Tuesday, February 16

Back home ♥

It's been days since my last post! The fam took an impromptu vacation when we lost electricity.  We are lucky enough to have relatives living close by & who are willing to take in my motley crew.  I know some of you stuck it out at home, & I hope you all have lights by now.  The only casualty...my camera! I cannot find it anywhere, so I talked K into taking a few shots for you with his fancy Cannon. 
When the snow started melting I made a dash for the car. I was overcome with cabin fever! I headed straight to my favorite antique mall & look at what I found!
This old printers case is loaded with the most amazing pieces. I found it wrapped in plastic & sitting on the bottom of a locked cabinet. I walked past it a few times, not wanting to track down someone with a key.  Then the vendor saw me snooping &  offered me a deal I 'couldn't refuse'.   This is how it looked unwrapped.  Lily & I spent an hour carefully inspecting each piece. There are parts from opera glasses, ivory from piano keys, & best of all about 7 sets of wings!

I finished up a little bottle, I've been hanging onto the little porcelain doll forever.

Some hanging tags, they are actually created on 4x6 chipboard.
I love the ghostly image transfer on this one, some of my favorite tattered trim & millinery.

Spring in a bottle!

Diane has been sharing some great tips for tags, including one of her favorite sources for digital art. Check out Batya at Art Cult to see her beautiful images.  I used one on this tag & the cards below. Still trying to find which paper works best for printing them, but here are some first tries.

Sorry I don't have more pictures today.
Have you seen this yet?
I can't wait to see it, but I don't want to pay the 9+ dollars they want for shipping.  Yes I'm cheap, but my magazine addiction is getting more & more expensive.
Hope your week is filled with love & creativity!


Linda said...

Hi Lisa- glad you are back home! You hit the mother lode with that find! Wonderful stuff! Beautiful new creations!!!

WondrousStrange said...

I am drooling over your find!!! Can't wait to see what you design with these many treasures!! I don't know that I could let them go:)

Debby said...

WOW!! Everything is amazingly gorgeous. So many goodies.

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

What an awesome find you discovered! Lots of beautiful items in the printers case. I love what you created with some of the items!

CarLe Etc. said...

Wonderful stuff in that find...some people have all the luck...lol. I'm going to check out the art place...thanks for the info.

Beth Leintz said...

Love, love, love those tags- my favorite color palette- thanks for the inspiration!

alice said...

Hope you fine your camera! Those pic's were wonderful. I can not believe all those goodies! I see a Happy dance!!!!
Well I did spring for the mag. I am not disappointed. It is filled with really swell ideas and pictures!
smiles, alice

Karen Valentine said...

Hey Lisa! Welcome home! Thank you so much for all your sweet birthday wishes. I don't know how you guys manage to find the most amazing goodies!!! I'm itching to drive out of state for another good flea market.
I'm off now to check out your links.

Have a beautiful day,
My Desert Cottage

she dreams big! said...

That bottle is divine! Tell me, are you going to put it in your etsy store? Save it for me!

Then and Now at Collected Treasures said...

Love everything today. Just beautiful. Sorry I missed your call I am in a case. I will catch you later.
xxoo C.

sweetpea said...

I know you are so happy to be back home. Your camera story just reminded of something I was looking for yesterday that I need to go look for. Love all the art pieces and your found treasure is fab for sure!



Lululiz said...

Absolutely brilliant find, the wings are so beautiful!

Love the new tags as well.

Jennifer Conway said...

oh wow - what a SCORE! Such fun treasure to go through!! Your tags are beautiful...

Thespa McLaughlin said...

Uhh huhh, huhh, wahhh. I'm dyin here! That is without a doubt the MOST awesome find EVER! I'm clawing at my screen. That is exactly the kind of thing that my little primitive mixed media heart yearns for. You lucky lucky duck you! Congrats on those amazing bargains. And your creations are really really neat!

Tami said...

Wowzie, Wowzer....now that is a absolutely drool worthy find. Your new creations are adorable.

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hi Lisa, I'm sorry to hear that you had a power outage! Good thing that your relatives could take you in though. Did you turn their living room into a studio ;-), where you made that stunning bottle and the beautiful tags?
I can't believe your gorgeous find! That's such an amazing collection for mixed media artists. I'm sure it had just waited there for you!
I'm off to drool a little bit more over your pictures ...

