Took a quick trip…

Oct 12, 2011

I decid­ed to go to Beau­mont over the week­end for some antique and thrift store shop­ping as well as hit this won­der­ful flea mar­ket. Mom, dad and I were up and out ear­ly Fri­day, Sat­ur­day and Sun­day and found some AWESOME items for me to use in upcom­ing class projects and work­shops. I was so hap­py. I just give mom and dad a list of items I’m look­ing for and they are off and run­ning. They scored some great finds for me this trip. Those two are keep­ers I tell ya.

I took a few pho­tos of some of the items we found. I have box­es filled with great vin­tage stuff. But some I’m gonna keep a secret as a girl can’t share all her sur­pris­es… can she?

We found salt and pep­per shak­ers, an awe­some book filled with vin­tage sheet music, lots of wood­en blocks, alu­minum molds, can­dy molds, mer­cury glass orna­ments and bot­tle brush trees. I have no idea where I will be stor­ing all my finds but let me just say the front room and bar in our house looks like a bomb went off. It has box­es and box­es of vin­tage stuff all over the place. I need my TA Dar­lene from Artis­tic Jour­ney BAD, BAD, BAD right now. She is super good at orga­niz­ing.

And I was thrilled when dad found this booth with yards and yards and yards of awe­some trims and lace. I can­not wait to work these into projects. The col­ors are the per­fect shades of cream and pinks which I love to us in projects.

Dad also made me a few things while I was vis­it­ing. He made me a Pep­per Mill with Lisa’s Kitchen at the top and a scene of a gold­en retriev­er and his mas­ter hunt­ing a pheas­ant carved around the bot­tom. I real­ly miss going in the field with my sweet gold­en boy Son­ny.

Then he made me a piece of yard art for my flower bed. He attached clear glass plates, bowls, a can­dle hold­er, lids and a soda float glass. I love it and need to fig­ure out which flower bed to put it in so that my adorable dogs don’t break it cause then they would instant­ly not be so adorable.

So now you kin­da know why I did not post any­thing on my blog these past sev­er­al days. I’ve been out trav­el­ing, dig­ging and find­ing trea­sures.

Oh and tomor­row I will be post­ing the final part of the Pop Art Por­trait tuto­r­i­al in my Tips, Tech­niques and Tuto­ri­als online work­shop so make sure you check it out.


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