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2009-05-27 Crafty Rummage Sale Finds


A few years ago we bought a cottage near a lake. Each year my kids come up for holiday weekends. The weekend where Memorial Day falls has become a really big rummage sale weekend in the subdivision where our place is. It has become a fun ritual to spend Saturday with my daughter; jump on mopeds or ATV’s and visit every rummage sale in sight looking for the greatest bargains. Usually we only come away with just an item or two; but this year we each found a number of things.

Here’s what craft items I found at various rummage sales over the weekend: A bag full of silk flowers in peach and white; raffia ribbon and a few spools of floral ribbons AND a really tall CD tower.


I spent yesterday afternoon pulling out my unmounted rubber stamps and putting them in the tower. To my surprise I have almost filled the tower! Now I’m going to have to start marking the ends of the CD’s so I know what’s in them. They are so closely stacked it’s hard to know what is where.
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After I finished with the CD tower I grabbed the bag of flowers and a small vase and started arranging them. I’m not very good at floral arrangements, but I find that the few I’ve fooled with I’ve really enjoyed. This is now in my bedroom on a tall dresser. Just what that space needed.
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5 Comments leave one →
  1. 2009/05/28 5:54 am

    I have been using my CD tower for the exact same purpose for about a year and it works great.

  2. 2009/05/29 9:10 am

    Great score at the rummage sale! I use a Brother P-Touch labeler and 1/4-inch tapes (purchased at Staples) to identify the ends of my CD and DVD ‘stamp’ cases. The white tape and the black lettering is very easy to read. (And your peach and white arrangement is gorgeous!)

  3. 2009/05/31 8:40 pm

    I love your cards, I followed a link someone from PaperCraft Planet gave me to Splitcoast Stampers to your tri fold card post. Gorgeous! I love your idea for the CD rack, tell me though, how do you stamp with an un mounted rubber stamp? I have switched to clear stamps because the mounted stamps take up too much space, and I do store them in CD cases. I know if I microwave my stamps for a few seconds I can remove them from the wood. I recently photographed all my stamps and put them in a folder in my computer with the names below each picture so I can easily see what I have. But I hate storing the mounted rubber in the boxes, they take up so much space! Love to hear from you. Great blog too, but I can’t find a button to subscribe or follow? ~Diane

  4. 2009/06/07 7:23 am

    I really love your vase!!! It’s hard to find that shape and it’s just perfect!


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