Pretty Plates and Bling

The snow is starting to show signs of melting and I’m feeling full of the spring spirit. I’ve been doing some cleaning and reorganizing and was also able to get out and do a little thrifting.
I found some great things including these matching plates of Blue Boy and Pinky.
These must have been someone’s pottery project because on the back they’re marked right in the plates Deb 1992. I’ve seen these images on other plates, but never this style.
Blue Boy and Pinky
They’re so sweet!

Glass Beaded Candle Holder
I’ve already removed all the strings of glass beads from this hanging candle holder. They’ll be used for hanging silverware on wind chimes.
There are over 120 strings, which translates into twenty or so wind chimes. I don’t have enough silverware to make that many so I desperately need to find more.
Summer garage sales and auctions here I come.
Avon Plate

I’m collecting floral plates for a plate wall that I hope to do when I have enough plates that I love, which now includes this lovely Avon plate.

Glass Chandelier Crystals

I lucked out and found three sandwich bags filled with glass chandelier crystals… 16 large, 39 medium, and 24 small. More wind chime supplies.

A little bling with a little ting in the breezy summer sunshine?

Yes please.


Crown Mason Jars

I’m storing my crystal treasures in these fabulous just found blue Crown glass mason jars that I love. To me these are treasures in themselves. They look green because of the green background, but they’re definitely blue.

I also took two boxes of stuff to the Salvation Army store because when stuff comes in stuff has to go out. I try to live by that motto… although if I’m totally honest it doesn’t always work out that way.

But I do try my best. 😉

Thanks so much for reading!

Have a fabulous day!


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  1. What pretties! I hear that motto all the time from my other half and I ignore it most of the time. I might need it! Can't wait to see what you create!

  2. Me too but I am with Gail. I might need it one day….that's the motto in my craft room. Some great finds Tuula, especially the chandelier. You have a lifetime supply of crystals you lucky girl! I used to have the Pinky and Blueboy pictures in my living room many years ago. I bought them at a community thrift sale for a buck. Years later I saw the same ones with the same frame at a flea market for 80$ each.

  3. What is it about we folks of the Commonwealth and our china? My American friends just don't GET IT!

  4. That avon plate is very pretty. I've been slowly taking stuff back to the thrift stores too… some things are like oh my.. what was I thinking?? I think I've accepted the fact that I can't makeover every cool thing I find. Not enough time! Lately I even left the store without buying a thing. My motto lately is, have an exact plan or place for whatever I buy. I've been good so far.

  5. Oh my, everything is so pretty! I just love those two plates at the beginning 🙂 Happy Monday!

  6. Lucky you to find the glass chandelier crystals. Reproductions ones are so expensive and finding old ones are rare and usually expensive too. Interested to see your wind chimes.
    Thanks for visiting Timeless Treasure and the nice comment on the Heat Lamp.
    Audrey Z.

  7. Beautiful I love the boy&girl plates gorgeous! But I love that candle holder oh I would have loved that as is but I am sure you'll do something amazing with all the parts 🙂

  8. I am so envious of all the pretty cystals! I buy them whenever I find them at a good price. Love yours…:) That Avon plate is gorgeous! I am working on a plate wall too. You can see the start of it in my post today. Have a lovely evening.

    Blessings, Vicky

  9. Wow what great crystals, I can't wait to see what you come up with!!!


  10. I have always wanted a blue Crown canning jar – love yours with the bling inside. That candle holder is going to live in many projects with all those strands you can harvest from it.

  11. Hi Tuula
    I just started following you on Bloglovin . I, too, am a a fellow Ontarian.
    Although, I live in the North. I'm guessing from all the good stuff you are
    able to purchase that you may live down South. I mean really-crystals, I'm swooning..
    Anyway, I enjoyed your blog and will be back to visit again!