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My Little Corner of the Net

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Recent Acquisitions

 Here are a few of my recent acquisitions.  I have not really had time to work on projects, but I have taken time during my lunch hours to find a few pieces here and there.  The small painting was at a garage sale.  The small glass vase and yellow glass picture were at an estate sale.  The yellow glass pitcher has flowers painted on it.  I picked up the stove on eBay via Canada. It was made in Germany.
 I came across these small resin buildings at another estate sale.  They are actually thimbles!  I figured they might be good accessories in one of my houses.  They are less than one inch tall and very detailed.

 I found this old Tupperware container at an estate sale this week.  It was one price for the whole lot.  There were a few treasures in there. Also a bag full of small lead pieces and accessories.

 The piece I like most is the metal wringer - other pieces were a working Tiffany style lamp, some clay pots and some metal pieces.  

Monday, June 11, 2012

Miniature Treasure Chest

I have been pretty busy these past few months.  Most recently, I have been preparing for my son's scout camp.  They have a pirate theme this year and I am in charge of one of the projects - a miniature treasure chest.  After a few trial and error runs, I determined that the lid was going to be too hard to build by hand. Arrgh!  So I pre-assembled them. The scouts will put together the base of the box and apply the straps.

The troupe is on a tight budget and luckily, Home Depot donated some supplies.  
I finished assembling these kits last night and the boys built them today. 

My son Cole is now on the lookout for some treasure!