Thursday, December 20, 2018

December Thrifted Finds

December's Thrifted Finds - a lovely Church Sale on the 1st, a drive to the Peace Arch area, sunshine, dry pavement, blue skies.

and ... three stenciled projects at the end this post

The plaster wreath , long stemmed glasses, French Boxer, Chintz bulb bowl and deep purple tealight holder were found at the church. 

Santa doorstop (lots of sand in the base), a small tealight lantern, lidded silver plated small trinket box  were finds, the pointsettia came home from the store and two wrapped and 'stenciled' presents are ready to put under the tree.

Cut stone book ends, 3 sides polished and tops left natural. They weigh about 30 pounds together. Beautiful patterns and tones.

Found a handled bread board at the thrift store this week - just right size for GROCERY stencil (by Donna of Funky Junk Interiors).

Collage of sequence:

• Grocery stencil
• CeCeCaldwell Beckly Coal and stencil brush
• masking tape, newspaper, clean rag
• long handled bread board
• ASCP Wax-Clear

Thrifted cheese dome and glass footed cake plate
 with waxed Grocery sign.


A quick project - painted the bird houses CeCe Caldwell Chesapeake Blue, added snowflakes (Donna of Funky Junk Interiors). 

and ...

I couldn't resist one more stencil - it is a 'repeat with additions' from my first use of the truck/tree stencil.


Muddaritaville Truck and Christmas tree Stencil
Funky Junk Interiors Stars Stencil

• ASCP White on background board
• Tuscan Sun Fat Paint (stars)
• Fusion Fort York Red for truck body
• Bitter Chocolate Fat Paint for wooden rails
• CeCe Caldwells Beckly Coal for the tires
• CeCe Caldwells French Quarter Gray for the hub  
   caps, front window and headlight
• Tara green Fat Paint for the tree

• newspaper, clean rag, masking tape, scissors, ruler, 
   various stencil brushes 

Sequence of 'making' the truck and tree from the stencil.

The truck and tree stencil takes a couple of hours to make once the background has dried. Collecting the supplies and planning the stenciling sequence has to be considered too. Taping has to be accurate so there are no colour overlaps. Drying time, cleaning brushes and the stencils as well as cleaning up and putting away supplies adds to the time. Not a quick project.

I love the finished Red Truck hauling a Christmas Tree.

Peace and Love to You Dear Friends



  1. Lovely makes and wonderful finds Joy. Happy Holiday's!

  2. Hello, looks like you found some great treasures. I like the Santa doorstop. The bulb vase is pretty and I like the cute dog. The stencil Grocery sign is cute. Happy Saturday, enjoy your day and weekend. I want to thank you for all the visits and comments on my blog this past year. I am looking forward to visiting your blog in 2019. I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

  3. Great treasures and I am loving your stencils too.
    Merry Christmas!

  4. Your truck stencil proves you have a lot of patience for the art. Mine would be a mess! Thanks for popping by and leaving a sweet comment. You must be a night owl like me.


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

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