Friday, April 3, 2015

Friday Finds And A Giveaway

Primitive pelt stretcher, vintage finds, thrift shopping, giveaway prizeWe have a whole lot of squirrels, raccoons, and possums in our neighbor- hood.





So when I found these primitive pelt stretchers, I knew I had to have them.

They are hand-carved for several sizes of varmints.





I might as well buy three and make a little money.

Coonskin hat anyone?

Eddie at Eddie-torial Comments wants one with pom poms and glitter.

Sounds festive!






A topless doll trunk - I guess for topless dolls.

A lovely pink roses flannel crib blanket.

A Bates woven spread of corralled horses.











Whoever owned this suitcase had strong opinions and not afraid to put them right out there.










The suitcase and the oh-so pink boots from Olive of Olive Out who has deserted us for Instagram.

I guess I will be forced into seeing what all the fuss is about Instagram.











It appears my living room is now heaven - a large collection of cherubs are hanging out there.














A neat encyclopedia table - already painted in black.


















Did you notice the Easter quilt?

Made from one inch squares.













Mary and Joseph and two busts of children.



Update: Joseph is actually St. Jude.  Thanks, Eddie!









All of you just said, "AWWWW!"

So precious for a nursery.















This print is a best seller in my booth - no matter the size.

This one is large and in the original frame.













Another stack of windows - I was getting low.











After I have trapped enough small mammals and stretched their little hides, I will offer them for sale on Etsy.

I'm just kidding!

Today is my blog's third birthday.

I want to thank all you faithful readers and supporters with a little something-something.

If you put in the comments section, "I want a piece of Horror Monster." -  I will select someone as the winner.

No fancy picker. I'll just stick your name in a hat and have a squirrel, uh, Chucks select one next Wednesday.

I will visit your blog to discern scientifically just which section of Horror Monster is right for you. 

And I do not care where in the world you live.

Giveaway is open until 12PM Eastern, Wednesday, April 8.


And finally, a tribute to my newest blog friend, Benita. Naked beauty - go see hers HERE - not Benita - her chair!


See y'all!

A very happy Good Friday - time to plant something!














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59 comments:

  1. I would have had no idea what the pelt stretchers were! What an interesting find! And now I know where Olive is. Why do people move to instagram?

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  2. Fascinating, The pelt stretchers do not at all look like I imagined them. BY the way, that's St Jude, not St Joseph. Happy blogiversary!

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    1. Thanks, Eddie. I am not good with saints.

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    2. No prob. Happy to help. Clearing up saint confusion is one of those things I do. :-) If you ever get stuck on anyone, shoot me a pic. I'll be glad to check it out and look it up, if needed.

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  3. PS Thanks for the shout out! I'm boggling my mind trying to wrap it around the number of hours it must have taken to make that quilt.

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  4. I hate to admit it...I want a piece of the Horror Monster even though I am not-so-diligently working my way through my own horror monster...the garage/studio and am on a self-proclaimed supplies diet.... I always love your finds! Congrats on three years! I am coming up on my one year anniversary soon as well.... Time flies when you are blogging/creating/doing what you love!

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  5. Ok, I'll play! I want a piece of Horror Monster!
    Happy Blogaversary! Great unusual finds, as usual!

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  6. Congratulation's Donna !! I don't have a blog , but you know I love your Etsy shop. You know what I like so of course I would want something from your Horror Monster Stash !!!! Thank you again for your kind word's. Hug's for Willie & Scout :))

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  7. I need a piece of Horror Monster! Oh, and that Bates blanket too. Are you going to list it online? I collect vintage cowboy things and I think it would be perfect for my collection!

    Thanks, Donna :-)

    Erica

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  8. I want a piece of Horror Monster, lol. Ok, here's the city slicker coming out...I have never seen or know what a pelt stretcher is! Love the detail on that quilt.

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  9. Can I be greedy and say "I want a piece of Horror Monster", even though I have some of Horror Monster already? I don't have a blog but you know me so well...

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  10. Happy anniversary for your blog! And I am really curious what is the Horror Monster :)!

