Monday, July 11, 2011

Fun Trip and Plunder Palace

Last week was  hubby and I's 35th Wedding Anniversary.  We usually don't do anything special, figure still being together and quite happy is special in it's self.  However this year we decided to take a short drive to  Arcadia Valley to check out some antique shops.    Our great room is decorated in a rustic western theme and hubby found some great western goodies in a really cute shop and an old movie camera for his home theater.

The most fun was Plunder Palace.  I was so amazed at the place I forgot to take any pictures.   I could not believe my eyes, it looked like it was about to fall down, junk everywhere.  It was full of everything you could think of, the rows were so narrow you almost had to shuffle through, shelves piled with stuff from floor to ceiling.      I started wandering,  the place went up, down, over, and under.  Thought I had lost hubby, then found him in a dark corner with record albums to the ceiling and 3 little kittens asleep at his feet.  I am going to go back in the fall with my Sis (no air conditioning) early in the morning so we have all day to look around.

I bought this little brass coal bucket and decided to make a pincushion out of it .  Never made one before so it was a learning experience.   Thought it should be simple since it is a coal bucket.   This is what I ended up with.

The hot days of summer are upon us here in Missouri, it reached 100 today, so thought I would share a collage I made  earlier this year with a summer theme.  I believe the second place winner thinks she should have won  from the look on her face. LOL


Marilou of Lulu's Lovlies and Heartful Creations said...

Love your little coal bucket pin cushion! Great job and fun find! Hugs Marilou

Dorthe said...

Your collage is so very beautiful ,dear- I love the used colors, and the wonderful style-and oh your mini coal bucket is just darling,-so sweet.
Happy day to you.

Jan said...

Oh what a wonderful time you seem to have had.... I would have LOVED to join you in that Plunder Palace! And what a fantastic little coal bucket pin cushion. Just perfect.
The fabric hanging is so beautiful too. Love all your work.

Fabric Art said...

Oh love your pincushion Jackie, you have decorated it so beautifully and in great colors, beautiful collage too, have a nice day.
Hugs Anni

kim aka imagesbykim said...

This is beautiful, I am a big fan of your work! Thank-you for sharing!


Lynne Moncrieff said...

Hi Jackie
First I was oohing and ahhing over those adorable pin cushions. A fabulous idea as I tend to stick needles/pins into the cushion of whichever seat I am perched upon - not a good idea!!!
Then the fabric collage which consists of all I love, trims, rose pinks, soft greens, creams and buttons - I cannot take my eyes of this piece of art.
You have immense talent.

Eccentricities said...

Hi, Jackie! Thanks for the compliments on my mosaics. It looks like we share a love for wonderful old things and incorporate them into our work. So glad you found me and that I found you in return. Stay cool!!


Vicki said...

That mini coal bucket is darling. Love it. The collage is great. I love the black and white photo with the bright colors.