Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Some thrift finds and a project or two or three!

Silver plated sweet little vase...50 cents.Frame 25% off...1.50 will be redoing this of course!

Red scale 15.00 ...early Valentine gift from my Mom...I have always wanted a red scale..but they have been spendy....this was worth the wait.



Square wreath with fruit..2.00! Will hang with some toile ribbon from mirror.




Milk glass urn piece 3.00....will fill with my stamps.




Vintage cherries...1.00! Of course I HAD to have these.






Little mini frames in varied colors...a dollar!



Project #1



Project #2

Project #3













I have been away for a bit because of a heavy heart....I just have not felt like blogging. Some horrible things have come to pass in the past week. I can't go any further with out saying I have felt such sorrow for our friend Becky over at http://sweetcottagedreams.blogspot.com/ . I am sure many of you know she lost her son last week. I just don't understand why these things happen but I know that it brings me closer to my faith when they do. Sure makes you realize your REALLY not in control of your future or those you love. It is all up to the grace of God when he decides to bring you home. If you have not done so yet...please go and say a prayer for Becky and her family right now. Keep her in your thoughts and your heart.
Also I discovered today that this family http://themcclenahans.blogspot.com/ also is in need of prayers , their sweet baby girl Cora died of cancer. I am not familiar with the family but felt sooo touched by their story. So please go visit them and say some prayers.....there are some broken hearts out there that need some healing.
I have a few finds to share tonight and a few projects. Of course two of them involve paper...what a surprise..right? HA! A little crown frame I did...wrapped with Cherry paper. The little colorful frames were found in the dollar section of Michaels. I used one of my rubber stamps and did a crown and just framed it. Simple dimple. The last one...was a bit harder. I painted harlequins on an old bulletin board I found while thrifting . It cost me 2.00 so I was not afraid to try something different with it. I painted the cork white first, than drew my lines for the diamonds...(measuring of course) , and painted inside the line with some left over red. It did not come out perfect but works for now. For the cost of 2.00 and paint that was just lying around I have a new look. Soooo I think that is it for me tonight. I hope to get to visit many of you soon....I am behind...again! xoxo, cherry

66 comments:

Betsy said...

Love all of your projects...as always. I too have had a heavy heart for these fellow bloggers...we just have to know God is all knowing and faithful.

Alex and Jill said...

I love the red scale...so cute.

I'm lifting your two friends up, this evening. Just breaks my heart to read news like this.

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

I read about baby Cora yesterday. So sad.

Your finds are fantastic--the frames, the scale, love them all!

~ Sarah

Laura said...

Oooh, I got one of those cute little metal initials from Michaels too! Love your red scale!

♥ sheena said...

you always have the cutest stuff!

where on earth did you find those mini frames?! i LOVE them!!!

fabulous you!

Small House said...

As always such wonderful ideas. And cute to boot.

Loss is hard. What a kind friend you are to "mourn with those that mourn and comfort those that stand in need of comfort". One of my FAVORITE scriptures is...
"Be still, and know that I am God". I've needed to remind myself that many times.
Have a good day.
Sandra

tam said...

Hello Cherry!
I know what you mean I have felt the weight of these sweet bloggers loss! It also made me realize how grateful I am for the blessings that I have in my life right now.
I have hugged my family more then ever this week!
Great finds by the way-the cork board looks wonderful too! Loved those small frames, and the red scale-wow what great prices!
~Smiles~Tam!

Leigh said...

AS you will see on my post today it has been a rough weeek too...I lost a friend, my best friends lost her father and her husband. It jas been tough. I will pray for these fmailies. God will shed his grace on thee.

I love your projects and your finds. I am doing a new thing, Thrifty Thursday, so be sure and come back and link this post on Thursday...hopeing I can get mr linky to work.

sweet momma luv u said...

You always have such awesome projects to show us. Thank you!!

It has been a rough week with the losses in these dear sweet families. I just pray that they will be strong and rely on their God.

Reese & Marie said...

