Thursday, January 31, 2013

..."R&D" Dept.!

Sporadic - Yes.
Still - No.
I AM out there on 'the hunt'...  just haven't been posting much these days.  Lately there has been a 'method to my Thrifting madness' ~ believe it or not?!!
COULD IT BE, I am finding a 'BIT' of Focus??
OH, let's not get the 'cart before the horse' just yet!!

Inspired by recent conversations with friends about...
 * how we Love to 'create', but eventually you need an 'outlet' for your creations...  and unless you have something REALLY UNIQUE to 'your area' in a $Price$ range that is acceptable to 'your area' ~ it just WON'T FLY...  
 * then another friend looking for unique 'pedestal cake plates' to sell in their shop at a reasonable price...
 * then stumbling upon some interesting 'upcycled' ped. cake plates on PINTEREST and ETSY that struck my interest...


~ The fun part (but not as easy as I thought it would be!) searching out some suitable plates / bases at CHEAP $$ to play around with. 
Researching adhesives that would actually hold Glass to Glass!!!

Testing the strength of the adhesion... WORKS! ;-)
Finally, the 'all important' CAKE CHECK!  (Just happened to be J's Birthday last weekend) ... and we discovered this base fails miserably 8-( ... way too small base for proportion of cake plate!  (Great A. Louise's homemade Carrot Cake recipe was a winner as Always though!)
Of course, while I was out 'shopping', I did FINALLY find a bit of VALENTINE inspiration 8-).

I'll keep you posted on The Great Cake Plate Project as it unfolds - keep your fingers crossed for me 8-)

Friday, January 18, 2013

...who is in Your cast of characters??

 I could stand it no longer! Thursday, on my way home from work, I only had a quick 15 minutes before the Thrift was going to close ~ but I HAD to make my Maiden 2013 Journey!! A quick once-around the shop and I thought my 'stuff mojo' had abandoned me, and then I saw HER in the corner!!  Hanging there, ever-so-demurely...  She may look familiar to those of you who have read my blog for a while - MISS PEABODY's long lost twin sister!!  That was my only purchase.  Yet, somehow that was fine, and finding her a second time, was almost as much fun as finding her the first time !  Strange, because NO house 'NEEDS' T.W.O. Miss Peabody's ! (If your house 'NEEDS' one, you can find 'the twin' in our ETSY shop - complete w/ resume'!).
  With this purchase I started taking note of our arsenal of 'Photo Props', and the Cast of Characters that reside in our house... ready at whim for photo shoots and seasonal vignettes!

MADAME' CHARDONAY: Basic White, tasteful, versatile.

SARA HEAD: the name 'Sara' came written on the bottom.

 SIMON HEAD: somebodie's 60's/70's clay art project - just too bizarre to leave behind, but he looks good in a hat! 'SIMON' written on the bottom.

MISS SKANNY: Beloved vintage dress form found for only a couple of dollars at a Skaneateles Methodist Church Rummage Sale - she is with us for life - she can wear anything!

and, last... but not least...
THE HAND (kinda like Rodin's 'THE THINKER')

Am I the only one who names my props / mannequins...  kind of gives them a life of their own?
I know, I know... 'I've got too much time on my hands!'

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

...C'est la vie.

svelteSTUFF LIVES!....

Though if Blogger had it's way, I would have NO PHOTOS!
I Will-NOT-be-BEAT!!
These photos are strictly for 'testing' and 'daydreaming' purposes.  January has consisted of nothing more exciting than Flu and migraine meds.  I haven't even crossed the threshold of a Thrift~Junk store...
...C'est la vie.

Friday, January 11, 2013


(no, we aren't on a warm beach... just snow-covered beaches for us.  Borrowed the  Photo 'cause I wished that I had thought of it!!)