Recent Treasures...

Is it just me, or are treasures getting far and few between? All of this loot below has taken me weeks to amass... 
I prefer to buy aluminum trays over silver plated trays as they don't get rusty out in my yard. That... and it drives my friends batty that I have such fabulous stuff just laying around in the yard. The trays were only $1.00...
 I scored on this small box of new velvet draw string bags. The entire box was only $1.00. I've got an idea of what I want to use these bags for when I find some free time to get working on it.
 I always buy the little booze jugs when I see them, I love how they look tucked in amongst my plants.
 I've always wanted one of these skeleton hands that crawls along a table... A very good investment for only a dollar. It has a sensor on it so it will activate randomly if someone passes by it. I am going to add a bling-ring to one of the fingers and make the fabric look a little more like the arm once belonged to a pirate. Aaaaarrrrgggghhhhh~
 I bought a box of hawaiian decorations for $5.00.
 I pulled off the seashells from the boards which is the main reason I bought the box. I want to use the little plaques as sign posts with arrows pointing to different locations in the yard. Not that this is necessary, but I think it will look cute. *wink*
I am needing to pull off the old hot glue from the seashells. Most of it will pull off easily with some needle nosed pliers... the coral is pretty clean already and looks so pretty in this silver bowl. :-)
I also bought these two very tall iron what-cha-ma-call-its. With the lids in place, they measure in at 28" tall. Kinda pricey at $10 each-- but when you want something, you've got to have it!
 I bought them thinking I would load them up with seashells... but when I got them home I decided to add some moss and some pirate items to the containers. Right now I've got a compass, a small knife and an old padlock along with some small skulls in one of them.
 I am still needing a lot more odds and ends to fill them both up nicely. I'll probably add things that I don't want exposed to the elements as I'm planning on keeping these indoors. Over time I am sure it will all come together. It was inevitable that the pirate theme would work its way inside right?
Lastly, a photo of my little baby, Akira. My-oh-my is she getting big FAST. There were far better photos of her I could have posted... but, she was surrounded by a bazillion toys and pieces of bark, random rocks--- well you get the idea. Don't let that look of obedience and calm fool you. She is a hyper, jumping, spinning, never-ever seems to get tired- puppy.
With that being said, she is also pretty darn smart, she doesn't pull apart my pirate decor, and is already potty trained (hooray!) and she is beautiful :-) Now... if I could only get her not to embarrass the heck out of me at our puppy training class all would be right with the world. *sigh*
big hugs,


  1. Always enjoy seeing your newest treasures! Don't feel bad about the puppy class; I had to take it twice because my Yolanda/Yola was so terrified the first time that all she did was hide under my legs or try to attack all the other dogs! Now, at age two, she's happy and much calmer. She got so she really enjoyed going to the classes. I took another one after the beginner class but I can't remember what it was called.

  2. The whatcha-ma-callit is a wine cork container. Everything looks so interesting. Great job.

  3. The whatcha-ma-callit is a wine cork container. Everything looks so interesting. Great job.

  4. Too far between and too expensive. But looks like you've done your part for the economy!

  5. Oh my goodness, Arika is getting so big! She is beautiful. I hope you'll take some photos as you use your purchased items - can't wait to see how they all turn out.

  6. Arika is gorgeous! Can't wait to meet her in person! I love all your new treasures...especially the coral!

  7. You always find great stuff and you are also so creative with ideas for using them, love those iron pieces and wow they are pretty big.
    Your furbaby is just too cute and like you said wow she is getting big quite fast, good luck with the training classes!

  8. I am way behind on my blog reading, having been away on holiday, but I've finally arrived to see your pretty treasures.

  9. Sorry I have been lax in visiting. The crazy train has kept me away. I have some blogger are one in this class...that I wish I could get inside your head and think like you do for just a little while to find out first hand how your artsy fatsy evolves. Bet your place is a fun place to be. I just love what you do with your treasures.
    xx, Carol


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