Tuesday, November 10

forsaken little souls...

it would appear that i have gone from
rescuing 'thrift store slips' from the racks of despair
to
saving 'forsaken souls' from the shelves of despair

it would appear i cannot walk past a shelf of figurines
without them talking to me,
notifying me of the color they would best suit
and how they are very good at keeping their little eyes closed

it would appear i may have lost my tiny mind but
i am going to take a chance with a little gathering of thrifted
'forsaken souls' that now reside upon my studio mantlepiece
and add them
to my little store on friday...

there will be pretty birdies



there will be a wise owl


there will be thee deer


there will be a little leaf


and there will also be other 'rejects',
including a pesky squirrel,
all busy drying in my laundry room as i tippity type

each little forsaken soul comes with their very own doily, button card and cotton spools...
thus, these little sweet 'outcasts' can perhaps look forward to putting their days of abandonment on the 'shelves of despair' behind them...

she has had a 'christmas crafting' epiphany that makes her heart sing out with 'kitschy gleeness' ~ Tif

22 comments:

Tracy x said...

i will be keeping my eyes wide open in the hope of spotting the pesky squirrel :)
how are you my dear?
t x

dottie angel said...

you will need to dearest T, for pesky squirrel is on the tab minute size, luckily he comes with a sweet guardian so he cannot get lost :)

i'm doing pretty peachy these days, thank you for asking...

celine said...

every one of your post makes me laugh out loud. My (very serious British) husband gets very worried. I read him this present post and guess what? He smiled, yes! You made him smile. What a performance. Well done

Vic said...

Hmmm... I shall be lurking in your store on Friday it seems (I'll be the one in the overcoat with the crazy eyes).

That little yellow birdy wants to live here. I can tell.

theblogbloglog said...

Love these! So smart.

Lola Nova said...

Oh no you don't Dottie Angel! I will not be convinced, swayed, seduced, or otherwise pulled into your thrifty, crafty mama web. I will not go out into the junk shops and pick up orphaned figurines (no matter how much they stare at me balefully), I will not bring them home and paint them all shiny and bright, oh no I wont! No matter how you slice it and serve it my dear, that is a far too slippery slope for me to go a-wandering. Just saying.

Rubyred said...

Well Tif, I think you must have a magic paintbrush that you are dib dabbing about the place, turning outcasts into little treasures!
Rachel x

Bobo Bun said...

For one awful minute I thought it was that same oesky dying squirrel. Colours on each of the lost souls look great.

Lisa x

Leahdis said...

Such a sweet idea. Im sure they will find loving homes.

dottie angel said...

ah ha! i knew these little painted 'rejects' may perhaps win a few hearts amongst such good kind folks as my dearest readers.

you never fail me, you never faulter from the path of 'dottie angel' and you never 'bat a eye' at Tif's epiphanies :)

i think i love you all right this minute

and lola nova... it is a slippery slope so hold on, 'cause you know you're going down it :)

T's Daily Treasures said...

Those little forsaken souls certainly take on a different life when they are painted in vibrant, solid colors. Love the variety of little tidbits that come with each one. What a great idea! :) Tammy

ninainvorm said...

Oh what a talent to create such cool colorful little design objects out of those rejects! I'm a pretty avid thrifter myself but I'd never have thought of this... Love them a LOT, especially the deer, bird and leaf. I will be visiting your shop!

Kristy said...

Since I saw Blair's black painted halloween ornaments I have been rescuing reject chappies.I hope to spray them all Christmassy type colours and let them enjoy the festive season.

Elissa said...

i am still blown away by the effects of a couple coats of glossy paint on a figurine! i feel it could get pretty scary all the things i am wanting to douse in paint now. thankfully, having 3 children under 6 keeps me from painting on whim....

do you use spray paint?

lovely! can't wait to see more...

sinnlighet said...

Hi,
I just have to tell you that I love your blog. I've taken the liberty to borrow some pictures to show them on my blog, and I sincerely hope it is ok. Of course I link on to you and your wonderful blog. If it feels wrong for you so let me know, then I will remove the pictures!

Peace & Love

Agneta of Sweden

Sid said...

ohh hello! just found your lovely blog through Daydream lily :) i love the deer, like Vic, i too shall be lurking around your store! lol

Sid x

Down Dayton Lane said...

oh how pretty! That yellow bird is so sweet.
I found your blog through your Artful Blogging feature! It is truely a lovely space. Great inspiration!

Hear Me Roar! said...

Can it be that your Artful Blogging issue is finally out?! I thought I recognized that yarn on the cover. Excuse me while I pout childishly in the corner and turn green with envy. Congrats Tif, you definitely deserve it!

dottie angel said...

yes it is true, and yes you find me blushing...
i shall be reporting on my 'artful blogging' moment on friday :)

Sweetina said...

Tif~
I am lovin all your sweet animals...but the orange deer has captured my heart!
hugs
Tina

knack said...

....I don't remember how I found your blog, but I'm so happy about it!

I love the way you write and your photos are just so well composed.....love them! I featured one of them on my blog yesterday!

I feel the same way about furniture that I pass at the thrift store....as you do about all of these little figurines....which are fantastic by the way!.....The furniture talks to me too and tells me what color it wants to be and the new life it wants to live.......

.....I truly enjoy it over here:)

xo

Dandelion Daydreams said...

Oh dear! What a lovely blog! I am your new loyal follower, loving your home and your posts :)