Monday, August 5, 2013

Altered spool and Junking finds



Hello everyone,

Hope everyone has been having a wonderful summer. It is extremely hot and humid here in South Florida. Lots of rain almost everyday, but that has not stopped me from going junking and finding some nice things to display in my craft room and to use to craft.

 Isn't this cross beautiful. I bought it for $1.00 at a yard sale. I will put it where I have all my others displayed.


 Then I found at the same yard sale this heart pendant with the chain, also $1.00. I thought it was so delicate looking I just could not leave it behind. The 2 pieces of lace, the cross and heart are laying on are from the flea market. I paid 1.00 for each piece.


These 3 milk glass jugs are also from a yard sale. The lady had sold her home and was selling most of her belongings. She was an elderly lady. I had seen them on saturday, but walked away and did not buy them. Well yesterday on our way to walk at the park, she was out their again and I noticed they had not sold, so I figured they were meant for me to have. Also, 1.00 for all 3. They had plastic lids on them, but I threw those away.

These 2 milk glass pieces are also from the same yard sale. She had them in a plastic bag, both for 50 cents. I could not believe it. I immediately snatched them. I have been looking for some milk glass pieces and could not find any. The antique mall has pieces, but they are super duper expensive. I have bought most of the pieces I have on ebay and although they have been cheap, the shipping is killing me. I pay more for shipping than for the actual pieces.


 I am storing some of my pretty nail polishes in the smaller one and the larger one is empty for now until I take some of my hoarded crafting things out to place in it.

And last but not least, here is the altered spool tassel I made. I watched several videos on youtube ad loved what others were doing with the spools. So here is my take on it.





I hope you all have a wonderful week and Thank you for stopping by to visit me.

HAPPY CRAFTING.

8 comments:

Jill

That cross is gorgeous! What a steal.

Love your spool tassel. You are so talented!

Createology

Hi Ana: You find the very best treasures and for the least money. You have acquired so real beauties. Love your altered spool with the ribbons and laces and angel. I am so pleased to see you busy in your creative space. I would share our wonderful weather with you if only it would travel across the land safely. Happy Creative Hearts Dear...

Jill Norwood

Ana,
I love the treasures you found! The laces and jewelry are so pretty! Congrats on finding some milk glass too! Adorable little bottles and sweet compotes too!
Hugs,
Jill

Marlene

Hi Ms. Ana
You did really nice on your yard sale finds. I know you've got to be happy about finding some of the milk glass that you love. You did a beautiful job with the spool tassel, I love it. I've been wanting to try and make one but it looks like it's hard to make. Gorgeous.
xxx
Marlene

Bee Lady

Hi Ana. I found your blog through Jill. I love milk glass too and have quite a collection. I was thrilled when I got a cookie jar at a yard sale last week. I used to go "sailing" all the time but had to quit because we moved and we are living in one room while we build the rest of the house (we are building it ourself and living in one room in the basement). The junk gets in the way. Last Friday I asked my Shuf to go to s couple if sales. We did and I hit the jackpot. At least I felt like I did. I'll post about it sometime. Right now-heading to the Indiana State Fair.

Cindy Bee

Bee Lady

Hi Ana. I found your blog through Jill. I love milk glass too and have quite a collection. I was thrilled when I got a cookie jar at a yard sale last week. I used to go "sailing" all the time but had to quit because we moved and we are living in one room while we build the rest of the house (we are building it ourself and living in one room in the basement). The junk gets in the way. Last Friday I asked my Shuf to go to s couple if sales. We did and I hit the jackpot. At least I felt like I did. I'll post about it sometime. Right now-heading to the Indiana State Fair.

Cindy Bee

Bee Lady

I had three garage sales and I don't feel like I made a dent! Maybe I really am a hoarder. I have tons of crafting stuff and I have lots of ideas. Just don't have the time right now.

Cindy Bee

Evethmoon Crafty Creations

Hi Ana, I'm happy for you. The beautiful milk glass finds are a treasure to find. I also love your spool tassel, it came out great and i hope to see more of them. Hugs!

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