Monday, July 20, 2009

My Thrifty Finds!

What a fun Saturday I had out garage sale-ing! I hit a teacher's garage sale bright & early and was able to score a number of books for Camille, as well as some organizational stuff for our Learning Room. No pics of that stuff.

At her sale, I bought this great birdcage for TWO dollars - yay! I've been wanting one for awhile and it's perfect! Thought it would go above the kitchen cabinets, but it's a bit big for that space. Not to worry.....she'll find a home soon.

There were some other odds & ends that I picked up - black double-matted frames for 30 cents each, a cobalt spoon rest, an outfit for Lily, but the real score was these finials. I spent a bit more than I normally would at a garage sale. Ten bucks. But, there were seven of them (the tallest is about 22"), and 1.42 each ain't bad.

Now, here's my question(s):
1) Should I group them all together? Or split this family of finials up?
2) Should I spray paint them or leave 'em as is?

Can't wait to hear what you gals think! Now go visit Miss Rhoda for lots of other great Thrifty Finds for her Thrifty Treasures Mondays!


Okay, friends, the voting polls are up! Click the link below to get to the poll - - and please vote for Heimann's Hotties :) You don't have to register or anything. Just click & vote!

Battle of the Creative Teams

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Game ON!

The Battle of the Creative Teams is ON at! I'm competing with a group of talented gals representing Amanda Heimann - - we're Heimann's Hotties! word.

This week, our challenge was to use white space & for the entire team's LOs to be cohesive w/ colors, theme, etc. We chose a blue, turquoise color scheme with pops of orange, and our theme was beachy pics. I knew right away that I had to use one of the fabulous pics that Cheri had taken of Kohen during their Cancun trip.

I hope you like the LO, Cheri! You can check it out here & leave a comment if you'd like.

I think voting starts Sunday, so I'll link back up as soon as you can vote for us!