Tuesday, December 1, 2009

A Gift From My Friend

"A true friend is the best possession."
-Anon.


Today, my friend Kim came over for one of our usual 'playdates' in my studio. We spent the entire afternoon working on projects and catching up with each other. Because my birthday was last week, she came over bearing gifts. Here is what she brought for me:

It was all tucked inside this wooden cigar box, topped with a bow (recycled from a gift I gave to her for her birthday).

When I opened the box up, I found a collection of found objects to add to my stash! Here are some close-ups of the gifts that were inside...


The first thing I saw were some old window markers. Kim made sure I knew these babies were hard for her to part with!...

She knows how much I love old religious items. There were two wonderful rosary boxes, and inside each one she tucked in some vintage medals...


This is a medal from the other rosary box...



And this is a tattered piece of old leather. You never know when you'll need that little added touch on an assemblage piece...


She even packed some 8mm film. Too bad we couldn't figure out what was the subject matter was...


And here is a strand of the cutest little pearls!!...



She even dismantled her husband's old binoculars, piece by piece...



And here's a tiny little bottle...




...And an old tintype....


And some brass doo-dads...




...And a box of cool little screws with numbers on them...



And last, but not least, some small stencils. What a fun gift!!!

3 comments:

noye studios said...

What great finds!!!! I wonder what's on the old 8mm? Maybe a vintage stag film? lol

dogfaeriex5 said...

WHAT A GREAT FRIEND WHO COMES BEARING BIRTHDAY GIFTS!
XO

lynda Howells said...

wow..l wish l had friends like this. l have stuff l could send but no friends that would appreciate it! you are indeed best with wonderful friends.They all think of me as that mad eclectic artist!Ha lynda