Sunday, March 27, 2016

Okay, this is how I saw/see it ....

Still enjoying my visit to Texas, this one will last me awhile !  One of the things that made me smile was :
Yup! A big pink "privy". What a great idea, and of course, it was in Luck. Those Luck folks thought of almost everything!
  So, you know I DID go to Round Top.  Went through Marburger and Warrenton too. Honestly, if you are looking for it you would most likely find it somewhere on that stretch of road. There are permanent buildings open on most every week end. When I went, there were a lot of tents already set up and stocked.  My interest was to stop at the Junk Gypsy
Store.


It is a beautiful spot.
It was also very disappointing. I wasn't the only one who felt that way, there were other folks walking out and grumbling. 
The store is pretty small and it is filled with manufactured goods. T-Shirts, Boots, jewelry, candles...all Junk Gypsy manufactured and all with "We are TV stars" prices.  T-shirts (and we are not talking great quality either) were $35.00. You really had to want to advertise for the Junk Gypsys to shell out that much.
 Now, in all honesty, I don't like to pay to advertise for anyone. Also, they ARE T.V. "stars" so I guess it goes with the territory.  Just be forewarned, if you go expecting to see original/new/creative things you will be disappointed.  I took pictures of the only sorta original items. Glad I made the stop though, because now I know.
  All in all, a great trip and all the bluebonnets, Indian blankets, Indian paintbrush etc. made it a beautiful drive.
Until next time, ya'll bee sweet !





Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Yes, I know....

every winter I disappear, sorta.  I don't thrive in the cold and there are the holidays, etc. Lots of excuses ! 
 So, I was in Luck. For just a little while.  Now I am out of Luck. Sigh.

But did have a wonderful time.  Got to visit Willie Nelson's Ranch, got to visit with my cousin, Desperado Dan.   Lots of beauty on the roads, but you really can't beat the Texas Bluebonnet and Indian Paintbrush ... all over the place !
So, Marburger, Warrenton, Round Top...so close !  So, did I or didn't I?  I just might share on that in my next post.... Until then, ya'll bee sweet !

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Oh yeah, I'm late .....

Vintage Santas ...  digging through the stash, finally getting started on  Christmas.
And while digging found :
I'm sure I'll find plenty more surprises as I open more bins!

Ya'll bee sweet until next time (())

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Finds and ....

 Summer is the time my Sweetie and I are able to do a lot together and apart so we take advantage of it.  Summer hit hot and it hit fast but it hasn't slowed us down too much. It does slow down my posting though.
   
It's rare for me to find sweet little planters that are in great shape, but this little lady is perfect.

LOVE the colors on this inkwell set and the cherubs, well, that meant I HAD to have it.


Bought this off E-Bay because the color was delicious!  I will keep one to  hang in the kitchen window.

Went to Hobby Lobby, they were having 66% off summer. Picked up two of these screen/trellis. Found the half planter at Sally and knew just what to do with it.

On it's way to the booth.
Well I hope ya'll are enjoying your summer as much as we are.  It will be over all too soon.   Until next time, ya'll bee sweet !

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Cheep Easy Fun Jewelry Display

                       Gather your supplies for a fun jewelry display.....

Supplies from the Dollar Tree...cute paper plates, long straws, optional round coasters, foam butterflies/bees
Update !  The DT now has spoon straws which makes this even easier.
 You will need scissors, ice pick (or something to poke holes with) jewelry and tape and/or labels.  Cut the smaller plates into a flower shape.
You will use two spoon straws and one long flexible straw for the stem. Cut the flex straw just below the flex and insert the long piece into the spoon straws as shown above. I use a small price tag to wrap around the spoon part to help hold them together.



Lay your pin on top of the plate to determine where you need to place your holes. Then stick the pin into just one side. Use the ice pick to enlarge the first hole and make the other. Don't put them too far apart, about an inch, so you can slide the pin back through and close. Turn plate over and slide a straw up underneath the pin. The spoon straw makes this really easy.  Fold over the spoon part and tape. I also use a label over the tape. You can put information about the pin as well as the price.
For bracelets or necklaces, make your holes much further apart, then clasp them in the back. For long necklaces, use a small envelope to hold most of the chain or tape it to the back.


This is the finished flower.

You can use markers to color the foam butterflies and bees or cover with tissue paper or simply cut out your own.  I slit the top wings and put a pair of clip earrings on this one.  I would add more color but left it fairly plain for clarity.
Place your jewel flowers into an urn or vase.  Add butterfly, bees.  Use or add several smaller pots to spread around, or lay on table.  Since this is so inexpensive you can just wrap in tissue and let your customer have the jewel flower, bee or butterfly.
 The coasters are easy to put a pin through and add another shape and different texture. My Dollar Tree had blue and green ones, pink would be wonderful to find.
Yes, I forgot to add the butterfly and bee to my arrangement, sigh. But it's already at my booth. Please use your imagination to see them there! (())
This makes a bright, happy, fun display.   I'm happy for you to pin or share, but would appreciate a link back.
  Thank you for  your visit, I appreciate your comments and follows and always try to return them.
Until next time, ya'll bee sweet!




Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Finds and Makes ... Happy Cinco de Mayo !

Happy Cinco de Mayo !  It's also my husbands birthday so we really celebrate.  We will be out and about today and also heading up to the mountains on Saturday for a few days of fun.
Here are my "finds":
Wonderful old paint by number and a HUGE chandelier! Could not pass up the chandelier. It was priced at $15.50, the glass is beveled, and I could see a lot of projects to be made from it.
Beautiful paint by number...Love the colors !

HUGE light fixture. 
Found a square lazy susan. It was perfect to mosaic, since I decided to use it on top of a plant stand, I didn't put a lot of work into the mosaic. Just used a sheet from Lowe's that was on sale for a dollar.  First I put it on this stand:
Ummmmmm....no.

 Plan B, put on a rectangular top that started life out as a plaque. Looks much better, BUT.... I really wanted to have a plant stand with a rotating top. Love the idea of being able to turn a plant to get the sun evenly without having to lift it.  Put the lazy susan on top of this stand:
Much better !   They will be off to my booth sometime this week.
  Will be sharing with Ivy and Elephants WhatsItWednesday
and with Beverly's Pink Saturday  , hope you will stop by for a visit.
Thanks for visiting with me and for your sweet comments.   Until next time,
ya'll bee sweet !

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Finds and Makes

Missed last week. Busy having fun and, well, just busy. Ya'll know how that is. This week I'm sharing:
 Cutest frogs ever! Looked so sweet in the Garden Room. I say "looked" because they sold right after I put them out.     Beautiful vintage pink and white paint by number roses. Very shabby and romantic.
 
For my "make", was asked if I could make a trellis for the Garden Room. Well, of course I could.   Started with a pre-made bottom, then added to it.   Used a finial from the end of a curtain rod, a shelf bracket, and lattice that you can buy for .99 at Home Depot . They cut it in half for me for easier handling.


Finished trellis in place.  You can barely see the fairy wind chime hanging in the middle. My lousy picture taking. I really need to do better, I know.
The first "make" of anything is usually the most difficult and not the best. Putting this one together gave me some ideas on how to make the next one, or two.  Stay tuned !
Thanks for your visit and  your sweet comments. I appreciate them and always try to return comments and follows. Until next time, ya'll bee sweet and stay safe.
  visiting with Ivy and Elephants Whatsit Wednesday
Idea Box Thursday
and with Beverly at Pink Saturday  . Hope you'll join us!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Weekly Finds and ....

Ohhhh my, my,my. Tiaras ! Place on one your head and you feel like a princess.  If you watch the Big Bang Theory, remember the episode where Amy gets a tiara for her birthday? One of my favorites. So, here are 3 I found in my travels:
Yes, I tried each one. Might have to keep them too. Make me feel like a princess, just sayin'.
Wooden cake stands, I grab them when I see them.  Then I paint them. These are in various stages. After they are painted
I put a depression glass cake plate on top, tie with a ribbon and off they go to my booth. They are good sellers.
The next "find" came from a sweet friend who will bring me things she finds that she knows I will like. If I'm not home she will leave them on the porch. I love coming home and finding a gift !   Here is the sweet lamp base she left:
In my stash I had this cream lampshade. I thought if I added some cream and white flowers it would work. After I added the flowers I added smaller ones with a crystal inside the roses and then added a crystal to the accent flowers.  Does it work for you ?  
It works for me but I wonder if I need to go with a white shade.
  This week I am headed "up Nawth" for a visit and, of course, shopping !  Hope I find some really great goodies to share.
  Thank  you for your visit and for your sweet comments. I always try to return comments and follows.  Until next week, ya'll take care and bee sweet.
 Will be visiting and sharing with  Ivy and Elephants WhatsitWednesday    and  Beverly at Pink Saturday  hope you will stop by and visit and share too.




Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Weekly Finds and (re)Make(s)

This week it is alllll about the Chandeliers. I felt like I hit the jackpot when I found these! There is another, larger chandelier like the medium one but I have it apart already.

Regency style, beautiful large crystals.

Medium size chandy.
So, for the (re)make, I took the metal cherub, painted it white, added some pink bling, some chain and made it into a swag.
Metal cherub from vintage chandy.

We have been having very grey, overcast, dreary weather, not good for picture taking. Just can't capture the detail, just the idea.
Will be visiting with Beverly at Pink Saturday
If you visit until Friday you can shop the BlogShop!
Thank you for your visit and sweet comments. I appreciate them and always try to return them.  Until next time, ya'll bee sweet !