Tuesday, December 29, 2009

The Last Treasures of 2009

I hit a few thrift stores yesterday and today and found the last of the treasures for 2009 and I think I I did pretty good........




3 Santa mugs--.25 to .50 each, 1 resin santa head to craft with 1.00 and Whooo Hooo! Another Santa pitcher! And he was only 3.00! Yeah! Oh Yeah!.....



....a rose covered heart tin for .75. I have always had a love for anything hearts and roses--I say it's because I was born the day before Valentine's day. And in case you're wondering what to get me for my birthday this year--anything roses or hearts (besides a long list of other collections! LOL!)..........I have another tin just like this only in black with roses......



...does anyone remember these---tin can pincushion chairs. I found both of them for .50 each! I plan to refurbish and update them a bit--new paint, pretty pincushion seats, maybe some beading or embroidery added. You can see the tin can lid in the seat of the gold chair and when I looked at the bottom of the white chair it appeared to be made from a soda can. I even found a link on how to make these. Click HERE. .........



...and last but not least are my gorgeous new curtains that will be going in my sewing room. I just fell in love with these! There are 2 fairly long valences, so they should be quite useable and I only have one window in my sewing room, so I'm thinking of creating a faux window somewhere in the room just so I can use them both. My shabby rose sewing room is starting to come together!


I put together a little slide show of some of my 2009 thrifting treasures and I think I had a great year!




I wonder what wonderful treasures 2010 holds? I can't wait to find out!

4 comments:

Bizee Fingers said...

Great finds Cathy!! I love the pin cushion "bones" I be they will look wonderful with some TLC.
And who could resist those curtains?? love the idea of a faux window...its brilliant!!
Karen <3

Sycamore Moon Studios said...

Love the pincushions! Wonderful!

June said...

Wow Cathy I loved the slide show. You really have found the greatest things. I LOVE those curtains that you will be putting in the sewing room...awesome fabric!
I love anything hearts and roses too. the tin is so cool.
I just love it when you share your finds.
hugs

Kathy said...

Nice treasures from your thrifting. I am interested in your shabby rose sewing space. I'm sure those tassled curtains will be beautiful however you decide to use them. I am impressed by your slide show. I like how one photo fades out after enlarging. That is a great effect. I wonder if Smilebox has one like that?