Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Trash to Treasure Tuesday

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I purchased these bookends at a yard sale a few years ago for approximately 2.00 and have seen them at antique stores  for much more.  I  think they are keepers.P1120019

I found this at a thrift store recently for 1.00 and now is one of my favorite things.  It is 8 inches tall, just wish I could find one 5 feet tall.  It looks as if it is crooked, it isn’t, just the photographer.P1120021 P1120022

I did some painting(rosemaling) on this vintage sewing machine drawer and keep it in the front hall for letters to be mailed, favorite snapshot of family or old books for display.  Check Diane’s blog for more trash to treasures at http://diane1876.blogspot.com for January 13,2009.

7 comments:

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Those bookends are beautiful! I want a large dress form too. I have a wire mannrquin but it's just not the same.

Smilingsal said...

Love the crystal bookends. Your artwork is so well done. I haven't any talent like that. Thanks for sharing. Happy Trash to Treasure day.

Sharon's Cottage Quilts said...

You have a good eye my friend! Your bookends are gorgeous and that mannequin is just darling.
You artwork on the sewing draw is Wonderful!! (Im so envious :-)
I wonder, are those bookends New Martinsville? They sure look like it. Blessings~Sharon

LADY JANES' EMPORIUM said...

Totally love you miniature dress form! Check with my blog once and awhile as I am going to TRY to make a dress form...now if you noticed the TRY is in capital letters...so IF it works I will probably post it.

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Arlene,
I love those bookends!

And the sewing machine drawer is so cute!

Thanks so much for linking to Trash to Treasure!

diane

The Quintessential Magpie said...

You have some wonderful treasures there. Thanks for sharing!

XO,

Sheila :-)

victoria ~ auction girl vintage said...

Love the mini mannequin, it would look sweet in so many places.

Have a great week!

Victoria :o)

Sparky