So one of the cards I got in my Founder's Circle swap was an amazing Christmas card with a photo on it from Georgia Giguere. When Rachel booked her workshop she said a lot of her friends have kids now and they would like to make a picture card, and I thought hmmm…I know just the one. So I pulled out Georgia's card (thank you so much for an outstanding card Georgia!), and if I didn't about fall over when I took it out of the plastic sleeve and realized, it was a gosh darned easel card. Well I was gonna be the bees knees at Rachel's workshop now.
So I got to cutting the paper and all that good stuff (finding a picture of the old man and I taken a few years ago) cause I had to re-do the card for the stamps I had. I think it was just the background on the Always Artichoke that I did different. Isn't it the cutest card? All the girls loved it at the party.
Stamp Set: Perfect Punches, Heard from the Heart, Serene Snowflakes
Paper: Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Shimmery White, Deck the Halls DSP
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke
Misc: Victoria Crochet Trim, Scallop Circle punch, Pearl, Top Note, Petals a Plenty Embossing Folder, Ribbon border punch
Let me know if you are interested in purchasing any of these cards. I can make them so you can put a picture on them, and the DSP pattern would vary within the Deck the Hall packet. They would include an envelope. Or I think I could also do them in a kit, where you get the supplies, but you would have to supply your own inks, stamps, and adhesives. I would need to get all the costs figured out, as it would depend on how many you would need. Of course supplies would be limited.
So yesterday I totally forgot to show you these two items. What reminded me is Joyceh said I should make one of these, and I was like hey I already got one. In fact I got this one off of Etsy and I put antibiotic gel in it. Neat eh?
I also forgot to show you this sign, I love it. There was this one booth that I got about three things from, including this sign, and the girl's name is Julie and I totally think we would be friends, I loved her booth.
While I was out yesterday I found a Pampered Chef round stone that my friend Sharon has been looking for, I guess they don't sell them anymore, so I called her and she was just around the corner with her hubby (oh the poor poor man – you know where this going). Anyway they came over to buy the stone and they looked around the store too. I looked at this really cool black jewelry armoire cause I was thinking of all the stuff I could put in it. Sharon was like just think about it and see. So I did, I thought about it all the way home and at home and looking around my stamp room I looked across the room and saw the perfect place for it and it basically matched the shelf I would put it under. So I texted Sharon and asked if she had today off, and the fates were on our side, and she said yes. Plus she really was wanting this refrigerator dish set. So we made plans to go today.
I know I said I would give you a break on all my crazy antique talking, most of you are enjoying it. I did have one "Unsubscribe" from my blog feed as "content no longer relevant" oh well…sorry!
So we went to the store that had the jewelry case and I had them get it ready for me, they had all sorts of stuff displayed on it.
So this picture is not the best but you can see it. All those are drawers some are thicker then others and then the sides fold out for necklaces, well one side holds all my lanyards from all my conventions, leaderships, cruises etc. And the other side holds my…brayers!
Then the drawers I have not fully decided. The bottom two hold my scale for weighing packages and the sticky label printing things for packages. They may not always stay there, but for now, it is perfect. I want to vacuum out the drawers and febreeze it before I start really filling it. Not that it stinks but it could be refreshed.
Then onto the fun refrigerator dishes, Sharon found the ones she wanted, and they were so cute, a white color with turquoise colored design on them. So she took note of the price, then we walked further and she found them again, and it was priced for the whole set, not individually like the other place. So then I grabbed two milk bottles I wanted and we headed to the register. Sharon had not been to the other store yesterday so she was anxious to see it and I was anxious to show her.
Well low and behold we found two of the individual small dishes in the same color and design so Sharon snagged those, then later we found the whole set again. What is funny is as you are carrying stuff, the people that run the store come take it from you and hold it up front with your name on it. So the gentlemen had already taken Sharon's individual dishes up front and then when she found the set, she told the man she would not need the individual ones now, and he said he would take them back to the booth.