I have that same little silver plate vase... so cute! And I love the little frames and I can't believe the wreath! What deals you found - you should be so thrilled!

Reese & Marie said...

I just read your comments on your post. I am just so sick now about these 2 poor families. Thank you for sharing. I am overwhelmed with sadness and sympathy for these poor parents. Thank you for helping me put life in perspective tonight.

mishebe said...

great stuff. mishelle

Sandy Toes said...

What wonderful projects...so very cute!

Hope your spirits brighten and life becomes a bit "sweeter".
-sandy toe

The Pumpkin Pink Cottage said...

beautiful as always, love those frames, hugs, lisa

Leigh Ann said...

Your projects look great. I too have a heavy heart for both families. I have been following their blogs. I have not left a comment on either site yet, waiting til I have some time away from work and family. We too, lost a child 12 years ago this past December. They will both have a long road ahead and God's grace and mercy is abundant. It is just hard to comment without me turning into a blubbering idiot and it takes me back to those painful days of losing Jess. I will comment soon and hopefully be able to encourage them both as well. Thank you for keeping both families in your prayers, that is exactly what they need.
Blessings~
Leigh Ann

Oliver's said...

I love all of your projects, but I have to say the bulletin board ROCKS! And I have crowns on the brain lately, can't get enough. My heart has been heavy as well, there has been too much tragedy in blog world lately. I had also heard about baby Cora and now this young man, I will pray for his family as well. I also wanted to let you know that I have been on a thyroid supplement called thyroid essentials at www.healthychoicenaturals.com. Love it! All in all it feels good to be back among my blogger friends...I've missed ya!

melissa said...

Thank you for pointing us to those two blogs~I can't imagine their losses and my prayers are on their way.
You have some wonderful finds there~wow! Can I come to your thrift store??

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

Been praying for these families...that the Peace that passes all understanding will surround them and comfort them.

You found some really great things! I especially love the corkboard!! Too cute!

Blessings,
Stacey

Shannon said...

Love all of the projects! I love that red scale!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Fun projects...thanks for sharing. I have been thinking about those families as well.

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Great finds! Love those little picture frames and the vintage cherries! Harlequins are hard to paint - I found a stencil a while back on clearance and snatched it up! I try to use that but it's only one size so it doesn't always work.

Manuela

Junk Sophisticate said...

So, so sad about our fellow bloggers. It's something that is almost unimaginable. We'll be thinking of them through this time.

I really love all your goodies. Your Valentine's Day scale gift is wonderful! Great job on the bulletin board too.
Candy

Mimi Sue said...

I guess that's what this life's about. We all have our trials and how we deal with them and help each other is our test. That being said, I can not even imagine the pain of losing a child. I hope Becky and her family will be able to feel our love and be uplifted in some way.
I did get my package from you yesterday and I LOVE the heart. So perfect for my house. You got it exactly right. And thank you, too for the other little heart plaque. It's so sweet, just like you. Mimi

CherryTreeLane said...

I NEED that scale! LOVE IT!

Inspired Kara said...

I think I may use those same little frames from Michael's as favors for a shower I'm hosting next week!!

kathy said...

Cherry ,yes we cannot understand such loss - but prayers availeth much - Thank you dear friend --
all things are lovely at your bog-spot ♥ Kathy - ga

Marci @ All Things Wonderful said...

Love the bullentin board...Adorable.
I just recently ran across Cora's story. I breaks my heart.

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Hi Cherry girl, yes it does seem that we bloggers must pull together, pray and be a strength to those who need it the most. Your blog is always uplifting and always a joy to visit. You are a very good neighbor with a heart of compassion. That is what makes you special. Also your strong faith is encouraging.
Blessings,
Debbie

cindy said...

I love the little frames and your bulletin board turned out fantastic! And I really love that little square wreath...too cute! I had read the news about Becky on her blog and my heart broke for her.

c

Joy said...

