Random Pieces

by - April 13, 2014

We spent much of our weekend, cleaning the yard and taking the boys into Manhattan, so I didn't have time to devote to any projects.  And the boys are off from school this week, so I'm sure I'll have even less time for crafting but here are a few things I worked on, picked up and have plans for.

I picked up this pretty spring wreath at a garage sale literally a stone's throw from our house.  They had some great vintage seltzer bottles I would have loved to grab but for $28 and $30, I had to pass them up.  This wreath was just $2 so I, of course, grabbed it!
This is actually the second time I've made over these candle holders - also a garage sale find (from last year).  First I used chalk paint on them and they just sat and sat in our garage.  I dusted them off this past week and decided to re-paint them black.  I love the design and details, but not sure where to hang them in the house.  They might end up in my Etsy shop.
And this is one of my projects for the week.  Yet another garage sale find that took a serious beating over the winter.  I forgot to take it in and well, you can see what the elements did to it.  So it needs a fresh coat of paint and some spring touches.

And for some exciting news: my sister Kathy from Creative Home Expressions has a new weekly blog series called "the Artist Behind the Etsy" and guess who is her first guest?!  That's right: me!  You can check it out here.


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  1. Hope you had a nice day there for your trip into the city. We had 80 degrees here and breezy. It was a beautiful weekend.

    Nice find on the wreath! Those candleholders are great. They would look good flanking something. : ) Love the birdcage, too.

  2. Hi Jeanine, you found some wonderful items. The wreath is so pretty and those wall treasures painted black are gorgeous.
    Enjoyed your feature at Kathy's.
    Have a great week with your kids.

  3. Very nice to meet you. I am looking forward to being your newest follower and blogging buddy.
    I love your sister Kathy and I enjoyed reading about your Etsy shop and this lovely blog.
    You found some nice pieces. Love garage sales too.
    Have a great week.

  4. Good morning, Jeanine!
    I was just over at Kathy's blog and read your feature. :)
    Sounds like you're keeping busy with your boys being home. Have fun!!!


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