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Friday, March 28, 2014


It all started when I read Sandy's blog!  She is hosting a cloche swap made from Dollar Tree plastic wine glasses.  What a fabulous idea!  You can visit Sandy's blog or go to Pinterest or Google to see endless cloche possibilities/ideas using Dollar Tree materials.

I made this cloche with a DT plastic wine glass, a ribbon I had on hand, an egg from a multi-package of eggs at DT and a bird's nest that I had on hand.  Oh, the yellow base is from a box of cupcake holders that I purchased at Walmart for $2.97.  I don't remember how many holders were in the box.

Same basic idea with stuff that I already had on hand.

This cloche is a tad bit different and bigger but still made with items from DT.  The glass vase, the bunny inside the cloche, the earthy grass and the pink glittery bunny on top are all from DT.  How easy and cheap is this?????

So quick and easy!

Now the game changes a bit.  I found this idea on Pinterest using Dollar Tree materials.  I just randomly put stuff on the kitchen table and sat down and stared.  A lot of the bird stuff (tree, birds, nests, twigs, houses, eggs, etc.) I had on hand because I used a nesting theme for my daughter's baby shower when she was pregnant with Lillian.

I found the white wire trash container at Dollar Tree (where else?) and reshaped it to look like a bell. "Cloche" in French means "bell".

I used a white plate from DT as my base and then I started to play with nests, birds, twigs, etc.

It's kinda hard to see but I think that you get the idea.

Thanks, Sandy, for the inspiration.  These things are so quick and easy to make and the possibilities are endless.  Think seasons/holidays and away you go.............................

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Beauty in nature

My daughter, Karen, got a new camera for her birthday and decided to "learn" how to use it by taking pictures in her backyard.  The photos that she captured are amazing!!!!!  Enjoy
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I just love hummingbirds and I think that Karen did a fabulous job of capturing nature at its finest!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Girly yard sale!

I normally don't go to yard sales on Friday but I saw a nice sale on Craig's List so I thought that I would see if I could find some treasures.  I did.....

I found this cute Madame Alexander doll for $5.00!!!!!  She is Goldilocks and her prices on ebay go from $19.99-$55.00.  She is in perfect shape but she doesn't have a box so I'll just display her with some other dolls.

This little Madame Alexander beauty is Lady Lee and she, too, was $5.00.  Her ebay prices range from $19.99-$90.00.  She is perfect but without a box so she will be displayed as well.

Finally I found this vintage Disney Cinderella wind-up music jewelry box for $1.00.  It is so cute and it plays Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo from the movie.  The little Cinderella inside the box twirls as the music is played.  My granddaughter should really like this.

                  I checked ebay and I finally found the same box listed for $12.95!  

Maybe I should go to Friday sales more often!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Yard Sales

I went to some community yard sales yesterday and didn't find much because I started out so late in the morning.  However, I'm happy that I found the following:

Six chargers for $2.50

16 napkins for $2.50

Not bad for a $5.00 shopping spree!