Thursday, January 13, 2011

Thrift Shop finds and a few newbies:

Hi Blog Friends,

It’s a beautiful sunny day here in the Shenandoah and I’m so glad we missed out on all the snow. It’s been pretty cold this year but for some reason all the snow storms have skirted around us. I think in total we may have gotten 2 inches so far this season.

Last weekend we took a ride to Bryce Mountain where my favorite place to get the best  cheesesteak sandwich (at least the best I’ve ever eaten) for lunch. While riding through the little town I seen a thrift shop and just had to go in.

The owner welcomed me and said everything is half price today because I’m doing inventory and need to get ride of stuff. Well let me tell you, he had some really nice stuff and I could have gone hog wild but had no extra money to spare. I did not have my camera as usual and would have loved to have taken pics of some of his items, because they were old as old could be. One thing that really caught my eye was a crock jug I’ve never seen before and you could tell it had to be at least 100 yrs old he had a price of $425.00 and would have let it go for $200. I know it was worth every bit, but I have that syndrome, poor pockets and rich!

I did however find a few things I could use for crafts and such and only spent $3 bucks.


I got all this! A frame with mate, a bag of small grapevine wreaths, a bolt of red/white check ribbon, a wood candlestick, two zinc canning lids with the porcelain inside, an embroidery hoop, a wooden pin (next pic) and a bag of what I thought was just lace, yarn and candle wicking pattern. But when I got home and opened the bag up, much to my surprise was a manual.




A manual for a Brunswick Sewing Machine, put out by Montgomery Wards! All still in tack and no pages missing. Well worth the $3.00 I spent.


Oh, and this glass strawberry dish! No chips on the edges either. I just fell in love with it when I seen it. Can you believe I only paid .12 cents for it!


I received this cute doll in the mail last week from Kats Country Prims. I named her Katie, isn't her dress adorable with the monkeys on it! She’s already made a bunch of friends. Lol. And my dog Snoopy wanted his picture taken with her too!! Now how sweet is that!! Thank you Kat. I love her.


Here’s a new pattern I purchased from Crow Roost Prims over at patternmart.  The pattern is called the Browns. They were so fun to make and very easy. I love how they turned out!


Of course I had to make some Valentine mice. He wanted his picture taken in the strawberry bowl I just He’s carrying a card for his Valentine under his arm and has a rose and Valentine heart for his sweetie!


I love making these little cupid bowl fillers for Valentines. They are a free pattern I got from Sweetpea Primitives.


Made a few of these Raggedy Dolls using a pattern from The Old Country Cupboard.  I did the heart with live laugh love, instead of memories.


This isn't quite done yet, but I made myself a center piece filled with hearts and one of my mice. I’m gonna embroider “My Valentine” and put on the front of the wood box.

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Last but not least, my sweet friend Donna from Sweet Prairie Dwellings gave me her technique for making her prim can candles. This is a pic of my first attempt. It’s not as good as Donna’s, but I was please with how it turned out. I sent her a special gift for sharing this idea with me. You’ll have to go over to her blog to see what I sent.

Gosh I guess I had a lot to share today. Now I gotta get back to work. I have two new patterns I’m wanting to try. They are bunny patterns by Hidden in the attic. Can’t wait to see how they turn out!

May peace be in your heart and love surround your day.

Prim Blessings,



  1. Hi Jean,
    Wonderful finds and goodies!

  2. Wow, cheap finds!! Love your new prims...especially your mouse w/ the heart and those sweet crows roost dollies!! love the candle too!

  3. Half price, awesome! That would get me all excited too! Holy Moly those are great prices for some nice finds! Love that sewing manual too.

    Adorable dolls and adorable Snoopy! He looks like he's waiting to have his picture made, haha how cute!

    The Browns are really cute, love their sweet smiles. Well everything you've made is really, really cute! You are very talented!

  4. Jean,

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog. I love all your Valentine things here. Best of luck on the give away.


  5. I know this is a long time back, but I would dearly love a scan of that Brunswick manual for my machine!