Sunday, February 12, 2012

Treasures For Peeps



I am going to make it!!  After yet another trip to the Dr and a chest xray they tell me  that everything looks good.....now if only this "crud " would listen to them and leave me alone.......
My dear friends at Peeps were quite concerned...sending me get well wishes because my table was quite bare.  They needed some new pretties.  I made the Mr get busy on cutting up typewriters and I headed off to the workroom. 

On our trip to Buffalo I took particular note of all the beautiful chandeliers in the antique stores.
paired with a magnolia bead cap from Vintaj....I was very happy with this necklace.

At the School House Antiques I came across heaven in a both filled with skeleton keys.........

I used  silk sari fibers wrapped with wire and beads to make this lariat necklace......I have more leather cord on the way to make more of these !



I have been wanting to make one of these for so long......



Door escutcheon, rhinestones,crystals and pearls......what more could  a girl want?  Oh I hated parting with it!



We bypassed  a store that looked like  a comic book store....then took a better look and found all kinds of treasures....keys, a typewriter.....we had a great visit with the owner.

The shape of the key caught my eye...paired with an old earring ....lovely...

Happy shopping to our wonderful Peeps customers.....

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Sunday Play'n With Words

I have been visiting friends blogs today.  I went to Therese's Treasures to read her latest post and then decided to visit a few of her friends.  In early January there were quite a few blogspot posts on words.  Many of the ladies had gone to Word Cloud.   I have played with the wordle application before...this was new to me because you can put your Blogspot name in.  It was quite interesting to see what words seem to be our favorites.......
      Well I decided to "salt" a few words to my liking and so I got this one
"salted version"

Many thanks to Therese's friends  Amy, Sally, and Shirley you have kept me quite occupied. 

 I did do a little work today..

My almost Mom is headed off cruising and wanted a piece of jewelry that would go with anything.......She even offered to sit on the beach and sell my wares.......happy sailing Mom.........

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Angel Wings



Saturday morning the Mr and I  were sitting in our recliners reflecting on how long we have had the "crud" as our Dr puts it.  Outside the sky was blue and sun was shinning ....the Mr looked at me and said you want to blow this joint and take a drive???  I immediately jumped up and said if you feel good enough to drive  I  can ride!!   I gathered my beading supplies and as the Mr drove I beaded bullets..... Off to Galesburg IL to Semenary St we went.  We took the less traveled route and enjoyed our trip over the Mississippi....unbelievably  flowing with no ice.....watched the eagles soar and crossed the flat fields of Illinios.  We had come through Galesburg at night on the way home from Buffalo and had a wonderful meal at a Pub so were eager to walk the restored downtown streets and visit the shops.  We had done our homework and had a list of antique shops to hunt down.  We happened across an interesting storefront and I deterred from our planned route and popped in.  OH MY...what a treasure I found at Stray Cat Art.  They have filled the store with handmade items by local artists.  From the pots made from old freon canisters to the little dog driving the old electrolux they had me entranced.  I wish they had more on their sight but please go visit and see some of their unique art.  I fell in love with the freon tanks and decided I needed to  get one for my almost Mom....FOR Mother's day .......she had it by Monday night.....I am worse than a kid.  One of the vendors had taken an old tire and made into a large flower petal bird feeder......oh I wanted one of these too!  Beautiful jewelry, woven goods......this store will be on my list of I need to stop again! 


Mom Connie already has a Valentine arrangement  in this on her table
As we were late getting on our expedition we needed to keep moving ...... The Antique Mall was 3 floors of wonderful items....we found an old chip rack to be used for our earrings and I  fell in love with some rhinestone pieces.  Next  antique store had  silverware for us. Our last stop Hawthorne Antique Mall  the owner was so full of knowledge about the history of her store....during the war it was part of the Mayo Clinic that our wounded veterans were sent to.  We happily spent the remaining shopping time listening to her stories.  I came away with some beautiful buttons and a big sigh of what a wonderful day.... I know I am getting better.............