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Friday, July 16, 2010

Looking beyond the obvious ~

A page from my herbarium images for you sweet friends ~
be sure to click the image twice for the largest size too!

The other day I stopped by Hobby Lobby and as I walked in door
they had a fourth of July discount table with items marked 80% OFF!!!
Well, I'm not big on decorating for many other holidays other than Christmas
but I still wanted to look through the sale items ~
I try to look at things not for what they are....
but for what they COULD be ~

I found these wonderful paperweights....large and crystal clear.
Now don't get me wrong, I AM very proud to be an American but
thought I could transform them into something
totally different with gorgeous old images placed underneath ~
regularly priced at 9.99 they were only 2.00 each!!!

Now...I just need to decide exactly what to place inside!

I've missed you all SO VERY MUCH!!
After working at the soap shop this past week, every evening
I've been so exhausted ~

I have a few goodies to share with you soon...
sweet gifts that I know you'll love too!!

Thank you for your precious comments and for stopping by
even when I'm up to my neck in soap and goldfish ~
The show's been going great...and hopefully this weekend will
bring even more orders too!

Have a wonderful weekend dear friends,
hugs and love,


Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

I just love those old herbariums. I have my husbands great great something's old one and I'm going to get it out tomorrow. I hope there is writing on it like yours

Gail said...

You are so smart to look beyond the "expected". Good for you and I'm so glad that the soaps are going are so great to help out!

Anonymous said...

I know you will come up with something amazing for those paperweights!!

Love those kind of sales too!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hello Sweet Dawn:
Rest and Relax. We'll be here when you're ready! Thank you so much for sharing the image of flax from your fabulous find. It's wonderful.

A personal thanks for the conversation you recently had with Lisa Mc. I appreciate the insight she shared with me from both of you. My package will be shipping (with my fingers crossed) next week. Hope they like me!


Vee said...

I used a vintage paperweight to tuck photos of my grandsons in for their mother's birthday...Clara's photo would look awfully cute in there, but you're probably thinking of something more vintage. Clara is definitely not vintage. ;D

Hopemore Studio said...

It takes real creativity to see beyond one single purpose for any item, something I struggle with but am getting better at. I'm know you will find the perfect way to recreate these into something that truly suits your taste.


My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

What a great idea to reinvent those paperweights.

Barbara Jean said...

Always nice to hit a good sale!

Wonderful print for us
thanks Dawn
have a super weekend


barbara jean

Dorthe said...

Dearest Dawn,
How wonderfull that the sale is going great,cross my fingers for this week-end,too sweetie.
The paperweights are a great buy, that you will transform to something even better, and far more beautifull.
Sending you love and hugs, and wishes for a great week-end.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning Dawn! Great ideas, as always! Enjoy your work dearest...I am sure it is beautiful in person as it is in your photos....Anita

Anonymous said...

Dawn, I've been collecting vintage glass paperweights that have the images ruined or missing. These pop up at estate sales and flea markets quite regularly. I'm going to make my own collage images with antique ephemera to place underneath. We should challenge each other and compare paperweights at the end of the summer....are you game?

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Dawn ~
I can't wait to see what you do with the paper weights ~ You always come up with something wonderful !


Attic Rat said...

What an awesome find! I am sure that you will find just the perfect image to go under those.


Tarnished and Tattered said...

I love your way of shopping for supplies! You have defiantly turned me onto the clearance area of HOB LOB. Now I just need to get there before Lori cleans them out. LOL
I want to pick up a couple for myself, I can think of so many things that could be used. Wonderful.
We're packing up & hopefully heading out this afternoon. I'll call you from the road. Love ya friend. Lisa

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Wonderful idea to check out those discount tables, Dawn! Yes, I could see even a vintage Christmas image in here, displayed on a table at the holidays or a paperweight on a desk with a crown or chandelier or even a lovely egg image.

Sheila Rumney said...

Can't wait to see what you create with it.

Have a great weekend.

Julie Pishny said...

Good spy at the clearance table! I am sure you will make something gorgeous with them. I hope your show is going well and that it was the best one yet! Take care of yourself...get some rest...take a break. We will all be here waiting for your return. Hugs - Julie

Katsui Jewelry said...

I am sure you will make these into something wonderful, Dawn. I hope you got a bunch! A two dollar paperweight base is quite a deal. Oh, how I wish we had Hobby Lobby here!


Theresa said...

Well, you see... I just wish I could see beyond what I see! That was a great vision to visualize making something out of those paperweights! I have missed visiting you, I was out of town on vacation all week!

Have a blessed day dear Dawn! HUGS!

Lisa said...

beaautiful image Dawn.. did you take the photo too? I think that image would be lovely in your paperweight...

Andrea said...

Thank you for the image!!

Rustique Gal said...

Dawn, I love your creativity! Can't wait to see what you do with the paperweights! Wishing you a great show/sale this weekend...

purplepaint said...

Hi Dawn! Gosh I haven't been by in a long time! So glad I came! I have to go check my Hobby Lobby and see if they have any of these paperweights ~ I have a vintage one and am hoarding that, so I need some new ones that I can alter! :D Marva


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