Friday, April 18, 2014

Local Thrifting Treasures

I stopped into one of 2 local thrift/resale shops we have here and found a couple of treasures.  This smiling sun is about to be painted in some cheerful colors and will be hung on the wall under the back porch light.  He's about 6" x 8" and made of plaster so I will probably use a sealer even though we don't get much rain here.  He was a whole dollar.
Then I spied this treasure.....
Yes it was only a dollar as well.  That's the Tower of London in the center.  I have red transfer-ware dishes with British castles on them and this little plate will look nice with them, I thought.  Then I flipped it over....
Yup, it's a Wedgwood piece!  I looked it up and this is the under-plate for a gravy boat, a complete set sells for over $40 on Ebay.  I have a red gravy boat and plate already so I won't need another, this piece will stay as it is, a little serving plate.  

I love bargains, don't you?

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Friday, April 11, 2014

DIY to Unclog Sinks and Toilets

I can't remember where I read about this but it is certainly a great tip that could save you lots of frustration and money.

If you have a clogged sink or tub or toilet, put in about 1/2 cup of Dawn dish soap straight down to the drain.
Let it sit for about 15 to 20 minutes.  Then add 4 or more cups of boiling hot water.  The drain should clear.

I tried this with a somewhat clogged toilet, it was not over flowing but it was not flushing completely, only the water was sort of going down.   I added the Dawn and let it sit for 15 to 20 minutes, added about 4 cups of the hottest tap water, boiling would probably be better, waited another 5-10 minutes and flushed.  It whooshed right down and the toilet was clean as could be.

Apparently Dawn is the secret weapon of plumbers.  

This is not a paid for review, just my own experience.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Journey Through Time Quilt Update

Here's an update on my quilt project which has been a little slow due to gardening time.
Everything above the yellow line is quilted including about half way out on the sides.  I'm working on the section that's in the hoop, so I'd say I'm more than 1/3 done but not quite half way.
Here's part of the back,  you can see stripes on the left and the sun face between the squares stripes, sort of.
Here's another square I quilted the fabric pattern on, it's in the center of the photo.
(internet photo)
And we have new visitors to Dad's feeding area, yellow headed blackbirds.  That yellow really stands out amongst the wrens and red winged blackbirds.  Nothing is brighter except the male cardinals.
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