First I want to comment on a personal thing: Yesterday the condo board had requested some resident help with an upkeep issue. We were totally blown away with the number of people who showed up to volunteer. A job that we thought could take most of the evening was finished in an hour and a half with everyone's help. Made my day!
DS Marie and DBIL Rob are in town for a couple days and came for breakfast this morning with DS Shirley and my Mom.
Marie brought me all these beautiful donations to my stash:
|two small boxes of Lite Brite pegs in orange and red (This truly is a Pass It On thing! Marie told someone that I was looking for pegs and she picked them up and passed them on to Marie for me.)|
|ear-ring backs in silver and gold - two uses: Christmas bells - or salt and pepper shakers|
|Rob was really curious (to put it politely) when Marie insisted on bringing this no longer working tire gauge to me. (I'm not sure, but I suspect his words were something like "What the heck are you thinking?"|
|One thing I know I will be able to use from that is the convex plastic cover which will make beautiful 'glass' for an old family portrait.|
|This beautiful old pocket watch is probably too small for and thin for a miniature scene but I'm sure I can find something to do with it (if only for parts for a friend who does Steampunk!).|
|The largest link in this necklace is 1 1/2" x 3/4". 75% of them will make wonderful picture frames!|
|The large starfish would make a wonderful sign advertising a Seashell Shop. The beads are about half the size of seed beads so they're great for minis.|
|The amber colour beads would make great lamp bases. The two round beads (picture is poor) would make great seats for bar-height stools.|
|The silver-coloured bell cap beads on either end would make wonderful shades for desk lamps.|
|The spacer beads have a lot of perfume bottle base/tops possibilities. The long spacers could be used as knife rests.|
|The drop itself is 11/16" long. This will go as a picture on the wall in the Lady's bedroom.|
|Some nice beads here but don't really need them. HOWEVER! That beautiful little heart will make a wonderful little padlock on a box somewhere.|
|Some lovely beads and spacers here but don't see any mini possibilities!|