Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Goodies, New Old Finds, and CED2009

Some time ago, I won a drawing from Roni Johnson at Ink Stains and the first mailing never reached me. I was supposed to win a packet of St. Pat's day stamps and some gold leafing. She contacted me to see if I had received it only to find that I hadn't. She sent this wonderful package to me and I received it this weekend. There is a lovely wallpaper holder and it was filled not only with the items that I had won, but also the lovely tags you see above. I just love getting goodies in the mail!!!! Thanks, Roni!

Yesterday was a wonderful day. I went to my friend Nancy's house and checked out her newly purged studio and I was blown away. I could actually see the color of her work table. It was awesome. We spent a couple of hours making more ephemera bags for an upcoming garage sale and then went out to lunch.

For the first time in a long time, I didn't have a particular time that I had to be home, so Nancy took me to an antique mall in Stockbridge. Will wonders never cease! Stockbridge has a dynamite restaurant, Red Sky, and they have a treasure filled antiques mall with pretty good prices, Haffner's.

Here are some of the treasures I found:

This has an original sticker on the back that says it is a Bastille cabinet that retails for $156. I paid $25.

This was only $10!

This was $4.

This was $14.50.

I felt like I won the lottery. The hubster and I have browsed the antique malls in Mason and I have not found nearly this many goodies and the things that I found myself drawn to were out of my price range. It was great to find this really large place overflowing with "stuff" and to find some treasures.

I am tutoring today at 2 pm and really should work out before then. There is a challenge in my email to draw a hand-held game. I may try that first. If I get it done, I will post it later.

That's it for now! Don't hate me because I found all those goodies yesterday!! &-)



  1. I want all the things you found! Love your work!

  2. I checked out your blog for the first time - via a link on the arttechniques group.

    Now I have 2 reasons to go to Michigan, lol ... a dear friend online that I have never met and this fabulous Haffner's! THanks for sharing :-)