Well I have been looking for a butter dish. Sharon laughs at me cause I am such a germafobe, but I leave my butter out in a dish. Not the whole pound of butter, but a stick or half a stick, and it's real butter not margarine or anything like that. It's gone within a few days and then I put a fresh one out. It is inside my cupboard in a custard dish with a plate upside down on it, nothing can get on it. That way when you butter your bread it does not tear it apart. So I kept seeing butter dishes and not liking anything I saw, so then (after the man returned the glass containers) I thought "hey I should use those dishes, it was two of them, I could always have one clean and ready to replace when the one goes empty). So then I had to find the man and tell him well hmmm…now I wanted the dishes, he laughed and said we were driving him crazy. In a good way of course. My BFF Tracy says "you're a piece of work" but she says it in a loving tone. So I know she means it in a nice way.
Wanna see how cute they are? I think the ladies said they were from the 50's.
Couldn't you just eat butter right out of em? Ya'll, I bet Paula Deen is wanting a pair herself.
Wanna see how cute it is with butter in it? It looks whipped but really it is cause I moved it over into this dish from the other dish with a spoon and it just did that.
Well I will have to show the picture later, for some reason my phone does not want to send it to my computer. OK it finally showed up in my email box…like three times…ha!
Here it sits next to Granny's Spoon Jar. Don't ya just have a hankering for a piece of toast and jam? I told Sharon when she comes over for toast I will ask her if she wants the fridge butter or the cupboard butter.
Let's see what else did we get today?
I got this fun tree for hanging ornaments on. I might be spray painting it. I stopped at the store and picked up some antique white spray paint.
I also found this, and it is pretty big, I will hang it on the wall and I might move my simply adorned to here as it may hold them a bit better…or I might clip card samples or pictures to it…you just never know. It also might end up being spray painted.
I also got this too, and I saw it the other day and it was fated to be mine, not sure where it will go, but again we will see…debating on painting it as well. I will get Jeff to take a good look at it. If it is truly an antique, I don't want to be painting it. I say "truly an antique" cause I had to laugh the other day. I saw a metal flower frog, the ones with the loops instead of the spikes like mine. It even had flower something or other written on the bottom of it, and it was labeled "old fashioned drain stopper".
I also got some more milk jars and mason jars and the one mason jar had an old lid on it. Rustier then all heck and it has a removable glass center.
I won't use it, I replaced it with a regular zinc one, but I will keep it aside for a conversation piece. Just think how boring that day would be that this would be the conversation topic? Ha!
Well that is all for me, (sorry I went on and on….and on) and if my Precious (brat) will ever send the pictures over I will add them to my post, I know you are sitting on pins and needles…ha!
Have an awesome Saturday, and thanks for stopping in!
Debbie Keane says
Wow! You are on a roll Dil I am loving all your treasures. That tree would have been great for your Halloween cones. You make me want to go shopping!! Stop the insanity!! I've got housework to do!
Lynn Larson says
Hey there Di,
I LOVE your posts on the antiquing. I used to go all the time too – not so much lately. You have now made me want to go again! Love the items you found Thanks so much for sharing them. Oh, I leave one stick of butter out too! Same deal – don't like torn bread:))
Joyce Sherry says
Don't worry if a few 'unsubscribe'. Your heading says it all "stamping & this and that". I enjoy it all……your fantastic cards, updates on your 'girls', your super duper finds. Keep doing what you do. I never know what to expect each morning when I check out your page, so much fun. Your BFF was right, you ARE a piece of work, but that's a good thing. You sparkle and you have a great eye for the unique, whether it be in card design or antiquing. Keep on doing what you are doing, enjoy. Joyce
Carey Rogers says
Bored… heck no!! I keep thinking how much fun it would be to go antiquing (sp?) with ya. I don't have very much but I would love to give my house more charm and character. Living out in the country like I now do I think this is the perfect look I need to incorporate. We do have a desk and rocking chair from DH parent's house, a buffet and a dining room table from someplace else but I need more knick knack type things. I would also love to have more furniture but alas I don't know anything about it. You can keep talking about this stuff if you want. I love it.
aka Roscoe's mommy
Elin K. says
Please don't stop the "daily life" posts – I love it!
