Thursday, December 29, 2011

Antique Mall Find

Why does it seem that it takes just as long to clean up from the holidays as it does getting ready for them?
I haven't had a lot of stitching time this week due to the boys being home for school vacation. I have been trying to find room for all the new stuff we got for the holidays and cleaning out the things we no longer need. I bigger task than I had imagined.
 We went to see the movie War Horse which has had mixed reviews but I feel it was well done.  I don't know why everyone looks for hidden meanings etc. . . in the movies.  I like to watch them for enjoyment factor only.  It told a story and I took it at face value.    On a recent trip to a local Antique Mall I was lucky enough to find these flower frogs.  I enjoy the hunt to find different colored ones and hit the jackpot.  I got an onyx glass, green glass, and frosted glass.  The clear glass one I couldn't  leave behind because it was only $2 and a different size from the ones already in my collection.  It was a fun shopping trip even though it triggered some serious allergy symptoms.  No getting around the fact that I am allergic to dust mites.
On Tuesday, I was lucky enough to spend time with my NH Stitching Group.  We spent the day at Carol's house.  It's the mid point for all of us and she has the best new condo with lots of open space in a very quiet location.  Perfect for stitching the day away.  I worked on the Petit Samplings Etui and made lots of queen stitches all day.  It was a lovely afternoon with friends, laughing and stitching and of course, snacking. 
Carol is new to blogging and you can visit her at Stitching 'n Stashing.  I hope to get some more stitching time in today and over the weekend.  Happy Stitching!

14 comments:

Parsley said...

What wonderful finds! Love the variety.

cucki said...

wow lovely finds..have fun
love
cucki xx

Always smiling said...

Omgosh I have thrown these away in the past!!! What do you do with them?
Some lovely designs for your WIPpocalyse I have stitched the Bewtween the Lines, its very pretty.
I must list my choices, it will take me a while!
Chris

Kate said...

Lovely finds. I like you prefer to watch a movie and not dissect it! Lovely to be able to stitch away with friends.

Mouse said...

oooo well done on the finds .. sorry to hear it set off your allergies ... and that's the only thing about the decoration is having to take it all down again after ... and dusting ..lol :) off to go and peek at link and glad you had a fab time with the queen stitches :) love mouse xxxx

DonnaTN said...

Nice flower/scissor frogs. I think it is a Murphy's Law that is more work to put away decorations than to put them out. No more thrill and anticipation of the holidays to come. Maybe we should start a tradition of de-decorating with hot chocolate and music to counteract the clean up blahs!

geeky Heather said...

Oh wow! Four at once! I'm still looking forward to searching for one of these when my sisters next drag me antique shopping with them. =)

Sue N. said...

I so agree with you about movies and also feel that way about books. You must be one organized lady (well, I know you are after seeing you in action at Enfield) to accomplish all that you do and so magnificently!

Rachael G said...

Lovely scissor frogs, You have an addiction now, lol I alawys try and check out charity shops as they have quite a few!!

Catherine said...

Great frogs! I love the green one and have never seen a frosted one before!

Country Dreaming said...

Those are rally cool. Love the colors.
Have a wonderful New Year.

melinda

Dani - tkdchick said...

What beautiful scissor frogs!!!! Have a Happy New Year!

Joysze said...

Cute buttons, Nataly. :D

Lynn said...

Great finds Nataly!
I've been spending the day putting away all my Christmas decor. I need to sort through ours as well but we are waiting until spring to do a giant cleanup in our storeroom.
Happy New Year to you and your family1