Sunday, September 20, 2015

Twig Arch Possibilities

The Girl Guides and their leaders had a garage sale Saturday morning at St. Luke's Parking Lot. 

It rained all day, sometimes sheets of rain but always 'some' rain. They had their canopy tents and folding tables and lots of help. You know how those canopies like to dump rain every once in awhile. Everyone was very damp, puddles were everywhere. 

The Girl Guides were great. They helped carry my finds to my car (several trips, too). We got to talk about camping trips the got rained, hailed and frozen out. 

The leaders kept things hopping. They found boxes and bags for packing, took the money, talked about why they were fund raising, added more stuff to the tables as space opened up. Lots of buyers too.

Great junk, some treasures, much of it was from 'someone else's garage sale' stuff plus donations form the families of the Girl Guides. Everything was sold by donation.

First thing I picked up were two twig arch pieces. I didn't have any plan for their use but they looked good. About 15 minutes later I was checking out the Christmas table and - there were 9 teddy bears wearing sweaters. Bought those. 

I went digging in the boxes that were not yet unpacked and found 11 circles of buttons (strung on copper wire with some ribbons added), a project of one of the Girl Guides. Bought those. I had lots of wooden clothes pins in my sewing drawers.

I did rearrange the bears and buttons after taking the photos (and I took off the snowflakes too).

I can see pretty hankies or doilies displayed on the twig forms
but for now the Teddies and Buttons won and
so did PicMonkey frames.

A bit of cute to share today.

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  1. Great and fun finds. You always find really neat things and do great things with them.


  2. The weather did not keep you from finding some interesting finds,.

  3. The teddies are so cute! I love the arch you made with them. Simple and fun.

  4. Hi Joy,

    I do not like rain, or snow, or sleet, or . . . anything wet! It did not seem to inhibit you, though. Thanks for making Blue Monday special.

    Happy Blue Monday!

  5. Great deals! I'm old girl guide too, so I'm collecting craft materias too! I love those cute teddies and their sweaters. Happy mosaic monday!

  6. Joy, the teddy bears are so cute. I enjoyed seeing them. Sylvia D.

  7. The two twig arches will have many possibilities but I like the mini teddies best so far.
    Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday Joy.

  8. Nice! And a good cause too. win-win!

  9. Nice! And a good cause too. win-win!

  10. So cute, I am a big bear collector and lover. Of course my 20 something daughter thinks I am crazy.
    What does she know, right?
    Joy @ Books and Life

  11. I think the bears look adorable hanging from the twig arches - very clever and unique :)

    Thank you so much for joining Roses of Inspiration. I appreciate the time you take in linking up. Hugs!

  12. they are all cute and great idea to display them!

  13. My daughter would beg me to get those teddy bears for her! Thank you for sharing your finds with Let's Talk Vintage!

  14. This would be super cute in place of a mantle with a whole bunch of pictures in cute little frames hanging from it! i LOVE IT! Thank you for linking up with us at the Tips and Tricks Link Party! I hope to see you back this week!


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