Saturday, September 18, 2010

Garage Sale Season Ending...

It's that time of the year here in the Pacific Northwest the rain is back, that chill is in the air most mornings and the leaves are changing into several glorious colors. I love Fall for a number of reasons except one of my favorite past times is about over... garage sales.

They are getting harder and harder to find, however I managed to find a few today. I did not come home with a great haul or anything that I just couldn't live without but I did discover a few treasures for some future craft projects.

First of all I found these great old bingo cards that have been naturally aged and ready for some altered art. I also found two little wooden spools for just 10 cents. I don't have the slightest idea what I will be using these for but I am sure they will come in handy at some point. The Cigar Box purse is an original cigar box that has already been made into the purse, complete with all of the hardware. At a price of 50 cents I could not pass it up. Sure wish I would of had this last week before the Bloggerette swap closed.

Have you seen the altered antique bottles? I have seen quite a few of them every since I started blogging and always thought that someday I would like to try my hand at it. Well, that day is here. I got them for 25 cents a piece. I could of bought a box of them for 10.00. I will probably be kicking myself in the rear one of these days for not picking them up. Those of you who decorate them the way that I am with my paper crafts are probably shacking your head right now huh? 


Two of them have a green tint to the glass. I really like the shape and can't wait to do these ones first. I am going to try to make them a matching set. Can you see the green tint? It probably would of helped if I would of washed them first...

The small shadow box with the heart is from Ikea. I paid 1.00 for this one. When I look at the box, it screams Ranger Products and Tim Holtz Techniques. The back comes off like a photo frame so that I can add all kinds of empheria. I am really excited to make a little masterpiece with this one.

I also found a little something that I did not want to include in the pictures because I am going to see if I can transform it into a ATC Holder for the challenge over at the Blissfull ATC Swap site. It's due in just a day or two so we will see if I can pull it off.

Thanks for coming by and taking a look at my treasures. If you have time, the next post is the ATC that I received for this months Blissfull ATC Swap from Deb C. She did a beautiful job.

Also, tomorrow will be the first Sunday of many that I will be posting various bloggers creations.  It's art that has caught my eye while blog hopping. I hope to make this a regular post every Sunday. I will be adding a button that artists can post on their blog if they wish. I was also thinking about adding some other fun elements to this weekly post like letting viewers vote on their  monthly favorite for a prize. What do you think, sound like fun?

Hope to see you tomorrow...
Take Care! 


  1. It is a sad time of year, the garage sales are closing down for the winter. Only a few brave souls wearing a jacket while holding a cup of coffee for warmth dare to put their treasures out there for the pick.
    Girlie!!!! Those bottles are great and YES you should have bought all of them. I am happy when I find one for a dollar. Oh, well if you had bought them all you may have been accused of being a hoarder. My family has uttered that word, a few times!

  2. What great finds! Thanks so much for stopping by and entering my giveaway.

  3. OOoh now what wonderful finds! I am so jealous as we don't have garage sales over here in Dubai :o(

    Can't wait to see what you create with them!


  4. I love the cigar box, it's so pretty and is in great condition. You may want to send Karen an e-mail just to see if there are any other last minute entires you can partner up with. Hope you have a good weekend and I'll stop by later for your Art share.

  5. I love those little bottles. I cant wait to see what you make. I am in for whatever fun you think up over here. I gotta go make a little something. I didnt make or work on anything yesterday or today..well I did crochet some. Hope you have a great day.

  6. I can see that we couldn't go to garage sales together...we would want to buy the same things. Nice little haul you have here.

  7. ooh I think you found some goodies !
    Now about the ATC's , if you go to the ATC Swap blog and scroll down the gals have photographed the ATC's already swapped ... you can click on the photo and it will come up a bit larger, so you can see them all at once.
    Thanks for the sweet comments and I hope we get to swap !!!


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