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  11. Do you have anything in store for those pelt stretchers? And YES - you do need to join the rest of us on instagram. It's a lot of fun. It's like a quick little blog post as many times a day as you want! :)

    Also, I do want a piece of the Horror Monster. ;)

    Have a wonderful holiday weekend.

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  12. "I want a piece of Horror Monster." Yes I do!!!!!! Happy Easter Donna!

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  13. Thank you so much Donna! You are adorable and hilarious!! Love the look of the chair -- gorgeous! Wish that I lived closer so that I could come buy it! Oh, and I want a piece of Horror Monster! Who does the trapping and skinning?

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  14. Congrats on 3 years! I want a piece of Horror monster!!

    I used to know an old trapper who would catch his own varmints and then stretch and tan the hides. His whole shop smelled so bad when he did it. I can still remember the horrible odor. Ick.

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  15. Yes, I absolutely want a piece of Horror Monster! I've sold stuffed squirrels before, but never pelts. Love the stretchers, the stickered-up suitcase, the quilt, and your fabulous garden display. Benita has a lovely blog--

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  16. Happy Easter and Happy Anniversary Donna! I so do want a piece of Horror Monster!! And thank you for being such a good bloggy friend to me!!
    Denise

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  17. oh my what fun finds! Pelt stretchers, who knew! The quilt is gorgeous! Baby things are on my mind with my new Grand due any day now. I want a piece of the Horror Monster! So much fun and Congrats on 3 years!!!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  18. I don't have a blog but read yours faithfully every day. I love your taste in all things vintage. Happy Anniversary! I'd love to have a piece of the Horror Monster.

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  19. Great finds... I have never seen or even heard of pelt stretchers! Cool finds! And YES! I want a piece of horror monster!

    Tania

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  20. I don't have a blog, either, but I'm a faithful follower and have purchased from your Etsy store--the exit sign which will hang above my back door. Annnyyywaaayyy, I'd like a piece of the Horror Monster, too, and I do know what pelt stretchers are , but haven't seen them that small! I used to paint cute animals and designs on them and sell at craft sales. People always liked them, so unusual I guess. Haven't seen any in years!

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  21. Happy anniversary! I want a piece of horror monster!

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    1. Thank you for coming over to visit. I do not have any contact info on you. If you wish to enter the giveaway, I will need an email address.

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    2. Thanks, Nancy, for replying! Your name is in the hat.

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  22. I need a piece of the Horror Monster! Great collection of goodies. I don't think I've ever seen those pelt stretchers. Unusual.

    Happy Easter to you and yours.

    Judy

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  23. Well Donna ... according to my likes ... this is your best bunch of Friday finds. LOVE everything, especially the pelt stretchers. Let me know when have them up for sale. My grandson stretched pelts for awhile, but not on stretchers like that. Would be a great gift for him. YES ... "I want a piece of Horror Monster" ... need to add to mine.
    Congratulation on your three years.
    Easter Blessings,
    Hugs,
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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    1. Love your naked beauty display. Enjoyed Benita's blog too.

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  24. LOL! You are crazy. I want a piece of Horror Monster. Who wouldn't?

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  25. I definitely want a piece of Horror Monster. It's awesome!

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  26. Give me a piece of the Horror Monster! Love the pelt stretchers...very unusual. I always love to see what you find! I drool over your Horror Monster stuff! Have a Happy Easter weekend!

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  27. Happy Bloggy Birthday Donna! Love the cowboy boots and am very happy to say that I've never heard of a pelt stretcher before ;) Have a lovely extra long weekend~

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  28. Happy Bloggiversary!! I want a piece of Horror Monster, please. I'm not a blogger but I have followed you for 2 years now and more recently on Facebook. One day I'll get around to visiting your booth since I'm just across the river in Evans. Here's to many more years of treasure hunting and blogging.

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  29. "I want a piece of Horror Monster." Pay no attention to the fact that I am cleaning out my own horror monster! I still want stuff. Just not so much craft stuff (at this moment)! That Eddie is a hoot. It's time for me to pay him a visit. He doesn't offer email as a way to follow him, even though it is too durn easy.

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  30. Happy Blogiversary!! I most definitely want a piece of Horror Monster. Who wouldn't? Great finds, and love those pink boots!! Your naked chair display looks so awesome in the garden.

