March 27, 2014

Estate sale finds and a fun Easter project!

I managed to find a few treasures a recent estate sale.
  
 While I was digging through my vintage Easter crafting supplies, an idea struck to give my electronic Christmas light an Easter makeover.
The candle got a coating of white glue and fine white glitter and then I starting taking apart Easter supplies.
Floral wire and a bit of hot glue secured things in place.
The electronic candle no longer shows any sign of Christmas.  
In case you are wondering, those black and white photos are of my mother, my late Aunt, my beloved grandparents and my great grandmother.  My mother is the one enjoying her big bowl of popcorn. 
It was a fun and quick Easter project.
Once I'm done with work on Friday, I'll be spending the rest of the weekend pulling out Easter decorations and putting the final touches on the plantation dollhouse.
  Happy playing!
   

22 comments:

Jodee said...

That turned out sooo cute! I love to decorate for Easter and Spring!

Hope you have a great weekend!

Lee said...

So crafty!
You always find estate sale treasures.
Maybe I will head to one tomorrow.
TGIF!

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Well I see you did it again! Another great idea! The photos in the frame are so sweet.
I just posted about my farmhouse if you want to pop on over and check it out.
Have a creative weekend!
Gina

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Oh, I forgot to mention that I liked that miniature hutch, I have not seen one like it before, although I do have a etergere looking cabinet that looks like it's from the same company, it has the same spindle posts on it! I'm off to look at your Easter Cottage again, it is so very cute!
Gina

NanaDiana said...

Kim- Only you would come with something that cute! What a fun and darling idea. Can't wait to see your place(s) all dolled up for the Easter Holiday- xo Diana

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Very cute! Looking forward to seeing your Easter tree, especially with those 'new' diorama eggs you found-have fun:@)

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

You have acquired such a wonderful assortment of Easter decorations. I love how you put the candle together! Have a crafty weekend!

Pam Kessler said...

Your candle is adorable! I need to go estate sale shopping with you!

Margaret said...

I love how you did that candle! Another great idea.
Have fun playing this weekend!

LBP said...
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LBP said...

That is so adorable! I would have never thought of that! Can't wait to see the plantation doll house!

Blessings

Linda

Corey Moortgat said...

Very sweet! I'm surprised candles aren't a more popular Easter decoration- maybe you'll start a trend! I just love all those vintage Easter decorations- I never seem to run across them when junking...

Lutka And Co. said...

Beautiful display. I love old family photos!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Oh your candle stick came out so so adorable!!! You're so very creative!! Love this idea! And love your box of Easter supplies, I wish mine was that big and full of treasures! So lovely to have those old photos to treasure!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!! xo Holly

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Love how the lamp came out. I would have never thought to do that! Have fun playing this weekend!

Hugs,
Debbie

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Love how you altered your Christmas candle. So festive and creative. Ooooh, can't believe all the Easter supplies you have, and I want to dig through them, lol. I had very little Easter, but thanks to you being my swap partner last year, I have some really cute things now. :)

Nellie said...

You find the very best estate sales, Kim! Spring is all over your house although the weather may not be cooperating fully. xo Nellie

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

Oh cute! The Easter light is so fun! I'm glad to hear that you have a crafty weekend planned. I bet you're excited to "play"!
Erica :)

Cranberry Morning said...

What a clever idea. And don't you just love old family photos. Is so nice you have them. Whenever I see old family photos at a thrift store or antique shop it makes me so sad that the family didn't keep them.

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Sounds like you have quite the weekend planned with Easter bins coming out. Looks like you are off and hopping with the candle redo..cute project!

Lynne said...

Such fun seeing what you create . . .
I look forward to what happens after the weekend!

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

Cute idea! I had at least 25 of those candles, went through a cleaning spree and donated them all. Sometimes you do things in life you regret! At least I can live vicariously through you!