Thursday, May 3, 2012

cheese...

I saw this sweet tin at an estate sale, and just had to have it! I can only imagine what it was like to buy cottage cheese with a tin lid!! So fun! I love the pink and green, and the scalloped frames!! They sure don't make cottage cheese as pretty as this anymore! 
In the garage of the estate there were all these wood Kraft American cheese boxes. There were only the tops of the boxes, and they were all filled with nails, and other tools. 
 Such a great little storage box for my craft supplies!!
Thrift store find with a project in mind!! Stay tuned!! I am sure you can probably guess! 


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  1. Oh, those hangers are so cute! I especially like the second one that has different colored ends. What a fun bunch of goodies you've found!

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  2. Wow, such unique finds!! Love thata cottage cheese tine...pink/green is a favorite color combination of mine, too! Can't wait to see what you create with the hangers.

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    1. Thanks!! They were fun finds!! xo Heather

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  3. That is a cute tin for cottage cheese! Sweet deal with the wooden boxes those are great for having around to put treasures in. Can't wait to see what's next :) xo Holly

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  4. Your containers are just perfect. Love all the yarn hangers. Can't wait to see what makeover you give. them.

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    1. Thanks Kim!! I am looking forward to this project!! xo Heather

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  5. I love tins and boxes too. It's so nice to have pretty storage and objects around you that look nice and are useful for all those little bits and bobs.

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    1. Yes, I agree!! Have a great night!! xo Heather

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  6. That is the cutest little Dairy Maid on the lid! I remember those wood boxes for the cheese. I'm old. :-) What a wonderful find that was!

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    1. She is quite cute!! Well, I wish cheese still came this way!! ;) xo Heather

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  7. What great finds!! And I'm thinking we might see some special hangers????

    chris

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    1. You might be right!!! Thanks!! xo Heather

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  8. Oh boy what fun finds you have there! It is on my list of things to do ... crochet hangers. I have no clue how to do it, but will never forget all of my grandma's in her closet! :o) Especially her pink ones. :o) Can you believe it is Thursday already?! Where has the week gone?

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    1. Thanks Trish!! Well, I will be more than happy to help you!! I have some from my great grandma's and love them!! This week has gone by so fast!! Have a great Friday!! xo Heather

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  9. Hi sweet Heather, The old cottage cheese container is fabulous. I love the tin lid and the cheerful colors! I wish they used more glass and tin nowadays and less plastic! Your supplies look wonderful in your boxes. Great find! I look forward to seeing what you do with the lovely hangers! xo~Paula

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    1. Hi Paula!! Thank you for such a sweet comment!! I wish they did,too!! I try to use as much glass in my storage as possible!! Have a lovely Friday!! xo Heather

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  10. Such gorgeous goodies - I would love to come across any one of these.

    Nina xxx

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    1. Thank you Nina!! They are all such treasures!! Have a great Friday!! xo Heather

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  11. I use to have one of those Kraft cheese wooden boxes. Don't know what ever happened to it though...
    Brenda

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    1. Maybe you will come across it!! Sometimes things disappear, but then out of nowhere are found!! xo Heather

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  12. I need to go shopping with you!
    You always find such neat things.

    Looking forward to seeing the hanger re-do's :)

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    1. Oh, I would love to!! Thanks! I am looking forward to the project!! xo Heather

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  13. These are so cute and filled to the brim with such goodies from your studio. That yellow cloth is gorgeous...but I must say I could never resist a pink and green jersey girl can...smiles...Renee

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    1. Thank you!! That is one hankie that is made with a thicker cotton, almost canvas feel, that I just love!! I have never found another one like it!! That jersey girl is quite cute!! Have a great Friday!! xo Heather

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  14. Great finds, especially those wooden boxes - love those!

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    1. Thank you Kathy!! The wooden boxes are great!! Have a great Friday!! xo Heather

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  15. I use an old wooden cheese box to store my trims and rick rack in too. I suspect mine was used in a garage in its previous life and some of my pieces got stained. I used scrapbook paper to line the inside with. I'm anxious to see what you have in mind for the hangers!

    Tammy

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    1. Ooh, I love how you used scrapbook paper for the inside!! Great idea!! Maybe even vintage wallpaper!! Have a great night!! xo Heather

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  16. Oh I shouldn't be stopping by (blog break you know) but I couldn't resist seeing what you found. Cute little lid! Fun finds. Hope to hit an estate sale or two this weekend myself. (No I won't - MUST get garden in shape - no estate sales. Will you please go for me and then share what YOU find????)

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    1. Your so funny!! There is an estate tomorrow, but I won't be able to go!! Bummer, and it looks like it is going to be a good one. A house who has had the same owners for 50 years!! Maybe I will try to go at some point!! Have a great weekend!! xo Heather

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  17. Dear Heather, I like your vintage storage box so so much. And also your tin with pink is so cute. You are lucky to find these kind of vintage things..
    Sunny weekend...

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    1. Thank you Beck!! Have a great weekend!! xo Heather

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  18. Hi Heather
    Thank you for leaving such sweet comments on my blog.
    I love your post and the vintage finds. I also adore the American twist. For some reason your about me page is loading slowly so I cant see where you are based in the US, but it is my absolute favourite place in the world. I have been holidaying on Sanibel Island in Florida for the past 20 odd years - every summer the same two weeks, with a huge group of american friends who have all become like family. We have dear friends in Texas and Kansas. American people are the most friendly and kind people I have met anywhere.
    Anyway, I digress.... my point is I love, love, love your blog and vintage finds with an american twist and will be keeping my eye out for some equally lovely american treasures when I am over there in July.
    Great post and I will be stopping by regularly to linger a while in your part of the world.

    Best wishes
    Sophie

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    1. Hi Sophie!! Thank you so much for such a sweet comment! I am in California! Hope you will get some great treasures when you come in July!! Have a wonderful day my dear!! xo Heather

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  19. Such cute finds. I have lots of older padded hangers, so maybe your project will inspire me too! Blessings, Jean

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    1. Thank you Jean!! Oh, good!! ;) Happy Friday!! xo Heather

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  20. Crushing on your last blog entry & all the fabric! Your turquoise & pink square is my fav!
    I am working on some cushions for my market at the end of the month! wish I had your skill!
    I am crazy about the cottage cheese lid...wow if I had that in my fridge how pretty would that be!

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    1. Thanks! That grannie square is very sweet!! I am sure your cushions will come out beautifully!! I can imagine it in my fridge, too!! If only they were still that way!! Happy Friday! xo Heather

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  21. You find the BEST treasures! And that yellow cloth with the roses is to die for!

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  22. Thank-you, Heather, for visiting my new blog and for becoming a sweet follower! It means so much. You blog is a delight! I look forward to many visits. It's wonderful how a vintage cheese container was, also, a work of art! I wish we saw more of that with today's marketing! I can remember my sweet Gramma teaching me how to crochet those charming coat hangers. They made such great gifts. You were blessed to find so many estate sale treasures, my friend!
    Warmest wishes,
    Carolynn

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  23. I just loved the cottage cheese lid! I can see it used as a mini-magnet board. I love making magnet boards from old tin trays. You make a hanger for it and then create your own little magnets from vintage buttons or game pieces. Have fun, cutie! =D

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