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Friday, April 24, 2015

Something 'New' And Neat To Transform ..

Hello my dear friends,

this is the post I was wanting to share with all you lovey bloggers yesterday but the snow fall over night made this one wait for today.

Like many of you I am always on the look out for something new to work with when it comes to my creations and it seems that I have become quite picky when I choose something these days.

I finally had my Winter tires taken off my car and on the way home from the dealership I passed one of the antique stores I like to shop in. I walk through it slowly and carefully, looking at anything and everything but I had no luck in finding something I would like. Well, that was until I was almost ready to leave the store and there it was. A very neat piece, old, very tarnished and something I hadn't come across before. That all noted, it had to me mine and a few minutes later I left the store with a smile on my face and a new treasure in hand. 

And this is what I found ...

... an antique napkin ring/holder.

It is the neatest shape I think. It think it is meant to be one a little lily pad leaf with a little bud on it.

I am sure that it was shiny and silver in color many years ago but this way it is perfect for me. Of course my mind was working full time on my way home and in the end it was obvious to me what this neat piece would become and I am sure, you all know that too.

Now I just have to wait until I have the time to turn it into my newest creation. That will have to  be after I have planted some more of my cedars and then I will need the relaxation again after working hard.

So ... whenever you have a few spare moments, grab a cup of coffee and come and visit me again, here at Todolwen. You never know what I might have to share.

I hope you are well my dear friends and life is treating you kind.

Have a peaceful and creative day.


  1. Just bursting with curiosity wondering what it's going to become. I love those antique napkin holders, but usually too pricey for my budget :(
    I just can't wait....I just can't wait......Have fun with it.

  2. I'm fascinated to see what you create! You make magic with those talented fingers. x

  3. You found another treasure! I've never seen one in this shape/format before. Can't wait to see what you'll do with it!!

  4. I can't say that I have ever seen a napkin holder quite like this one. You always find the coolest treasures. I am green with envy...lol. Waiting to see what it becomes.

  5. What a beautiful little treasure you found! :)

  6. I just know you'll turn this gem into something even more beautiful.

    Great find!

  7. What a unique piece, and the design is so worn. I can't wait to see what you will make with it! Your trees are lovely where you planted them. Isn't it nice to watch a space transform with new plants?

  8. Ahhh... what a great finding! I found something for you too, but that has to wait till christmas :-).

    Hugs Ines♥