Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Sick Day

I am home today... feeling under the weather... speaking of weather - here it is, outside my window.... snowy, cold, very unspringlike...I know, its January in Canada... But look what hubby brought me..... ahhhh, sweet.....

Awhile back, I found this old compact at our small town thrift store... it was really damaged on top.... the coating was all flaking off.... but I loved it - so it came home with me and has been sitting on my desk waiting..... I was really hesitant in gluing anything on to it - but it wasn't making me happy the way it was. Now it looks like this.....


I added one of Julie's large scalloped tags and tatted flower (which I adore by the way) and a vintage rhinestone. I love the way it turned out.... now it can hold some sweet little treasures instead of looking sad and worn out! Here is the inside... in case you were wondering.....

And a side view..... and yep, that snowy white background is snow!



And I think because I am not feeling so great, and just sitting here, looking around, I am seeing the beauty in my surroundings....
Old spools of pastel colored thread from Holly over at Pink Grapefruit Style,


Sweet old valentines I picked up somewhere along the way....


pretty pink and aqua vintage stamens.....


and these two vintage cutie birds... old Christmas bulbs that I bought after Christmas and can't bear to pack away just yet.....


It's the small things!







7 comments:

Lori said...

Jenn, i love how you prettied up that compact...very nice...your pictures today are really lovely...i love the colors of those threads!!!

Karen ~ Cider Antiques said...

Hope you get well soon Jenn. Love the pink tatting. Very sweet.

What lovely roses your hubby gave you :)

Karen

Sandy Michelle said...

Hi Jenn! I'm Canadian as well! I live in Toronto. Gosh it was so nice of your man to brighten your snowy day with roses! Your blog is wonderful!

Sandy

Caleen said...

I hope you are feeling better. I love the compact and you added some beautiful touches to it. I love thrift stores. I know what you mean about appreciating the "Small things".. The Roses your
hubby brought you are gorgeous. How thoughtful. I love the Ribbon Colors too. Hope you feel better soon...

Celestial Charms said...

Your rescued compact now looks beautiful. Hope you feel better but roses do so help. Love those little birdies.
Maureen

paperbird said...

Beautiful pictures! I used one of Julie's beautiful pink tattings on a art collage. It is a pretty touch on your lovely compact. Thank you Jenn for commenting on my blog. Warm wishes and I hope you feel better.

Heidi said...

your photography is wonderful! lots of vintage goodness there!
:)Heidi