Happy Thursday friends!
I hope your week is going well.
We’re in the middle of a mini heatwave right now, hot and oh so very very humid, but thankfully it promises to be more normal by the weekend so I’m so looking forward to being able to work in my air conditioner-less craft studio without melting.
I did find a few cool things this week at my regular thrifting haunts.
Like this sweet lot of miniature brass bells.
They all have their ringers and are available here.
I found these two stencilling books for $1 a piece, and I’ll be keeping them for reference and for possible future projects.
The Border book is from 1982, and the Early American book is from 1975.
I did a lot of stenciling in my decor way back in the 80s and 90s. I had a thing for hearts back then. I still love hearts, but just not all over my kitchen cupboards. lol.
I especially love the Early American book.
The designs in both books are printed on durable stencil manila paper. Back in the day you’d wipe the stencil paper on both sides with a rag soaked with a 50% boiled linseed oil/50% turpentine combo, which was supposed to make it extremely durable and waterproof after it was hung to dry.
Yikes! I never did that and I’m so not doing that now. I’ll just trace any designs I use onto plastic and cut that out like I used to. No muss, no fuss.
Isn’t this large Wilton Care Bear cake pan a cutie? It’s available here.
I’m always happy to find another wooden rolling pin for my collection , and I’ll pick up flat metal graters for repurposing whenever I seen them for a good price.
I haven’t yet decided if the vintage wooden accordion coat rack is a keep or a sell.
These two 8″ x 6″ black and white vintage log cabin drawings aren’t really a set because the wooden frames are slightly different, but they’re about the same size and done by the same artist, J. Sinnige, who I’ve been unable to find anything about in my research.
These two are keepers for now, but we never know what the future holds.
While this log cabin looks pretty perfect…
…I have a real soft spot for old places like this one that just need a little love.
Thanks so much for reading and until next time…
keep on keepin’ on!