Toward the end of summer I went to one of the best yard sales ever with all kinds of ridiculously great stuff for dirt cheap. It was so good I still occasionally drive by, hoping they might be holding Phase Two. It hasn't happened yet but I'm sure my drive-bys will pay off one of these days. Unless they think I'm some kind of yard sale stalker.
One of the thrilling finds that day included a plastic baggie filled with twenty vintage crystal chandelier teardrops. Looking back, I'm not even sure why that was thrilling since I don't collect these and had no immediate plans for them but there were twenty! of them in perfect condition. For a dollar.
I think that was the thrilling part. I can get worked up over just about anything when it's only a dollar.
Since then, I've been hanging on to these crystals, waiting for inspiration and it finally came to me when I was fiddling around with the rhinestones I bought at a holiday bazaar.
Here's what I made. Twenty sparkling Christmas ornaments with vintage rayon seam binding bows and vintage rhinestone embellishments.
I plan on selling these at the show I'm doing this Sunday, the 22nd, in Hood River, OR at the Best Western Hood River Inn. Then it's back to the doily factory for a thorough and much needed clean-up & organizing extravaganza (and maybe a nap) so I can begin work on my new ideas for 2010.
Hope you have a thrilling weekend.