Wednesday, January 25, 2012

A Cute Idea and Some Great Finds!

I thought I would share with you a cute idea for a snowman.  I came across him as I was going through my tote of winter decor.  I don't put him out anymore because he doesn't quite fit in with the style of decor that I like.  I bought him several years ago when my sister and I used to do craft shows.

Isn't he cute?  He's made out of a pot/pan lid and the handle is used for his nose!  I thought it was a pretty clever idea!  If you don't have any lids that you can spare, you can find all sorts of them at dollar/thrift stores.  He also looks cute tucked in a wreath!

I also want to share a few pictures of  some goodies that I found at a couple of my favorite antique malls in Berlin and Walnut Creek  (aka Amish country) yesterday.  I can't believe the fantastic prices that I bought them for!  I was so excited!!

I found this fabulous box at Walnut Creek Antique Mall  (behind Rebecca's Bistro) for only $32.00!!!  I saw two, similar in size, at a local antique was selling for $170.00 and the other one for $250.00!  So I'm thinking I got a great bargain!  (Don't tell me if I didn't!  LOL)

 I  found these at Berlin Village Antique Mall.  The 2 gallon jug had a price of $45.00 and the small crock was $24.00.  When I went to check out, the girl said that they were 30% off!!  So I got the jug for $31.50 and the crock for $16.80!!  Woo Hoo!!!!

I have no idea where I'm going to put these things, but I'm sure I'll find a place somewhere and will share pics when I do!!  lol 

 My hubby and I have been working on a couple of projects that I will share with you later.  One is done (just trying to get a decent photo)  and the other will, hopefully, get started soon!  The second project is going to be made out of walnut and we had to go to a lumber mill and have the wood planed and cut to the widths and lengths that we need.  After about a week and a half wait, we finally got to pick it up on Monday....just in time for my hubby to have to go to work to pour some concrete for a couple of his contractors!  So when he gets those wrapped up, we'll be able to start on it!    

I'll be back soon with a simple Valentines project and a recipe for an awesome pie that is so simple to make!

Until Next Time. . . . Kris


  1. Wow! Those were the buys of the century! You got incredible deals! Gorgeous goodies. Can't wait to see your projects. I always look forward to your posts!

  2. I love all your goodies. You got some great deals. Looking forward to seeing your new projects. Oh the snowman is really really cute.


  3. What wonderful items you found..I think they were a great deal..The snowman made from a lid is cute..Can't wait to see what ya have been working on..Have a great day..

  4. Great bargains, Kris! You done good, Girl! I love finding a bargain! The trunk is wonderful and I love that jug!

  5. Kris, what a steal on the jug, love it. If you ever want to part with it I have several places for it. How nice to hear from you. You've been a stranger. Please keep an eye out for crocks and jugs for me, anything old and with blue on them. thanks ~

  6. Oh Kris, I so LOVE that box you found ~ such a wonderful find.
    Great prices on the jugs too!!!
    Can't wait to see what your projects are going to be!
    Prim Blessings

  7. Love your great finds, kris. I have made some snowmen kinda like that out of pot lids the last two years...but I make mine prim. Paint, sand, stain, grunge and I sold quite a few. If you really get creative they turn out pretty good, Lol!

  8. really have to do this more often...POST that is, you have been missed!
    Love the crocks and the basket too.
    Can't wait to see yur new projects.

  9. Kris, your prim finds, your home, and your How Tos are simply gorgeous! I'm planning on 'attempting' to make the wood candle chandelier you did in APP. Also, what type of cloth did you do the Oct. Stacy Nash design on and also, did you antique the cloth? Love it! Love your site too! Thanks, Judy C.

  10. Thank you, Judy! I always use osmaburg fabric to cross stitch my samplers on, which you can find at Joann Fabric. I die them with a mixture of coffee and vanilla diluted with hot water.

  11. Wonderful finds Kris. I love them all

  12. Kris ~ Super finds, LOVE that box girl. It's so WONDERFUL to see a post by you. I've Missed you so much. Please keep them coming...really doesn't matter what you post on. Just post something !!! ;DDD

    Barely able to see what you have for us to read and view next.


  13. Hi Kris!...being a crockaholic, I love a good crock find, and you found some beauties!...can't wait to see what you and the hubs are up to!


  14. Hi Kirs!! I just found your blog by searching for prim tutuorials!!! I can't beleive I haven't stumbled upon it before. I love your finds. Especially the crocks. You will find just the perfect spot for them I am sure. I am a new follower and invite you to my blog too.
    Take care. -Steph-


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