Sunday, March 29, 2015

March 2015 Thrifted Finds

Once a month I collect my favourite thrifted finds  to share. This month some of those finds found their way an earlier post here

The Lawn Bowling Garage Sale (which they hold in their club house once a year) had some nice pieces.

Carnaby Tempo Casserole Pyrex England

Sprayware glass bowls Retro Red Phoenix Pyrex

Chef Ware England


Press glass butter dish and lid, some pretty little egg cups with decals, a little painted Easter Egg, a colourful bird paperweight and two little (modern) lanterns.



A pair of Castanets (hanging from a banana stand). I got that idea from more than on inventive blogger.


I also displayed the Sadler Creamer and Celebration Roses mug from the same stand.


For the photos in this post I used my smaller portable lightbox. Thankfully I found a correct light bulb for the clip on lights that came in the set. I used my tripod, did my best with the lighting, and I can see I have much more to learn. The black backgrounds were taken using my home made lightbox.


I used PicMonkey to brighten up the photos, frame and watermark (although my watermark in simply text over photo). 

A few silverplate pieces from the Lawn Bowling Garage Sale,  lots of fun and choices and great hosts (several sweet ladies and even a couple of gentlemen).


Polished the silver plate after the photo session.

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

More Progress on the ...

All the pieces of the project below were stored in a box out in the shed for years. 

The project (below) has been a long time waiting.

Some hints - the wood is poplar. The mystery object was made at Woodstock, Ontario Canada (stamped on metal piece, see below).

This is the mystery picture I posted last week. First repair.



Some of the leg joins and 2 pieces of the base.



Next up are rusty claw feet with glass  - and I think the secret is just a about out.



The metal parts all had rust from years of being stored. The feet were cleaned with very fine steel wool,



A dowel repair was made to a cross piece. The wooden pieces were cleaned with very fine steel wool and fine sand paper as needed and wiped clean then the first coat of Watco Danish Oil Finish was applied.



This cleaned up and partially painted black is an adjustment piece


Below is the top (turned right side up) with its 2nd coat of Watco.


All work was done by DH. 
My part was taking pictures (and writing a post).
More to come (hopefully soon).

Have you guessed?


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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Friday Junking and Picking Up

DGS had a great time visiting his Nani up country - helping with brush burning, swimming, running around the big property, more brush burning and lots of sleeping in. DH and I went to pick him up Friday, leaving home at 7 am and meeting Nani and DGS in Cache Creek (its not half way between our homes but close enough). 

We met at 11:15, said our hello and goodbyes, had a quick A and W lunch and headed home with Diesel (DGS's dog) and DGS. Diesel was a very good traveller, first trip we've made with him. DGS was a good traveller too, two hours in the front seat discussing the very dry climate, ponderosa pines, the Fraser River, tunnels, rock formations, sandstone and granite, herefords and angus cows with their new babies out in the fields and much more. 


A lot of yawning started so there were seat changes, DGS got the back bench seat, the seat belt was adjusted and several soft jackets were piled for his nap. Diesel got the two middle seats and lots of room to move from window 1 to window 2  at will and I got shotgun.


The bonus on this all day trip was .... 4 thrift stops. 


Ashcroft, a small town that was a few miles (km's) off the route we were travelling, was a bonus. This was our first visit. We found a community gathering store with lots of dogs and owners visiting.


Loved the little baby shoe with its faux bronzing. It is well preserved.




The shop was called Second Time Around Thrift Shop and I picked up several great additions for my booth.




Loved shopping in Ashcroft. I know we will be visiting again.




2nd stop was in Yale to check out the rather sparse Flea Market. Nothing caught my attention this time but we will be back again when the weather warms up (Saturday is a better day to shop that perennial Flea).


We also stopped in DeRoche where DH went to in to check out a shop has never been open whenever we drove past. We found it is run by a retired gentleman who started reselling after retiring and was very unsure of pricing and stock value. A long discussion about several different pieces and suggestions for research and pricing followed. Home of The Handyman Bank came home.




Final thrift stop was in Agassiz at the Thrift store.  A quick shop in the kitchen section yielded more stock for my booths. 




This is one of our favourite out of town thrift shop when we have a few hours to spare. Picked up bone and faux bone handled knives too.




We stopped at the local DQ for a quick treat before arriving home.







I had a great time taking the photos Saturday.I set up my homemade light box, which I wrote about here and here, in the kitchen. I shot a great many pictures, editing my favourites with PicMonkey.




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