January 10, 2014

Fun Finds

Good Morning!

This week I've found a few new to me items to share today.

The first of which is a new candle holder.  At least I think that's what it is . .

Originally it was brass which I didn't much care for but I loved the detail.

A quick coat of black paint and a little distressing made all the pretty detailing stand out.  

After adding two small glass tea-light holders to each arm I found a place for it on the small side table in the living room.  Mixed with some old sheet music and a vintage clock I think it makes a lovely little display.

This next find will come in handy next month.  I couldn't believe it was selling for only two dollars!  I'm really into anything crocheted lately so this sweet pillow was a perfect match for me.

And finally, I found this cute little dog figurine with a chipped ear.  Isn't he sweet, broken ear and all.  No way was I passing him up.

Oh, and one more thing before I go.

This past week you all gave me the nicest of Birthday wishes and I just wanted to say thank you once again for being so sweet and such wonderful friends.  
And speaking of sweet, hubby came home with a bundle of pretty roses and a Menards gift certificate for me . . . BEST GIFT EVER!  He was a little worried that I wouldn't think it was "birthday - worthy"  I fear.  But I'm a simple girl and put his mind at ease right away.  I told him "he could give me flowers and gift certificates any time he wants"  LOL.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend,

see you next week,



  1. Flowers and a Menards certificate? Perfect! Love your new goodies...the paint really made the candleholder look great!

  2. Wow, I love your candle holder. I must start thinking like you, I may have passed tgat goodie up in its original state. Spray painted and it is lovely!

    I love the beautiful flowers in the milk pitcher as well!

    Happy Belated Birthday!

    Have a blessed weekend!

  3. Wow...love the candle holder, what a sweet idea, using sheet music for "doilies", and with that clock...a perfect vignette!!!

    1. Thanks so much. It's pretty now isn't it, I just love it.

  4. You seem to find the best things!! Love that candle holder and the wee makeover you gave it! Perfect as always!

    1. Thanks Dawna. Amazing what a little paint can do, huh! Have a wonderful day. Robin

  5. Great finds. I think that candle holder was made to burn incense on. I remember them from the 60's and 70's. They were pretty popular and always brass. It looks so much better with votives and painted black. Love your little dog, too. I have a dog collection from my childhood but it is packed away. I think I must have close to 100 dogs-most of them given to me by my wonderful old Auntie. I should get them out again. That one is REALLY cute!!!!!
    Love coming to visit you- xo Diana

  6. ps- The incense used to come in little pressed cones that were about an inch high and burned completely down slowly to ash.

  7. I love what you did with the candle holder Robin! It is perfect now! Great idea!

  8. What great finds. I like the candle holder the best. It has loads of charm.

  9. Really sweet finds! I agree - love the candle holder! It looks gorgeous in black.


  10. Hi robin, I haven't been around much, I just have too much on the go right now, but wanted to tell you that I love the sweet little things that you picked up this week, the little dog is adorable. I also looked through at what I've missed and pinned the neck warmer tutorial on my "sewing" board. I have been wanting to make one of those, soon I hope!


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