That's the thing about blogging, it opens up the world to you. You read of more sorrow and pain, but also more joy and happiness. Best of all you begin to understand that there are so, so many good and faithful and prayerful people and it brings you such comfort. Thanks for being one of those who are good and faithful and prayerful!

And, you know how I always love seeing your latest finds and creations! I'm lovin' that cute red scale, of course.

Living on the E.D.G.E said...

I read about little Cora and her family last week. I have never met them but I felt such sorrow and pain in my heart for the painful process that they went through while their baby was sick and then to loose her...oh...my heart just hurts for them. Our church is doing a series called "30 days to live" and talks about living for the Lord daily and rejoicing in the time that He gives us. I have been hugging my babies a lot this past week and praising God for another day with them.

Thanks for sharing your heart and your creative ideas. Love all your cute finds. The little frames are so sweet:)

Karen said...

I love all the projects you've been doing! The cherries plaque thingy is really cute, you make me want to turn my kitchen red LOL! I do have that exact same scale, which I had originally bought as a resale, but, no, I couldn't part with it now! You have a nice mom! This seems to be heavy-heart season, but I think when we bear each other's burdens, the load is lighter. Have a great week! Karen

Ms. Tee said...

Everything's so pretty - my favorite is the red scale and also the wreath. I've always loved square wreaths - what a great find!

Ruby Red Slippers said...

Love your projects, they always give me ideas of what I can do here...LOVE the red scale-So perfect.
I also understand the heavy heart-I can't imagine losing one of my little boys. I know we have to trust Gods plan, but sometimes it is hard.

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely...and that bulletin board is amazing! Love the colors.

Jen r. said...

great thrift store finds ! I love what you did to the memo board!

Jean said...

You always come up with the neatest things. I love your bulletin board., very unique. The red scale is a find as are your other goodies.
It is hard to imagine how hard it is to loose a child, no matter the age. Prayers do work wonders.
Cherry, you have a great evening.
Jean in Virginia

Susie Q said...

I am so in love with your projects!
Wow! Great ideas and such wonderful treasures...love that set of red scales. : )

I too have had Becky in my heart all week. It is so sad....it is times like this we just have to pray and hold tightly to our faith.

Love,
Sue

Tracey said...

Hi Cherry,
I knew about Becky's loss of her son but I did not know about baby Cora. My heart and prayers go out to these families.
As always, lovely projects!! I LOVE the bulletin board!! What a great idea you had!!
Take care, Tracey

Emily said...

Love what you did with that cork board. It looks great! Love what you did with the cute frames too. Hope your heart can be lifted up!

Christina said...

Love your finds and your great projects. Your corkboard is fantastic and I love your red scale.

It has been a sad time in blogland. I understand the down time you are feeling. I'm feeling it too.

LuLu said...

First i must say " i just might need your red scale... i have been looking for one too... your mom rocks for finding one! and I must go shopping with you... you found the cutest things! and of course transformed them even cuter!!!
heavy heart as well for those families,
LuLu

Jenny S said...

Love the red bulletin board....hmmmm wonder why..hahaha.
I have been following the Mac's blog since they found out about Cora, and just cried my eyes out when I found out.

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

It truly has been a sad time for so many in the blogging community. It breaks my heart. But you're right, things like that just draw me so deeper into my faith. It's the only real grounding that I have in life.

I loved all your projects...as usual but particularly loved your bulletin board. I have one sitting on my coffee table right now, the cork painted white and just not sure what to do with it. I really like your diamonds. They are a bit of inspiration for me. I may try a painting technique like that. Thanks Cherry!

Elizabeth said...

Wow! What great finds and neat projects.
Elizabeth

Rachel said...

Wow your rocking the bargain's lately! Love the scale and mini photo frames. I want some of those mini frames.... Seriously!

Judy said...

I feel your heaviness of heart. I received a call from my daughter that their good friends from college have a little neice who died from cancer this week. I wonder if it is the same people. If it is or not, one still feels that deep sadness for others. But, despite that dear friend, you continue to share your amazing dose of creativity, and for that I am so very thankful. Beautiful post!!

new every morning said...

