Monday, March 29, 2010

~more thrift shop treasures~

Yesterday my oldest daughter Michele
 treated me to a yummy lunch &
and a visit to
the  Goodwill & Village discount thrift shop
 in Akron Ohio
I LOVE spending time with my girls!

 For $8.95 I found :
One rose barkcloth era 40s curtain only .45!
Pink polka dot fabric .45 cents
Oval wood/glass frame made in Germany .90 (I added the print)
3 drawer box with bakelite knobs .90
Rose tea cup .90
Wood teaspoon holder (I'll paint/transform into a hanky holder) .90
 Vintage aqua Southern Belle towel .45
 FABULOUS vintage heavy 13" silver tray $4.00

Friday, March 26, 2010

~Spring in Ohio~

This is what Spring looks like in Ohio today ..
 Photos looking out onto my deck/backyard...

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

~Remember Me poem & movie~

Do not shed tears when I have gone
but smile instead because I have lived.

Do not shut your eyes and pray to God that I’ll come back
but open your eyes and see all that I have left behind.

I know your heart will be empty because you cannot see me
but still I want you to be full of the love we shared.

You can turn your back on tomorrow and live only for yesterday
or you can be happy for tomorrow because of what happened
between us yesterday.

You can remember me and grieve that I have gone
or you can cherish my memory and let it live on.

You can cry and lose yourself become distraught
and turn your back on the world
or you can do what I want - smile, wipe away the tears,
learn to love again and go on.

Poem by painter and  poet... David Harkins

Yesterday I went to see the movie
"Remember me"
I'm a fan of Pierce Brosnan & Robert Pattinson 

For some of you older Gals
who remember Troy Donahue 
 (my heart throb as a teenager)
Robert reminds me a little of Troy :-}
 Oh to be young again! LOL...

Have you seen this movie?
 If so what did you think? 
I was curious about the controversial ending
and wanted to see what the fuss was all about.
The movie is dark and a bit upsetting.
Some of the screens were over done and unnecessary.
I found the ending very powerful, I did not see it coming.
I left the theater in tears and a bit depressed
but even so I was glad I went.
 I say go see it...

Monday, March 15, 2010

~My thrift shop finds~

  My livingroom wall of mirrors...

I love this old chippy mirror...
found for only $1.00!

large gold  mirror $1.00

large chippy framed picture $3.00

old tray 30 cents

Needlepoint rose pillow $1.50
  wonderful match for my sofa!

These are a few of my recent thrift shop finds..

Saturday, March 13, 2010

~vintage cuff bakelite bracelet and assemblage necklace~

I love to  recycle, reuse, and re purpose stuff.
With my passion for collecting vintage buttons, findings and jewelry
 I created the above bracelet and necklace.

I used wide black waistband elastic 
and sewed on 50 of my old bakelite buttons,
 layering 2 and 3 at a time.
 I started in the center and worked to each side.
After sewing on buttons
 I hand stitched elastic ends together.
 Easy project....just takes time.

The other day my friend Penny and I
 got together for a fun girls "play day"  
we wanted to try our hand at assemblage jewelry.
 We never make a thing that day LOL...
just chatted for hours and
 showed off our vintage findings.
 I'd like to stop and thank my dear friend
 for sending me many of her fabulous vintage findings.
How kind she was to share her treasures with me,
 bless her sweet heart!!
With some of my own old stuff
I put together this necklace.
 I added buckles, marcasite buttons,
 and cross from an old rosary
to a sterling silver chain.

On to my next project
a vinatge white mother of pearl bracelet!