Jennifer said...

$9 for the magazine or for the book? If it's for the book - do you have any used book stores near you? Have you tried Amazon.com? Do you have Craigslist? I have located books I've longed for at great buys. I have a teeny budget with the economy and I totally understand girl - love the tags!!!! Come visit me some time, Jennifer

Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

So glad you and the family are back home. Just no place like home!!! Loved all the delicious treasures you have made. I would love to see inside that crafty little brain of yours. You do Do Good Things!! That printers box was a great find, I know you will put all the parts to good use including the box.
Am looking forward to Fri. night. Will see you then.
Hugs, Pat

. said...

Wow, you just hit jack-pot with that find... Its amazing. Nice reward after fighting cabin fever.

And I love the little pictures you made, favourite is the one with the small bottle, so cute.


La Maison said...

What a great blog and what a beautiful things.
I'm going to follow you.
Have a nice day,


Lori said...

Lisa, that printer drawer is amazing..i bet you had a lot of fun pouring over and examining all of the little curiosities that it held...i love your altered bottle, it is just gorgeous!!!

Dorthe said...

Lisa dear, wow
what a special find, it must be one in a million,- so fantastic.
And your tags too, I love them, as I do with the ones ,you dearly put in my exchange packet.they are beautifull and has a wonderfull mood that I love.

Dear I will write as soon the packet is here.We had so much snow, so everything is delayed.

Hugs and love to you.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, Lisa!!! Everything is! And what a find!!! I never find anything like that around here! We have to travel miles for the GOOD STUFF! You go!

AuroraSuzette said...

What a great find! So many little treasures to love. Hope your camera turns up!

Anonymous said...

what a delicious antiquey vintagey array of beauties!
well done...

and it's sometimes handy to have family close by....right?
....sometimes! lol


Cozy Little House said...

You have such a lovely blog! I just want to sit and visit with you and gaze around.

sissie said...

Hi Lisa,
I love your find, you lucky girl you. I can just imagine how much fun it was to go through all that really cool stuff!
I love your tags too. Is that one of those tiny, vintage perfum bottles?? So sweet.

thanks for such a great post.


stefanie said...

wow, what a treasure box!

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Wow!!!! I love your printers box full of goodies:) What fun!!! And that bottle is awesome. You are very talented!!! Glad you have your electricity back. It is always good to back home isn't it?
Blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

junkdreams said...

Great finds...sorry to hear the weather has been such a disaster!
Happy day!

Ticking and Toile said...

Hi Lisa,
Wow no power huh? crazy! Well I should say...you really scored huge on that deal! What fun amazing treasures! And I just cannot believe how stinkin creative you are!! Totally amazing!! Love all your beautiful creations!


cindy said...

Glad you are home, warm and toasty. OHmygosh! What a treasure! You lucky gal you! I think I would have peed my pants! :D

yapping cat

DeeDee said...

Wow lisa I had electric all the way thru it..but you had more fun than I did...lol....love your little fun finds and your tags are awesome...love your style....i personally hope winter is over in texas now...

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

What a great find!!! Everything is so beautiful... thanks for sharing!

Barbara Jean said...

Oh what a great find on that box of goodies!!!!

Nice job on your tags too. Don't you just love Diane's work with the tags and envelopes!!!
And the Art Cult site is to dreamy!!
I'm afraid if i sat rt ordering I would not be able to quit.


barbara jean

the wild raspberry said...

your antique treasures are absolutely perfect just as you got them! lucky you.

love your altered bottle!


Debra said...

What a great find! and as always beautiful creations!!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Yowza! Now that was a great find.

Warm blessings,

BellaRosa said...

Lisa amor, I just wanted to show you that my fingers are in fact not broken :) Just been busy with home stuff...But I wanted to comment on this amazing find of yours!! I love EVERYTHING about it, epecially all the lil wings :) Do you by chance know where I can get lil metal or tin wings? I want to add them to some tiny lil bebe dolls I have :) I LOVE your bottle...add wings :) lol sorry couldn't resist...but your tags are just gorgeous :) soo..when ya coming to pick me up? I have tons of stuff I need to learn to use :) Besos, Rose

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

Oh my...you found that box just like that...with all those wonderful treasures...well...I'm jealous now :o)

Anonymous said...

Oh my that drawer of treasures is simply amazing, what a find!