Sunday, June 28, 2009

Surprise from Dear Hubby!

Although at times I don't think my dear hubby listens to what I am saying he can be one to pop up with a great surprise from time to time. He heard me mention about a friend's neat messenger bag she had altered herself and the fact that I would love to find one for myself. Last night he surprised me with one he had purchased last year at a garage sale and had been using it to store some of his maps. Can't live without him! Now to get mine embellished and ready to use at garage sales and junking trips! Any ideas?

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Garden Totem - Seattle Space Needle

Here is another creative idea for unwanted glassware using a dinner plate as a base! This is a free standing garden totem that consists of 7 pieces of glass. The bird was a thrift store find and is perched on the dinner plate and then covered with a glass globe. Actually my hubby designed this piece and we refer to it as the Seattle Space Needle. I am hoping to move these in my booth along with some teacup bird feeders using bud vases, cups and saucers. Summer isn't over yet and these are so charming in your gardens and flower beds. This has really become an addictive project too!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Another Garden Totem !

Here is the second garden totem I have created this week. This totem consists of seven pieces of various glass patiently glued together. I just love the little blue glass squirrel on the top! These are becoming very addictive and a great way to get rid of unwanted glassware.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Garden Totem

This is my first attempt at making a garden totem. It takes lots of patience with all the glue and such. I used junk pieces of glassware and a blue bird of happiness for the top portion. Another one is in progress and I will post it when complete.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Super Flash Cards

I hit the thrift store this morning and snagged this super find....large flash cards. The largest letters are 3 inches tall and these have never been torn apart. They are perforated so tearing them apart is super easy. I am going to sell the larger letter cards for 75 cents a sheet and the smaller ones will be 50 cents a sheet. If anyone is interested just email for additional pictures or information. Hopefully I will have them listed in my Etsy store by week's end. I just love thrifty bargains!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

More booth downsize pictures

These are more pictures of my booth downsize. It is now a 10 x 11 and has more room to walk around inside now. I just love the enamel table that DH painted and made a few minor repairs. I have never seen one this size either - measures 48" long x 24" wide and has two drawers. Sure hope no one wants to buy it - I priced it high just to keep for display! I even used a picket fence behind it to hang aprons since I have no walls.

Booth Downsize

I finally downsized my booth this past week and I think it will be much easier to maintain now. This is the front of the booth....I believe in stacking shelves for display!