Showing posts from November, 2010

Thrifty tins and the things you find inside them

It's time to share some thrifty finds with you, and this time I want to show you some tins I've found in the last several weeks; but first, if you haven't already heard about my Blogaversary Giveaway, all the details are here ! Okay, now on to the tins: These came from a garage sale and an estate sale, respectively.  I recognized the art deco design one on the far left immediately as being an old Nabisco tin; you can tell this from the imprint on the bottom: "Uneeda" from the National Biscuit Company. The one on the far left is very old and grungy, just like I like them to be sometimes, and what a color (swoon!) And this little aluminum one is a soap holder for when you travel -- nifty! That same estate sale had this little Wedgewood-esque tin, plus the flower frogs and the little baking tin, too, all nicely aged.   Not a tin but a box, or actually... many boxes or "smoking mixture"... and I love everything about the boxes -- their si

My Blogaversary *AND* my 500th post are coming up soon!

That little counter in the right sidebar that ticks away the days to my blogaversary tells me it's coming up in two weeks! My blog will be two years old and not only that, I've just about reached 500 posts, too!  I'm excited about both of those milestones and would like to celebrate with everyone who reads this blog.  Yes, I'm talking about a giveaway! How to get the giveaway gift: If you're a follower, "old" or brand new, just comment on this post and say hello!  That is your first entry! Then, every comment on every post between now and December 10 at 11:59 PM will get an automatic entry - no need to mention the giveaway! I'll choose the winner by a drawing of names and announce it on December 11. Bonus: currently, 183 friends follow this blog, but I would love reach an even 200 followers. So, if by the time this contest ends, I have at least 200 followers, I will give away a second gift (and it's a surprise!) So, recommend my blog

Beyond fun: hats, Joy Within, Josephine's Jewels, and the Tea Cup Fairy; or, the last of my Silver Bella posts

The Friday night of Silver Bella was the night of the Vendor Fair, and time for us to break out our great Silver Bella hats.  I bought mine from a local Colorado artist, and added my beautiful studio button to it for some extra fun: Suz and me with the original Bella, Teresa McFayden and Suzanne from Colorado with my new BFF (I wish!) Miss Lynn Suzanne's button-covered shoes!! I had to photograph Denise Nelson's amazing hat... from all angles! Amazing! Look at all those fabulous hats!  It was so much fun!  The vendor night was so wonderful, too: you know how when you go to a regular art show and you find maybe two or three booths that have stuff you love?  Well, Silver Bella vendor night had a whole room full of only those great booths!  Beautiful stuff! Here are the other three class projects I made at Silver Bella: "Joy Within", where instructor Lisa Kaus taught us to make a collage; I brought along the papers and found objects