Friday's Find #229


Thank God it's thrifty Friday, Friends. Can you believe Christmas is just a few days away? Like many of you, I've been busy baking and shipping gifts this week in anticipation of the holiday and I didn't make it to the thrift stores. However, I do have a few fairly recent finds that I haven't had a chance to share yet... 


thrifted embroidery


This unfinished embroidery caught my eye and I'm looking forward to working on it during cedar season. The next few months tend to be the worst for my allergies, and rather than constantly fighting the symptoms, I've found it most effective to stay indoors as much as possible. Seriously, necessary errands will be planned around the pollen count--when it's lowest for the week, I'll venture out! So it's interesting that most of my finds are of a crafty nature. Not to mention, the sweet little birds sold me.


thrifted embroidery


As is often the case, I'm not sure how I'll use the next two finds. I found a large bag of two different kinds of craft boxes. 


thrifted craft supplies


Stay tuned, I'm sure I'll come up with something!


thrifted craft supplies


I've had a long time appreciation for Mary Englebreit's art, so I couldn't pass up this sweet tin...


thrifted Mary Engelbreit


...or magnets with the charming captions. 


thrifted Mary Engelbreit


Until next time, happy hunting! 

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10 comments:

  1. I love Mary Englebreit's artwork so those are great finds. The embroidery piece is cute with its little birds too. Those boxes will be good for something...I'm sure you'll come up with a great project to use them in.
    Merry Christmas,
    Cecilia

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  2. I love the embroidery and the tin, and I know you'll come up with something very creative with the boxes. I haven't done much thrift shopping either.

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  3. Those little boxes are neat! I would decoupage pretty papers on them and use them for wrapping little gifts.

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  4. A very successful week! I love your finds, espcially the box. I like using tin boxes for my WIPs. And I really like the idea of your finishing the embroidery, there is a lot to be done. Happy Holidays.
    Amalia
    xo

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  5. Oh, that embroidery project will be fun! I have been stitching again lately, although I have trouble with my shoulder and overuse so I can’t do as much as I’d like, darn it. Happy Holidays to you!

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  6. I love Mary E art, too. We used to think it was a good Christmas if we filled the woodstove 4 times with wrapping paper. Now I am a lot greener, using more cloth gift bags and cooky tins. The tins are pretty under the tree; family doesn't want them, so I get to keep them! The little pillow boxes just need a bit of your rosemary, a tiny pine cone, and a baker's string bow. I would turn the boxes with the holes into little TVs with a V of a bent wire with seed beads on the ends for an antenna and a vintage Christmas card picture inside with a few beads on the front for knobs! Maybe even cellophane or clear plastic to make a screen. Or even a little 3-D scene with a BB tree and a little deer/snowman, etc. Piece of grainy cloth to make a speaker on the bottom half. Ginger Grand would love it caz you made it! Jerry Christmas!

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  7. OOPS! That's Merry Christmas; I shouldn't type when I'm tired!

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  8. Merry Christmas!! Love your finds but I am especially looking forward to seeing what you will do with the boxes..
    Hugs,
    Deb

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  9. I'm a ME fan from her early years. In fact, I have many of her Christmas tins out on display in our kitchen each December. It's fun to see your pieces.

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  10. Please consider leaving the embroidered piece unfinished. There's something about unfinished pieces (I own many) which have their own integral beauty. It's kind of like life, parts are complete while others are awaiting their life colors to be added as we live. A journey laid out (so to speak) and no hurry to make the trip complete.

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