Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Free Image Tuesday, Commission Piece, Wild Kingdom and Thrift Finds....

This is my new treasure and I am so very in love with the baby in her mother's arms. This is a full case ambrotype from the mid 1800's. It closes, latches and has the most wonderful detail on the outside of the case. Use the images, but please let me see if you do!! I hope the free images are useful to you.
This piece was commissioned for a new grandboy:) I removed the glass for photo taking purposes.
Check it! I'm a wild life photographer! I have never tried to take any pictures with my macro setting outside and we have this wonderful blooming bush and every evening it is covered with scores of butterflies and bees. The boys could watch it for hours. I love how you can see the pollen grains on the butterfly's tongue. It doesn't take much to make me happy:)

I got these yesterday at Helping Hands. The plates remind me of my grandmother's china service and were a dollar a piece. The brush is old, silver and made with horsehair. I payed 7 dollars, but had to have it:)
Ok, the silverware was in bins marked 10 cents a piece. So, thinking I would get some for assemblage pieces I started looking. All of the knives are stainless, but I did find some old silver plate ones also. Once I got to the spoons I hit the jackpot. All those spoons are almost 100 years old. (I have two more in the car) They are WM Rodgers & Son from 1915. I looked them up on Replacements, Ltd. and the cost to replace each is 17.99. The pattern is called International Hampden (silverplate, 1915) SWEEEETT!!!! I LOVE finding stuff like that! I get such a thrift high:) I think someone needs to fire the silverware sorting person at Helping Hands. Or not:)
Then I found these totally AWESOME 9.5 inch letters in the electronic section. See, it pays to look in every nook and corner. They are iron and so heavy I had to lug them up front to keep until I was done. Best part? 1 dollar a piece. Yes, I was a happy woman yesterday:)


Erin Earls said...

Oh OH OH!! My Mother had those plates! She got the whole set as a wedding gift from my Grandmother. We ate off the every day. Loved them. Great finds~

amyelisedesigns said...

What beautiful pieces! And the thrift finds, WOW! Salt Lake thrift stores are picked over all of the time!

Cheryl said...

Okay, I love the NINE! That is so "Clutter".
What fantastic TS finds! I love love love those plates and i can totally see why you had to have them.

I must slow down. I was going to pick up the phone and call you to see if I could buy that "boy" frame and then I saw it was commissioned. I want to commission one!

Thanks for the eye candy!

Lori said...

can't see the pics..too many..dang this laptop..well i see the frame you made, it is totally awesome!!..great pic of the butterfly..what else, oh yeah what is helping hands and why don't i have one here??..sounds like you got some awesome stuff!!..per usual need to view you better tomorrow on son's computer!!

The Feathered Nest said...

WOW! What a great post, beautiful new artwork, great close-up photography and some seriously wonderful thrift finds...I love to check your blog. Also, you are so very kind to offer your free images, I love them! Take care, Dawn :) Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my blog, too!

LisaOceandreamer said...

AMAZING finds and what prices!! WOW!! Great macro photos too. You're a sweetie to share these fabulous images too...I love the mother and child one. Don't you wonder looking at photos like these what their lives were like, where they lived, what he did for a living?
OH and those iron letters - AMAZING!

Pam Aries said...

WOOOHOOO! You DID have a teriffic thrifty day! I love your art too! I love it ALL! ha! ...It has been so cool here this Spring! Very odd! This is the first time I remember having chilly weather in MAY!!!!

Lori said...

ok, on my son's computer now. wow!! you really did get great stuff, love the plates!!!

Miz Smoochie Lips said...

Whoa! Wow! And Whoa!!
You are a lucky thrifter! And thanks so much for the free images :)

"Early Bird" said...

You would have loved to had lunch where I did today...it was an awesome old fashioned place...I loved it!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

awesome thrift finds and I love your collage box - just adorable.
thank you for your sweet comments on my blog - you made my morning! :)

Sadie Olive said...

I love the "Nine", and such a bargain! Those things sell on ebay for at least $10 and up.

Thanks for the comments on my blog. I am getting more of those journals in, so I should have some next month. :) I know what you mean about going crazy on ebay, I too am an addict.

lila said...

We had those aqua china dishes too!
Thrift stores and flea markets are full of memories!

Angela said...

Ohhh my!!! What wonderful works!
Things found at Thrift stores are soo much fun! Thanks for sharing them all!

Miz Smoochie Lips said...

GUESH WUT!! You are my cuppy-cake swap partner, nanny nanny boo boo!

I guess I need to email you my address and such and whatnot and whatever and soforth. heh he h heh!

Wait, if I got your name, you got my name too right? Maybe I better go back and read that email once again.


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