Showing posts with label collections. Show all posts
Showing posts with label collections. Show all posts

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Simple treasures.....


Miss Sarah and I found this beautiful little green glass jar yesterday while weeding
the garden. What fun we had making up stories on how it got in the yard and who it 
belonged to. We know the Sunny Side one room school house sat in the same location
as the garden.  Maybe it was from the school? Today it sits with our other small
vases and will be a wonderful reminder of fun times in the garden. 

Friday, November 16, 2012

Christmas Cheer....

I know it's not even Thanksgiving yet, but today at The Olde Factory the vendors are getting ready for Xmas and spreading some Christmas cheer. Come along with me and I'll show you some of the cute finds.....

 
I have a soft spot for snowmen....

 
Mini muffin pan filled with candles....

 
This tree is beautiful...
the sun was shining in and it just sparkled...

 
These little trees are only $2.50 each...
Wouldn't they make the cutest individual
 place card on a Christmas table?
 
I may need to get them for Christmas breakfast.

 
These gingerbread men are adorable...
cute on the tree...
on a gift...
or use with each place setting
on Christmas!
 
I think they whispered in my ear that I need a
Christmas tree in my kitchen this year...

 
And speaking of kitchen...
I would love to put these above my kitchen cabinets
for the holidays.

 
And what would Xmas be without candy canes...
 
I did study the candle and jar a little bit...
I'll give you a hint...
battery powered candle with bells ;)

 
A little Christmas cheer before Thanksgiving...
 
Hope you forgive me!


Tuesday, September 27, 2011

A new collection...

What do you collect? This was a question asked of Tony and I when we toured an antique dealer's home. We found ourselves having a difficult time answering this question. He noticed our hesitation and proceed to tell us everyone collects something....most of the time we do not realize we are collecting. He said it is the item you see in the store and you tell yourself you don't need another _______!  As soon as he shared this advice, we started to think of items we collect.

Which leads me to my newest obsession collection. When I was little, I remember my mom always working on a needlepoint project. I have completed some small needlepoint projects, but nothing large scale. Lately I have been noticing them at thrift stores. When I see them it evokes sadness and I feel a need to rescue them. Someone spent a lot of time to complete this beautiful work of art.....and my collection began.

Here are some of my recent finds.....

The flower needlepoint picture in the center was found at the thrift store for $5.00.

Can you believe this large needlepoint was only $18.00 at my favorite
antique store!

The small cross-stitch flower print was $4.00 at the thrift store
and the cross-stitch ballet picture my mom made me when I was in ballet.

My goal is to continue with needlepoint pictures up the wall....
(new paint will be added to the walls this weekend....hopefully)

This is my newest find...$6.00 from my favorite antique store!

A cross-stitch I made for our first house....

There is my newest collection!
It is so much fun to hunt for these
treasures when thrift shopping!

How about you...what do you love to collect?

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