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Friday, February 18, 2011

AUCTION FINDS, A 50TH BIRTHDAY AND EGGS

Wednesday was my best friend (Stacey) 50th birthday, don't tell her I said 50 though, she doesn't like that so much.
This is what I made for her. Notice there is no number 50 anywhere..Awhile ago I joined an egg swap over at Thimbleprims Studio.
We can create as many eggs as we want to submit. The number of eggs submitted is the number we will get back. This will be so much fun. I have had these vintage eggs around for awhile. I purchased them at a yard sale a long time ago. These eggs are styrofoam and are covered with spun silk. Beautiful.... I think I will make some for myself. Stay tuned, I will post when done. I went to the local auction last Saturday, did I tell you I Love that place? Some comic books. Does anyone remember these?
These pens are fun, I wondered if they worked. I imagine the buyer was going to find out...
This large clock was offered to me by the man I was sitting near. Sure I will take it I said, thanks!
I am going to take off all of the frame wood and have a friend cut it in a circle shape and hang in my studio.
The small clock I purchased for $15, yup $15. The wood is mahogany, all the working pieces are inside. The hands are missing.
I am sure I could have it fixed (the man next to me said) or I will use for another purpose. I am thinking of doing a project with it for my studio. If. I choose the project route I will share when done. Did I tell you I love the auction house??
I have linked up to a few parties for today. Go on over for a look and some inspiration.
Happy Friday
Thanks for stopping by.
Michele

9 comments:

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Thanks for visitng my linen post, Michele! Love your clocks. It will be interesting to see what you work up with the eggs!

Debra@Common Ground said...

What a sweet gift for your friend. And I can't wait to see what you do with the eggs for the swap! Thanks for linking up with VIF!
hugs,
Debra

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I have a whole bevy of wonderful old clock faces hanging in my kitchen. I am going to an auction tomorrow morning and hope to find a couple of old clocks....working or not...doesn't matter. Can't wait to see what you do with the pretty eggs. :)

Something Special said...

I am doing that thimbleprims egg swap too, and just today, was thinking about how I would decorate mine.

Ember said...

I LOVE your blog Michele!! I love the silk eggs as they are, but I can't wait to see what you do with/to them!!
Ember

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

What darling eggs! I haven't seen anything like that before and your clock is such a find! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

Diane said...

The gift you made for your friend is beautiful!
XO
Diane

bikim said...

who cares about turning 50 with a present like that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
love the eggs!
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happy sunday!
Rosa

Laura said...

Oh! Those Vintage eggs are Gorgeous♥ I can't wait to see them finished!!

I also joined Thimbleprims egg swap...but, I forgot to take pics of my finished eggs:(