I have been working really hard in my studio and spending lots of time out there. The other day I was poking around and realized I had a big assortment of cottage cheese items. I NEVER set out to collect cottage cheese stuff, but somehow I did.
I collect them because of the graphics and this one I use for storage in my studio. I love the pink color on this one.
This one is GIANT and holds my vintage sparkly pinecones. It is a 5 lb size. That is a ton of cottage cheese.
I found these all at one sale...they hold nothing yet. I am always a fan of Elsie the cow.
I got a pair of pink cottage cheese containers at Farm Chicks years ago. This one lives in my house with this little handmade doll I also bought at Farm Chicks. They live under a glass dome on my dresser.
You may remember the blog post I did on exploring the crawl space at Aunt Tillie's hoarder sale a few years ago. You can read about it here and here and here. (one of my favorite estate sale times ever). One of the finds in the crawl space was a box of old lids. Many of them were from cottage cheese containers. I could not toss them. I can not imagine eating this much cottage cheese either.
Lid after lid after lid.
These are all metal lids. What an assortment.
For the record, we did eat cottage cheese when I was growing up. We mixed it with applesauce. I don't think my Mom ever served it like this.
Great lid still has the paper with recipe suggestions attached to it.
This one has a deal for seeds still attached. It is dated 1954. These cottage cheese lids sat in that crawlspace for a long time.
For the record, I like cottage cheese. I don't eat if often but I do like it. I don't mix it with applesauce like I did when I was a kid.
A MY-TE-FINE collection! If you have an idea for a future collection challenge, leave me a comment and finish the sentence "Show me your collection of ____." Congrats, if you read this far you have now read a post on COTTAGE CHEESE CONTAINERS.
My daughter Kate, is home for a few days before she heads back to school for her senior year of college. Estate sale land did not have any sales that looked great, so I decided to spend time with her on Friday and Saturday and get some college shopping done. Saturday on the way home from errands, we decided to take one detour to an estate sale on the way home.
It was a super full hoarder type sale with lots of crazy stuff...pez containers, plastic toys and wood figures. In amongst a crazy amount of stuff, I found some treasures (and so did Kate).
The head vase is perfect except for a chip in the bottom. I may give her a little holiday corsage makeover. I can always use more poker chips for crafting and the sailor is actually a reproduction (which I did not know till I saw the MIDWEST tag on his base when I got home...he is still darn cute and will fit in with my sailor collection.)
This mouse may get a little holiday makeover as well. She was left outside last night at the estate sale and it rained HORRENDOUSLY...she needs a little TLC. The estate had some good ceramic figures mixed in with all of the plastic toys and such. It is always a good day to find little elves. It was a good sale for small Christmas ornaments and kewpie dolls.
I have a collection of candy tins. Some of them have a British design and this one will fit right in.
This squirt gun fish was one of my favorite finds of the sale. It will head to the someday beach house. The polka dot hat will be fun for some Valentine crafting.
Last but not least this metal car. It may end up with a tiny Christmas tree for the holiday season. It was a rare treat to shop an estate sale with Kate. Good finds and even better company.
I found a cardboard cutout squirrel this past weekend.
It was at the digger sale and I threw it in my box as I thought it would be a fun friend for my other squirrel die cut and the squirrel nut cups.
I got the nut cups at Farm Chicks this past year. The die cut squirrel was found in estate sale land and is the same image.
I have been picking up ceramic squirrels this year as well. I will use them for holiday crafting.
This fellow seems to be perplexed by the JAPAN sticker that is on his tail.
This cardboard squirrel is from a game.
This pair is one of the cutest squirrels I have ever found in estate sale land. I gifted them to a friend who decorates her mountain cabin with them.
I have had squirrels on my brain lately because of a daily visitor. Every afternoon when I am crafting away I have a squirrel friend in my backyard about 3 p.m. Tom picks up acorns when we go on an evening walk and the squirrel stops by for a snack and to say hello.
If you have an idea for a future collection challenge, leave me a comment and finish the sentence "Show me your collection of _____." A collection each Tuesday.
I was heading to one estate sale on Friday. There wasn't much out there, so I was going to hit one and then head to the studio. On the way there I saw a sign for an estate sale. Of COURSE, I had to detour to it. It was a good stop. It was a digger.
I dug for about half and hour and then rushed to the sale I was originally heading to. It was a total DUD. I drove back to the first sale and dug some more. It was good to make another round and find more.
I found lots of this and that Christmas which is great for crafting. I got lucky with three strands of mercury glass garland. My spun head radar was also on.
I found a box of old Easter stuff. It included a cotton chick with WIRE feet.
The old candy box had stuff in it, so it was a bonus box. Norcrest bluebirds are always a happy find. The ham steak tin will become a three tiered stand.
I found lots of swissstraw for crafting.It is always a good day to find bump chenille...especially in pink. I found a swim cap in a great lavender shade. I also found some old berry baskets. (they will head to Etsy) I found Christmas corsages and Christmas reflectors.
I have never seen these candy cane glasses before and I found 15 of them. Every time I go to an estate sale and there are juice glasses I hunt for one of these seahorse glasses (they used to be sold with shrimp cocktails in them). I will use them at my someday beach house. Super glad I took the route I did today. Meant to be to hit this estate sale. Happy Weekend.
Last weekend in estate sale land I found some diaper pins with the original display card.
They are manufactured by Reddy..hence the R on the outfit of the squirrel on the flip side of the card. Seriously cute.
I went to add these pins to my collection and it dawned on me I had not done a challenge on these since challenge #4 (5 years ago).
My collection has grown a bit over time. There seem to be a few styles of pins and they mostly differ by color. Dark Blue...some of the animals I can tell what they are and some I can't.
Pale Yellow. These pins are the cutest. The details on the little animal heads are quite charming.
Bright pink. White Light Blue. I really like the plain ones too without an animal head. The colors are great. I even have a necklace that includes a diaper pin!
For the record I am not of the generation that used diaper pins. My kids were either velcro diaper covers with cloth diapers or disposable diapers. I pretty much used disposable after an attempt with cloth.
Another oddball collection. If you have an idea for a future collection challenge, leave me a comment and finish the sentence "Show me your collection of ____." Collection challenge...each Tuesday.