Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Off to a Snowy Creative Start

So far 2008 has been a very snowy start to the new year, We had a few inches of snow and it is now 4 above zero. I love the snow but I don't like it this cold! Yesterday I didn't do the "Removal of the Christmas" I decided I can do that any ol' time, not too often do I get an extra day with my antique store closed. (since I live behind my store it always feels like I have company even if I am not working) So I took advantage of the quiet time, I got a nap by the fireplace, I read a few magazines, (actually looked at the photos, lol) and I spent some time in my craft room making a few things. Some got finished and others are just started. It was a nice cozy day! To me that is what January is all about here in the Midwest, staying cozy. Think I will make some potato cheese soup, sounds good on a day like today.

I have posted photos of some of my projects, finished and unfinished. Also a photo of the lamp shade I made for part of my sisters Christmas.

Last Friday I got out to an antique/junk store and here is the little bit that I found there, can you see a theme going here? Not sure what I am going to do with the metal ice cream spoons but I couldn't pass up 35 of them for $6 and my rose hat box was only $3. I got all of this for less than $20, I think I got a steal!

Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday!


black eyed susans kitchen said...

Michelle, Great buys! Love the hat box. I am linking your blog so that I will remember to come back regularly. Susan

BittersweetPunkin said...

I love those tags!! Gorgeous! I so wish we had some snow here....

I love your purchases..esp the hat box....the come in handy for hiding clutter!

Dolly said...

Ouuu Michelle, I love all the goodies you found!
Fun rewards to yourself for surviving the holidays!

I love love love the lamp shade you made for your sis! Lucky gal!
Will you adopt me??? ;-) I want a sis like you!

Have a wonderful day doing "ME" things!
Hugz, Dolly

Nora Lee said...

Michelle, I am so glad you stopped by to see me today. I am adding you to my site as well, thanks for putting my link on yours. I love the tags you made they are so cute. I love your finds, shopping thift and finding bargins is wonderful! Stay warm.

"Nora Lee"

Adeline's Shabby Cottage said...

Wow! I love those tags! You really hit the jackpot with your purchases!! Yummy goodies!

p.s. that lampshade is GORGEOUS!!!

A Thing for Roses said...

I love all of your pink rosey items, Michelle. Happy New Year to you.


Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said... did good for $20.00. Love the paint by number and the rose box and I had forgotten about the tin ice cream spoons. I know some one will do something clever with them. Once I had a whole bunch of the shoe trees in different colors. I thought they looked great in a white iron stone pitcher. Customer bought all the trees and the pitcher. I bet we would have a ball together "junkin".

Counting Your Blessings said...

Hey! I have that hat box too. And I loooove your tin! Blessings.. Polly

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hi Michelle,
Your day sounds heavenly. I love snow/cold, if I am able to make soup and really enjoy some great magazines! I envy you today!

Linda said...

Michelle....the lampshade for your sister is gorgeous and those are darling tags you created.
Very pretty hat box, but I especially like the pink rose tin it is very sweet. I can't imagine what 4 above feels like, take care and stay warm and cozy. Linda

Dee Dee said...

Thank you for stopping by to say hello. It has been so fun meeting all these wonderful ladies in blog land. Everyone has such interesting stories to tell. Who knew there was so much talent out there!
I look forward to chatting with you.
Dee Dee

Cottage Contessa said...

Oh I love your bargains, and the lamp for your sister is gorgeous! I really wish I had some sort of crafty talent too!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Rhondi said...

Hi Michele This is my first visit. I love the goodies you got at the flea market. It must be interesting owning an antique store. I wonder if it's hard to decide what to sell and what to keep. Rhondi

Casii said...

Love your finds! I imagine you can come up with something fun to do with all of those spoons too.

Jealous of all your fun treasure! :)

bj said...

Oh, yes, got some fabulous buys. Good for you! I do like the tags, too.
Stay warm!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

'How could I resist?'
The most dangerous words I've said in a while.
y'all bundle up!

FarmHouse Style said...

Hey Michelle. Sounds like you have had a good start to the new year. I love your craft projects and anique goodies.

The potato cheese soup sounds Yummy!

Enjoy the peace and quite:)


Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Sounds like a cozy day but 4 above zero...I don't think my fingers would bend for any projects! I'd have to sit IN the pot of soup to stay warm! Glad you got some time to relax a bit.


Anonymous said...

Hi Michelle, fantastic buys! What a great day, a delicious soup and magazines, nice and easy :) Jenn and Jacqui

Bax said...

Just popping over via Bittersweet Punking to say hello! Enjoyed reading your blog and I'll be sure to stop back by again!
Take care!


Kari & Kijsa said...

What a great time 'in' and fabulous finds to be inspired by!!

kari & kijsa

Cathy said...

Michelle, what a stash of gorgeous stuff. Don't you absolutely just love it when you come home with bags and bags for under $20.

I did the same thing this week. Although my goodies weren't as pretty as yours. I will need to frill them up soon. Just loved this post!

Sandra Evertson said...

Your angel is absolutely Wonderful!
Sandra Evertson