Saturday, October 2, 2010

Fun finds...


Hello everyone! Hope ya'll had a great Saturday. Today I spent the day working on a few projects that I've been putting off. One of those things are these cute little acorns.


I've seen other bloggers and Etsy sites that have had these. And I've been wanting to do this for a while now. The problem was, I couldn't find oak trees that were dropping acorns! I know, silly. I knew I'd seen some somewhere, I just couldn't remember where. And then the other day I was cutting across the grass under some trees to get to the commissary entrance and I heard crunching sounds. I looked down and... voila! Acorns! I quickly grabbed my portable, re-usable bag out of my purse and proceeded to fill it with acorn caps. And today I pulled out my bags of wool roving and started making them. At first I tried to wet felt them into shape. But that didn't work out so well. (I was really hoping that it would cuz I'm pretty nervous about working with those needles you use to needle felt with). But there was no getting around it. So I very carefully began poking with the needle and after a while I had enough to put together. I love how they look. And I plan on making more. But I think I may make some with caps that have not been varnished. I think maybe it'll look better if the caps aren't so shiny.

I also wanted to show ya'll what I found at the new (to me) Antique shop that I found. I love, love, love, leaded glass windows. And I got this one for a steal!


And then, the lady that runs the shop took me down to the basement because she thought I might like to see more of her things that she hadn't put out yet. And there it was! The little table I've been looking for! It was exactly the right height (I know because I measured it with my handy, dandy measuring tape that I lug around with me everywhere!) And I knew exactly what height I needed because I checked my list (yes, I carry a list of all the things I'm looking for with the measurements listed)! I got the little table for $2.00!




So, for a total of $5.00 I got two items. Okay so only one thing was actually on my list. But who can pass up a leaded glass window for only $3.00? I mean, really!

Unfortunately, in my excitement to get this pretty little table painted, I forgot to take a "before" picture. (oop's.) It was in pretty good condition. Some scratches and cup rings but other than that.... What I really like about this table is the little detail on either side of the legs. I thought it was just lovely.


And the way the table under the top is cut, all curvy like. And the top of the table has a scalloped edge along the side and back. Anyhow, it was a rather sad looking mahogany color and now it is a pretty shade of green. It's actually one of the colors I had initially picked for the house. I like it better on the table. ;-)

So, this guest bedroom is coming along. I am about to begin work on painting the other guest bedroom. Currently it is blue. All blue. As in a dark blue on the walls AND the ceiling! Not sure what color I'll paint it, other than white for the ceiling for sure.

And that is it for today. Tomorrow, after church, I'm going to go to an Antique Flea Market in Omaha. It occurs on the first Sunday of every month. And I only heard about it when I went to the Antique shop where I found my goodies. The lady there was telling me how she was getting ready for it. I am SO excited!

So, hopefully I'll have some fun things to share with ya'll in my next blog. ;-)

8 comments:

Pam said...

What fantastic deals you got!!! I love both of those and would have gladly paid lots more for either!

Norma's Nonsense said...

Great finds Joan! I love your new treasures.

Norma's Nonsense said...

Oh, I got so carried away with your treasures that I forgot to say the acorns are so cute, good job.

chellebelle said...

Wow! a steal indeed! nice stuff, right up my alley! and I'm jealous that you are getting the house together so quickly.. I really need to paint my bathroom, but it's only in the "Gee, I really need to paint the bathroom" stage...

The Hudsons said...

Acorns? How many do you want? We have 1,257,344 of them in our backyard. Help yourself.

Sarah at myyellowhouse said...

Hi Joan,
I just sent you an email -
I love your new finds...wonder what Omaha antique store you went to? There's a few good ones here.
I have a similar window that I move from room to room almost weekly it seems. :)
omgosh...I love how your house turned out. It looks beautiful! I absolutely love the color you chose. And I've never noticed the back sun room...I would do anything for a room like that - lucky girl. I know what house it is now! :)
Sarah

Joan's Good Life said...

Thank you for all the love everyone! These last couple of weeks I've gotten rather motivated to get the house put together. Although it's going rather slowly... I do feel good about it "going" along. ;-)

I'll be posting a few more things very soon!

insanely crafty said...

Agh! I have been wanting to make the acorns to but have had the same problem. Except I don't remember seeing an acorn tree around here!

love the window I would love to find a decent antique store ... anywhere... need to get mom out looking with me! You still need to show us the rest of you house...