Wednesday, March 2, 2011

What A Hoot!

Today's blog entry is brought to you by three wise little owls who want to know if anyone out there gives a hoot what gets written here. If you visit, please stop in and say 'Hi!" We enjoy the company. 

Yeah, I went thrifting again...

I used to collect copper and tin molds and will still grab one now and then. This zodiac design really caught my eye. Quite unusual. 

I have a love affair with the silicone pans, Not sure how well the butterfly will work, but the design was amazing. I think the blue Ikea one might be for corn sticks. I looked it up online and it's actually an ice cube mold for water bottles! SCORE!
What's nice about these is you can shove them in storage without worrying about chipping or denting. If you place them in the oven on a cookie sheet they work well, and you only have to rinse the sheet after. Easy-peasey....

I scored a box of 4 meat thermometers. Boy can we use these! 

The ivy plant was an impulse buy at a home improvement chain. The black tray was from a department store, and is for bringing working meals up to the office on writing days. It has a nice tall edge. The little pot/votive holder and the heart shaped stoneware baker were thrifted. 

I might give this pretty lead glass frame with the real pressed flowers to someone special. Maybe my mother. It would make any picture look very cheerful.                                                       ——>

Some good reading for the grandson...

And some more craft books for me. 

Now you knew I wasn't going to get out of there without yarn! Give me credit, I actually left some behind. LOL

I didn't know they made actual paper patterns for crocheted clothing. These will help with sizing. Very retro 70s too. 

I have to admit, these two little owls just stole my heart. I have a thing for owls. We have 3 kinds that I know of in the area, The Great Horned Owl, Eastern Screech Owls, and my favorite to listen to—the Barred Owl. Being able to hear an owl at night makes me feel glad I live in the country, where it's relatively quiet. These were from the department store too, and were only $1 

Not shown in the thrifting pictures were three old blankets I bought for the dogs to sleep on. Nothing spectacular there, just warm, worn out old bedding, and I got them half price. In fact, most of my purchases today at the thrift store were half price. I got the black tray and a red one for my mother on sale too. Not a bad day at all! 

If you were wondering how the chair cushion project went, well it's done! 
I apologize for the poor quality of the pictures, but it was late when I took this, and I wanted to get them posted. I'll try and get better ones later on. I am now working on another little crochet project, in my spare time. Which is what this blog is all about, doncha know...

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