Monday, June 25, 2012

A Project and Yard Sale Finds

Good Evening my friends! Not much to share this Monday. I did not feel like going to many yard sales this weekend. I think I went to two. I was just feeling not quite myself. We have had a lot of stress at work. When I went into the counseling field I wanted to help people. However with the current medical model we have now, its no longer about helping people. The goal is billing and numbers, this frustrates me because I am social worker to the core. It goes against my grain to push for productivity for a certain percentage so the agency can make money. But because I can not quite retire just yet, I try to please Administration at the same time help my people. But I tell you folks this is taking a tole on my physical and mental health. So keep me in your prayers, and I would be ever so appreciative. Project! I was not feeling very creative this weekend! Actually I was not feeling well at all. I did get this one project completed. The birdcage and bird graphic is one I down loaded from the internet, possibly Graphics Fairy. If you recognize your work please let me know and I will give you credit. Yard Sale Finds! All these candles were a buck! I was able to purchase all these plates below for 1.00. The cardinals, the Blue Willow and the Roses. Yep all of these plates were just a buck. I was so excited when she told me. Most of you who have visited my blog during the Christmas Holiday, know that I love Cardinals. Blue willow is a favorite classic! I have four other plates in this same design. Bling is one of my favorite finds at yard sales. I use it in my projects all the time. These pieces cost 25 cents a pair.


  1. So many lovely items, I love all of your plates and what a great deal those were! I hope you have a wonderful night!

    I'm having my very first blog giveaway and would be delighted to have you stop by.

    Aledia @ Plum Perfect

  2. Lovely finds Susan. I hope all goes well with you,and you feel better soon. xxoo

  3. That blue willow is worth some money girl! I love the candles..just picked up one today, brand new at St. Vincen de Paul

  4. Wow, great finds Susan! And wonderful prices! I feel for you regarding being pushed more in the "business" aspect of your job than the real reason you do what you do. I think so many amazing people (like you) are feeling this and leaving their profession. It makes me so sad because we need more "Susan's" in the world! Take care my friend and you are in my prayers! Thank you for sharing at TTF and have a wonderful day!

  5. Susan,
    Thanks so much for dropping in! I appreciate your visits and comments. Love all your finds. Great prices on everything. Hope you feel better this week. Those plates are wonderful, and for a dollar. Wow!

    Happy Fourth!!

  6. Love those plates with the roses and of course the jewelry. Thanks for sharing Susan. Hope you have a wonderful holiday.

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