Sunday, April 17, 2016

Brown Paper Packages Tied Up With String....

...these are a few of my favourite things!!! In my case - it was actually a box filled with all the goodies from our Daily Deals and Awesome Buys from this past January. I mentioned that our mini club got together to open the packages and ooh and ahh over everybody's purchases. I thought today I would show you a few of my buys and explain why I bought them.

The first two pictures are of items I purchased that will be used in my greenhouse/potting shed. The barrel will be aged and finished appropriately and set as a rain barrel at the corner of the potting shed. The garden hose will be inside the greenhouse along with the watering can. The birdhouse will be found somewhere in the landscaping outside the buildings as will the bucket and the adorable Reutter rabbit hutch. Don't you just love those bunnies?!?

The second photo shows a ceiling fan which will probably go in the potting shed, a bicycle planter for the garden, two large ceramic planters to flank the garden doors of the greenhouse, and a long strip of led lights that I will be using to make hanging fluorescent lights above the planting tables in the greenhouse. See - all bought with a purpose in mind!






The next two groupings are also for planned projects - the two hanging lamps are for the pub I will get to some day, and, of course, the quilting shop will benefit from the items in the second picture.






Once again, I broke my own rules with the purchase of these next two groupings. I have a weakness for porcelain from Reutters, even though I have no idea what I will use this luncheon set or the canning set for. I just thought they were beautiful. And the boat and other maritime items - what the heck - I have no idea why I bought them. My guess is it was a little bit of nostalgia for the island home I came from. Who knows? Not me, that's for sure!






I also have several other items I bought during the daily deals that I am ashamed to show you because they also break my rules. I have no idea what I'll do with them! But, I'm a true mini-believer who knows that some day, maybe not tomorrow, or next week, or next month, or next year, but some day - I will find a use for them!!

And, if you think that today's post is some kind of a stall to keep your mind off the fact that I didn't do any minis today - you're absolutely right. Didn't work though, did it??? *smile* However - I have plans to spend 4 hours tomorrow working on my Picture of Dorian Gray room box so tomorrow evening, I may actually have a progress report for you. Until then -- TTFN!!!

6 comments:

  1. Those daily deals got me too. Quite a few "what will I do with these" items, but half the fun is trying to make a project to fit them!

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    1. True, Kat. But for me, I have to wait until they "speak" to me and a story comes into my head - or as I like to refer to that head of mine - "the black hole". It sucks everything in that's within range but lets nothing back out again! - Marilyn

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  2. Ohhh...what fun to unwrap lovely miniatures and plan where they shall go! I have a soft spot for tiny pieces of china and porcelain too so can absolutely understand your purchase of the Reutters items...picturing afternoon tea time prettily set up in a garden outside the greenhouse? Will look forward to seeing how they are used in future posts.

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    1. I'll have to leave you in suspense because I'm in the dark as to what I'll do with them to! *smile* - Marilyn

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  3. Todas tus compras son fantásticas, y como todas pensamos en algún momento las encajaremos en algún proyecto, pero solo como piezas son preciosas. Feliz semana:-)

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    1. Thank you Rosa. I'm sure they'll find a home in some project too, at some point. I just don't know what project, or when! You have a good week too. - Marilyn

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