I have a confession to make. My New Year's resolution was to not go to the thrift store more than once a month. Well, I broke it. Really did you think the junk (oh wait treasure queen) could do without. I do blame it on my son though. He was really bored on Saturday so I asked him if he wanted to go. He likes to go and look too though he moves a little quicker than I do through the store. I also joined Char's swap so I needed to start looking for my items to redo. We went to one of my favorite stores in the next town over and I picked up these goodies...
They ranged from $.35 to $.50 a piece. I got two more that I'll show you in a minute.
I LOVE the big chunky heavy hoops when I stitch. This baby was $1.00.
And my favorite... not quite real redware, but close enough for me $1.50.
I also was eyeing something else, but didn't buy. I knew I would love it if I redid it. I just couldn't decide whether I should buy it. I thought about it all weekend and after talking with Steve I decided. I can't tell you what it is because I went back today and it was still there and it was meant to be. I bought it for $5.25. I want to wait to show you until I redo it. We also went to the Goodwill on Saturday, but they had absolutely nothing. I also went to another Goodwill today and found two things, but until I decide if I will be giving these to my swap partner I am not going to show them. LOL
Now on to the other two candles I bought... I used the old left over candle wax from a yummy cranberry candle. I used the tin can double broiler method melted it down brushed it on the candles then rolled it in coffee grounds and a mixture of cinnamon and cloves.
They are a baby blue and orange. I know it's hard to tell.
I can laugh at myself here... I just saw the dust on the black wrought iron... LOLOLOL Here they are all redone.
This is a side note on the house. Yes my name is still on the mortgage because I gave him one year to refinance and get my name off of it. This was part of the divorce negotiations. The only thing he (and his girlfriend) wanted was the house. Yes they sent me text messages on my phone saying those exact words. Of course that was fine with me because all I wanted was my kids. Little did I know at the time the divorce was finalized he had already stopped paying. Live and learn. He did ask the mortgage company for a payment modification and is waiting to hear an answer. Until then I risk wage garnishment and telephone calls for collection.