Sunday, July 24, 2011

Found Treasures and a Little Creating!

In honor of Sally, for Blue Monday,
I bought some old blue enamel bowls.
"So glad you are feeling better girl!!"
Some of you know I make my own nests.
Well, this one is not hand made by me,
but a real nest my daughter found on the ground
of their new property.
It is huge!

And I found the perfect rustic way to display it.
It is one of those old Sterno heat dishes.
(there must be a more official name for it than that.)

Here are some bead trims I bought.
I don't really use them much in my art,
but they were too cool, and affordable to pass up.
Hard to see the white ones below,
but they would be really cute on a lamp shade.
I bought this old clock at a garage sale.
I think someone has redone the face, but
I still thought it was good, and it runs.
And it 'dongs' and I did not know it.
Problem is......
I have the key but do not know how to set it. =/
I finally took some time to create. Felt sooo good!!
I made another "Remember" sign.
This one is framed in a more ornate frame than usual,
and painted cream, and antiqued.
(I usually do black frames)
I love how it turned out.

And, my granddaughter, 10, my garage sale buddy,
couldn't figure out hwy I even looked at this old box.
And I did wonder what was in it that
made it worth $20!!
(I got it for a tad bit less)
But you will have to come back to see what is in it.
Maybe you can tell me if I got a good deal, or not.

Oh, I just want to say, I sooo appreciate all of you who visit.
Your comments are an encouragement that keeps me going.

Have a super week!!
barbara jean
Blue Monday


Marydon said...

Just maybe a ee peek?! Love your finds, the blues are beautiful.
Have a great week ~

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Love your blue enamel bowls! Awsome bird nest!!
Deb :)

Christina said...

I love all of your finds!

BettyJean @ Shabby Tea Party said...

Hi Barbara Jean, I really like the framed "Remember"!
As for the clock, you should be able to open the front, it should be hinged with possibly a little hook latch closure. Slowly move the longer/hour hand Clockwise around to the correct time. The key is for winding the clock which you will need to do every day or every other day to keep the clock running. Antique clocks generally wind Counterclockwise. The keyhole on the right is for winding. You should feel some resistence of the spring but you can tell when it's getting tight, that's when you should stop winding. If there is a pendulum inside the clock case, give it a nudge to start. The left keyhole is for adjusting just a hair if the clock is running too fast or too slowly. Hope this helps you. We take our clocks to a 3 generation family jeweler that does clock repair. Hugs,

BettyJean @ Shabby Tea Party said...

Oh Barbara Jean, silly me, I didn't mean to give you wrong information about the clock, I don't know what I was thinking. It's been so long since I've actually wound our clocks, my husband usually does it. Both keyholes must be wound, one is for the time and the other is for the chime. I know at least one of these must go counterclockwise. Sliding the pendulum up or down a bit will make it go a bit faster or slower if the clock is gaining or losing time. Sorry if I have confused you more instead of helping. Hugs

Jann Olson said...

Love your blue enamel bowls. Very cute for Blue Monday. The sterno base made a wonderful stand for the nest. This is my first visit, but would love to see some of the nests you make. Your remember frame is definately worth remembering. Can't wait to see what's in the box. Fun that your grand daughter goes with you.

T's Daily Treasures said...

I do love blue and those bowls are great. And your REMEMBER sign is gorgeous. have a beautiful week. Tammy

sissie said...

Hi Barbara Jean,
Great finds. I think that wooden box might have held tools.


Kaye Swain - SandwichINK for the multigenerational caregiver said...

What a delightful visit. I especially loved the Remember plaque. And how fun to hear of your yard sale buddy, your granddaughter. My grandkids and I occasionally get out to yard sales. I need to add it to my fun to do list once the weather cools down a bit. Right now, it's just tooooo hot :) Thanks for a lovely visit for Blue Monday.

Betsy said...

Oooh, I can't wait to see the treasures inside that old box. Love the "remember" sign and the nest tucked inside that rusty old thingie.

Lela D said...

I would take that clock to any good clock repair shop and they will tell you how to use it. We bought an old anniversary clock and did that. They were super. knew all about it. Love you Barb and your store!!! Lela

kpaints said...

Love your new art work! You did a fantastic job! You go girl!

Ann said...

The blue enamel bowls are fantastic. I'm a fan of enamelwear and keep my eye out all the time for the blue ones. Thinking of using all blue enamel wear to decorate my kitchen.

Kim, USA said...

That is gorgeous. I like to come by here in your blog and see what you come up this time. You are very creative. ^_^
Blue Monday

Vintagesouthernlife said...

I love your remember frame! Now you know you have to end the suspense about what was in the box!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love your "Remember" sign, Barbara Jean! I really like the cream although I'm sure it looks just as good in black. Love the sheet music background.

Joy said...

love those blue enamel bowls, have a great week.

Carol said...

Great blue bowls! and wonderful finds.