Friday, December 17, 2010

A little bird went to the thrift store

Busy busy busy!!!! Just a quick hello before I go to work at the used book store. I finished 2 small projects from the December Gecko Galz bird-themed ephemera - the above card (also used some scraps of papers from prior months, a Maya Road flower, some vintage flowers, and a feather)
On this tag, I sprayed peacock Glimmer mist chalkboard and added paper scrap, ephemera, laces, feathers, and flowers. One of the super things about the Gecko Galz ephemera is that you can print out whatever you want and there are so many great choices.
I went to a thrift store on Wednesday and really scored:
I found this incredible vintage scrapbook - it is 12" x 14" and the inside pages are heavy-weight creamy tan paper - this is so so perfect for a sketchbook or artist journal - and the price was right - $1.25!!!!! I also found a wooden wall thread holder for $2 (usually $20 at Joann's) I love seeing all the lovely colors of my thread displayed above my sewing machine. In addition, I got a Bead Trends magazine for $1, a lovely white and cream linen dress and jacket for $8, and a Dockers shirt for $2 - happy happy happy!
Hope you are having a great week - it has been bitterly cold here this week and we broke the record for coldest temps 2 nights in a row, but today it is lovely and about 70 degrees so I am enjoying the warmth.
I am in the midst of a new painting and hope to finish it this weekend for show and tell! LOL!


kim c said...

Love it Chris. Both of those pieces are gorgeous. I've been thinking about you in Florida. Brrrrr. Merry Christmas!

marit said...

A thread holder and a scrapbook with heavy weight paper for that prize... ohmy!!! Thrift shops are the best, aren't they? (and 'flee markets' - or is it called 'garage sales' at your place?) I love your tag, those vintage images are gorgeous!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loveeeeeeeeeeee the card and the tag!! GORGEOUS!!! And I found one of those old scrapbooks once too!! They are AWESOME! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Marcie said...

Sounds like you really scored at the thrift shop & your card and tag are so lovely. I love how you used feathers on them!

Jenneke said...

Wow Chris, I LOVE the things you scored at the thrift shop!!! That thread holder is gorgeous!!
And so are your projects! Love the beautiful color of the feather!


McMGrad89 said...

Great stuff. I love the feather.

Thanks for sending the cold to Texas.

WillieburgScrapper said...

The bird-day card is utterly gorgeous! The thread holder is TO DIE FOR!!!! It looks wonderful on your wall.

Jackie said...

These are fabulous!!!