Karel Hamilton says
Wow, you really got some neat finds. I wish our antique shoppes here in my town had some nice stuff. But most of the time it isn't cool stuff I can use. You have to wade through a lot of 'old junk'. We have a lot of the old ball jars, especially the blue ones but they are always waaay over priced. Loved 'going shopping' with you today. I look forward to the trips.
I love hearing about all the antiques:). I subscribe to your blog and you won't have me unsubscribing anytime soon:).
Angie Walters says
I love antiquing and your finds are great! I never thought about using the little milk bottles or blue mason jars for little items. I'll have to go digging in my garage. I do the same thing with my butter. I hate hard butter. I actually have that same dish (different pattern). I use the size you show for at work for a 1/2 stick of butter. At home I have a larger size that holds one pound. All your talk of antiquing makes me what to hit some places again. It's been a long time since I've went. And … I don't mind at all you talking antiques or cards. I enjoy visiting with you every day! Thank you for being you!
Kathy Bradley says
Don't stop the antique chatter – love the pictures and, especially, the commentaries that go along with the pictures! I am not much of an antiquer, but some of your ideas are really great on using the pieces!
Diana, PLEASE oh please, continue to post to your blog JUST the same way you have been! I truly look forward your blog posts every single day. I'd miss all of the stories you share, and pictures of your latest antique finds if you stopped including those. You are such a hoot!! I only wish I lived closer, 'cause I'd be over at your house (well, if you'd allow me ), working away at whatever chore you'd need help with, just so I could be around all of your lively energy. HUGE Stampin' hugs are being sent to you, and your family. : )
Wow what finds, I'm sooooo envious. Think I'm going to start looking around…..
I haven't read your blog, just looked at photos but can't wait to read about it all….You make me smile in your postings…I still think you should write!~ oh and the sign,,,,,,,,,it's awesome!!!
Love the card…I haven't made an easel card before…but love the look and need to try it out sometime.
Loved the antique store "haul". I need to go find some goodies for my craft room too.
You know, there's a thing called a butter bell, or butter keeper that allows you to keep your butter on the counter safely and keeps it soft. It's a two part system…one part you put your butter in, the other part you put cold water in. You place the part with the butter into the cold water, and it "seals" the butter…keeping it soft and safe from getting moldy. You have to change the water every couple of days, so it stays cold. But if you use up your butter pretty quickly, you wouldn't have to worry. You can fit a whole stick of butter in there. I bought one from Vermont Country Store years ago and still use it. I got one for my brother recently from a restaurant supply store for a quarter of the price I paid. Did a quick search and found some on Amazon…here's the link…
Deborah Helton says
All I can say is the person that unsubscribed from your e-mail is missing out. I love looking @ the antiques you score. I love "junking"as my BFF calls it. Also it gives me great ideas.
I just love the stuff you got and the card is pretty cool too. Weird, I looked at the pictures not reading the blog an hr a go and commented but it didn't show up, hummm. I still think you should write!
still working on my wreath…..it sure takes time.
Dotty A says
Your card is the best!!! Love them easle card…!!!
Oh My…. You really did score! I went junkin this past Monday and found squit…but thats not the norm for me… thow I havent been as lucky as you!!! You go girl!!!!
And the gal that stopped looking at your blog willllll…. she must just have other intrestes… I wonder what they could be…?
HI! I love your blog! We would be friends if we lived in the same city, but I'm in Chicago! I love your cards and your antiquing!I love going to antique/thrift stores too and have found some awesome things! In fact, I have the same butter dish but I put loose change for lunch money in it. Antiquing is like treasure hunting! I check out your blog every day!
Paulette Still says
I enjoy your blog so much, Antique shopping sprees with great treasures, chickens, your creativity on cards and paper crafts. ALL of it!!! Content is totally revelant to all things that I love. LOL =D
DI! I can't wait to see your new studio!!!
It is going to be awesome!!! The dress will be perfect for the jewelery items 🙂
Keep shopping…I am living vicariously through you LOL
Dee in N.H. says
Please, please, please can I go shopping with you?! Some amazing finds! I am really loving your blog and I will replace whoever said "not relevant" LOL!