Tuesday, May 22, 2012

More Weekend Treasures

tins and more tins
totes and bottles and beads oh my! 
a bird cage too.
A Scrabble game, button lamp, and free large planter.
 Wonderful painty step ladder, metal tool caddy, wooden box
cast iron birds hooks
Fish candle holder to go with my nautical theme 
tea pot planter box holds one of my Mother's Day gifts
Another Mother's day gift in the black planter.
Have a great week

Linking to the following:
Coastal Charm
Common Ground

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Victoria Weekend Garage Sales

I couldn't wait to share all my fun garage sale finds.
The whole lot cost less then $55.00. The McGill Multi Tags punch costs $24.99 in our local Scrapbooking store and is $19.99 on the internet + $7.92 shipping. I found it with the 3 triangle bottles in a box for $1.00!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Shopping #3

More treasures from the weekend
a cork board and a tiny shelf Total cost $3.00.

 I inserted a Graphics Fairy clip art with this quote:

The lily of the vale, of flowers the queen,
Puts on the robe she neither sew’d nor spun.
Michael Bruce

It is Garage Sale Time here for the Victoria Day Long weekend. Can't wait!


Monday, May 14, 2012

Found the Cupboard

We finally found just the right cupboard to finish off the furniture in the kitchen. It is a dry sink and I love the drawer. It's is not old but fits in perfectly with what we already have. We found it at a flea market in Perth

 and I also found this tea pot.
 Today I made a new door decoration. Isn't this bird cute!

Joining DIY Link Party at AKA Designs

Mother's Day Weekend

What a wonderful Mother's day Weekend I had!
I saw 9 out of 11 grandchildren and all of my children.
 Son CW with his sons at Annual Inspection
 daughter Sharon with son Paul and her husband John

Stephen and Gillian picture taken by son Sean
I didn't get good pictures of Kyrstin, Lori, TJ and Sean but was very happy to see them too!
Meghan and Charlie were working.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Old Jug

 When my parents sold their cottage many years ago I asked for a couple of things before it went on the market. One of them was this jug.

It depicts hunting scenes and has this cute fox on the handle.
These are the markings on the bottom. Does anyone recognize them?

 Right now it is in a small vignette on my dish cupboard.

Knick of Time

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Weekend Shopping 02

We stopped at a Church rummage sale and I found this little tin which matches the trays and tins I already had.
The wood dominoes were in the box lid only:

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Weekend Shopping 01

We have been away for 4 days and we managed to hit a few thrift shops, Garage Sales and Dollar stores. Here is what I found for a total of $8.50 at our first stop at a Thrift store.
 I collect anything I can find with the "Blue Onion" pattern on it and lucked in with the 2 bowls and 2 plates. The bowls were made in the Philippines.

The plates were made in Brazil. There are many many varieties of this pattern.

The small bowl has no markings but is so pretty I couldn't resist it.
The angels are hard to photograph but they all have a place for a votive candle at the back. The 2 small ones are playing string instruments and the large one is 3 angels.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Everything Old is New Again

Found this picture in an old magazine I was recycling it is from 2006 and is so in style! I will be away for  few days. Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Dirty camera

I spent a lot of time outside a couple of days ago taking pictures of all my kitchen doilies. I took singles and groups and pairs and so on. Lots of pictures. I was so disappointed when I downloaded then and discovered I had a dirty spot right in the middle of my lens. All my lovely photos have blurry centres! :( Now I will have to wait for another sunny day to do it all again.