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November 15, 2012


Linda P.

Wow! You got some beautiful treasures off of that bling-covered Christmas tree! Thanks for sharing some of the great things you have scored! I think it is a lot of fun to look at things with a view toward taking them apart or cutting them up! : )

My new love is going to half-price day at Goodwill. I recently scored a long dress that was well-embellished with beautiful sequined trims and flowers, and I will likely be cutting them off because I can't see me wearing the dress. I also bought some jean shorts that had pretty embroidered appliques that I have already cut off. I bought some shirts and skirts, too, with fabric colors/textures/designs that I loved, and I will be cutting up some of those, too!

We artists definitely look at things in a way others don't, and it's so much fun! : )

Sheila R

Thanks for sharing some of the ways you get all your treasures. Have a great time away!

mercedes scott

Karla, I totally agree with you on the harvesting... I have found that I need to "train" my eyes when out at estate sales so that I am not overlooking these hidden gems. LOVE all the amazing bling you pried off that Christmas picture! It looks like you are surrounded by flocked trees these days - your studio must look magical right now!

Karla Nathan

Messily, magical- trees, glitter, piles of stuff everywhere!

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Tricia K. Johnson

Good Morning Karla, How your post today fits so perfectly in line with some recent thoughts of mine!
Yesterday as I was at great $4.00 bag saleā€¦.whatever fits in the bag is yours... and I kept telling myself..see the stuff as Karla would see the stuff!!
Yep I walked away with some great goodies and yes I needed all of it!!!!!
Thanks again and always for your inspiration!!!!


Almost like you were shopping with me! I do the same thing! Got a darling vintage English biscuit tin yesterday for 10 cents,it had no lid...but is perfect for my paint brushes.
Got 2 wrought iron corner pieces at a garage sale 2 dollars each. I paid the lady and was telling my cousin as I walked away they would make perfect climbing plant supports....she yelled down the driveway to me "hey I wish I would of thought of that."
Think out of the box!


Lots of good suggestions here, Karla, along with all the beauty!


I LOVE all the bling you got off that ugly Christmas tree. How do you find the estate sales?? The newspaper? Are they auctions? I already go to the Goodwill, but I am looking for linens and lace, not bling. You got some good stuff!

Karla Nathan

Linda, try looking in the newspaper or on Craigslist for estate sale ads. You can also get on the mailing list of estate sale companies.

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