Small ~ Project ~ Sunday – A Yard Sale Find Extraordinaireย 

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’• How nice of you to make time for me on this wonderful weekend ๐Ÿ˜

No crochet news today – but what I wanna show you instead is pretty nifty. ๐Ÿ˜

On Saturday I spend a few hours thrifting. And at one yard sale I spotted an amazing vintage embroidery ๐Ÿ’œ 

Here are some details 

Beautiful, isn’t it?!

After I brought my treasure home I hunted for a frame…I always buy them at thrift stores – just in case. And yesterday was such a case ๐Ÿ˜†

It was already stretched on a piece of cardboard…and wouldn’t you know, I had a frame that fit perfectly! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ Happy Dance! ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป

The frame is  was not very pretty, but is in great shape 

     Very ‘blah’ ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ
Time for some chalk paint and wax…ta-da 

I applied the paint, with a wide, flat brush, yesterday…let it dry overnight (even though it doesn’t take that long – an hour or two is plenty). Then I applied a thin layer of wax in a few spots (not all over ’cause all I had is a dark brown). Done!  ๐Ÿ™†๐Ÿป

A few staples in the back – the frame didn’t have any of those metal bendy thingies. ๐Ÿค“

And here she is 

I’m very happy with it ๐Ÿ˜ It seems like it was meant to be….the perfect fit and the color paint I had is actually a color in the embroidery. 

Now I’m sitting here admiring my lovely ‘new’ wall art โ˜บ๏ธ

Did you ever have a spontaneous project that worked out on the first try?  (Psst – doesn’t happen all that often around here ๐Ÿ˜†)

Thanks for dropping by and reading all the way down to here ๐Ÿค—


14 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. tonymarkp
    Sep 04, 2017 @ 00:29:13

    I wonder who embroidered this. Did you have a chance to ask at the yard sale? It’s beautiful.

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    • Kristabella's Hodgepodge
      Sep 04, 2017 @ 00:36:40

      I wondered the same thing. I did ask the girl, but she got it at a thrift store, and there are no markings on the back ๐Ÿ˜• I just wanna urge all artists ‘Sign your creations’ – show how proud you are of it! โ˜บ๏ธ
      It is gorgeous – I keep walking into the living room to look at it ๐Ÿ˜Š

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      • tonymarkp
        Sep 04, 2017 @ 00:40:58

        You’ll have to give the artist a name like they do for unnamed artists of ancient times. Like ancient Greek ceramic painters are named, for example the “Andokides Painter.” You could call this artist the “Typical Embroiderer” because they obviously finished it and stashed it away without bothering to do anything with it. We all do that sometimes with our almost finished stuff! Oh oh you could call them the “Unfinished Embroiderer.”

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      • Kristabella's Hodgepodge
        Sep 04, 2017 @ 13:34:36

        And that’s what we’ll do ๐Ÿ˜ƒ I’m glad the artist now has a name ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  2. nothingbutknit2
    Sep 04, 2017 @ 00:36:18

    That’s fantastic!! The frame is perfect.



  3. quietwatercraft
    Sep 04, 2017 @ 09:55:13

    What a fantastic find! It was clearly meant to be yours ๐Ÿ™‚ I loooove the colour of the frame, it’s just perfect for the embroidery

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  4. Denise Harvey
    Sep 04, 2017 @ 15:40:06

    What a beautiful find! My grandmother made a similar piece without the bird and I hope I get it someday! I was in another military post when my grandmother’s belongings got sold. One of my Aunts bought it only to have it available in her own yard sale and my mother-inlaw bought it and hung it in her living room! Imagine how surprised I was to see it again! I hope someday it will be mine. What a coincidence-huh?



  5. juliascreativeyear
    Sep 05, 2017 @ 06:46:45

    Oh this is just beautiful. And the frame suits it perfectly. I can understand why you keep going to look at it. What a great find

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  6. Tami
    Sep 05, 2017 @ 12:09:00

    Oh what a gem you found while treasure hunting!!! The upgraded frame is perfect for this lovely piece!! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  7. Emma
    Oct 02, 2017 @ 05:11:27

    That’s so great! I love how you painted the frame too, very beautiful ๐Ÿ˜

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