Monday, July 7, 2008

monday = thrifted

Hey there! I’m back from my little long weekend & ready to share some thrifted things today…

I went to an antique mall & found two nice scenic paint by numbers {$6 for both}:


I also bought some retro ties for the man of the house at the thrift store, modeled here by the other man of the house:


{I don’t usually go to the antique mall & the thrift store has been off-limits because of my summer thrifting rules but there were no estate or church sales to go to…}

And finally, I bought these at a rummage sale awhile back:


I was going to pass on them but then I thought, you’re going to think of something to make with those later & then be very peeved you didn’t get them. So I bought all of them for 50 cents.

Then this weekend an idea came to me & I made these two necklaces by cutting one of them up:



So a little bit of thrifting & a little bit of thrifted crafting for you this Monday after the 4th…hope you enjoy!

17 comments:

sweetcheese said...

Fantastic necklaces!!! Now when I try to explain why I keep/buy/need crazy things I can show this as an example. "Look what great things can be made from funky stuff."

elizabeth said...

Ooh. nice necklaces! I was thinking they'd make great snowflakes, come winter.

Geek+Nerd said...

Amazingly cool necklaces!

AB said...

Wow he looks good in a tie as well as an apron!

Anna, CM

punkypenguin42 said...

cool ties. I love the necklaces. Personally I love doilies, but never know what to do with them. Clever use.

Chrys in KS said...

Those are adorable necklaces. I just love the paint by numbers, also. I have a magazine--must be Country Living, Country Home, or one similar--that has a gorgeous stairway with walls covered in old paint by numbers. They are so fun.

bettyninja said...

super clever idea- they look really great too. Simple and sweet

elizabeth said...

on the necklaces are GORGEOUS!!!!

Anonymous said...

doilys rule! great job. try using them as stencils. set them on paper, paint over and make wallpaper. set on a skirt, paint over with fabric paint and make a cool design. just some ideas!

Cassi said...

I love love love the necklaces! Now I can only hope I'll run across some plastic doilies one day!

Anonymous said...

love those necklaces!!

joanna
www.candlelight.hk/blog

AnastasiaC said...

the necklaces are too cool!!!

blue moss said...

the necklaces are super funky fun!! thanks for sharing

janice said...

I make necklaces from paper dollies! janice x

meg said...

You are a freaking genius!

bjan said...

I have been looking for plastic doilies for another project for a while and can't find any. Can anyone tell me where I can find them?

g said...

hi bjan - I'm sorry you've had trouble finding the plastic doilies. I think its really hit or miss with the best places to look probably thrift stores & estate sales. You could try ebay...you never know. Sorry I can't be more help...maybe someone else will have better suggestions!