This part of my blog is all about the things I collect or the things I make myself. I love so many things, I paint and draw and want to learn oils and pastels. I knit and crochet but want to learn tatting. I embroider and can turn my hand to most things given a chance. So much still to learn and do. I live in hope of some day reading all my books, learning all I want to learn and now I am learning to blog. You will often find my original poems, poor as they are I offer them here. I also appreciate other people art and will feature things I find that I have enjoyed. That includes pictures of fairies and fantasy or maybe just anything beautiful.
I try to use my own photo's as much as possible, sometimes I borrow from the web. If I inadvertently use your picture without giving credit, please do let me know and I will either credit or remove it, I hope you will do the same with mine.
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Monday, April 27, 2015

Two weeks if thrifts..........

I am all behind with my posts. I just had to catch up on the couple of things I found at the thrifts recently
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This nice little rose dish, what is it? I have no idea but I liked it and its in my living room.
I also found a pretty platter that I love. It's oval shaped and will be very useful at holiday times.
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Then there was a small wreath that I thought I could use the flowers from. They are pretty Spring colours and I am not sure what I will do with it but, it will have a home one way or other. I may pull it apart and add it to another wreath.
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Anyway, I also found a pot for outside and an angel that is now sitting on the porch.
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Anyway that was one days haul.
I do think that I showed the other things so I will leave it at that for now. I can always add to the post if I find the rest.
I am linking up with A Dedicated House, Make it pretty Monday
also with Inspire me Monday
I am sharing with Ivy and Elephants

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Day with the girls..............

I really didn't want to go out on Saturday, I wanted to work in my garden while it was sunny. As always I am glad I did though. Nancy came up to bring some quilts for Barb to sew. Barb is our long arm quilter lady. When we left the bank that is what she wanted to do, she started her own business and is doing very well at it. She is also loving it. Trouble is she is always busy so it was great to see her.
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Barb Gurn....
The next picture is Edna and Nancy, doesn't Nancy look happy haha.
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We went to Applebees. I got an awesome sandwich. I don't usually like family type places as it can get noisy but we got there quite early and it was great, the food is good.
Well Barb had to go right away because she had a load to do, but the rest of us went thrifting.
I showed them a place I love called The Red Drawer. It sells antiques and crafted items. I just love that place and they did too.
I bought a couple of things. A wire basket for outside. I intend filling it with moss and putting some pots of plants that I can change out through the year. I also found a tin I could not live without. Had a rooster on it and for some reason I have started a collection of items with roosters on. I am going to find some more if I can and in this one I put laundry detergent.
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This is the wire basket
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After we left there we went to my favourite thrift store. Edna liked it so much she figured Nancy should take a look. Apparently Edna's son also had to go take a look. Maybe I should have kept it secret? Nah, it's not that I need anything. WHat I did get this time was a nice little bowl in the colour I collect.

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I saw a chicken that will go out in the garden.
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I found two little plates that may or may not become bird baths.
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I always pick up doilies. These 50c each.
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I think that was just about all we did that day but as always it was a fun day with good friends and a few nice finds.