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:

 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 !

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Weekly Finds and Make(s)

We had 2 beautiful riding days and took advantage of them!  My Sweetie is off the whole week so I'm not getting much done.  One reason I post to the Blog is to keep me on track.
  This week I'm sharing two beautiful Scott McClintock lace dresses, made in the USA. Those were the days my friends !
Both dresses have beautiful pink blush satin under dresses.
Size 11/12 no makers label

size 12 Scott McClintock label

Close up in better light.
Vintage lace / doilies....weekly make.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Weekly Find(s) and Weekly Makes

Vintage dinnerware. It gets me. And I almost always have to get it !  Could any Cottage/shabby/romantic pass up this set?

Love that there are three bluebirds on the dinner plate and the saucer and two on the cup.
Don't you think you would have to have a happy  breakfast on these plates?
 For my "make", really a make over...I found this petite chair. A bit smaller than a dining room chair. I'm thinking it was for a desk, a vanity or a card table, but mostly I thought it was a sweet size. That is Willie checking out the chair.  Yup, he's a big boy.

Painted off white with green accents, wrapped some twine around the top and added a cute French pattern to the seat.
I'm visiting with Ivy and Elephants   ,and Pink Saturday with Beverly stop by and visit too!
 Thank you for your visit and comments. I always try to return them.  Until next time, ya'll bee sweet.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Weekly Finds

Ohhh how I love this little peignoir, made in USA ... and it still has a tag on it. The tag reads: Gossard Artemus Peignoir set, $38.00. Now I just have the top, but that's okay ! Unfortunately the color just doesn't show in the photos, it really is a lovely eggshell.

Then I found a bridal veil to add to my collection. This one is newer but it's so has pearls scattered on the veil. You can't see them because they aren't on the veil that goes over the face but on the longer part I couldn't get a shot of :))
Every once in awhile I'll find something romantic and shabby with roses on it. Usually it's a candle holder but this time a wonderful wine basket.
Now for a weekly "do" ... I found a large plaster artichoke and painted it.  Yes, I could have spray painted it gold or silver but, sigh, it's just not in me to do that.  I had to paint it.
After I did a layer of green, added some red, I lightly distressed it with gold.
Did you find some good things?  Thanks for  your visit and comments, I do appreciate and try to return all comments and follows.  Until next time, ya'll bee sweet.
  Visiting with        Beverly at Pink Saturday       and      Ivy and Elephants
for What's It Wednesday.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Find of the Week ...hats !

"Once upon a time, Jacobson’s Department Stores filled the luxury shopping niche in Metro Detroit and Michigan. Known for its posh atmosphere, designer apparel, jewelry, home furnishings, personalized customer service and fashion shows, Jacobson’s was a shopping tradition."  Article by Laura Sternberg click here
Label inside Joe Bill Miller, made in USA

Label is also Joe Bill Miller, price tag attached $125. marked down to $85.

Label Toucan Collection, New York
  Three hats, two hat boxes.  The first and third hats were in the same box. There was one loose price tag in the box $65. Both tags were Jacobson tags.
 The middle hat looks peach but it is really pink. LOVE that pink!  It's been gloomy days here and no good light for photos.
 Oh don't I LOVE these hats !  Perfect for weddings, garden parties, church. Vintage and beautiful !   So tempted to keep them and add to my hat collection.
  Do you love hats?
Visiting with Kim and wow us Wednesdays 
and the fabulous Pinkies with
Beverly at Pink Saturday and the grand ladies at Ivy and elephants
Thank you for your visit and sweet comments. I always try to return them as well as follows.    Until next week, ya'll beee sweet !