Wednesday, July 13, 2011


Hi everybody!  I'm quite "chatty" this week, huh?  Here is something I just HAVE to share with you.
For those of you who are Tim Holtz fans and love his Configuration Boxes, I found some cool little metal things at a flea market and just HAD TO HAVE THEM!
Just LOOK at these little beauties!  Now, many of you may already have seen them, have some...whatever!  I had not and now I'm infatuated with them!  They are metal PENCIL SHARPENERS!!!  And....even better...some of the parts actually MOVE!  For example...
This old time piano...the top lifts up to expose the piano keys!
This fan...the blades turn and the head actually moves up and down a little.
The cash register...the drawer pulls out and the handle cranks!
And my favorite...the vintage typewriter!  The paper feeder actually rolls!

Are these not just the coolest little things?  And imagine how awesome they would look in a Configurations Box!
My oldest grandson is a train nut!  So, I have a caboose (in the picture above).  The back door opens, exposing the pencil sharpener.  I just bought an old engine and a mid car on Ebay.  Yes, Ebay!  I was doing some Googling and found them on Ebay.  So, now I don't have to just "happen" on them at a flea market!  Hmmm....maybe that is not a good thing, come to think of it!  Just what I need...another way to spend money! haha  

I paid $3.00 each for the trains I just bought.  The prices vary and so does the check that out before you purchase.  Some people must think their little metal pencil sharpeners are made out of gold! (haha)  But, you can pick up a lot of these for around $3.00 each. They are way cool and I can't wait to use them in a box.

Have a great day...whatever it is you are doing!


  1. One word... AMAZING!!! No... COOL!!! Oh wait... AMAZING!!! Guess one word didn't do it after all... nice finds! Can't wait to see how you use them!

  2. Congratulations on your find. They are adorable.

  3. Now I'm really truly jealous ;) . . . what a find! I'm running over to e-bay now.

  4. THESE ARE SOOOO COOL!!!!! I love them all!


  5. These are so fab I love love the typewriter, I want one LOL. Tracy x

  6. Wow! These are spectacular! What a great find!

  7. OK i am officially GREEN with envy, why on earth would someone want to part with them, what an absolute find, YAY for you, look forward to seeing them in your upcoming artwork xx

  8. How cool are these, what an amazing find Candy, look forward to seeing them pop up in your artwork:) xx

  9. Wow what a fabulous find sure was your lucky day . Love the piano and typewriter

  10. Thanks for sharing your wonderful discovery!!


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