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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

All Wrapped Up ..

Hello my dear friends,

it seems that I am being very lucky and fortunate lately when I am out and about and it comes to finding neat treasures. These days I try not to just buy 'stuff ' for the sake of buying it but instead I search for a particular creation I want to make. Well, that is most of the time but not this time.

I was at one of our local Value Villages a few days ago after donating some things to the store,  just looking around and when something on their 'bag wall' caught my attention. I took it down and carried it around for a little while, trying to decide if I should or should not buy the item. It looked interesting but I couldn't tell how good it was due to the way the item was rolled up tightly in the scuffed up bag and also stapled up with a tag onto of it too. In the end I thought why not and took it home. 

I was over the moon when I opened the bag after arriving at home and took my newest finding out because it turned out to be a lovely treasure.

First I pulled out a little silver plated basket ...

... it was very neat, all tarnished up and exactly what I like but that wasn't all that was in the plastic bag. Out came two little salt and pepper shakers next. And this is where I got excited! The shakers were little metal critters, namely two little birds.

Just take a look ~ aren't they just so sweet and precious?!

The detail on the little birds is amazing!

I am in love with my newest treasure and I think that these little metal feathered creatures will have to stay with me. I am sure I will find a new home for them in one of my nests. What I am going to do with the little basket is still something I am not sure about. Sooner or later I will try and turn it into something lovely and give it a new life. So do keep an eye out for it in the future.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by and visit me here at Todolwen. It is always so nice when you do.

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

Have a peaceful and creative day.


  1. Those sweet birds look so at home in the little basket - I would have to keep it, too!

  2. I love your treasures! I collect little silver baskets like that... and I also collect birds but I don't have any lovely silver ones. Now I want to get out and visit some thrift shops! :)

  3. Truly a treasure! Your instinct was working overtime when you chose that bag.

  4. Karen - LOVE the precious little birds in a basket. Great find.


  5. oh my.. what a charming little find for sure! Isn't it so fun.. Im so happy that you found something that delights your heart <3 Best wishes and hugs.

  6. Oh how sweet are these birds!

    Hugs Ines♥

  7. The birds actually are a set with the basket. I think they look great. Just because I'm curious (and it's not at all my business) why would you not leave them in the basket?

  8. What a wonderful find, dear Karen. So precious.
    Have a lovely day.

  9. You stumble upon the BEST things. You truly do. I am so looking forward to see what you create with that basket. It's divine!

    Happy creating!

  10. Wow! What a lovely and lucky find Karen!

  11. Again I'm jealous... you find the greatest things. This is just tooooo