Thursday, August 5, 2010

Hidden Treasures...

Treasures can be found in the most unlikely places - on Saturday I went exploring  a local  Thrift Shop with my youngest daughter - she turns it into a theatrical event, loving all of the wonders that can be found, not seeing the items that someone has discarded.  We found many treasures that day and I wanted to share some of them with you today

This is the first, a heart full of pearls and gems, encased in twisted wire swirls, holding it together and making something beautiful....I am not sure what I am creating with it yet, but until I do, it will inspire me where I sit and create...

The next is this gorgeous pendant - beautiful bevelled glass in encased in black swirls and speaks to me of elegance - this too will be used on a creation...it is just waiting for the inspiration to come to me...

More gorgeousness was found

Followed by

and finished off with theses glorious flowers that were rescued

from being discarded into the junk pile - these they threw in for nothing....the rest came to the grand total of $1.50 - can you believe that - it shows me that beauty truly is in the 'eye of the beholder!!'

Thank you for visiting today, I hope you feel inspired to see beauty in those things that have been discarded by others and can be brought to life with your inspiration and creative hands - please come back and show me - I would love to come and visit and be inspired by what catches your eye and captures your heart!  God bless you!


  1. Oh my goodness, Linda, your treasues are WONDERFUL!!! I love each and every one of them and how cool is it to get those beautiful flower petals for free? I'd say that is way cool!! I am sure you will create a breathtaking masterpiece with each of them!! Thanks for sharing your finds with us...I sure would love to go Thrift Store shopping with you ;D. Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  2. Well done with the beaded heart - looks lovely hanging up. There is a second hand shop around called Trash and Treasure - I think they have it right with a title like that!!

    I am looking forward to seeing what you create with you treasures :-)


  3. I want all of these Linda. :) Especially the beveled glass piece. I love to go to thrift stores with kids too. There is always something interesting waiting to be found.

  4. Linda your finds are marvelous! I love, love, love the necklace with the pearls and jems! Don't you just love a great deal!

  5. Treasures Indeed. You need to stop in often with DD, always fun to go with someone who shares your passion. Jane

  6. Linda, love all your treasures. I can hardly wait to see how they will be used.

  7. WOW Linda, these are amazing and you got all of them at a steal! Just absolutely gorgeous, I can't wait to see what you create with them. You lucky girl ;)
    Have fun with them.

  8. Those are so pretty, Linda...I like the sparkle and the texture of the turned wires...of course you will make something truly gorgeous out of these!! Thanks for sharing your treasures today!

  9. Boy, do you ever make out on that deal!!! Can't wait to see what you do with your finds!

  10. Fantastic finds Linda. I love visiting thrift shops and sometimes I find amazing things and they cost so little..Loz

  11. WOW!! What fabulous finds Linda. I love them and I can't wait to see how you use them with your art!!


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