Thursday, November 18, 2010


I worked on my Christmas card basket. I have the sides together, I still need to stitch over the tops and of course I still need the bottom. I would tweak some parts of it next time but I am forging on.
 I got some thrifting in today. This little pile was 3.00, I wear an apron every night, the little mold I am going to make a pantry cake, how to at dog trot farm,The ornament is going to be a package tie, the cute silver dish is getting a candle, the little snowman plant pot is getting a boxwood tree that I will make, the little dish with the tree is spode and will be a gift filled with homemade chocolates, and last but not least the photo book is waiting for my grandchild's beautiful pictures.
 Then I scored a bag of cookie cutters for 2.00 and it was a good score! you could make a cookie farm yard or zoo.
 And if you are playing cards you could make cookies to match.
 oh and Christmas? I have that covered. check out those red handles!!!!
 I am not sure just what the 2 people are??? a businessman annnndddd I got nothing. The star is home made.
 Donut and small rectangle I think would make great cut out for short bread cookies.
 OK ARE YOU READY!!!!! AN ACORN!!!!!!!  The tin is full of small leaves great for that pie that Martha Stewart had in her magazine.

A few church sales this weekend that have little thrift areas set up. Have a great night and keep those visits and comments coming.


Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

This is WONDERFUL! I LOVE cookie cutters... Even if I don't use them, they are so much fun to display!
Have a wonderful evening,

Kim said...

I love those cookie cutters. They remind me of making sugar cookies with my Grandma as a little girl.

Julia said...

How lucky to get an acorn cookie cutter. Now you have to make some acorn cookies. I'm waiting to see the cookies. JB

Julia said...

I forgot to comment on your basket. Looking very good. JB

One Cheap B*tch said...

Great haul! Dare I saw the woman cookie cutter is a milk maid? Mrs. Claus? I'm reaching aren't I? =)


Linda ★ Parker's General said...

It looks as if you have been raiding my cookie cutter collection! You got a great deal! I wish I had some of those leaf cutters for making little toppers for quiche.

Rugs and Pugs said...

You done good, girlfriend! Love all the cookie cutters!
Hugs :)

Mimi Sue said...

What a darling Christmas card basket! I haven't seen one for quite a while. I think my grandma had one. Love all those cute cookie cutters. Your penny rug is adorable too. Thank you for your kind words of sympathy for our little Rudy. We sure do miss him but it gets a bit easier everyday. Mimi

Cathy G. said...

I think your Christmas card basket is great! Very nostalgic! I admire your skills at putting one of them together....they are so festive!
Great finds again.....can never have too many cookie cutters! Hope you find some more wonderful stuff this weekend.
Cathy G

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Cookie cutters make great templates for rug hooking designs, too!!!!!!

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

What nice finds! Love, love, love the acorns!!! Some of those cookie cutters look pretty old, like my grandmother used to use that I now own! Enjoy them and have a great weekend!

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Can we make a date to go thrift shopping? Those cookie cutters are adorable. Once again I am amazed at your goodies. Can't wait to see the next batch of treasures.


That pile of cookie cutters is a great find! and an acorn!!! I just purchased one of those vintage Christmas card baskets at an antique sale. I can't believe how time consuming they must be to make.
~ Julie

Unknown said...

I love cookie cutters with handles on them...good score!

Have a good one,

ps. On one of my button trees I sewed them on, but that got old and so I started to glue gun them on...way easier.

Donna said...

I LOVE those old cookie cutters!! We used similar ones as a kid in our house and they bring back such fond memories!!

SouthernHeart said...

Great finds! I'll have to do better at thinking "outside the box" like using a Spode plate (I saw some at Ross the other day) to put cookies or candy on. Thanks for the inspiration!

Reduce, Reuse and Rummage said...

Those playing card cookie cutters are ones we had in my house as well. My mom used them for Christmas cookies - so they fit in with all the others!

Seedplanter Designs said...

Cathy, your basket is a wonderful idea! I love it. Reminds me of when our kids were young, and we would turn last year's cards into something fun. And one year when we had little money, I crocheted an edge around the pretty covers of smaller cards, and a loop at the top. We hung our paper ornaments on our tree.