Sunday, January 25, 2009

Forgotten Treasures

I have been on this cleaning frenzy for the last week. I literally can't stop myself. I have organized linen closets, cleaned drawers, packed up old clothes and rearranged furniture. I have been a mission. So the other day, while digging through cabinets I came across a few forgotten things.
The first thing I came across was this metal hanging basket. I completely forget I picked it up years ago and it was tucked in a box all this time. I think however I am going to part with it. It has a base for a candle although there are so many possibilities.

I also found this little metal wall pocket that just needs a bit of tlc and a few flowers. I think I shall part with this as well.

Last but not least, I found a huge box of wooden nickles. I'm not sure what I want to do with them. Some have a hole drilled in them, most are plain. If you have any ideas feel free to throw them my way. . for some reason I am drawing a blank. Well, that is all I have to share today. Have a wonderful last week of January (wow! can you believe it already?).


Susan said...

I have been cleaning my shop also..finding all kinds of things tucked in here and there also!
Susan *dutchrose*

Lisa said...


We must all have the organizing bug, I've found lots of goodies this weekend too.

Love the wall pocket, that's really pretty.


Roxie said...

Hi Carrie. I would decorate the wooden nickels with pretty scrap paper on both sides and maybe some bling, then make necklaces out of them. How about an inspirational word on typed paper to add to it?

Shabby Rose Cottage said...

Inspirational words and hanging on a decorated tag for the wooden nickels and what great treasures you uncovered.

gail said...

Hi Carrie,,, we are all getting a jump on spring cleaning. I was doing the same a couple weeks ago. Great feeling! I like your fotgotten treasures! I Will be thinking on those wood nickles and if I come up with something I will let you know. :) Happy creating, hugs, gail

Patricia said...

Carrie, I think we must all be trying to push spring ahead with all the organizing going on in the Pinkdom! Those wooden nickels are just calling for your touch, drop earrings and a matching pendant maybe?
Patricia Rose-A Potpourri of Fabric, Fragrance and Findings

Debbie said...

How fun to find all of those lost treasures....I'm sure you will think of something beautiful to create with those wooden nickels. :)

Pink hugs,

Marie said...

Hi Carrie,
I wish I could find some good stuff like that when I clean

Dianne Hadaway said...

Oh Carrie, those wooden nickels would be darling with decoupaged images and bling on them and either attached to your awesome tags or just made into tags themselves.

kath@retromantic antiques said...

Carrie, isn't it fun to find goodies? Can't wait to see what you do with the "nickels" kath

Inka Thomas said...

Hi Carrie,
Must be going around....I have been going thru and finding things too. I like Roxie's idea on the wooden nickels. I am sure you will do something wonderful with your re-found goodies.

Shabby Shan said...

I've also been cleaning and organizing my work space. I think we're all ready for spring!

Have a nice week!

Michelle (Shell) May said...

Isn't it fun to clean up and organize? It's like a present to yourself when you come across something you tucked away and forgot about. I love my new wall pocket. I'll have to take a picture of where I hung it.
Have a wonderful week my creative friend.
bunny kisses,

Beloved Creations said...

i love those wooden nickles. They would make great tags, picture frames for small pics, bases for pin cushions,

Susie said...

Hi Carrie! Love to hear about all the "O" going on! It hasn't happened here in my home yet but I am still hoping for it! :)
The Polka Dot Rose

Susan - My Vintage Charm said...

Carrie have you been sorting through my garage? These items look very familiar *smiles* Gosh one just never knows what they'll find next. Looks like you have some fun projects ahead.


Marie Antionette said...

Hi Carrie,I have not visited for awhile so I thought I would drop by.I see you have been very busy.I wish I could catch your bug.I need to reorganize myself.You keep right on working,no telling what you will come up with.Hugs Marie Antionette