Thursday, September 27, 2018

September Thrift, Polish, Share


Welcome Fall - and - Cooler Temperatures

(yes there is a project at the end of the thrifted finds

A few finds in late September - Westmorland handed sugar, small globe in a brass base, Belleek Ireland vase with shells with pink trim, footed white comport and a vintage oval silver deposit dish.

A few cobs of Indian Corn in the orange box with a Welcome Turkey for Thanksgiving decorations.




Just enough orange to remind us that Halloween is October's big theme in many posts - vintage school primer on an amber comport, two Russian stacking dolls and a candle lantern.



Some humour in the carved sailors and Don Harron writing "Jogfree Canada" as Charlie Farquharson,  plus brass bells.




Two well used lanterns, the centre one is a signal lantern. The outhouse  "Drop in Again" has the bench seat and a roll of tp (actually a short dowel) glued onto the bench.




Next up: Pumpkin Project

Picked up a fish shape that has Cedar Wine Holder Made on Vancouver Island stamped on the back (.25¢ in Thrift Store). After looking at it for awhile I could see a pumpkin.




I sketched a shape and pulled some chalk type paint from my cabinet, started with green.


I had a bit of orange left, some shades of green, a yellow, red and a black. I used two narrow paint brushes.


Added some dimension to the 'ground' (greens), the stem (red/black) and the rounded pumpkin (orange/yellow/red) with a green leaf. Used a piece of copper wire for the vines.


Back view of 'fish shape' cedar piece.


Hung the 'pumpkin' on a nail.


Here is the before/after.


It was a bit of fun to paint a pumpkin on a fish shape.

I may try that again.

Joy

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14 comments:

  1. I love the little wooden box. All the orange is pretty and would look great with this season's colors.

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  2. Great finds. I also just picked up a Belleek vase, I never knew there was such a variety of them. Love the pumpkin fish!

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  3. Love all your finds and the groovy pumpkin you painted too.

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  4. Fun stuff ... creative pumpkin, good job ... Happy Fall.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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  5. I love that you transformed this into a pumpkin...so creative! Thanks for sharing on Friday Frenzy!

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  6. Everything is beautiful Joy. Thank you for the heartfelt comment on my blog. You are just so lovely.

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  7. We are lucky to have three large thrift stores and a few smaller ones in our small town. I always find a treasure when I visit. - Margy

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  8. Fab collection of treasured finds, the pumpkin is fabulous what a transformation you certainly have a great talent for upcycling!

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  9. Great finds! You did a wonderful job on the fish pumpkin! Well done! Have a fun filled week.

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  10. Fun finds Joy, and what a clever idea to turn the cutting board into a fish. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  11. :D Love the way you turned a something fishy into a pumpkin Joy and that little outhouse sounds so cute. What a clever idea to use a cut off dowel as toilet paper.

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  12. I love that pumpkin you created! Thanks for sharing on To Grandma's House We Go!

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  13. It certainly looks as if your Fall is off to a wonderful start.

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

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