Bird In The Hand Primitives

Primitive Folk Art Designs and Finished Items
By: Robin Leuschen

" Who you are is God's gift to you........ What you do, is your gift to God !"

Monday, November 21, 2011

Weekend Antique Store and Thrift Store finds and more...



Hello one and all !! It's been a grand Monday so far, with lots of things going on and workin away... I woke up feeling a little overwhelmed with Thanksgiving approaching so fast, but then I remembered,..I am thankful for every day, and I am going to just do what I can, enlist the help of others to do what I can't do and then enjoy Thanksgiving and be grateful just like the Holiday is meant for....
So with that said...
I had a good time going to a few antique stores Saturday and Sunday and a Thrift store or two.One of the places I went to yesterday, has a few wonderful handmade primitive goodies by a fellow Blogger, Kris of Kountry Porch Primitives...I keep forgetting she lives so close to me....lol
I found some neat goodies to make some things out of and even a nice wool jacket that once cut up and washed and dried , gave me some beautiful light tan wool that I can use just as is or over dye....can't wait to try it...

***** See the tiny red oil can in the pic above ??? It is going to be a part of a goodie I am making for a swap ....It was painted a horrible color turquoise and had gold trim and tole painted with ugly flowers...I barely had my purse off of my shoulder when I got home Saturday, and started sanding it down and I painted it red and went over it with a black wash..it still needs to be sealed, but I like how it turned out...

Working on a new Santa Doll Pattern....The bodies both look slightly different as I like to experiment with my prototypes and see which shape works best, if I stitch here or there do the bodies or arms bend more easily....etc...etc,....
Working on the trim for the jackets now...Probably will have the pattern finished either tonight or first thing tomorrow.....



Oh, and I did make my list of grocery items for Thanksgiving, but I did get my frozen turkey Saturday evening and have that thawing in the fridge allready...
Hope you are all doing something you love or are relaxing ....or being super busy, but enjoying it!!!...
Hugs my friends...
Robin

13 comments:

WoolenSails said...

I love the tin cookie cutters, fun to decorate with.

Debbie

Hillcresthome Prims said...

Robin, Oh my goodness!!!! I LOVE, LOVE what you bought at the thrift shop!!!!!I am ALWAYS looking for any kind of tin cookie cutters.
You my friend hit the jackpot!!!!!

Blessings,
Tricia

Courtney said...

Great job on the little oil can. Will you share what you finally do with it? I love thrifting and antiquing! I especially like that measure cup you found.
Have a happy Thanksgiving!

annie said...

Lovely things! It seems our expectations rise higher all the time with the holidays. I hope yours is wonderful. Yo do great work! Love the cookie cutters!

Raymond Homestead said...

Neat finds! I like the red on the oil can!

Sherri Farley said...

Great find! I have the policeman and snowman cutters.............. Actually used them when I was growing up!

janet said...

I love all of your finds especially that oil can..Have a great week..

Christine said...

Wow! You scored with all the goodies!!! Good way to approach the holiday, Robin! Hugs, christine

Kitty said...

great finds! Isn't that fun? Love that tiny oil can, so cute! And your make over of it is awesome!

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Hi Robin...what great goodies you found. Love the Santa!!!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING
KAREN

Nettie said...

Hi Robin.... Love which you bought at the thrift and antique shops..... That cookie cutters remind me when I was little.. My mom used to roll the dough and we used the cookie cutters to cut them out... Oh, it brings back nice memories...
Nettie

renee said...

I love all that you found! The cookie cutters and the oil can! I am sure they will love whatever you create!
I myself, have been under the weather, but still trying to create in my spare time.
We have our turkey thawing in the fridge as well, looking forward to having a day to spend reflecting on all the good things in our lives, mainly having the Lord in our hearts!
Happy Thanksgiving,
Renee

patijane's primitives said...

What great finds, Robin!!! Love the way you refinished the oil can. Can't wait to see your new Santa doll. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!