Thursday, July 7, 2011

Shells, Shopping and Creating

Had a little "day" for myself and went to a garage sale, estate sale and antique stores. The large coral piece I bought before, the rest today, all for $1.00 ..SCORE!

So...I was playing around with them..I think I could take MANY photos of the coral. It's just so cool.




Finds from "shopping" today...




more finds from today....








and more finds...of course the little Bluebird butter dish and the blue pottery piece are my favorites:)




Sometimes a girl must create and I made these cards the last couple nights. I'm loving my new birdie"Spellbinder" which is a new "technique" for me. I'm so "behind with techniques". I also have a birdcage one that I used on a couple cards.

Summer is here and I'm enjoying the sun and warmth..Not so much our "state" bird: The Mosquito. They are very bad this year....not fun to be outside.

Tomorrow I'll be spending time with Grand daughter. Not sure what we will be doing.

Have a Great Weekend...

Warmly,

deb :)

33 comments:

Angela said...

Great finds! especially the wonderful butterpat.

My Vintage Mending said...

The poodle comb...the cute Christmas book! I am loving it all. Just fun to find...smiles...Renee

Rosie said...

Deb!Yes, I'm back!(It's nice to be missed :) but Im starting out slow, my goal is a post a week...so we'll see. You found some great stuff! The coral piece is to die for! Plus your blue bird plate. Nice! I bet maybe you will be doing some card crafting with your grand daughter tomorrow? Have loads of fun!
rosie

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I guess you scored! Have fun with grand daughter tomorrow, now don't get your self shopped out!!! I will be there soon. I would love to find some linen to bring back. So put your thinking hat on for the best thrift stores we could visit for linen.

soon! Carol

Linda said...

Love all your finds...my favorite is the cute little dog figurine! I got bit up this weekend, too!

My Vintage Studio said...

Hi Deb,
I am hoping this comment post will work for me...I haven't been able to leave comments on any blog for about a week.

Your cards look great. You found some great vintage finds!

Wishing you a wonderful weekend.
Hugs, Sharon

goldenbird said...

How nice you had a day to yourself, Deb. The coral is so pretty. I have always wanted to decorate my home in a beach theme, but first I want a home by the sea :o)

Love your handmade cards, they are so pretty.

cityfarmer said...

heading out this morning to go "sale-ing"

missn u

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Look at you Deb making cards. The little bird and bird cage is so sweet. Looks like you made a good score on your shopping trip. You always find the niftiest things. Have a great weekend.

Bear Hugs,
Carol

Theresa said...

Great finds:) I also have that little THANKS book, love it! You always come across gorgeous hankies and I adore the coral!

Have a blessed day with your Granddaughter! BIG HUGS!

Laurel said...

Love all of your pretty finds and those adorable cards :) Laurel

Linda @ A La Carte said...

So many cute finds. I too love the little blue bird plate. I love coral and wish I could find a nice large piece for $1...great vignette. Enjoy your weekend. hugs, Linda

Debbie Kay said...

Oh Deb how I wish we lived closer, I would be your "thrifting buddy". Sure do love to see all the cute things you find dear friend.

Love,

Debbie Kay

P.S. I am shipping a little somethin to you xoxo

~~Carol~~ said...

Love the pottery vase and the bluebird plate, but my favorites are your cards! They're so charming!

Something Special said...

Hi Deb, I am in recruiting mode. I did not have much response to my current Vintage Christmas in July Swap. We did this last year and had so much fun. Will you consider joining us? email me at ask@comnett.net and let me know. I would appreciate it greatly!

Janet, said...

I love your finds! Enjoy your day with your granddaughter.

Sharon said...

I love your cards with the birds!

Queenie said...

It seems like forever since I've last visited...time is sure getting away from me this summer! It's so great catching up with your posts and getting my little dose of sunshine from visiting with you Deb!
Loved seeing your latest finds and those cards you made are darling too...what a fun place that market was to visit...I know you had a ball! Wish I could have been there with ya :)
Hope you have a great weekend with your grand daughter...
Big hugs,
Queenie

rosechicfriends said...

Hey sweet friend!
Thanks for stopping by and you sweet comments!
Hmmm...not sure I need any s/p shakers right now...but I'll let ya know!
hugs and Love...Lorena

Home and Heart said...

I would LOVE to spend a day shopping with you!! You always find the BEST stuff!!( Notice slight envy in my "voice") :-)

Lynn Stevens said...

What fun finds!!! and your cards are just darling.

Thanks for entering my giveaway Deb and best of luck. and No I couldn't possibly follow 1000 back. I'd never get anything done!!! LOL
Hugs Lynn

Carol said...

Lovely finds! The coral is wonderful.
The cards are beautiful!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Great finds...but SUPER CUTE creations. I'd rather create than shop any day. : )
Have a good week.
M.L.

Lyneen said...

love your cards... I need to get some spellbinders one of these days!!!

what great finds!!!!
thanks for stopping by!

Ladydy5 aka: Diane Yates said...

What happened to :Garage Sale Gal?

Sher said...

You always come back with the cutest finds! I like the bluebird but love that sweet little girl figurine!
BTW, I think I'll try my potato mission again soon. (The peelings I threw into the compost pile did much better! LOL)
Hugs,
Sher

Dogwood said...

Fun stuff.
Love the greeting cards.
I love those days that are titled "to myself."
It does not mean we don't love our guys, just that alone time is nice.
Have a happy day.
Hugs, Cory

Margaret Cloud said...

These are great finds, loved them all. have fun with granddaughter

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love the pretty cards you've created! I would probably FAINT if I found a big piece of coral like that! How beautiful! ♥

Shirl said...

Hi Deb, thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment. Love your finds this week. The cards you made are adorable! I was out today at and antique mall and found some cute things, just need to get pics now.
Hugs, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Melinda Cornish said...

the cards are awesome....I have enjoyed making cards lately. Maybe because they are a smaller project!

D.E. said...

Oh I love that coral. Nice toes!;) Blessings, DE

Jilly said...

Among all stuffs, My favorite is the little Bluebird butter dish and the blue pottery piece. I also have same, it is in two color, pink and white.
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