Saturday, April 14, 2012

Saturday Sundries

sundries: miscellaneous small articles, details, or items

Today, for the Saturday Sundries post, I planned on sharing a little antique silver napkin ring pincushion I made, but I decided to share the other items in the background as well. The napkin ring had such pretty engraving... a monogram and the paisley design... that I snatched it up when I found it at a junk store years ago! The pincushion is simply a piece of old velvet gathered and stuffed and then pushed down in the napkin ring. If you looked underneath, you'd see the raw edge of the gathered fabric. I didn't even finish it off on the bottom since it was for my own decorative use.

This week I took a load of items to a Habitat For Humanity Restore and when I walked back out, this delicate little egg shell was right beside my car in the gravels! I looked for more but this was the only one I could find.

The last miscellaneous items are a dried leaf from the yard (it just looked pretty and I thought I'd practice sketching it sometime) and a little apothecary bottle filled with pretty chunks of aqua glass. A friend of mine brought a large ziploc bag of this glass back from her home in Florida. She said she and her husband were close to home one day when she saw something sparkling beside the road. She made him stop the car and they got out and she started gathering these bits of --------- broken windshield!!! Her husband got out and helped her pick up what they could. I couldn't help but laugh to think of him helping her gather what anyone else would see as trash for her crafty friend!

I'm sure most people would certainly see my decor as very eclectic, but nearly every thing in my home has a story and that is why I collect it.

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Take care and God bless!



  1. Totally sweet pincushion. Great idea and I love the patina on the metal.

  2. I love the colors! So springtime fresh!

  3. Your website is such a beautiful and uplifting place. I look forward to visiting again soon. Love the Thomas Moore quote!

  4. Thanks everyone for stopping by! :)