Thursday, March 12, 2009

crafty chick and treasures!

Look at this darling Easter chick! She's from the new Crafty Secrets Easter Creative Scraps. The images are darling for Easter, I have an ornament in mind too!

The Easter scrap set is park of 7 new scrap sets that became available 3-9-09. You can check them all out here on Sandy Redburns blog!

Supplies: Paper - Crafty Secrets Earthy Paper Pad, SU! Ruby Red, Chocolate Chip. Ink - Ranger Distress Vintage Photo. Acces. - vintage lace, buttons, linen thread, gold brads, Iridescent Gold Glimmer Mist. Tools - hammer (to distress the brads), sewing machine, Big Shot, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder, Tim Holtz blending tool, slit punch.
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Smiley from millan.netSmiley from

I went on a little adventure a couple of weeks ago. There is some land by where my daughter lives that is leased for hunting. It has this very old abandoned house on it. Me and my daughter decided we would go and see the house, we were told about it and wanted to check it out. The house was left with stuff in it. I have always loved this kind of thing. Whenever I had a chance to go through an old house like this I jumped at it!!
One of the front doors was wide open....ACK, I love it, LOL!! We went in and it was really dirty, musty and creepy no telling what kinds of wild animals had been in and out of there. There were beds couches, kitchen table and chairs, wood stove, fridge, everything, but nothing was usuable anymore. I love to imagine who the people were and how they lived in this old house. There was stuff everywhere, it's getting a little too warm to be digging around much, I was afraid I would wake up a snake or 2 or 3, YIKES!! This little log building was behind the house. I think it must have been a smoke house where they smoked their meats, it was too small for anything else.
This was in the front to the side of the yard. It's a dug out storm cellar, dirt floor, I could see an old chair in it turned over. For those of you who don't know what a storm cellar is, it's where you go when a tornado or bad storm is coming, to be safe. This was as far as I got here, no way I was venturing down in there, nope, no way LOL!
I picked up a few things around, to me they are treasures, to someone else...not so much, LOL!
They needed a lot cleaning and bleaching, but, now they sparkle! The poor Cupie doll was dirt-y!! I couldn't take her clothes off, they were sewn on, so I just threw the doll in the washer with bleach, now she's like new, she's in an old snuff glass. Look at the Bingo cards, red, WOOHOO, I'll have to make some Lisa Z ornaments!! The green Jadite bowl has a hairline crack in it, so no eating cereal out of it, but, it's perfect for buttons!
I hope your Thursday is a good one, thanks for stopping by!


QC said...

Oh my GAWD, Piris. What a cool adventure!! Sounds like so much fun, but I can't believe you didn't go in after the chair. Or make *someone* go in for you! LOL!! :)

Leslie Miller said...

Pam, I just love your warm vintage card! Thanks for showing such good pictures of the CS scraps, too. I've never really gotten a good look at them before. So cute! I love just the sort of thing you discovered with the old house. It's like stepping into the past--much more real than a museum set up. How fun!

Conniecrafter said...

darling image and card, love how you used the hearing of your adventure too, that is the kind of thing I love coming upon too!

Anonymous said...

What a sweet card! Love your little treasures from the old house!

Dru said...

Just my kind of day, what treasures you have found. Love your chickie card too. Enjoy!

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