What fun projects!

I. want. that. scale!!!! What a gem, in red!
I love those little red, black and white frames. Did you paint those?

I am praying for your two friends and heading over to visit their websites now.
Hugs.

Lynne Laura said...

Hi Cherry,

You found some amazing things! That bulletin board came out so lovely too, love the red and the all the items you tacked to it.

Kindredly,Lynne Larua

Patti Cakes said...

Great finds. I think my mother has those cherries too. Love the bulletin board. Great job.

Angie said...

I am having a ball reading through our posts..you have so many wonderfully creative ideas that just inspire me. It has been a sad few weeks in blogland..there are so many families hurting with the loss of their children, their homes, their jobs....it has made me hug my children a little tighter and thank God for all of the blessings he has provided for us. You never know when you could be in their shoes...Thank you for such lovely comments you left for me. I will be back to visit!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

It does seem like the little Blogland that I visit has had more than its share of sadness lately. God is hearing a lot from me and I know from others in Blogland. I pray that He will wrap His arms around these hurting people, and let them know they are being kept in a lot of people's prayers. laurie

Oh! I love all of your finds and what you did with them. Those vintage cherries are so cute and so perfect for you.

vintagewindow said...

Your thrifty finds and your creative projects are so creative.

My heart and prayers go out to those families in need.

Kris

Chrissy said...

Oh my such sad news for those families, so sad. I am glad you stopped by, I have been a bit of a lazy blogger these days but i do so enjoy your lovley posts!! Take care and I will talk to you soon...Chrissy

Picket said...

Love all you new found treasures and projects girl...I would love to have an old scale that hangs from the ceiling! I too have read about some of the sorrows here in blogland...my heart goes out to those families...the loss of any loved one cuts to the soul..but the loss of a child..ohhhh I could not even begin to imagine that hurt...take care dear friend and have a great Thursday.

robinrane said...

Love the projects.
I wasn't aware of these very sad situations...I'll pray for these families.
~Robin Rane'
~All Things Heart & Home

Our Complete Family said...

Amazing projects. Praying for your friends.
Happy almost valentines day~ your lovely home is all ready for that special day!

Frippery said...

I have been praying for Becky and Baby Cora's family as well. Lot's of sad stories out there. All we can do is have faith, give love and carry on.
As to your finds and projects, I always visit for inspiration and love everything you do. The bulletin board is fabulous, you are a genius! I, on the other hand, am not as I just gave one like it to Good Will because of my lack of vision. I may have to buy it back! Tee Hee, Pam

Angie said...

GREAT POST!!! Such awesome projects that I am going to try to copy! I saw those cute little dollar frames the other day at Michaels, but didn't get any. Now I am going to go back and buy several. I love the idea of putting a stamped piece of paper in them. My favorite thing you showed is probably the harlequin corkboard. LOOOVE IT!!!

Jena Williams, Not So Shabby Interiors said...

WOW! You are so creative and precious on the inside...I am so glad I found your amazing blog! I have really enjoyed it!

Jena

nikkicrumpet said...

I just don't know how you find that many hours in a day...I'm wondering if you have magical powers you haven't told us about!

ellie said...

Cherry..I have heard about the sad news of these families..it just breaks my heart to pieces. I can't even imagine how these families can cope.

Your projects are great...I loved those frames..I did some this past week too, Target ones...and I was at Michaels yesterday and didn't see those...you did a fantastic job on the cork board too...great ideas

Kim said...

Your finds are wonderful, especially that scale! And, I love your corkboard--that must have taken some patience!

Trudi said...

Your finds are wonderful and I just love the diamonds on your cork board. Very nice. It's so difficult to read about the loss of a child. Their in my prays.

edeenut said...

I love your red scale, what a deal too!

Nicole said...

So sad about the families who have lost loved ones. It makes you realize just how precious life is and should never be taken for granted.

You always have such great ideas. I especially love your bulletin board. I have one in my craft room that I have been wondering what to do with. Take Care!