birdfeeder is going to be beautiful.

S said...

Fun card, love the hexies. And sweet thrift finds too.

LeAnne said...

Love that you shared these with us! So fun....particularly that teacup bird feeder! TFS!