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.
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Friday, January 22, 2016

How to use some of those thrify finds.......#1........

As you know I collect so much stuff, I often wonder where it all fits in. It does though. It disappears into the rest of the stuff. I thought it would be nice to show how some of these things are used. It will take a few posts to show it all so keep watching this space.
First off I love glass, can't say that enough. No one seems to enjoy Crystal anymore.So, when I see it I buy it, or cut glass or just anything pretty.
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I sit here in the evenings, either on my computer or painting, drawing or whatever. I have tried to keep all my art supplies handy. I have pretty boxes under the coffee table and I put the pencils in these glass jars I found that had no lids. The couple that had lids I put buttons in.
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This way I can see what I have and when needed, not very often in the case of buttons, I know where to find them. I also have Lavender in Mason Jars for when I make some sachets.
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Another thing I like, for some reason is old boxes. Now they are very handy. At first I put some in Tristens room for toys but took those away and replaced with plastic for him. I use the others downstairs now. Here are a few uses for those. I got at a garage sale a long time ago, some strips of cloth in balls for making rugs.
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You will also see I have baskets all over too, used for various things.
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A crystal bowl holds my glass fish floats.
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Other smaller ones hold beach stones that some day I may make something from.
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Old boxes are used for bird seed, kept handy by the back door.
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An old tool box becomes a laundry hold all put up on the wall.
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Another old tool box is used for some salt shakers I collected. This would also be awesome in a bathroom for a towel bar. Would not work in ours as not enough room.
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I will save the rest for another post so this one does not drag on too long. It's great to recycle and some things look pretty too. So use your imagination and see what you can do.


  1. Nice to see how you use some of your finds. The tool box is a great idea. I would not have thought to use it in this orientation! Have a nice weekend!

  2. Looks great! I love your imagination!!!


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