Thursday, February 5, 2009


Well, I'm back!! And today I have some pretty things to look at. These are from a trip I made to one of my favorite little shops. It's called the " This and That ", cause it has alittle of this and alittle of that! Go figure? Anyway it only has a little path about 18 inches wide to walk around the shop. I love places like that, don't you? I find some of the coolest things in shops like this. And you can get great deals if you look for them. Alot of the time if you're not interested in things being perfect you can walk away with alot of treasure for a small amount of money. And this day I spent $3.25. I was one happy treasure hunter! I really liked the little yellow and red tin, ( altered art maybe? ) We'll see!!! The large spool of thread is from " Sears and Roebuck ", the scissors are old, they are stamped " R.J.ROBERTS " razor. I love the patina. I found all the sewing notions in a tub, the owner was getting ready to trash some of these goodies. Now they will become works of art or, just admired for they're simple beauty.

This was the first thing I found at the " This And That " shop!! I absolutely fell in love with it!!! It's a table easel, but it also has a hook on the back so you can hang it on the wall. LOVE IT!!!

This part of the easel was missing. But that's o.k., I'll fix it. I have plans for this beauty!!!

Don't you just love this sweet little bird? It was headed for the trash by a woman who had bought a wreath from the same shop. ( She didn't like to touch feathers! ) But ... the sweet little gentleman who owned the shop, had the good presence of mind to rescue this little gem! And now she is my PINK TREASURE!!!!!!!!

I loved this little shoe, it has been crocheted around, something they did in the late 40's and 50's, the dogwood blossom came off a vanity tray that was at the same little shop I visited that day. It was laying in the tray, didn't want the tray, just the blossom. You'll see what I do with it later! The rhinestone thing is a shoe buckle. I like bling, bling!! I know I'll find a good use for it in some art piece in the future. It's always the things people consider trash that I love!

These teaspoons are from the 50's, I think. When ever I find these type of teaspoons, I buy them, they're hard to find. And these were so pretty, I love that they are shaped like leaves! They were .25 each!!! What a deal!!! Well, it's been a long time coming, but I believe I've done it! I hope you will enjoy my modest offerings for your viewing pleasure. I love taking pictures and creating vignettes out of the beautiful things I collect. These are just the beginnings of : "MY BEAUTIFUL OBSESSION INTO THE BLOG WORLD"


Candy said...

Makes my heart smile to see things like these being rescued from the trash. This gems are great, you are truly a kindred spirit. Have you sent a few of my posts from my trips?
Thanks for the eye candy!

debbie said...

i am a new blogger to and i thought i would go screaming mad and i still have trouble. your heading/banner is very pretty...i love it...i thought i had you on my blog roll but there are alot of nests out there.
i didn't think anyone would ever visit me and i found dixie at wordless wednesday..french lique, texas and i joined and have met some awesome looks to me like you are doing a great job.

Candy said...

You can e-mail at

Your blog photo is sooo beautiful, those little eggs make me smile every time.
I have been working on setting up a little 'work/crafting studio' and will post before and after photos when I am finished. Makes me feel like a REAL artist to say, "I have a studio!"
Happy Blogging,Candy

TattingChic said...

These are lovely treasures! I can't wait to see what you do with them. That table easel is absolutely GORGEOUS! I would LOVE to find something like that!

TattingChic said...

P.S. Thank you for the very sweet comment on my blog post yesterday! :)

The Feathered Nest said...

OH.MY.GOODNESS!!!! Deb, these treasures are so beautiful!! And SO are your photos ~ I'm so very glad you are here Deb.....and I just LOVE your taste! I hope you all are doing great and getting ready for an amazing birthday party! xxoo, Dawn

Kathleen Ellis said...

What great finds!!! I love the little bird!
Have a happy weekend!

Barb said...

Good job getting those photos on your blog!!

Thanks for coming by and for your encouraging words.

Love how we can support our creativity, and use our gifts for His Glory.

Blessings on your day.

PS Yes, this can all be very frustrating, but rewarding when we 'get' it.

Barbara Jean

Barb said...

Ooooh, what wonderful finds!
Your blog header is beautifu!

beth said...

Deborah those teaspoons are to die for, they are so different. You found some really lovely things. Everything in and around us is so picked over, or so expensive.
I'm looking forward to Sat. and getting creative. It's raining here.
Have a good weekend
Beth @ barnowl

Avogana said...

$3.25? Please, tell me that store is in Michigan... You are so lucky!

beth said...

Hey Deborah, Hope things are going ok for you. How is the studio progressing? I know life is busy. Hope you are well. Just wanted to say Hi.

Beth at barn owl studio

The Country Nest said...

Thank you so much for coming by my blog and the link. I just love your blog and the pictures you have are beautiful. The header is wonderful. I still have so so much to learn. I have been reading and lurking about.....
I am glad you are feeling better. Thanks again for you visit.

Diane said...

Hi, Deborah, Beautiful vignette! I think the little leaf shaped spoons are iced tea spoons.