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Jun 21, 2012

Thrifting Finds, Crafting Finished and Veggie Garden Progress


Thrifting Finds and Crafting Finished-
I had a great day thrifting today! I got 2 new pairs of jeans, a expensive chambray blouse, fake flowers, a Swedish bird candelabra (with rosemaling painting), vintage kitchen items and a mini-rake. Total today, $23.00! I wanted to finish up a craft project with my cream re-painted wood container and so I used some of today's mixed items, see above. Close up of the vintagey stuff I got for it-
The rolling pin was .50 cents! Flowers .79, mini rake was a buck
Pastry cutter was a buck :)  Ironically I had just bought a bunch of vintage green kitchen items. Then I spotted the red cutter today and thought it would be nice and bright with the flowers, etc.!

I may add something on the front, haven't decided yet. The "before" below had been painted dark and had a fall motif. I like the re-do, fits better in my kitchen. Since it's the wood is cream, I can rotate some seasonal items in it...

The Swedish bird candelabra, similar to other other find a while back.

I went to a "vintage store", really over-priced and most of them reproductions made with barn wood, paint distressing, etc. Not my thing. The I saw this and HAD to have it!


A measuring spoon set!!! How cute! $10.00 well spent :)
Cute idea I saw at a crafting store. I re-touched the inventory sign in the middle, sorry it's blurry. I may make one!

Veggie Garden Progress- I have finally finished the veggie garden, as far as planting any more starts. I filled in today with 2 more tomatoes, and an Anaheim pepper, all 1/2 price in a gallon pot! I just started seeds today for 2 kinds of bush beans, one Italian. I'll plant those in a few days after they soak. Then, I'm done, no more room at the inn :)  I'm hoping to have enough tomatoes to can, we'll see how the harvest does...


5 comments:

Michelle said...

I love the way you are able to put things together and make them look great.

nancy said...

Thanks, it's fun and a creative outlet :)

Candy C. said...

OMG!! I sooo love that chicken measuring spoon set!! I would have bought it too!
Your wooden box turned out really cute and I really love your new chicken pergola from last post! :)

nancy said...

Thanks, yes I loved the chicken too:)

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