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  31. I want a piece of Horror Monster! Love your sense of humor!

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  32. Donna, you always find the BEST stuff !! What a fun giveaway!! "I want a piece of Horror Monster." I do not have a working blog, so I don't know how that will affect things. I do have a blog, but I only use it when we travel to show people at home what we are doing. A few other things have worked their way into it, but I would not consider it a blog like yours. thank you for the fun!

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  33. "I want a piece of Horror Monster." I think. I do right? Ha ha, being new to your blog I'm not sure what I'm signing up for, but I like what I've seen so far, so why not ;)
    MacGIRLver

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  34. "I want a piece of Horror Monster." I think. I do right? Ha ha, being new to your blog I'm not sure what I'm signing up for, but I like what I've seen so far, so why not ;)
    MacGIRLver

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  35. I never would have known it was a pelt stretcher as never heard of that! I am wondering how you plan to re-purpose it!

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  36. I love the chair in the garden. Soooo cute! Now is the wood thingy an animal trap? I wasn't sure what you were saying, but hey, looks like a great piece to me. I keep up with Olive on Instagram but it's not my favorite. However, it is a quick write and read and easy to follow when you are bogged down like I am.

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  37. I want a piece of HORROR MONSTER! A pelt stretcher - where are you going junkin?

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  38. Miss Donna and Chucks;
    I Hope that you Both have a very Happy Easter!!! I hope that the Easter Bunny is good to you :-)
    Your Blog is my Absolute Favorite...I can not believe that it has been Three Years!??!!!! :-O Heavens Lady!!!! I have read and Drooled over every single post....You have No Idea how much JOY, and how much sheer HELP that you give to so many.
    Alright Miss Donna; Fork over the Cherubs!!!!!!! :-D I had Cherubs on my Wedding Invites!!!!!!! How I LOVE them!!!!!
    I am dying to have a piece of Horror Monster.....
    Thank-You so much for the chance...Take Care :-)

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  39. Happy 3 years! Here's to many more! You know I would love a piece of Horror Monster...lol! How on Earth did you even know those were pelt stretchers? I wouldn't have had a clue. Hapy a wonderful Easter!

    Hugs, Vicky

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  40. So funny! I actually hate squirrels...I work on a college campus and they are everywhere. I had my first encounter with one actually coming into our building and walking around my office not too long ago. I screamed my head off and jumped up on my credenza. I am sure it was a sight to see. So yes, having a piece of Horror Monster would surely be appreciated where I work!

    ~Trisha

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  41. Mary, Joseph and Cherubs? My, your house is blessed! I know how expensive sneding on the other side of the ocean - forced me to put my shop on hold - so I'll spare you the trouble to put my name in a hat ;)

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  42. Hi! I have not entered into the world of Blogging yet, but when I do, I can only hope that I can make mine as fun and interesting to read as yours! I find myself giggling out loud as I look through your fabulous finds and read your descriptions and captions!! So glad that I have found you! My own Horror Monster is quite large and out of control, but one can NEVER have too many supplies!! Have a great week!

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  43. "I want a piece of Horror Monster."

    Congrats on 3 years of blogging. I don't have a current blog but I'm pretty big into eco-stuff, homesteading, and the 1950's/70's. Most of them time I have more WIPs than I know what to do with. I've come to the conclusion that blogging about them is just too hard for me. So seriously, kudos to you!

    satsukirebel AT gmail DOT com

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  44. Oh my! A small piece of the horror monster? :)
    Great finds... love the print of the little girl. Thanks for stopping by and joining "Let's Talk Vintage!"

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  45. Another great haul, you sure know how to hunt down the best stuff! I had no idea what that thingies was, but it sure is a conversation starter. Thanks Donna for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.

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  46. Another great haul, you sure know how to hunt down the best stuff! I had no idea what that thingies was, but it sure is a conversation starter. Thanks Donna for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.

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  47. Those much discussed pelt stretchers! I live on here from time to time apparently my friend. I painted four frames and two enormous flower pots today. All that and Instagram. Wink. OliveOUT

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