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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Weekend estate sale finds and Glitter palooza

Hi guys! This is what I was working on this weekend..a forest of glittered bottle brush trees! I had glitter in my hair, on my clothes, in my coffee cup and on my skin..I looked like I was an exotic dancer..well maybe one for a club with reeeally dim lights! LOL..

 I like making these and they are so glittery and pretty!
My husband and I went estate sale-ing Saturday morning. I found the coolest vintage metal kitchen scale in fab shabby green. It is so photogenic!
 I found a vintage black bird pie bird. You baked these in the middle of your pie to release steam from under the crust and keep them from boiling over...too cute! It reminds me of "Sing a song of Sixpence, a pocket full of rye..4 and 20 black birds baked in a pie"! I got some shabby old tart tins to upcycle posed with an apple here.
 This was schwweeet! A 1971 Mattel Crissy and Velvet fashion tote. I had (and still have!) a red headed Crissy doll that I got when I was 8 in hmmmm..1970? I thought she was so pretty..she had hair that grew when you pushed her belly button and pulled it and then you could wind a knob in her back and reel it back in!
 I am a sucker for cute vintage sewing items..this pin cushion globe is marked Japan and has rhinestones.
 I got a couple cool canning racks..these are so fun to repurpose!
 A vintage horse bit..
 A fabulous 1955 spinning dart this!How cool would this be made into a clock or used to top a side table or even just on the wall!
 I haven't got this listed yet..I need better pics and I have another large vintage metal geranium chandelier that needs all the pics is being a pictorial pill!. This is a vintage metal toleware sconce..probably Italian.
 I listed 3 of these..vintage seed corn planter plates. They have a cool industrial look!
 I listed a couple vintage wooden  letterpress print block "signs" here is Nest..
 and Home..
 I got quite a few vintage buttons..
 some vintage quilt squares..

 and more buttons. (can you tell I have a thing for hearts?) I've been listing like crazy! I also took quite a few things up to my vintage booth uptown..enamelware, restaurant ware china cups and saucers and grill plates, another scale..and more..I should have taken pix! If I can remember I'll take my camera up there next time as I have more things to take up there.

 Here is my usual helper my grandson Hunter..I posterized him and comic book dotted him in Picasa. He calls me Nina and is quite the little taskmaster..NINA Get me coffee! (chocolate milk) NINA take my picture too! Love him to bits. And also congrats today to my sister Andrea on the birth today of her and her husband James' 10th baby Xzander Gentry..with 7 older brothers and 2 sisters he will be much loved..and born on his brother Bryce's birthday! Till next time..hope you have a fruitful week!


The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh, I love your glitter trees! And the estate sale finds...Wow, love the scale. I want to thank you for your sooo sweet comment on my sons wedding!


Saralyn said...

love the scale too! visiting you from the etsy blog team! great blog!