Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Lucky

I feel lucky these days.




I won this beautiful necklace and earring set from Lolly over at LollyChops. I love to visit her blog for the photos, crafty ideas and a good laugh. I've hardly taken the necklace off since it arrived late last week. Thank you Lolly!


Then after months of not finding much at the thrift stores I found these lovely jars last week. The photo doesn't show it very well but they say Chattanooga Mason on them. I've never seen such a mason jar nor have I taken the time to research them. But, they have cleaned up nicely and are proudly holding rice and beans in my cupboard.




At that same thrift shop I found this old case. I have been looking for one in good condition for ages so as to gussy up and hold my little projects in car with me while I'm waiting to pick the girls up from school.






It gussied up quite nicely I think.












Finally, I also found this vintage Christmas fabric in one of my favorite color combinations . . . red and aqua. Dude! Red and aqua!! It's a panel of sorts and I'm adding some borders with the plan to make it some sort of quilted wall hanging for the holidays.



Did I mention I'm feeling lucky?

-dana

43 comments:

madrekarin said...

I love your new case!! Adorable. Good night, so creative.
Your applesauce looks so yummy and that color! I want to grab a jar and make a pork chop for lunch. ;)

Angie said...

I want to go to the same thrift store as you! What great finds!
How did you spruce up the case? Is that decoupage? Love it!

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

You are so LUCKY! What a great win, and finds! Your gussied up case is amazing. Can't wait to see more of that wall hanging :)

julie (jane's apron) said...

Very lucky! I've been patiently waiting to find a tear-drop (or round) case but no luck yet...keeps me going back to the thrift store.

tara said...

I love lucky thrift shopping. Maybe today will be my lucky day. I am wearing an aqua cardigan today. I'm thinking the red shoes will go nicely. Cant wait to see what you make with the fabric.

tara said...

I love lucky thrift shopping. Maybe today will be my lucky day. I am wearing an aqua cardigan today. I'm thinking the red shoes will go nicely. Cant wait to see what you make with the fabric.

Sarah Pead said...

A-Mazing! You always know how to take something ordinary and make it EXTRA-ordinary! I love the collage you created on your craft case!

Denissa said...

I LOVE the case!!! Man I wish I had half of your creativity! How did you apply everything on there?I love the fabric too :)

Tine said...

Woohoo! You are lucky!! The jars are so pretty -still wondering if your kitchen is bigger than my apartment :-) LOL!
That case is beautiful! You did such a wonderful job on that!
All that and a blog-prize and a fantastic fabric panel.... Lucky lucky you!

Michelle said...

wow, so lucky! I love what you did with that purse! so clever!

susan said...

unbelievably lucky...aqua and red? what are the chances?!!!! fine job on the case.

amanda said...

the new case is amazing!!!

ps...i tagged you, but no pressure to play along...

CJ, the Purple Diva said...

the case is AMAZING! You are so talented! How lucky you were BUT how lucky we are that you share with us you finds, beauty, and talent.

Elissa said...

lucky ducky! and how much do i love that you used the phrase "gussied up" in regards to a carrying case?

Baba said...

You are lucky! Those are great finds! And I love how u gussied up the bag. Well done!

Cass said...

Wow that case is awesome. Love the fabric too

Lady Dorothy said...

That case is marvelous! Wonderfully creative!

The Christmas panel is great, too! Aqua and red -- I can just envision a vintage kitchen. Very pretty.

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

The necklace is fabulous! Congratulations!

Amy said...

Love the case! I have 2 pink vintage suitcases that I have wanted to do something similiar to, I think I should get working on those soon after seeing yours!
That christmas panel is beautiful too!
You are lucky! Thrifting is the best!

Scottish Nanna said...

WOW Dana what a great find I cant beleive whatyou have done with that case you are one very clever girl I just love it I want one LOL
Hugs Mary.

cindy said...

What a cute case and love the gussying-up!! So creative!!! The mason jars are really nice, too! I love old jars!

Amylouwho said...

You ARE lucky! It's all that good giveaway karma from your quilt giveaway!

I love what you did to the case. I wouldn't think about doing something like that, well, until now! Thanks for being so creative and inspiring the rest of us!

mo said...

That case is adorable! All great finds- don't you love that?!

King family said...

Being from Chattanooga and all I wish I could give you some info on those lovely jars, however, I can't. I have no clue. Do you suppose the case was a hairdryer case from the past? Nice job. Love that you share your ideas with all of us.
I won the TGIF at lollychops after you. My win is a bracelet mom chops donated. I feel blessed.

sarah, rsm said...

Dude! You ARE lucky! Love it all and I also want to know what you used to put the material on the case?!

Robin said...

I'm relatively new to your blog, I love reading all you have to say and seeing the great projects you come up with. The new case is fabulous...but, and I wrong or is that an old portable hairdryer case? I remember my Granny having one similar!

Robin said...

Oh I really want one of your mason jars. One peek and it instantly said 'Chicago Cubs' to me (guess where I live?)

We're having a winning season and are HUGE fans - Go Cubs!

Artfulife said...

I used to have a green box bag like that when I was in art school. I have no idea what happened to it. Love the vintage fabric.

P.S. Pray tell,when will you be posting all your yummy recipes?

Shauna said...

I hope your lucky continues on into the next week!! Can I live vicariously through you for a bit?!

Amanda said...

Those are some great finds! May I ask, what kind of thrift shops do you look at? I'm in a big city, so I'm sure there are more than what I've found, but I haven't looked past the local Goodwills. I need to start building my cloth bins up:) Thanks for sharing!!

Barb J. said...

When I was little I had a case just like that I carried my Barbie dolls around in. Mine wasn't gussied up, though, lol.

Sarah said...

Love, love, love the new case! Looks awesome!

sweetfunkyvintage said...

That case rocks!
missy

The Southern Mom said...

Aw, Dude! I love the case and fabric, good finds!

Heidi Zawisza said...

Hey Dana! I just posted a giveaway on my blog...go get your entry on!!! ha!ha!
Btw...YOU ARE LUCKY!! And I love the vintage Christmas fabric...what are you going to do with it??

Bloggy Mama said...

Fantastic finds, Dana!
Love the winnings, too... gorgeous set!

Pumpkin Head Baby Co said...

Oh my goodness! Red and aqua Christmas fabric! I am dreaming of a towel for my kitchen! Have any extra you would be willing to part with? I would so be willing to take it off your hands :) For a price of course.

I can't wait to see the finished product!

Lene said...

You are a very lucky little girl. That case is awesome.
I found an old mason jar that has a glass lid a while back. I could not pass that baby up.

purplegiraffes said...

Love that necklace - so cute.

And the aqua and red are my colours of the moment also. Well, they are now that I've seen a couple of places how great they look together.

Such great thrifting finds!!

tipper said...

I'd say you are a lucky dog!! Love the jars-I have a few of those that were my grandmothers. See you at the festival!

Disneyscrapper said...

Awesome! I can't wait for you to post the links to the story! I love all of your finds too. The fanric is amazing.

Teresa

Elizabeth Cranmer said...

fabulous finds! I've been in a thrift rutt too. Hopefullysome of that luck will come my way!

Amanda said...

how cute! i just stumbled on your blog and im in love! so inspiring, THANK YOU! you are now in my google reader ;-)