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Friday, July 22, 2011

Antiques and Crafts - What I've been up to.

Good afternoon all - I should be working on an order, but wanted to make a quick post to show you a few things I've gotten lately, and share a picture of one of my latest projects.  We went antiquing last weekend and I picked up this wonderful old cheese box - it's big and in great shape and I got it for $5!
Also at the flea market, I also grabbed the cute crow candlestick holder...just because I love crows - it was $3.
Today, my new daughter-in-law, Maria and I went to a development in the nearby town that was having lots of garage sales.  I didn't find the one thing I was looking for, but was lucky enough to nab a couple old rolling pins for my collection, along with these lovely old blue Ball canning jars with original zinc tops.  Love them!
Last week while wheeling and dealing for a wonderful old trunk, which I forgot to take a picture of, I also purchased these wooden houses.  They are 17 x 9 and made of solid wood.  I'd like to sell these...going to try a couple of the Facebook selling pages, then put them on my Etsy if I don't get any bites.  I actually bought 8 of them, but two I gave to our oldest son and his wife, as he wanted a barn and they are both school teachers, so they had to have the school house too.  I'll probably keep the rest to decorate my new house.  Things seem to be back on track with the house, and if all goes well, we should be painting the walls next weekend and moving stuff in!

I also wanted to share a picture of the angel I finished earlier this week.  I really love the way she turned out.  She'll look great on the door of my hoosier cabinet, which I have also been busy staining and varnishing.  It's almost done!  I'll post some pictures by Monday, and I still have to get the hardware put back on.  
I'd better get busy on my orders now. 
Enjoy your weekend dear friends.  God bless!


  1. Cool finds, Wendy! I love those canning jars with the zinc lids, too. :) I found a clear jar today with "Hazel" written on it. I've never seen that kind before so of course I had to have it. :O
    I LOVE your angel! She is absolutely lovely!

  2. Oh how I love all your treasures friend!
    And your angel turned out beautiful. Such a talented girl are you!
    You also enjoy your weekend
    Hugs Trace


  3. Wendy your finds are just awesome! Love how your angel turned out! You are one talented lady! Have a blessed weekend,Jen

  4. Ahhh...man Wendy....I really want that crow!!! I think it's a long, lost, relative!!! ;o) And love your rolling pins....Santa Linda Parker got me hooked on them, and I can't seem to find them any where in these parts!! LOVE your angel!!! She's a perfect doll!!! Wishing you a wonderful weekend! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  5. Love the cheese box. What a great find along with all of your other treasures. The houses are wonderful and so unusual. Thanks so much for the visit. I have so enjoyed visiting your blog and looking at all of your creative endeavors. Hugs, Marty

  6. Love the cheese box and the canning jars with the zinc lids. Your angel turned out Beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing! Have a wonderful weekend!

  7. Hi Wendy I love your new doll , she is lovely! It looks like you found some great treasures!! Have a great week!!


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