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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Hello. My name is Dawn and yes, I am a hoarder!!!
(just of cool stuff though)

Last week I headed to our little antique space to put a few goodies in ~
I'm making another pile of stuff to take on my next trip too!
It has taken me forever to get this house looking the way I want it to.

Well, I always do a little treasure hunting while I'm out and
found a few things I've got to share with you!

I scanned these first three images from a small book
I found that features plants of the Bible ~
They are beautiful botanical prints,
be sure to click twice to make them large before saving :)

I've had this postcard for a while and finally scanned it for you too!

Here are my small but wonderful treasures!
Look at the graphics on this small stamp box!!!! YIKES!!!
I'm such a sucker for graphics and antique typefaces ~
A few of the stamp parts had fallen off their wooden bases
so I've got to glue those back on.
Were all of the letters there?
Only the "P" is missing!
Who cares...

I love the pointing hand!!!

And just look at this old pincushion! Topped with millinery....I fell in love instantly.
I have a thing for pincushions anyway ~

And this little box.
I thought it was charming and it was so inexpensive...I had to buy it!
After I studied it for awhile, I realized it's an old collar box!!!!!
If you squint your eyes and tilt your head just so
you can read on the front "Ward's Collars No 3"
Now I REALLY love it!
I know, I'm a hoarding freak but it's tiny finds like these that make me smile ~

It's time to make something...
Too many days have passed by ~

Have a great Tuesday my dear friends!!
hugs and love,


GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

I'm Deb and I am a "hoarder"...LOL !!!
I love your finds! They are small so they don't take up much room...that's how I justify my purchases...

Marilou of Lulu's Lovlies and Heartful Creations said...

Awesome finds Dawn! Have a great creative week! Hugs Marilou said...

Well if you are a hoarder I wonder what I would be called:) You DO have some great things there. I'm with you Dawn, I love graphics too. Those prints from the book are pretty enough to frame. Happy hunting:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

sissie said...

Hi Dawn,
Hope you had a nice Mother's Day. I love all your great finds, especially the wooden box!

More great stuff to go with your other great stuff!


Joy Lett said...

What is worse than a hoarder?

Debra@Common Ground said...

oooohh, great stuff!! Love those botanicals of the Bible flowers. Don't worry about hoarding, all great artistic types are least that's what I tell myself!!! xoxo Debra

Al said...

Very neat things. They all serve a purpose, so go ahead and hoard away! That pincushion is too cute.

Shelia said...

Hi Dawn! I'm a hoarder too. I poke stuff all over the place - I'm a great hider of stuff! :)
Thank you for the lovely graphics.
Be a sweetie and I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day.
Shelia ;)

Vee said...

Yes, and so am I. Trouble is, I have no scope for the imagination and no business hoarding. Still, I like to pretend. Hope that you get the chance to create tomorrow!

One Shabby Old House said...

My name is Becky and I am a Hoarder. Geesh it's crazy. I have the neatest store in the world right inside of my garage. Salvage for projects in need of completing so I keep holding on. Even decorating the garage but that's another story.

kluless said...

It's not hoarding, we are just being preparred so we don't have to run out to the store when inspiration strikes! Uh huh. That's my story and I'm sticking with it. Right at this moment I am sitting here making a pincushion and I haven't needed to buy a single thing so far. Dang! I wish I had a blue corsage pin. How could I not have one of those... LOL!

Createology said...

Oh My how I love your "new" old treasures. These are such wonderful finds I can see why they must come home with you. I don't know where you shop but I love what you find. I just tell Mr. C that there are much worse vices than being a hoarder. Happy collecting...

Lisa said...

love the box of my weaknesses.. I've often pondered where the dividing line is between collector and hoarder....

June said...

Before I comment on this post I have to tell you how much I loved the post you did about your beautiful mom. And then the amazing post of your handsome sons. You are such a blessed mother. Aren't our children our joy in life Dawn? Your family is so dear. I know that your little Clara even made your Mother's Day better than ever.
Now, those stamps are absolutely the best find! The box too! What a great find.
If your family ever decides to do an intervention on your little hoarding problem have them call me to help with the cure. LOL!
big hugs to you...

Deborah said...

I admitted that a long time ago. I have so much cool stuff, I am drowning in it:) I have cool stuff in every corner. I am currently in the middle of rearranging all of my cool stuff so it fits better. It is hard work but guess what? I rediscovered a lot of cool stuff while moving it all around and yes a lot of it made me smile too. Hope you had a great Mother's Day.

Tina @ TinyBear said...

That´s some really wonderful finds you got Sweet Dawn. Love the stamps and the collar box too.
The pincushion is awesome. I love old pincushion - they are so hard to find over here.
xo Tina

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Dawn,
wonderful finds! Love the box and the pincushion
too.TFS.Have a wonderful day.

cottageprims said...

Hello I'm Amy and I'm a hoarder. I'd never make it through the 12 steps,I would have to many the pincushion is sweet! Warm Blessings!~Amy

Theresa said...

Oh my, what great finds! Hoarder? YEP, ME TOO and love all of my special goodies:) Have a blessed day, HUGS!

Susan said...

I like the way you hoard!! You found a lot of cool finds!! I would like to get my hands on that wooden box. I have altering wooden boxes fetish! LOL

marie said...

Yea for "cool stuff"!! Love your new treasures...I have a thing for boxes and the one you got is beautiful! Great find Dawn! The stamps and the pincushion are as the graphics on the stamp box.

Thanks for sharing the images...they are really wonderful!! I can't wait to print those out!

bes53913 said...

Hi Dawn, great finds! You are NOT a hoarder: you are a hunter/gatherer. Sounds better, anyway LOL!
PS: Recent message from fortune cookie: You cannot have it all - where would you put it?
I completely cracked up!

Dorthe said...

Hi sweetie, Dawn--
oh I guess I have to say it loud ! yes I`m a hoarder,too !!-but if only "hoarding" gorgeus things like the ones you found,dear- I will not mind at all.
How fantastic is the old pincussion,so beautiful,- and the stamp box- a wonderful find- as is the collar box.
You made fantastic finds dear friend.
Love and hugs-Dorthe

A bird in the hand said...

No, no, you're not a hoarder. You're a collector!!
Hoarders don't discriminate. Collectors only collect what they love and oh, I love your recent finds.

Ironstone and Pine said...

You know Im guilty right along with ya! Great stuff, love it!

Thespa said...

ok, I am INSANELY jealous of your amazing finds! You most definitely got "the cool stuff" woo hoo!!!

Cindy Craine said...

Hello my name is Cindy and I too am a hoarder! I would take the 12 steps but I can't because I have to much too much stuff to walk over!!! However, I have super cool neato stuff that I love. Every bit of it!

melissadc76 said...

Hi Dawn.
My name is Melissa and I'm a hoarder too.
I found so much cool crap thrifting today, so it's only gettting worse.
Love your work, love your blog as always :)

Tora said...

Thanks for these great images, and what cool stuff you find Dawn :) I envy you off them LOL LOL LOL

Rustique Gal said...

Dawn, you do hoard the best stuff, and unlike me, you actually keep making stuff. I have so much stuff in my studio now that I don't have room to make stuff. I hate that. Trying to remedy it and get my blogging back up to snuff!
Have a great creative week!

B. said...

i prefer to think of it as gathering beautiful things around me. they make me smile too. . . . I don't know how you can give up something after you make them. so beautiful. I am planning on giving away a journal (my first) that I just LOVE. O U C H

Susan Hemann said...

I just love the things you bought. I'm a hoarder of interesting things too. Thing is I have so many interests lol


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