Thursday, May 17, 2012

My Ridiculously Simple Seashell Project

I got these really cute curved glass portraits of children praying at the Thrift Store for a buck apiece. I had been looking for some shells to frame them with but couldn't find the right size. 

On my last visit to San Diego, I went to see Debi Beard who owns "Out of the Blue." It is a fantastic shop in Solana Beach (but come to think of it, she has recently changed the name of her shop but I can't remember what it is!) She has a talent for making gorgeous embellishments with seashells. Anyway, I just knew she would have what I needed. 

Debi had the perfect sized shells for me. I used some vintage crepe paper and seam binding too. The block letters I'd recently gotten at a g'sale.
Thanks for helping me out, Debi! 

You can see Debi's latest creation, her blingy starfish chandelier and learn how to make your own with her how-to videos!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Garage Sale Season is in Full Swing!

Although I don't get out sale-ing as often as I'd like, I did hit some great sales recently. 

I've been on this AQUA kick lately. If I see anything that color, I buy it. (Within reason...) Don't ask me why. Check out this cool little dish: pressed glass scene of the last supper! The blue disk bracelet was a score this morning and the  blown glass paperweight is from Salvation Army.

Two vintage brooches, a bronze seahorse and lefton angel/devil figurine all for mere coinage.

This Brownie camera is similar to the one my mom used to take pictures of us as kids. I also bought some craft supplies: pink sugared bells,;a pack of tinsle stars; and mini alphabet blocks.

Here's a better look at the stars. They are in a nice jam server that is in the shape of a basket. It matches my existing tea set nicely!

The mercury glass bowl was just a quarter! How could I pass that up? The little piano is a jewelry box with nice detail on the "engraving."

You won't believe me when I tell you its actually made of plastic!
I love the detail of the little birds. I'm a sucker for birdies!
It was a gorgeous day for sales here in Missouri. I hope you are experiencing the same in your neighborhood! Good luck and happy Sale-ing!