Sunday, June 6, 2010

Tiny treasures & fun for a quarter

I love to go to Estate Sales. I enjoy looking for treasures, but I also love looking into old houses and admiring the workmanship and character of older buildings. Lately there haven't been very many in my town. I guess that this is a good thing :) But I miss them. The past few weeks there have been a few and I have really enjoyed the chance to go.
I found this sweet little strawberry botanical framed print that I thought was so appropriate for me right now :) And this sweet little graniteware pitcher.

It's hard to get perspective with how tiny they are, so I added a spool of thead in this picture.
At another estate sale I found all of these treasures for 25 cents!

Who knew you could have so much fun for only a quarter!

And look at these treasures from another sale - all for $10!

I hope that I don't have to wait too long for another estate sale...

I did finish stitching this Stacy Nash design.
I'm a little nervous about finishing it as a standing pinkeep, but I do want to give it a try.
If anyone has finished this piece and has any pointers, I'd love to hear from you!

"No one lights a lamp and puts it in a place where it will be
hidden, or under a bowl. Instead he puts it on its stand, so that those who come
in may see the light. Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eyes are
good, your whole body also is full of light. But when they are bad, your body
also is full of darkness. See to it, then, that the light within you is not
darkness. Therefore, if your whole body is full of light, and no part of it
dark, it will be completely lighted, as when the light of a lamp shines on
~Luke 11:33-36

Blessings, Patti


April Mechelle said...

I love your finds. the Stacy Nash is so cute. I have been wanting to do that new design by her. It is so cute.

all kinds of everything said...

I just found your lovely blog,
Great finds!Your enbroidery is
very beautiful! I love Stacy Nash patterns too
Have a nice week,

Tina said...

Love all of your goodies you found.

staci said...

AWESOME finds! Isn't it the best when you find such great stuff for so little money???

Love your SN stitch too, what a sweet project :)

Berit said...

Love your finds and your SN--I really need to stitch a design of hers soon! :P

I'm sure the finishing will go just fine--hope someone pops up who can reassure you with the voice of experience, though.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

We have recently had 2 estate sales around here. That is rare in this area. I bought a couple smalll things...but it was fun just to go look.

corinna said...

fun finds
i just love the SN stitches
it is so happy and makes me smile!
good stuff

Deb said...

Aren't those types of sales fun! You picked up some great things. There is always fun in the hunt even if you come away with nothing.

Anonymous said...

Love your newly found treasures! You've made me want a trip to the thrift store..tomorrow I think! Love your SN stitchery too..lovely work! enjoy your week!

Cindy said...

Wonderful treasures! I have never been to an estate sale, but will definitely have to start checking them out :)

Suzanne said...

Look like you found LOTS of fun things. I really love the strawberry print.