Tuesday, November 11

Baskets of Goodies...


After long hours of work it is always refreshing
to take time away from the studio to "recharge."

Hubby took a vacation day Monday~
I don't know if it was HIS way of recharging...
but we went for a country drive toward the lake
and hit one of our favorite antique malls!

I try to keep $20 business cash tucked away
just in case BARGAINS are found.
Today was our day!
Two baskets stuffed full...one LOW price for each~


The handles will become spoon rings
and treasure box pulls...


So beautiful!
I won't clean a bit of the patina off...


These are perfect for tiny, acrylic-painted details...
Then sealed with a clear, matt finish...


Hand worn...


These were all in that basket!!!


I love to share...
Many of these will find new homes...


LOVE the packaging design...


Christmas red!


Love the soft tones...


More than ONE-OF-the same-KIND!


Sweet for baby...


I love out of the way places...
with time to spend looking on bottom shelves,
inside cupboards...

Treasures are to be found...
The taxes put me a bit over budget~
Thank heavens I brought Hubby along!
:)
Wishing you a wonderful rest of the week~
Michelle

8 comments:

Nola @ the Alamo said...

OMG, that old flatware is to die for. I would use it at the table, never mind making anything else out of it!

The Feathered Nest said...

WOW Michelle!! You hit it bigtime! I love all the buttons and the silver is gorgeous too ~ don't you love finding good stuff? xxoo, dawn

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I'm so glad such treasures fell into such deserving hands. I know you will do beautiful things with all of these. Twyla

Diane said...

OOO! Silverware! What fun!! Don't you love all of the beautiful designs on them! You could make a wind chime out of the knives!

I'm mailing your snowman later today!
;-)

Diane

Debra said...

Lovely finds, and beautiful photos.
Love, Debra
PS The buttons made me drool a little!

Wish on a Whisker said...

Neat finds! ~Mandy

Charmingdesigns said...

Oh my goodness girl!!! Wow!! I'm in love with those knifes!!! They make great easels...!! I should give that painting a try...if I can find a good small brush that hasn't been chewed on.lol. My kitties are brothers...I love it, but they do get into EVERYTHING!! Laurie

KatCollects said...

Michelle,
You found beautiful treasures at a great price, what could be more fun : ) I am going to be working on my Christmas cards while I am off my feet soon, I will be thinking about you with every one I write, I love them! I hope you are having a great week.
Hugs,
Kathy