Thursday, May 25, 2017

May Thrift Polish Share

Starting with the thrifted and polished project this week. 

Metal piece (blank) was from the free table at Thrift Store. It sat around for a few days until I decided how to re-purpose it.


Stencil - FARMHOUSE (smaller size) (Funky Junk Interiors)
Paint - CeCe Caldwell Beckley Coal
Wax - used CeCe Caldwell Clear Wax, waxing brush and 
          clean rag to polish
Stencil brush
Masking tape, ruler and newspaper
Magnets to hold the stencil in place while measuring 
          placement and taping and then holding decorations
Two Graphic's Fairy illustrations


Stenciled FARM  then  HOUSE after measuring for spacing and taping each word in place (forgot to take a 'before').

First time I've stenciled on mesh and it was just like using wood for the base. 

Magnets made great 'pins' for experimenting with adding cookie cutters, a metal circle plus the printed cards. 

Had some fun decorating the metal sign.

The rest of this post is a mixture of thrifted and church sale finds for May.

 A sweet bouquet DGS brought home from an evening dinner with his Mom beside an EPNS tiered serving tray and a white glass hen on base.

Lilacs from the garden in a woven cone in a white metal holder.

A very old brass lidded glass humidor,  Noritake berry jug and shaker, blue Fenton vase and Fitz Floyd 'Fleur et Nuages'mugs plus an unidentified top hat.

A collage of vintage finds - egg cups, vases, coffee and tea pots, a jug, tin with the young QEII, piggy bank, brass bell and china cup and saucer, lidded sugar and a 
candy dish.

Tuti Fruti serving pieces with white s/p hens.

Kitchen ware finds - cookie cutters, round rolling pin, utensil holder.

More kitchenware - I know the green oil can isn't kitchen but I love finding old oil cans.

Glad you dropped by and thanks for visiting.

Featured by:

Donna of Funky Junk Interiors June 2/17
Laura of Little House Big Alaska June 3/17

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  1. Love the sign and being metal using magnets on it is super fun! Love your finds, that blue fenton vase is so pretty! Hugs!

  2. Visiting you blog is like visiting my grandmother's house. She had beautiful things on her mantel and coffee table.

  3. What a cute sign and I love the 3 tiered tray.

  4. Gorgeous post!Love the lilacs and teapots!My favourite is the pink one.Hugs!

  5. Joy, you have found some wonderful items, so much fun! Love your Farm House project.

  6. Your sign looks great and I loved seeing all your fun finds!

    HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!

  7. Great idea on the metal sign! I have an orange Tupperware container exactly like that one + 2 matching yellow ones - but they were new when I bought them! Use them all the time to hold salad toppings. Still work great after all these years.

  8. I love your header! It is great. You found some great things and I love the Farm House sign.

    xo Dianne

  9. You really have some lovely treasure. I like the idea of stenciling on the mesh. The sign looks great.

  10. You find (and repurpose) the best stuff ever. The kitchen collection brings back lots of memories. Curious about the specialized rolling pin -- kind of feels like I should know what it was for. I don't, but at least I remember what a rolling pin is (I wonder how many people younger than my generation would know).

  11. I love the saw! Thanks for sharing at the Pleasures of the NW's DIY party!

  12. Joy - love the egg cups and the young QEII tin. My husband and I have a whole collection of royal tea cups that he has gathered over the years. Of course, they are in storage until we move into our new house. Looking at your collage, I am missing them now!

  13. Joy, Seeing the metal cookie cutters reminded me of the ones I found. Next week. I love to see your great finds. Thanks for sharing and have a great week. Sylvia D.

  14. Love the sign you made and you found some great vintage goodies. Thank you for sharing at Vintage Charm.

  15. You've found something wonderful things this month. I love that beautiful tea cup and saucer and of course all the kitchen gadgets! I'm going to show a thrift find tomorrow! I'm proud of it! lol Hugs!

  16. Joy, some really fun finds. I love old oil cans too. The sign turned out so cute! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  17. Great sign, Joy, the mesh surface gives it a real old fashioned look, If I were browsing through your booth this week I think that the quirky Tuti Fruti set would be coming home with me!

  18. Hi Joy! Thank you so much for sharing this at the Farmhouse Friday link party! Pinned! :)

  19. That was a lot of fun, to see all of your treasures! Your Farmhouse sign was a clever reuse of that metal. Very clever!

  20. This is a great haul and the mesh stencil is very different. I would love to shop at your thrift store! Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story, and have a great weekend.

  21. You have a great collection of vintage finds. I love your tea pots. Thank you for sharing at Dishing it and Digging it link party.

  22. That really turned out great. I love repurposed metals like this.
    Thanks for sharing at Waste Not Wednesday.

  23. So many cute things! I love your project!

  24. Lots of nice vintage finds, the rolling pin is extra special. I wonder what it was used for? I love the roughness of it. Great finds.


Thanks for visiting. I read and appreciate all your comments. Joy

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