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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Seaside Memories...and an Award!

I have been a busy girl ☺

While 'organizing' my Treasure Piles
I came across ALL the shells I have collected over the last few years...
bags and bags of shells for which I had several ideas for.

I finally sat down...or stood up
and had some of my ideas come to fruition.

Some Beachy Shell Balls...
big and little

...can't waste broken shells, sooo

I wrote little sayings/inspirations on them
and nestled the shells in a moss lined basket.

and last, but not least...
my fav

a Mermaid pail brimming with shells
and topped with 3 star candles.

I love the way it turned out.

and especially love the  
Sweet Mermaid label.

These are available in my eBay Store
and/or my Etsy Shop .


I received this lovely Versatile Blogger Award
by Catherine from Corner of Cats Mind
Thank you so very much Cat!!

This award has some rules:

Rule 1. Thank the person who gave it to you. Again, Thank you Cat!!! 
Rule 2. Share 9 things about yourself.
Rule 3. Pass the award along to 9 bloggers who you think are fantastic.
Rule 4. Contact Blog award winners.

Here are 9 things that you don't know about me (hopefully)

1. I had a Bat for a pet when I was little.
2. There are 10 years between my sister and I. I'm the younger one ;)
3. I've hooked bales of hay when it was harvest time.
4. I'm full blooded Portuguese.
5. I learned to drive on a stick shift '65 Impala
6. I love hugs.
7. I don't know how to swim.
8. I can't roller skate either.
9. I love decorating books.

Now for 9 fab bloggers:

1. Debbi@ All In My Cottage
2. Susie@ 1st Floor Flat
3. Shirley@ Shirley Stitches
4. Dar@ Dar's Stuffings
5. Lezlee@ Prior Lives
6. Tobi@ Pink Pixie Forest
7. Sherrie@The Eccentric Lady
8. Francie@The Scented Cottage
9. Michele@Michele's Treasures, Teacups and Tumbling Rose Cottage

OK, now it's your turn, hop to it! :)

Monday, May 24, 2010

Lookie what I Found!!!

Happy Day to All!

I'm joining:

Diane at A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words for 2nd Time Around Tuesday
Linda for Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays at Coastal Charm

Suzanne at Coloradolady for Vintage Thingie Thursday

Last time we spoke I had finished straightening one of my Treasure Piles
then had turned to face this.... 

Well, I put my big girl panties on and
climbed this mountain of Treasure too!

 pulled, lugged, tossed, stacked,
folded, collected, corralled, cleaned,
adjusted, sorted, arranged, condensed,
gathered, culled, heaped, wrangled,
raised, lowered, forged, shaped,
combined, merged, finagled,
and somewhat organized this mountain too


But the bestest thing of all was........

that I found something I did not know/or had forgotten
I had.

Another can of Mom's Buttons!!!!

(OK, so this one says Zippers...didn't know she had any 'zipper cans'...?)

Yes, this may sound silly but I love my Mom's Button cans.
I used to play with them when I was little.
You would never know what you would find inside.

Yes, there were buttons, but also so much more.
I remember I would have to be very careful
because I might run into some
loose needles, pins and even a razor blade or two.
The razor blades were used in place of
a seem ripper back in the day ;)

Let's peek inside...

OMG! Look at that old can of Max Factors Face Powder

OOH Look Inside

Yup, there's the razor blades!!
Rhinestones, buttons, a charm...
Look at those teeny tiny straight pins.

who/what is that..Mr Peanut??

WOWWW....lots of Treasure


trims, zippers, old rhinestone trim..

did I mention lots of zippers..
with some old seam binding and Ric Rac mixed in

Yes, My Mom was ahead of her time.
She new that zippers would someday 
be used to make roses, used as trim,
and just about anything one can think of
when something is 'in'. ;)

belt buckles...

and of course,
some buttons...on cards even!

and something that was a must in my home...
snaps and hooks!

Check out those prices too!

It was such fun to discover this can.
I love how something so meaningless
to someone else can be so special to me.

Alot of you have told me you have large Treasure Piles too..
go, now! go through it! 
maybe you can find a Button Can too!


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