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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

{ Plunder }

While out & about for a little while today,
I just happened to go past my local antiques shop
(uh, yeah. right....not premeditated at alllll....)

I found an old red velvet pillow that had seen better days, so I turned the fabric into
these little strawberry make-do's on old porcelain door-knobs...

I found old MORE doorknobs, tin tart pans, teeny oil cans and funnels
that will soon become make-do's ~

...miniscule ironstone dishes and candlestand,
and an old tobacco jar full of buttons!

oh boy oh boy...
I am envisioning great things to come from these!

I will be updating my selling blog soon~
the update will have a MAKE-DO theme...
some pincushions, pinkeeps, dolls with patches made from early fabric, etc...

Look for the update announcement here in a week or so!

Blessings from the Farm,


  1. Oh my gosh...I just love it all but hose teeny, tiny oil can's are just fantastic!!!

    Wishing you a lovely evening, Doreen

  2. Wonderful re-purposing of velvet~berry berry nice:)

  3. The pin keeps are GREAT! Love them on door knobs...thanks for the info on the book cover...turned out nice! Don't show Lee the oil cans, he will want them!!LOL id Peter get his traps?
    Love ya!

  4. Ooooo . . my kinda shoppin' !
    Nice berries!! I love that we get to create as well as "re-cycle", don't you?

    Lori Ann

  5. I love them!! I wanna shop where you do!! Such great goodies!!!

  6. Wonderful finds!!! Love the strawberries and the jar of buttons - ooh la la!

  7. Boy, you sure are fun to go to antiqus stores with. Love, love, love the strawberries.

  8. That's what I call a productive
    day. I love the strawberries, very clever, I'll have to remember this one.

  9. love your finds, especially the oil can,can't find anywhere around this area;( strawberries are great, too:)
    Will you be bringing some Beeswax to Rugfest and do you have any Sweet Annie seeds? cya soon, be well,
    Gail in Virginia

  10. DARN!!! You must have gotten the jar of buttons that I've been looking for. The strawberries are so sweet. Love all your creative ideas.

  11. Great finds and fantastic job of reusing the pillow!

  12. Wonderful finds! Love the strawberries you made they are absolutely darling. You always find creative ways to make use of something again!

  13. What NEAT treasures you found !!! My thrift store has nothing like that...think I have to move !

  14. Love the ironstone - a favorite of mine. What a great shopping trip you had...jackpot!!! Judy


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