Monday, September 7, 2009

The non-laborious Labor Day... about you? Do anything fun?

Here's my quote for today:

I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.

I'm finishing up on some LONG overdue gifts..I have been so bad of follow-through these past few months..

So, if you're one of the patient and lovely bloggers that has been expecting a little something in the mail from's going to be on it's little way.... tomorrow...

And..because I was so lax, I failed to thank those who have been so generous to me..

So, thank you Lori of Altered Glass for the lovely handmade (!!) wind chime - it's so beautiful, copper and a fall colored marbled-like glass piece of art.

The sound it makes is a gentle "tinkleing"..and the copper is beautiful! Can you imagine the patina it will take on?? :-)

And thank you,Blanca of Magic Moonlight Studios for the darling tags! Each one was lovingly made then wrapped in a clear sleeve to protect it..and to think I was just "chosen" to win this! Amazing! She dips these in a wonderful smell- cinnamon and coffee come to mind - but the smell is soooo wonderful! Thank you very much! I love them {don't want to part with a one..but I want everyone to enjoy them!!)

Here's a few photos from my thrift shop shopping this week-end..

This little sewing thingy is old, chipped and darling..

Cup & plate..don't know if they're old and really don't care..I just liked them :-)

I think this may just be the original "slap-chop" {like the irritating infomercial?}

Look at this cup...first's HUGE..

It may well hold 2 1/2 cups of look at the backside...

Everything is backwards..even the wording! Love it :-)

Well, another nice thing about 3-day week-ends..only 4 more days until it's Saturday all over again ..



Brenda Eason said...

I don't know what you are making,but they look beautiful. I love anything with old photos.
the thrift store pink plate and cup are great. love to have a set for my new grand coming in Oct.
it has been so long. Hope you doing great.

Jan said...

Look at all those lovely dominoes and bottle caps.... they are such fun to make aren't they! And I just LOVE your set of mini drawers - what a wonderful find. AND... those beautiful vintage photos..AND the BIG bear mug!! What treasures!

Lucy said...

Next time I come to Utah I'm going to follow you around to yard sales and thrift shops. You find the neatest stuff.

Lori R. said...

I so glad you like the wind chimes. That color of glass is one of my favs. Thanks for the shout out! and yes, the patina that will eventually cover the copper will really add to the piece. So go hang that puppie outside and let the surroundings of Utah change it!!!

Pen Pen said...

You had FUN this weekend. Nothing beats a weekend of crafting! Love your thrifty finds... I would have bought the plate and the sewing box too! Isn't thrifting ADDICTING?

The White Bench said...

OH MY GOSH!!! What a RICH post!!!! Love all, especially the pretty gifts you're up to...
And the photo tags... precious!

Vee said...

Your gifts are lovely and the gifts you give will be, too. I'm very curious about all this.

That little sewing organizer thing looks so cute and practical. I know that you'll put it to good use.

Love a gal who can think positive about anything and everything. Here's looking forward to Friday evening on your behalf!

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

Love the mug!! You have a beautiful wind chime there! I bet it will patina just great! Lovely tags too!
Glad you had a nice holiday weekend!!

white o'morn cottage said...

great items. Love the bear mug and the tags. Gorgeous!

Betty said...

We just returned from our latest trip and I've caught up with all your posts I missed....WOW! You have been BUSY! I enjoyed each post and realized I have a few things to say....

Happy Birthday, Mr. B! Happy Birthday, Emily! Happy Learning, Miss Ella! Good luck with that exercise machine. Your yard-sale finds and latest creative endeavors are just great! I had such a good time reading about what went on in your life while we were away.

Love ya!

Life is good! said...

cute stuff you found! looks like you have been extremely busy, i say take that nap!

All My Yesterdays said...

WOW, Cool, WooHoo,
Geesh, what more is there to say???
Glad you had a great 3 dayer and I can hardly wait for the next sooner than we think weekend!

Yes, that was all in one breath (O:

diane said...

Gosh! You have been a busy "gal". See I've been reading so many American blogs I'm even using their words. I don't know how you fit all your activities into a week and go to work as well. Super Utah Grammie! You scored some nice loot this wekend. Our Labor Day is on May 1.

Julie said...

Don't know what a slap chop is, but that thingy is a nut chopper!