Monday, September 10, 2012

Summer finds - planters

It was so hot all summer I didn't do much but read. I did manage a few flea markets and garage sales and will share them over the next days (or weeks)
Some of my summer finds:
Great Planters!
Check out my give away below!


Joining at Coastal Charm

Monday, September 3, 2012

Blog Gift Game

Someone posted about a marvelous blog game to play that involves "Paying it Forward".

Here’s How It Works:

I’ll send a surprise gift to the first three commenters on this blog post. The gift will be a handmade surprise by me and will be sent to you some time in the next 365 days - both the gift and the time you receive it will be a surprise :)

Here’s what you need to do, leave me a comment and make sure you include your email address (if your profile doesn’t include it). I’ll email you for your snail mail address and a ask a few questions (likes/dislikes, favourite colours, etc.).

To complete signing up you MUST play along too. To do this you must blog a similar post and pledge to make a surprise gift for the first three people who comment on it.

So, do you want to play? Comment below and I’ll sent a thoughtful handmade gift to the first three people who do.

So let's have some fun! I am going to receive a gift from Pamela at:Sew Much Class & Crafty, too


Sunday, August 19, 2012

Saturday, August 4, 2012

About Time!

I know I have been away for quite awhile but It has just been too hot to do anything. Our dear old house has no air! I have been sitting under  a fan reading a book for the last month. I have been feeling guilty and as I have found a few more treasures in the last few weeks I am posting a few pictures taken at the beginning of July. I have been keeping up my other blog Crosstown. You can view it here:
Crosstown Blog
These are my July thrift store finds:
jars, book marks and candle box
Detail on the square jar and the round one is an Ermetico
made in Italy
magazine holder, burlap and wire bunny
two large pieces of burlap
waiting for next Easter!

Have a great week and keep cool!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Saturday was for the Birds

After attending our Grand daughter's High School graduation in Ottawa. 
Proud Family Mom & Dad and brothers
Proud Grandparents Mr. Chaos and me

Then having Chinese for our daughter's July 4 birthday we headed home with a flea market stop in Smiths Falls where I found these cute birds:
The larger one (has a recorded bird song)

found a home here on one of the kitchen wall boxes.


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Glass Balls

I found these 3 glass balls at a garage Sale on our way home on the weekend. I don't know what they are but they were 50¢ each and so pretty and sparkly I scooped them up. They are about 4" in diameter and have a one hole. They remind me of float balls. I wonder if they came off a light fixture. Anyone know?
Joining Linda at Coastal Charm here

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Flea Market

On the way home from camping we stopped at a large Flea market. Prices weren't all that great inside but we found some bargains at the outside vendors.
 Here are my treasures:
A very rusty cast iron glue pot.
A handle for a sad iron. I had the iron for a long time and now it has a handle!

It has a crack in the wood so I wouldn't pick it up by the handle but it looks good!
My final find was this cute ceramic tea lite fish. I have his daddy a large black cast iron fish of the same style.

Joining Linda at Coastal Charm here
and at Knick of Time here
 P.S. I just got news that my cousin's wife died suddenly this morning so I might not be around for awhile  :(

Monday, June 18, 2012

Relay For Life

On Friday we participated in a Relay for Life to raise funds for cancer Research. My son Christopher was our team leader.
 Here is our team; Kyrstyn, her Other Grandma Anne, Philip, Patrick, DH John, Me, Tammy, Alexandre, Lori, son Christopher, Taylor, son Sean, my sister Joan.
Eight of us stayed for the long haul 7:00 pm till 7:00 am. Christopher, Philip, Alexandre, Patrick, Kyrstin, John, Me and Joan.
The evening starts with the Survivor Lap which is very moving.
We took turns doing laps with some doing more than others. I managed 25 laps.
They had lots of activities to keep us awake and motivated. Alexanndre with face painting.
Taylor and Alexandre take a break.
At 10:00 pm they lit the luminaries and they stayed lit for the rest of the night, the last one on the left was lit for my sisters husband Al who died of cancer in 2009.
At 3:00 am they had a paper dress competition and Patrick was a good sport and modeled the dress designed by Kyrstin on the stage for us. Joan, myself and Christopher were her assistants.
Just after 5:00 am the sun was rising.
I am proud of myself that I managed to stay up all night and proud of my family who stayed with it for the long haul. Over $115,000.00 was raised by the 54 teams that participated.


Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Garage Sale

On our way home from the Church BBQ on Sunday we saw a "Junk Sale" sign and had to investigate.Here is what we bought:
A small green 6 drawer unit, 2 plant holders a metal pointy thing and DH bought the plastic jug.
I had fun putting things on the tall green shelf unit.
Not sure what to do with this plant stand yet. Just hung it on the wall for now.
It was only $3.00 so I had to grab it.

I put the drawer unit on my island with the metal piece at one end.
Not sure what it is, the point comes off. Maybe the top decoration of a copula, a garden ornament? 
Anybody have any ideas?


Going to link with Knick of Time Tuesday here 
and Coastal Charms Nifty Thrifty Tuesday here

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Rest of the Wall

Here is the other side of the pantry door:
DH made the cubby shelf for our mugs.
This little display sits on the floor below the mugs.
Here is the left side of the wall.
And here is the right side

Hope you enjoyed the tour of my kitchen wall!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Kitchen Wall

We have been working on the kitchen wall and it is finished for now. I will probably add more and I will change the pictures every so often just to freshen things up.
Here are some of the things we have hung up.
 A very old cupboard holds my Red Rose Tea miniature tea pots.
an old divided shelf has lots of things old and new. (The nesting measuring cups go in the empty space) The old kitchen utensils are in a glass light fixture. The little lady is a mustard pot.
My new tea pot sits in an not so old apple crate. The triangle holds a tea bag.
Another tea pot has an old wood box for a home. The tiny tea pot is a night light which was a gift from my sister.
The wine glasses are held by an old rake. an idea found on Pinterest. My DH made the match box.
 A small spice rack holds Mr. & Mrs. Pop-in-Fresh a 1971 send for purchase.
I will show you the rest of the wall on the other side of the pantry door in a future post along with an overall view.