Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Ornaments and Thrifting....

Gentle Friends thank you all so very much for all your kind comments and emails about my November Cottage - these Cottages are such fun and quick stitches!!
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Yesterday the mail brought me a great package with my HOE Hometown Ornament Exchange from my partner, Lynn.  Instead of a single Ornament I received a super exchange with Two Lovely Ornaments.  Here are some snaps....

This beauty was designed by Lindy Jane and is filled with crushed walnuts and lavender buds...  and


......  this totally cute (I do love reindeer) design is called "Ribbon Reindeer."  The design is from "Daffycat Designs."  They are both stitched on opalescent linen using the recommended floss - and - have lovely beading around the edges!!  They are really darling and will look great on my stitched Christmas Tree.  Thank you so very much Lynn!!!!
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On Saturday we did the run around town through the Thrift - Consignment - Junque Shops and even got to an Estate Sale.  There wasn't much, but I found a few things....


From l to r - an interesting looking novel called "The Queen's Bastard" - based on the rumour that
Elizabeth I had a child by Robert Dudley, a large set of "Cabin" glass cream and sugar.  I really didn't need these, but they were so unusual I had to have them - and - I found another piece of sterling silver, this time a small tray - for $1 - now for a buck I couldn't go wrong!!
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That's about it for today sports fans.  Thanks for stopping by, do stop again!!

Take care,
edgar

11 comments:

Margaret said...

Beautiful exchange pieces you received! I've read so many novels about Queen Elizabeth, it's funny. Interesting to theorize about the possible bastard child. Love that sugar and creamer set!

Deb said...

Great exchange ornaments and thrift finds too. I don't think that I could have passed up the cream and sugar pieces. They are unusual, but really cool!

Minnie said...

The ornaments you received were beautiful and I love the creamer and sugar set, they are just adorable.

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

The ornaments are lovely. :)

You made out like a bandit at the thrift shop! Good for you. The book looks very interesting, too. :)

Julie said...

Lovely ornaments from Lynn, how exciting to have two of them.

Daffycat said...

Awwww, Lynn stitched you my reindeer freebie! I'm so glad you liked it! Actually it's called "Daffycat Designs" ...not my name :\

Christine said...

Lovely ornaments, and you always seem to do well at the thrift shops (love the upmarket spelling of junque by the way)

cucki said...

hello dear, its me cucki from south africa..i am your new follower from south africa..
your ornament is so beautiful..
the book is looking so interesting..hugs cucki xxx

Sherry said...

Love the ornaments!

anniebeez said...

Really nice thrifting! Beautiful ornies too-I love the beading around the edges. I heard at my quilt guild that crushed walnuts can be dangerous to dogs so be careful. :)

Marie said...

Great Hometown ornament!

Wow, you found some great treasures. I especially love the cabin cream and sugar containers...those would be just perfect on my table here in VT. :D