Thursday, April 24, 2014

:: That THRIFTY FAIL-Something for the Doll House? ::

I recently did a post on some of my recent thrift shopping finds. 
I left one particular item off the list; but, I wanted to show it to you.
thrifted bathroom wreath
It’s a VERY OUTDATED wreath.
It’s that “item-I – thought- would-be-perfect-but-it-wasn’t”
I bought it for it’s bathroom fixtures.
Oh the bathroom fixtures were so dainty! And they had detail!
In my mind, my doll house was way smaller than I remembered.
I don’t know what happened.
I think it is because I haven’t worked on it in a while.  I’ve just not had the time.  Plus, I promised myself…
I’d only work on it as a reward to myself—for getting other things done around my REAL HOUSE! 
I’ve decided I’m being too hard on myself.  So I’m planning to work on it some this weekend. 
I’ve got plans for the bedroom and bathroom ceiling.  I’m going to play around with it and see what happens.
Of course I’ll take pictures and show you how it’s coming along. In the mean time…
I thought I’d show this one just for laughs…
SCALE-tiny bath Collage
You can see I still haven’t  quite gotten a handle on SCALE  where it comes to miniatures.  But IT IS FUNNY!
Til next time, Be Blessed!

"Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends. ~John 15:13~

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

:: Events Surrounding my Industrial Lighting Project ::

Last week I showed you some inspiring ideas for Industrial porch lighting. I was telling you how I’d love to make our porch an extension of our living space.
Well, I’m still working on it.
Tink-tink-tink… remember me, your friendly ,yet PROCRASTINATING, blogger? 

It’s not REEEEAALLY that I’m procrastinating...this time!
  • First I had to clean off the porch…like I said—we stored a lot of junk here over the winter. It was kind of like a shed.
A 'new shed' is one of our goals for 2014 (under HOME) —More on that later! :)

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  • THEN I stopped to take pictures of the Tiny House building that is taking place on our property.  I’ll post about that later too! You can see more photos on INSTAGRAM
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  • Stopped to go get lunch—Mmmm! Dairy Queen
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  • Mid-way through: This is where I was after lunch.
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  • Shared a special moment with my grand-daughter "Princess Emily-Punzel"!  She brought me flowers- Restaurant style!
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  • Finished painting the rafters!  Much better!
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  • My Light—ON. MY. KITCHEN. COUNTER.  :/
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It’s not all Procrastination for me these days… not on everything!

If you chose Canning Jar light from my prior post regarding Industrial lighting… You win. If you like the Christmas lights as the last option… You win too!  I combined them and this is what I ended up with.
Thanks for playing along… there is no real prize, just the satisfaction of knowing you’re a pretty good guesser! :)
If you guessed I’d never get it made… I fooled you. 
If you guessed I’d never get it hung--- well, now that remains to be seen doesn’t it? 
…y’all know me too well! 

Til next time, Be Blessed!

"Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends. ~John 15:13~

Monday, April 21, 2014

:: Recent Thrift Shopping Finds ::

When it comes to thrift shopping, I don’t know what excites me more… Finding something you like collecting or finding something you’ve been SEARCHING FOR!  (or JUST THRIFT SHOPPING)
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The items in this photo are from 2 different trips out shopping over the time I was away from blogging.
I love vintage PYREX!  I have many pieces from my mother’s home, some that were handed down from an Aunt years ago and some that I’ve picked up here and there.
So you can imagine how quickly I scooped up the canisters.  I had seen some a while back with a cute little MUSHROOM MOTIF…but that thrift store had them outrageously priced!  I passed on them. Mushrooms and all!
Then a few weeks later at a different place—I found this set while out with my daughter. Much better price.  They have a faux wood grain pattern, but I don’t mind. The ‘BROWN’ color compliments my  Chambers Range so well. :)
The other item…
The one I’ve been SEARCHING FOR…
The canning jar basket.
yes! I’ve wanted one for a while.  If you saw my post on industrial lighting on a budget…
Well, you have a pretty good idea of what I want that for then.  I’m using it to make a swag light for the porch.  I can’t wait it is going to be so cute!
So that’s it.  My ‘collection’ thing?—PYREX.  My “searching for’ thing? –canning jar basket.
The other items?  BONUS THRIFT! 
You know—it just sort of calls out to you across the way.  Sitting by it’s lonesome all dusty and CURIOUS… IN A DIMLY LIT CORNER.
Ice Crusher.  1957-ish model.  Still works. Hummms.
Purrs… like a kitten. Chomps Ice like … I don’t know what!!!!! 
Let’s me choose if I want COURSE ice  or FINE  ice!   Do you know, I’ve been through 2 blenders with ice crushing features on them in the last 18 months…almost 2 years?  Yes!  I have. One of them was for making ICE DRINKS…smoothies!   I found this OLD Pink… MAGIC HOSTESS electric ice Crusher… and when it worked. 
So of course I bought the ice pick …just because, if you have an ice crusher with a little bitty door. It stands to reason, you’re going to need an ice pick, right?
What do you love the most about thrift shopping?  Do you do it regularly?  Is it something you schedule or plan? 
Do you keep a running list? Is there something you hardly ever pass up? 
Oh, the spigot?  We are homesteaders!  You never know when you might need an extra spigot… on the end of a spiked pipe.  That’s just thinking ahead, right there!  See a spigot on spike, buy it!
Til next time, Be Blessed!

"Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends. ~John 15:13~