Friday, January 20, 2012

It just doesn't take much....

to make this girl happy!

I mean it.
A few trinkets...a few busted jewelry pieces....
a jacked up jewelry box...
and the thing that REALLY makes me smile???
Getting these goodies on the cheap!
I will not pay big for my art supplies ~
they have to be reasonable or I will simply pass them by.

I had to show you my tiny little haul I recently found.
Tiny, yes...but wonderful too!
I found a small, cream velvet jewelry box ~ and I'm in LOVE with it!
Just look....

See the sweet inside?
I've got to transform this wonderful box ~
but right now, I'm lovin' it just the way it is.

A little gathering of Mother of Pearl buckles ~ I'm always looking for these!

And a small, pale pink coin purse!
You can't even tell by my photos the pale pinkness of it :)

Another wonderful find?
Lisa turned me onto these ~
in the bakery dept of our grocery store,
you know where you get your own muffins?
I found these gorgeous, slightly waxed natural sheets of paper....
I just had to grab a few -
(Be sure you buy some muffins too!!!)
I still don't have a clue what I'll do with them but who cares?
I love them!

I love the small things.
Small, wonderful, cast-off treasures.
It doesn't take much to make me happy at all!!!!

Have a beautiful Friday precious friends ~
hugs and love,


Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

Oh I do too Dawn! Sometimes I think How can I get excited over all these small things. Especially the old ones. I had to give them up sometimes. Can't wait to see your creation!

Gail said...

I'm dying over your velvet box!!!! Seriously, how wonderful is that? If you and I were shopping together there might be problems.....LOL!
I love that wax paper tip too, next time I'm at the market.........:)

Rhonda Cable said...

Just like me it doesn't take much to make me happy. My husband flips when I pick up a rusty trinket off the ground and put it in my pocket like I found a hundred dollar bill! I call those "buried treasures" and it's the little things that get overlooked sooo much in shops. Some people just have no imagination! Your little wax sheets make marvelous envelopes because you can see through them....

Maggie said...

now i have to go snag some bakery papers!! a whole new thing to play with :-)

Cheryl ~ ZanyMayd said...

Great Finds ~ can't wait till you put Your Stamp of Style on that Beautiful Box.... Have a Beautiful & Blessed weekend~

Barbara Jean said...

all so very fun.

Those papers you like from the bakery department... I think you can get them by the box. They are sandwich wrap paper. (for when you figure out some wonderful project where you need lots....)


gretchen said...

Isn't it funny what can turn our heads and make our hearts sing? I love everything you shared and would have chosen much the same. I think it would be fun to gather a few special odd bits and (odd) firends together and see what each would make of these special tokens! hmmmm....?

Luvcreatincards said...

What lovely finds. Your jewellery box is so pretty and what potential there is too. I'm sure as sure can be it will be totally transformed once you have given it your own very special magic touch. The purse is cute too and I'm sure those papers will look wonderful after some of your fun paper ageing techniques and or your gorgious stamping ideas. Thanks for sharing your pretty goodies
Warmest best wishes,

Susan said...

I love your velvet box and I'm glad I have another excuse to buy some donuts.

NanaDiana said...

I think the "smalls" are one of the biggest joys in my life. I used to have a jewelry box like that in a blue color. My own had an insert in it but the clasp was identical. I wonder whatever happened to that.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend- xo Diana

Tina said...

Love your box Dawn - it´s so pretty as is. Love the rest of your stuff too actually. Looks like some great projects on the way.
Have a wonderful weekend sweet friend.

Rhonda said...

Oh Dawn, my little heart is going pitter patter for sure!

Gorgeous finds and I agree, I adore the tiny treasures in life.

Hugs, Rhonda

Ironstone and Pine said...

Can't wait to see what you do with your finds.....maybe I'll be in time to see them in your shop???:)

Mosaic Magpie said...

I will be looking forward to see what you do with the buckles.

Dorthe said...

I know that feeling of pure joy, when finding something special-that someone else thrown out, and I would have been singing if finding something like your beautiful jewlery box, dearest Dawn- and the buckles and the purce is wonderful finds as well, and sure to bring happines to our hearts. Isen`t it fantastic to find joy in all those little lovelies.
Have a beautiful week-end sweetie-
I send you love and hugs.

Revi said...

Lovely, lovely. I can't wait to see how you use these in your creations!

Vicki Boster said...

Hi Dawn- I love your new found treasures- the buckles are fabulous. It really is the little things that keeps us happy--
Hope you are warm and cozy this winter--

Unknown said...

i'm all about the "petite" things in life too! your tresors are simply lovely! i hope you have a creatively happy week-end dear dawn!

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Melissa/Piney Rose said...

I am LOVIN' that box! I'd keep the lid lining intact - its so lovely. You always find the greatest stuff!

Susie M. said...

Oh wow!!! Lucky find!! Good for you! I am exactly the same way when it comes to art supplies. I refuse to pay retail. If I do? it's with a substantial coupon...LOL Have a great wknd and looking forward to the transformation!

BelleCosette said...

Great post! It is a pleasure to enjoy our little finds and treasures for a while before transforming them. Sometimes I end up keeping an item just the way it is. It's also a joy when you get an inspiration and realize you have just the right thing tucked away!

B. said...

me too. understand completely. such potential and hope for the future.


Lisa said...

Hi Sweets,
That creamy jewelry box just gave me chills.

Di@Cottage-Wishes said...

I love that little wallet and those buckles, oh my. What will you do with the buckles, cant wait to see. Di@cottage-wishes

susan hemann said...

Lovely box!! A friend of mine gave me a glove box with velvet inside since I collect gloves. Did you see the quilt on pinterest with the belt buckles? All cream and lovely. I love coin purses too.
I started collecting vintage powder boxes, they are so wonderful to store things in.

Lana Manis said...

You are definitely a girl after my own heart... I LOVE your finds! Each and every little thing is precious. I know you'll do something wonderful with that waxed paper. :)


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