Thursday, January 17, 2019

Can You Identify This?

Wednesday was a day of adventure for me!  A thrifting adventure!  And I need your help identifying one of the items I bought, but let me tell you about my day first.

The very first thing I absolutely HAD to do was go to the grocery store.  So I headed out pretty early, stopping at McDonald's for breakfast on the way.  After I ate I went to Food Lion for the groceries.  I got through my list quicker than I usually do.  I'm finally learning my way around in there.  I didn't shop regularly at Food Lion until Mark and I married.  I used to do most of my shopping at Walmart or Aldi because they were "just up the street."  Not so much so now.  Food Lion is the one that is "just up the street" now.

Anyway, I needed to buy meats, especially, and Mark needed fruit and snacks and coffee for work, so I took those items to him when I finished shopping.  That was around 10:30.  I took the other groceries home and put them away and headed out to do some thrifting.  I had to at least make a drop-off to Goodwill.  I had not been to High Point in awhile, so I headed in that direction.  I had a goal in mind.......to find some more items for this wall......

This is the wall that separates the kitchen area from the dining room area.  The kitchen is to the right of the picture and I am standing in the dining room to take the picture and the living room is to the left of the picture.

The Adventure Begins

My first stop was the HOP Shop Thrift on Eastchester Rd.  I found tons of goodies there!

The second stop was supposed to be a new-to-me vintage and thrift shop, but I messed up the address and ended up at the Salvation Army store on South Main Street.  I had not intended to go there today because it isn't my favorite store.  BUT, I thought to myself, I've ended up here for some reason, so I went in.  Low and behold, all of their Bric a Brac was on sale 50% off!  I found lots of goodies there, too, when I usually find ZERO!  CHA CHING!

The third stop was at a Goodwill store I had never been to that was not too far from the Salvation Army store.  I found several items there, too.

By that time it was 2:30 and I decided I better head towards the house.  I needed gas, so I decided to go to Thomasville because the last time I filled up I paid $1.93/gallon in Thomasville.  Well, not so today.  They were higher than here.  So I decided to wait on the gas til I got home.  BUT, since I was already in Thomasville I decided to go to the Goodwill there.  I think I found a few items there, too.

I sent Mark a text to let him know that I was going to stop at Burger King on the way home because I had not eaten lunch yet.  I asked him if he was interested (dumb question, lol).  So, I used a coupon to get a "Family Bundle" which was 3 Whoppers, 3 cheeseburgers and 3 small fries for $12.99.  Mark was picking his grandson, Jaxon, up from daycare after work, so I knew one of the cheeseburgers and fries would work for him.  I ate my whopper on the way home.

I pulled in just a few minutes before Mark got home.  So we unloaded the car and Mark and Jaxon ate.

It was a beautiful day today.  52 degrees this afternoon.  I wore a headband that covered my ears and a sweatshirt for warmth and actually got a little hot in a couple of the stores.  The sunshine was so pretty today!  Even still, we have standing water in the back yard (to the right of the picture is where it pools and under my building).

Your Assistance, Please

So, now I will show you some pictures of my goodies today.  The first one is the one I need your help with.  I found it at Goodwill.  It is made of very light wood, perhaps balsa, and is covered with embossed brass strips along the outer edges and some sort of  embossed material or something on the outer center.  I did a Google search, but came up with noting.  Here are four different views of the heart-shaped box/purse thingy:
Outside.  The dark strips are the embossed brass strips.


End view

Inside view.  It looks like someone stained or paint-washed the ends and insides.

Other Wooden Containers Found

I will use some of these for craft tool storage, like paint brushes, scissors, exacto knives, etc.  The plain box (maybe a cigar box) I plan to stencil the inside (bottom of the box) with a quote and hang it up to use as a shelf and paint the lid and stencil another quote on it to hang.
Love the way this one is decorated.

This is the cigar box (?) that I will stencil and decorate to make 2 items out of.

Craft tool storage box

Interesting Pieces

I got these just because they were different and I liked them.  I thought they would be interesting on the wall.
A block of wood with this carving in it.

Not sure if this is a tray or what.  It seems to be made of a light wood like balsa and antiqued with a metallic paint finish.

This is the back of the tray, also antiqued and metallic paint

FAITH

I found several plaques about Faith today.  I only bought these 3.


