Pen and Ink...and maybe some paint

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Another thrift store surprise!

I've been shopping the thrift stores to find things for my new home. I saw two little pieces of needlework in very nice old carved frames. It was the frames I wanted to use for watercolors.

But when I removed the needlework from the frames, I found surprises underneath!

The needlework looks pretty ancient, but it's not the type I would want to keep.
 Look how the back is done. They are a combination of needlepoint and cross-stitch. If anyone wants them let me know in the comments. Otherwise,  I may give them back to the lady at the thrift store. I don't want to throw them out!
After removing the nails in the back of the frame there was a piece of paper behind the needlework. This is what was on the two pieces of paper...
After dusting off the frames and cleaning the glass this is how they look. Pretty!
I also bought most, if not all, of the paint and curtains I'll need for the trailer. I'll be having lots of decorating fun shortly! I also found a comforter and blanket, plus two end tables. I prefer lamplight to overhead light, so you need end tables to set lamps on, right? I'll move in with the furniture I have now, and then see what I need to fill in. :)

The grandkids have all gone to their other grandparents' for the night, and Micah, Adam and Thatcher have gone grocery shopping and out to supper, so I'm going to relax and use their Netflix to watch a movie! So, I'm outta here! :)

Shalom, friends and family!


  1. those flowers are so pretty! the needle point is neat too, very good of you to think of returning it (if no one in comments wants it of course) to the thrift store, I am sure someone will enjoy it very much!!! lots of love to you!!! a HUG too!

  2. I must say, I prefer the flowery pictures to the needlework. I'm excited for you moving into your new place!!!

  3. Hallo, dear Lisa, I join the comments of Elisabeth and Granny Marigold!
    Have fine joy with your decoration-plans!
    Greetings and blessings from Dori to the great Grandma!

  4. It must be fun shopping for new (to you) things for your new home. Are you going to keep the surprise flowery pictures in the frames? Then you'll need more frames for your watercolors :-) That means more fun shopping!

  5. Fun shopping, Lisa! Those prints under the stitching are just beautiful. Nice find! You'll have so much fun putting together your new home.

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