Friday, October 9, 2015

Vintage Easel Photo Display

I got this vintage easel at Texas Antiques Week two weeks ago.
Right away I knew what I could do with it. . .

make it a photo display.
Here it's holding vintage postcards.

The easel had five screws down each leg.
I removed every other screw and used them to attach little clips to each leg.

Here's a close up of the clips.

Here it is showing photos.
With the legs folded up like this, it could be used on a table.
However, the legs extend and it stands over four feet high, so it can stand alone as well.

Pretty cool, huh?

Thanks for stopping by and God bless.

Teach me Your way, O Lord, 
and lead me in a smooth path
Psalm 27:11

This post is linked to Embracing Change and Life With Lorelai.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Thrifty Thursday #187

Well my friends, here they are. . .
 my finds from our visit to the Texas Antiques Week.

 How totally amazing is this vintage mixing bowl?
I was drawn to that pink interior.
I was shocked when the vendor said it was only $10.
I snatched it up so fast that I didn't notice the big crack in the side til I was walking away.
So I can't put food in it, but I'll figure out something to do with it.

It was hard to get a good picture of this easel.
I got it for $7. The legs extend. It's really quite awesome.
It's got a bit of rust on the screws, but I can't wait to turn it into a photo display.
Come back tomorrow to see the finished project.

Check out the vintage metal tag on it.

These seed packets are from the 1930's.
They were found in a warehouse in New York.
I got two for $5.
I'm going to use them on a banner.

I love these patches. I pick up cool patches for different craft projects.
They were $1 each.

I spotted this tiny tin for $1.
I've seen these turned into eclectic necklaces, so I think I'll give it a try.

I also got this little tin for $2.
It has the same fate as the above tin.

I didn't pick up too much considering my hubby and I were there all day.
I spent a mere $27.

Thanks so much for stopping by and God bless.

When the storm has swept by, the wicked are gone, 
but the righteous stand firm forever.
Proverbs 10:25

This post is linked to Simple Nature Decor, Ivy and Elephants, and My Girlish Whims.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Lovelies That I Love

Hi! I'm so glad you stopped by.
It's Wednesday so that means we get to look at some cute stuff I found while shopping online.

Prepare yourself to see some cool stuff. . .

I adore unique bags- especially repurposed ones.
These are reclaimed vintage totes.
Awesome, huh?

I love this vintage style recipe book.
It even has divider tabs inside.
How great would this be for storing old recipes from loved ones-
especially if they're written in their own handwriting.

These earrings are made from camera lenses. How cool are they?

I love these human anatomy magnets.
They're so quirky!

I love this look of a photo printed on a slice of wood.
You just send them your photo, and they print it onto the wood slice.
Too cool.

I'm not associated with any of these companies, I just like their stuff.

Thanks so much for stopping by and God bless.

The Lord has done great things for us and we are filled with joy.
Psalm 126:3

This post is linked to Skip to My Lou and Plucky's Second Thought.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Recipe of the Week #190- Special K Cookies

Special K Cookies
1 cup sugar
1 1/3 cup peanut butter
1 cup corn syrup
4 cups Special K cereal
1 tsp vanilla
pinch of salt

Blend syrup, sugar, vanilla, and salt in a microwave safe dish. Cook in the microwave on high for 4 minutes or until mixture boils and sugar dissolves.
Stir in peanut butter, then cereal.
Drop by teaspoonfuls onto waxed paper.

These cookies are so very delicious, and chewy, and peanut butter-y! I love that they're made in the microwave which is surprising as I don't use my microwave for much.

Thanks for stopping by and God bless.

He who walks with integrity walks securely
Proverbs 10:9

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Monday, October 5, 2015

Mini Album Monday #63

I hope you all had a great weekend!
Are you in the mood to make something cute?
How about this super easy mini album. . . 

What do you think about this?

All you need is one of these 4"x 6" file folders (found at Hobby Lobby),
a hole punch, some ribbon, and photos.
 That's it.

Cut the file folder in half right along the fold line.
Punch holes in the file folder and in all the photos.
Use the folder as the covers and bind the book with ribbon.
You'll want to loosely tie the ribbon so the book will open easily.
You could use office rings instead of ribbon.

(I did add a word sticker to the top tab.)

Isn't that simple?
I'm thinking of making one of these as a grandparents' present for Christmas.

You can keep your book this simple or add pages with journaling and more embellishments.

Thanks for stopping by and God bless.

The Lord is the strength of my life;
 of whom shall I be afraid?
Psalm 27:1

Friday, October 2, 2015

A Peek At Texas Antiques Week

You all know how I just love secondhand shopping.
Well, last weekend, my hubby took me someplace I'd never been before. . . 

We had a great time. 
Take a look . . .

These welding hats were turned into lights!
How awesomely creative is that?

We saw so many car fronts- and by that I mean actual fronts off of cars.
After this trip, I've decided that a Volkswagen hood would look pretty cute on my fireplace mantle:)

The tents went on forever.
I can't tell you how many miles were covered with booths.

I love spools in all sizes.
When I see lots of one item like this, I think, "Man, I'd like to go wherever they went to find all this!"

The booths were full of all kinds of miscellany.

There's a Volkswagen trunk- it's even a good color:)

I love seeing how the vendors display their goods.

How great would it have been to bring home that blue workbench?

Love these drawers.
If you gave me a bit, I could figure out a use for them:)

I was so glad that we got to go.
I'm so blessed to have a hubby who enjoys secondhand shopping with me!

This was an awesome show. We saw all kinds of treasures.
The only drawback I noticed was the prices. I felt many were on the high side.
I guess since they were part of an antique show they thought they could charge antique prices?

Come by this Thursday to see what I bought.

Thanks so much for stopping by and God bless.

The Lord is my light and my salvation; 
whom shall I fear?
Psalm 27:1

This post is linked to The Crafted Sparrow, Life With Lorelai, Lil' Luna, and Funky Junk.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Thrifty Thursday #186

There's a nearby town that has a bi-annual city wide yard sale. 
I don't get to go nearly as often as I'd like to, but my hubby were able to make it this month.
I started showing you last week what I found.

Here's the continuation of the rest of my treasures. . .

Check out this vintage suitcase.
I got it for $3.

The inside is like new.
Of all the old suitcases I've purchased, it's definitely in the best condition.

The locks still work and it came with keys!
I was trying to figure out what I could do with it when my hubby 
suggested that we actually use it for a suitcase. 
Hmm. Not sure about that:)

I got this vintage embroidered table runner for fifty cents.
It has this image on both ends.
I'm thinking of turning it into a decorative pillow.

I know you're looking at this and thinking, "What on earth?!?"
Well, it's an old water cooler.
I love the old label.
I'm thinking it would make a rockin' lamp.
My hubby said he'd help me transform it.

That sums it up.
We were only able to spend about two hours there, but it was worth the drive!

Thanks for stopping by and God bless.

Lead me in Your truth and teach me
Psalm 25:5

This post is linked to Embracing Change, Cup of Morning Joe, and Too Much Time.