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Friday, April 4, 2014

Do any of you remember....

 
Do any of you painters remember the fun wood shapes Provo Craft, Zims and Robert's Craft use to carry?
 
I was putting out Easter Decorations, yes I know a shocker, and came across these fun things I had painted years ago.
This bunny and carrot was one of my first class I took from Susan Van Alyne.
She happened to be living in Las Vegas and taught at the Leeward's down the street from where we were living.  I figured I was painting with a "BIG BRUSH" because she designed for Provo Craft.
The sweetest lady you could ever meet.
I loved her classes!!
It was a great break for me being a single mom at the time while my husband was deployed to the Middle East.
I think I got these little baskets in a swap from a painting buddy. 
 I painted them up for a gal to share with her family this Easter. 
 I remember standing outside the old Provo Craft store waiting for their HUGE sidewalk sale and about losing my mind hoping for all the great deals.  They never disappointed!
I had driven up from Vegas and the Van was packed full on my trip back.
This is were I got this frog...my sister's and I could decide if it was a bear, frog or what. 
 But just to be safe I bought a case of them.
Then when Zim's went out of business I was there buying cases of fun things.
Love this little witch!
Many things I have painted and sold over the years.
Bringing out the Easter Decorations took me down memory lane.
I wonder if we will ever see stores like that again?
Hope you have some good memories too!
Enjoy,
Barb

5 comments:

  1. And cute wooden things never go out of style. They are fun for all seasons. I never learned to paint but I love to find things like this at craft sales. Enjoy your weekend my friend! Sweet hugs!

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  2. I've never heard of them Barb, must have been before I broke out my paint brushes or more probably because they didn't sell their items in Canada. Very cute!

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  3. Well since I am not a painter I do not know any of those stores but you sure have some cute little critters there.

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  4. They are so cute, Barb! you were very lucky to live close to those two shops! I would have been at their going out of business sales too!

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  5. So cute! And definitely a trip down memory lane.

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Thanks for taking the time to share your commments!!
Enjoy your day,
Barb