Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Last Week's Find: Cheese grinder to Fairies.

 Some Junkin', Thriftin', and Craft Show Finds

 Last week was very busy, but everytime I was out, I went to a thrift shop or garage sale, on the hunt for OLD, NEW, GREEN, to REDO.
Sunday, E and I went to a craft show...more on that later.


 You have already seen my Fall Fairy---she was hanging 
in a chandelier at a thrift store...
she is quite at home here.


Now here is my OLD ChiPPy-SHaBBy buy from last June. 
I didn't buy it at the Elkhorn Flea, but 
emailed Jeanine and paid her for it afterwards.
Saturday, I schlepped up to Wisconsin to pick it up. 
She had a lovely show in her garage, in the midst of cold temps, rain, and a fierce winds. 
The buying locusts had already descended...but you can see some of her show(s) Here.


 This will be going in my master bedroom redo...sometime this winter. I'm excited---it works, but I will be softening the green and yellow somehow...a REDO but can't wait.


 I bought this OLD cheese grater for my husband. The blades looked like it had been barely used.
The wood block fits I think it just sat on someone's shelf for a long time.
We will sand it down and use it. I will do some more
research on it.


 I think the green metal is so interesting...apparently a bit of 
manufacturing advertising also with the "V". 
The grater blades are actually two---one for each direction, 
this is for hard cheese or super fine shredding of vegetables.


 Here is the NEW second fairy---a bit of felted delight purchased at the craft show...adorable. 
I have ordered a matching gnome.
 I'm crafty but realize some things I will just not get around to making, and I purchase those.

My husband went to an Antique Mall without me...?????
and purchased these OLD small dollhouse furnishings for the 
1950's Marx Metal Dollhouse we have downstairs for Grandbaby to play with. 
The drawers all work on the little bed, mark on bottom says 1994, my gosh that's vintage now.
The stove is wood and I don't know if it will fit in as I do have some Remark furniture, otherwise it will end up in my Etsy shop.

 I found this gorgeous white throw----Twin size...rayon and cotton. It's perfect with minimal wear...and so textured and lovely. I'm tempted to make a coat of it as a REDO, but we will see.
Hubby bought the doll chairs set in a bag with the checkered chair and pink set below.


 It's really cute...a little garish...but then that dollhouse needs some color anyway.
One set will go on the patio.


Hubby again  found this table and chair set BARBIE sized... for the Barbie House (Xmas).
 It was 17.99 but I have seen the same for $45.00 on line +postage. 
This will be the largest purchase for the Barbie house
 as I have been collecting from thriftstores and garage sales since March.
PS...hubby is cutting the dollhouse out today, I have to get out there and photograph it.


And since we are talking about Christmas....
Smiley Snowman here, may become a smiley ghost for Halloween. 
Found him at the craft show. He is a REDO kettle lid...painted so sweet.
 And oh my gosh, ALL the holdiays are just around the corner.

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  1. I look forward to see what you've found. I can't remember if I mentioned before that I have a very incomplete wood doll house that I've been very slowly working on. I adore miniatures. And the kettle lis is so darn cute!

  2. I have always wanted to collect 'real' miniatures...this project is on a shoestring and a challenge...I forgot how old I am until I sanded and primed all 12 pieces today of the dollhouse today. But now I can start working on the windows. No one makes 1:6 scale windows under $30.00 a piece.

    Post something on your house...would be interesting...even if it isn't done. Thanks for visiting, Sandi

  3. Sandi, I love the cheese grater and can't wait to see the chandelier in your bedroom! The furniture is cute. Sounds like you've got some fun projects going on! Time is going by so quickly. We will be decorating for Christmas before we know it! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  4. I love vintage chandy's and yours with the daisies is beautiful. Can't wait to see it in your bedroom. There is a new vintage link party Vintage Charm starting up this coming week on Thursday October 15th at 8:00 AM and I would love for you to join at Hope to see you there.

    1. Hope I get something linked this week, was a very busy weekend, and have nothing new to show at this time. Who knows what I can get done tomorrow. thanks for stopping by, Sandi


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