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You know...it never ceases to amaze me how much great junque I can find when I'm pressed for time. On Friday I only had about an hour to tag-sale-hunt and incredibly found more neat stuff than I can tell you. But, since my guy's been busy working hard on my new booth space I didn't DARE bring one more thing home in need of his attention. So...I passed on several items I would have loved to have in my space! Seems like when I have days and days to tag-sale-hunt I find NOTHING and then on the days when I only have an hour or two to shop I find everything under the sun (and more!).
Anyway...today I'm going to brag a little about my latest SCORE!
My town only has a few thrift shops, but I make the rounds enough for the peeps behind the counter to know my first name. :) Not sure that's a good thing or not.
Anyway...such is life on the junkin' circuit, right?
Do any of you remember the neat Victorian-ish looking company called THT (Tender Heart Treasures)? They were based out of Omaha and they also had a retail division called Tender Heart Designs. The company closed in 2008/09 and since that time I haven't seen anything like the products they sold which has been disappointing. So many of us who love cottage decor bought from them so it was very sad when the company sold and/or folded.
Well, while out thrifting on Friday I found these sweet METAL CONES tossed in a large bin of metalware. I knew immediately they were from THT because I purchased some just like them several years ago. Incredibly there were fourteen CONES with twisty-wire-handles for the picking and so I brought all of them home with me. Some have the little ruffled edge at the top and some do not...but, I love them all!
Not sure WHAT I'm going to do with them. I may save them back for a Christmas project, but who knows!? I think they'd be darling filled with dried hydrangeas because they really remind me of old Tussie Mussie bouquet holders! But, for now I've filled them up with reprinted vintage music shreds and I'm loving how they look!
Pretty sweet huh?
Now...I own a good cross-cut paper shredder (good for destroying the gajillions credit card applications I get each month) and also one that just cuts in 7mm (about 1/4") strips. I made the music shreds by scanning some vintage sheet music and then printing it on both sides of my paper. Then it was fed through the shredder! It makes WONDERFUL FILLER for lots and lots of sweet projects. Can't remember where I got the idea (it certainly isn't new or my own), but I thought I'd pass it along just the same! Try it....you'll love it!
I'm off to work! Hope your Monday is filled with good things!
Love to you...