Saturday, August 18, 2012

Best Treasure Yet

I went on my usual Saturday morning treasure hunt but there was nothing usual about today. I found the best treasure I've found in years!
No, it wasn't this photo album from the 1920s and 30s...
or the great photos inside.

It wasn't these darling old baby clothes that I never can resist...

or this sweet baby photo.

It's not this adorable Princess sewing box with the cutest poodle on top or even the rhinestone buttons I found inside (my favorite).

No, it's not even this amazing full doll trunk or the price tag that said, "$5 All"

But wait...look inside!
Is that what I think it is??
No, not the handkerchief! Look closer!

Don't let those vintage Barbie clothes blind you! Closer!

It's Mr. Mouse! From Mr. and Mrs. Mouse House 1967, my favorite childhood toy!

I have never seen one for sale other than on eBay and he and his wife and house can go for hundreds of dollars, too much for me. And he still has his tail!! I looked all around to make sure the house and wife weren't nearby then I carefully tucked him back in, shut the trunk and ran to pay for it. Perfectly reasonable behavior for a 50 year old woman! Please don't judge!

Have I gone too far?

Thursday, August 2, 2012

August Collage Challenge

I'm so happy to see Mary Green back hosting a new collage challenge! Mary always provides three beautiful images and you must use at least a part of each one to create something.

The map is in my background. I put a light coat of gesso over it so it would make a quiet backdrop for my nature scene.
I started with a different idea and cut the map into smaller pieces then came up with this idea so I printed it again. I used the two sets of trees down the right side and added a bird.  I cut the figs out of her hands and put a bird there too. Besides, I don't like figs.
Then I cut out a bunch of flowers from my piles of papers and added them over the torn pink tickets.  She has such a lovely garden now!

Please check out the creative things everyone else made at Mary's blog Greenpaper.

Thank you, Mary! I always enjoy your challenges!