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Monday, October 27, 2008

reusing treasures

Mix up a small brown seventies cross-stitched tablecloth, an old blouse not wearable because of its wrong collar but yet with a gorgeous pattern and add some new red and white gingham lace.

thrifting finds

And voila....a heart is made.

heart

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I bought the brown tablecloth at a fleemarket so it was someone else who put all the love in the stitches. I like to make new things by reuse old objects and materials and give them a second live. The blue dishes (photo below)were also found at the fleemarket and are in the kitchen kabinet now for daily use.

blue dishes

And so is this small glass dish.

glass dish

Isn't thrifting just great, you never know what treasures you'll find!!

26 comments:

meri said...

I love those blue dishes, Corry!!!
A clever way to reuse things - the heart is so pretty!

Judy said...

I love to go thrifting, I always manage to find something, and your heart is so cute.

creative breathing said...

Inspiration Junction is what I call your blog Corry! Elizabeth

Miss Paula said...

You are so clever! I do have a shirt given to my husband that is to pastel-ish to wear. I could use it with my stitchery for a pillow!! Thanks for the ideas!!

Foxglove Cottage said...

What a beautiful heart! And I love that you upcycled some old items to make it! Very clever.

Karen said...

Love your blue dishes and the heart you made is so cute. I love to go thrifting;)

Kris said...

I love the blue and white dishes, and I love that you will use them all the time!

jacquie said...

you've inspired me to head to the thrift store tomorrow. the heart is amazing...such a wonderful combination.

Katherine said...

Great thrift finds, Corry! I love your heart made from thrifty goods. It's so pretty.

Eileen said...

woo-hoo! You had a great thrifting day. One of my favorite things. Thank you for showing us all your new treasures, and how you used the fabrics. Gorgeous little heart. Not everyone can do that you know... see something beautiful out of nothing, then make it.

Jewel said...

Love the heart! Love the dishes what a great find.

Waltraud said...

Love the wonderful hearts and treasures,
liebe Grüße
Waltraud

Tonje said...

Your heart is really cute.

Michaela said...

I am adicted to thrifting, I have to admit.
Dishes, fabrics, and books are my favorite.
Great finds Corry!

supergoof said...

Maar eerlijk is eerlijk,... je hebt er wel een neus voor!
:o)

Elly said...

Het zal je waarschijnlijk niet verbazen dat ik ook gek op "rommel"-jacht ben! Kringloop, rommelmarkt, maakt niet uit! En dan die intense tevredenheid als je weer iets gevonden hebt dat je toch nog wel weer kunt gebruiken! Je stapel servies is daar een mooi voorbeeld van! Je hartje is ook weer prachtig geworden, recyclen is weer helemaal hip!

Beth said...

Beautiful heart! Iloved it!

Jackie said...

Correy, I just love your heart! How clever and beautiful. You are right thrifting can be fun!

Idaho Quilter said...

Just popping in to say hi, you always inspire me.

Nicky said...

Wat een schattig hartje! Maar ik moet vooral lachen met je 'back side'...Dat is een fout die ik jaren geleden in een quiltles voor een stel Amerikaanse dames ook maakte.Ik was ook over de back side bezig van m'n quilt en iedereen was aan het gniffelen....Toen bleek dat je "back side' het deel van je lichaam was waar je mee ging zitten( zo formuleerden zij het) en als je de achterkant van een quilt bedoeld dan zeg je gewoon 'back'...Dit leuke postje bracht me dus terug naar een hele leuke dag en een les die ik nooit meer vergeten ben.
Groetjes

Lorie M. said...

what a creative and beautiful blog! Your blue dishes are perfect..really gorgeous.

Berglind said...

I salute you for embracing and using old things, very well done, beautiful hearts and porcelin :)

Doe said...

Lovely! So jealous of your fabulous creativity.

EinzigundArtig said...

What a great idea to create this cute little heart out of your "old" stuff!!!Its lovely!

Greetings from Berlin
Claudia
www.einzigundartig.blog.de

Christine said...

Gorgeous heart ... you are so clever to re-use a cross-stitch in this way.

Moorea said...

Thrifting is one of the greatest things to do! I love it, too. You found some lovely things.
My favorite finds are clothes for my four boys that come from expensive stores. Do you have garage sales in Holland? (Forgive my ignorance.)
~Moorea