Thursday, June 23, 2011

Thrift Store Thursday and ICAD 23


Well, I had about 45 minutes to kill before my weekly appointment today and went in search of a different thrift store than my usual haunts. No luck...lots of broken bits and pieces which is the norm here in our neck of the woods. Why do people give away completely broken beyond repair plastic things??? Just throw it away! So with 15 minutes left I went off to my regular stop, the Hospice thrift, and found some more sewing goodies, a wonderful old typing book and the one huge roll of pink crepe I guess I missed last week. And just in time for my Summer Of Color pink challenge on Monday. My good friend Lynn will appreciate the jingle bells. We looked everywhere for some a few weeks ago and went crazy when we found three in a dusty little corner of a shop in Lake City. Today it rained jingle bells! I would like to figure out how to age them a bit. Vinegar maybe? And I did drop off three bags of UNBROKEN things and clean clothes. Out with the old and in with the "new" old !

My Index Card Of The Day was inspired I guess by the bags of buttons I got. Pen and Inktense watercolor pencils. I think they are going to last a long time. I have used them quite a bit and still haven't had to sharpen them. They are a bit on the pricey side so that is a very good thing! I added a few sparkly bits to them too. Hope your Thursday was good and you had some fun. Sometimes you have to try hard but it's worth it! :)Nan

6 comments:

Lynn Stevens said...

Some great finds today! the bells. If I recall your can spray them with vinegar and sprinkle salt on them, it gives them a cool green color. Or if you put them in an old rusty metal pan with (vinegar) ??? I think. it speeds up the rust process.
cute button card, yep I'd say you were inspired!
hugs Lynn

Cheryl said...

oh some great finds hun,i can see you were inspired,take care hugs cheryl xxxxx

Netty said...

Such terrific finds Nan. Look forward to seeing your Pink creation. Annette x

Melodie said...

You scored at the thrift store...love the typewriter book! guess I need to get out more!!

Trece said...

Love the card. Aren't the Inktense pencils fun!!

Lynn said...

LOL, jingle bells!! Can't wait to see what you do with the typewriter book?? Did you do your "pink" creation index card yet? Didn't know if I missed it. Hope you're doing good. :o) Lynn