Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Project planning

What is a trip to the thrift store if you don't return with a project?
I have long wanted to "alter" a globe (I even started a Pinterest board for globes!)  I have been on the hunt for one to try and the other day I found it! What I like best about it is the great old metal stand it's on.  But what sold me on it was that it's damaged (split) at the equator so I won't feel at all guilty about decoupaging over it!
Some other recent finds: these lovely Vera napkins...
and bark cloth!  Never pass up bark cloth.  Especially when it's cheap.
Each of these panels was just $1.50 and will wash up beautifully.
I'm on the lookout for interesting ways to display paper, tags, linens, etc. and this multi-hanger with its large clips struck me as just the thing.
A fun cover on a book of manuscript paper...
for journaling!  I don't see this often out there, do you?
I bought a pile of ca. 1960, NIP wedding shower napkins and can't wait to offer them in my shop for maids of honor who are planning parties with a retro theme!
A fun little jewelry roll from an estate sale had these novelty pins collected on it -- I especially love the two deer and the tiny key!  They will find their way into my fabric book pages for sure.
Thrift Share Monday
Edit: Joining in with Thrift Share Monday; follow this link to see a bunch of other thrifty finds!

Well, that's enough fun for this morning; now, it's back to the grind.  We're doing taxes tomorrow night so I have to finish up the calculations (yawn!)  I'd rather be thrift shopping.

14 comments :

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Great finds!!! We have something like 10 thrift stores in my little town and none of them have the finds you come up with.
Have a great day
Nicole/Beadwright

pam said...

Oh, I hope you are going to make that button globe! ;) Cute finds!

autena said...

I hear you on that tax stuff! Looks like you are back to scoring at the thrift shops!

Wendy said...

Great finds. I have three of those hangers but have not really thought about using them for anything other than clothing. Now I am thinking of ways to use them.

kathyinozarks said...

fun!

The Junque Seeker said...

You found wonderful things! I especially love the second piece of barkcloth and the little fish pin. So cute! Good luck with the taxes. I need to learn from you and just make an appointment so I'll be forced to get everything together!

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Cindy Is Crafty said...

I learned a Vera tidbit reading the best of Flea Market Style las night. The Vera items with the ladybugs on them are the ones she designed. If it does not have the ladybug, then it was designed by one of her employees. Also, the smaller Vera sigs are the older ones.

Linda said...

Fun stuff. I've never seen an altered globe, anticipation.

Kathy said...

Cheap barkcloth - isn't that some kind of oxy-moron?? Great score!

Createology said...

You must have a really great thrift store. Ours has gotten really high priced and nothing very spectacular. Happy Hearts are Creative Hearts...

Linda said...

Laurie you're right. That barkcloth will wash up real nice. Seems like great finds are better the second time around, eh?

Will be keeping track on what you do with the globe. I can see one of those in my future, lol.

Nook and Cranny said...

Well, great finds. I love the bark cloth and the vintage pins.
That trip was worth it!
Michele

Curtains in My Tree said...


I have a hanger just like you found and I hang my vintage patterns on it in the studio, reminds me I have patterns waiting to be made

You do find the best stuff out thrifting