Framed Art Work

I may use these as is, or put something else in them.
Love wild flowers and I really liked the frame, too.

I liked the frame more than the picture of the fishing lure, but I sort of like it, too.

This is a pretty small frame for a small spot on the wall, but I will probably replace the stitched piece with a quote.

This is a Victorian print, but I'm more interested in the frame, using the back of it .......

......using the back of it like a shadow box

Miscellaneous Items

I got these items because I liked the shape, or I saw potential for transformation, or just because.
3"x5" hand painted stretched canvas

Metal shelf

I have several of these 3-dimensional flower casts.

Daffodils

Canvas art

This is a glass frame

Frame

This is a little black shelf that holds two 3"x4" pictures with 3 pegs for hanging whatever.

I liked this little trio of bird houses and the way they are painted.  View 1

View 2

View 3

Miscellaneous frames and vases.  I liked the black vase, which I think is wooden.  The other vase is metal and looks to be oxidized silver.

This old wooden coaster box has potential to be used alone as a craft tool storage and/or repurpose the coasters as individual quotes or pictures, etc.

The green and white is like a tiered letter box.  There are 2 scarves and a small glass cutting board.
So, there you have it!  My adventure and the goodies obtained on the adventure!  I may have to take Ilene back to High Point with me tomorrow to find the vintage and thrift shop!  But first I MUST do some work on the house!  OY VEY!

Please let me know if you have any ideas about the heart-shaped "box."  It would be greatly appreciated!

Thank You, Lord, for a fun day!

Monday, January 14, 2019

Play Date With Friends

I had a follow up appointment with the oral surgeon this morning.  He said things look great!  I have an appointment in 2 months to have a CT scan of my lower jaw to see if there is enough bone to have implants.  And we will go from there.  He removed the teflon that was there to hold the bone graft in place until it "took." And he removed some stitches.  He told me I don't have to wear the partial plate all of the time.  So I chose not to wear it at all today, hoping the roof of my mouth will do some healing.

I had a real hamburger and fries this evening!  WOW!  They tasted GREAT!!!  Best part is that I am feeling fine, no stomach ache at all......so far!

After I had my dentist appointment, I grab some scrambled eggs down the street from the craft store before returning to the craft store to pick up a few items.  Then I went to Ilene's and spent the afternoon with her.  Carolyn came over, too!  We spent the afternoon working on a puzzle and had lunch together.  Carolyn brought some chili and Ilene made egg salad.  I passed up the chili because I was afraid of what it would do to my stomach.  But the egg salad was delicious!

Mark was not feeling well after work, so he said he was going to eat something and then lay down.  So I told him I was going to just spend more time at Ilene's so he could rest.  Then when it was 5:30 Carolyn was heading home and we decided to pick up Julie, her daughter, and go to supper at Ruby Tuesday.  Then we went back to their house and just visited.  It was great spending time with all of my friends today.

Working on a jigsaw puzzle.

Being goofy outside of Ruby Tuesday as we head home.
Thank You, Lord, for sweet, Christian friends!

Sunday, January 13, 2019

It's Not A Secret Anymore

Thursday evening, December 20th, the ladies of our church enjoyed an evening of food, fun and fellowship as we met to reveal our Secret Sisters of 2018 and draw new names for 2019. We had delicious soup, salad and dessert for celebrating. We also had a friendly White Elephant gift exchange with just a bit of thievery. Finally, we prayed out the old year and prayed in the new year.  Thank You, Lord, for Your blessings throughout the year!
Food.....

food.....

food.....

food.....

and more food!

White Elephant gifts

Secret Sister gifts

Gift to everyone from Ilene

Gift to everyone from Vera Mae


Everyone who participated in the Secret Sister activity of 2018

Christmas Programs

We attended a Christmas program that Mark's granddaughter, Kayden, participated in. It was a musical presentation by the Chorus group at North Davidson Middle School. They did a good job and we were pleased that the program included some Christian songs.  Unfortunately, I can only upload one video because of the size of the files for the others.

Empty set

Singers getting ready

Kayden was pretty far away from us as we sat on the opposite side of the gym as she sang.


Beautiful smile, but the picture is blurry.

Towards the end of the program, some of the kids went to microphones to do special parts.  Kayden and some of the others lined up across the bleachers to help do motions to a song.


As you can tell from this little clip, the kids sounded wonderful!  Great Job!
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