Tuesday, April 1, 2008

I'm BACK!!

Did you know there are no support groups for people whose computers have died....and I really think I could have used one.  It's amazing how much I depend on this thing.  I went ahead and bought a laptop, but still hoping that my desktop is fixable so that my kids can use that one and keep their grubby paws off my new one.  I am still learning how to use this little pad instead of the mouse...takes some getting used to.  Oh, and our TV blew up as well...it must have been done the same time the computer was, but just took a little while longer to die ( we had a storm and I think when the power surged, it messed everything up.)  Anyway, I have a few pictures of some goodies I found on my trip to the Eastern Shore of Maryland when I went to visit my sister and cousins.  I didnt get to stay as long as I would have liked, I wanted to hit more thrift stores.  There was one place we went to called The Barn that was at a nunnery (is that right?) and was run by the nuns....stuff was cheap or FREE.  I got cookbooks and the kids got toys...as if they needed anymore of those!!  Here are a few of my finds:

Really pretty Lefton Southern Belle Planter in great condition and a vintage bunny rabbit.

I am not sure how to tell if Milk Glass is old or not, but they were only .50 a piece and I thought I could use them in the bathroom for cotton balls, q-tips, etc.

And last is a 1/2 find.  Only the angel head is a find, the rest I crafted.  I came across 3 vintage angel head pics, 2 brunette and 1 blonde, they still have the "made in Japan" stickerson the wings and have been wanting to do something with them.  Well when I went to the Big Flea a few months ago I knew what I had to do.  A man was selling vintage christmas items and he had 3 angels with heads almost like mine and their bodies were cone shape and covered in HOT pink feathers, each one was holding an instrument, for the 3 of them he wanted $75..YIKES.  So since I have had time on my hands with no computer I dug them out and made one with a cone styrofoam body, pink boas, vintage chenille arms, vintage forget me nots, pink pearl necklace and I glittered her wings up a bit. Her halo has a bit of pink boa on it, but I apparently cut that out of the picture. I left the "made in japan" sticker on her wings since I couldnt bear to take it off, if it has stayed on this long then it deserves to be there.  I think the next one I am going to use some pink feathers, but mine dont look as christmasy as the ones did at the antique show.  Well, I am gathering things for my giveaway which I will be posting in a few days, but for now I am off to hopefully catch up on some emails, flickr pictures and blogs.


karla512 said...

Happy to hear you are back up and running!  Shame that the TV went at the same time.  Your finds are fabulous as is your angel.  Very sweet and pretty.

peterndiane said...

Mary, So glad you have everything up and running we missed you in Blogland. I love the angel you made and I like the fact that it is not too Christmas that way it can be out ALL the time. I too have a hard top with a pad on laptops so with my laptop I had to buy a wireless mouse. You might want to try that. Any way glad you are back.
Hugs, Diane

pollyhood1 said...

I love the old wrapping papers!  Blessings... Polly