Little nest.

I love gifts from nature! I’m always finding feathers and picking up pine cones. I love looking for neat rocks too. I even have a pile of bark in my bedroom. Hey you can make incense from bark! It’s useful! Haha! Anyway, my Aunt was mowing the other day and almost ran this little nest that had fallen from the big pine tree. She saw it just in time and stopped the mower and moved it to the base of the tree until she finished mowing. She brought it to me later because everyone knows I love that kind of stuff. It’s the perfect little nest. It even has some of my Mom’s hair weaved into it. Which is lovely, and makes it even more special. I plan to pin it inside a little shadow box to hang on my wall. It’s just so beautiful.

 

I’ll have to make a post about how to make incense from tree bark. That would be a good post. Well here’s my little nest! So cute!

 

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Much love!!!

-Jason-

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Thrift shop finds!

I found a lot of goodies over the last couple days! I got some good deals too. I can’t wait to have a house to decorate with all my goodies. For now I’m basically just hoarding stuff that I probably won’t have room for in my house. I’ll cross that bridge when I get there. I’ll post under each picture about the item.

 

I got this amazing lamp for $2 which was a great buy! I plan to have it in my entry when I have my own place. I’m going to put this on a timer so I have a light on when I come home. I need to find a skinnier kind of long shade for it. I always find awesome lamps, but they never have shades or the shade doesn’t work at all!

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A shot of the top of the lamp I got. This is one of my favorite lamps I have.

I got this great pitcher! I could see some Tulips spilling over the edge of it. I paid $2 for this

I got this little picture for $1. I’m not a religious person, but find religion very interesting. I enjoy reading about all religions and beliefs. I really love the style of this.

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I got three of these punch cups for 10 cents each. I’m going to make candles with herbs or flower petals and put them in here to sell. They will be so cute because you can see the petals in herbs through the sides.

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I got this punch cup also for 10 cents. It just waits a candle inside it.

 

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I love learning new stuff. This looks like an interesting read. Lots of good info in here. I paid $1 for this.

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I love gardening and plants. I have a good size collection of Cacti, Succulents, and some Tropical plants. Expect so many gardening posts when I have a place to actually garden! The top one has some good inspiration in it. $2.50 for both of these.

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Three new cookbooks I got. I love using tofu in cooking. It’s a great source of protein and can be used in any cuisine I think. Most people who say they don’t like it just don’t know ¬†how to cook it. It’s basically a carrier for the flavors you want to cook with. The other two looked like they had some good recipes in them. All together these were $7.

 

Much love!!!

-Jason-

The quirky lobster

My mom and I stopped by a thrift store on our way to get dog food. We usually don’t go to this one because they never really have anything. The ladies that work there take the good stuff home to their families. I don’t think they are suppose to, but they do. It’s a hospital thrift store, so you would think they wouldn’t be allowed to so more money goes to the hospital. Well we stopped by and I found these burner covers. They are ceramic and have this little lobster on them. They were just too quirky to pass up! $3 for the set. No chips or anything. Just a little dirty. I’m really glad we stopped by and surprised we found anything! I really love them.

 

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Much love!!!

-Jason-

Vintage saucers as coasters!

Hello dears!

Like most people I don’t like leaving water rings on my tables from glasses and cups. I purchase random vintage saucers from yard sales, thrift stores, and flea markets. Ones that don’t have the rest of the set are usually reasonably cheap. I’ve paid 20 cents for some of them. I crochet little doilies to place in the center of them. I do this because you can get a suction from the bottom of a glass to the saucer. I’ve broken a saucer this way. It was only 20 cents so not a huge loss, but it was a super cute saucer. My favorite saucers are these two green ones I purchased recently. They have a South West shape to them. Of course you could try and find a matching set of 6 or so if that’s more you style. I like mismatched stuff myself. My friend calls my style “worldly”. I’m not into sets of stuff. Here’s my “coasters” that I use in different parts of my apartment. These are just some of the ones I have. Let me know what you think.

They are kind of washed out. The sun was coming through the window pretty good when I took these. The green one is darker than it appears in this picture

They are kind of washed out. The sun was coming through the window pretty good when I took these. The green one is darker than it appears in this picture

I had two of these, but it was lost to not have a doily on it and suction happened. It went crashing to the floor. I'll just use it in a stepping stone!

I had two of these, but it was lost to not have a doily on it and suction happened. It went crashing to the floor. I’ll just use it in a stepping stone!

These go to a set of dishes I have, but I don't really use saucers to eat off of, so they are used as coasters. I love the pattern on these!!

These go to a set of dishes I have, but I don’t really use saucers to eat off of, so they are used as coasters. I love the pattern on these!!

This is the true color of the green one. This is it with the doily on it. I think it's cute!

This is the true color of the green one. This is it with the doily on it. I think it’s cute!

A shot from above.

A shot from above.

This is just a simple second blog post, but I think it’s a great way to express yourself! The doily in the picture has some tea stains on it I’m just now noticing. Easy fix, just toss in the wash!! If anyone want the doily pattern just let me know and I’ll make a post about it!

Much love!!!

-Jason-