Saturday, April 12

Welcome To The 171st Masterpiece Monday and Happy Palm Sunday!

I've always been the type of person who upcycles things, even before blogging came around and before it was in vogue, I've loved making new from old.

In the 1970's my Father, after retiring from the LA PD, worked part time at the local high school. At the end of every school year, students would clean out  their lockers and throw away everything you can imagine.

My Grandma taught me to love thrift stores and garage sales, my father taught me to love dumpster diving and curb finds. He would always rescue various things to bring home.
He brought a lot of stuff home from the arts department. Paintings, pottery, macrame, metal sculpture. All with a psychedelic 70's vibe.

 Some student had made this copper enameled coated piece. I kept it in my jewelry box for years. 
I made it into a necklace probably 15 years ago using some beads my sister and my grandma gave me. and never wore it.

 I forgot all about it until the other day when I came across it. I wore to church today for the first time and I really like the colors for Spring and the fact that the pieces remind me of my family.
It also reminds me that God makes all things new, He is the original upcycler! 

Romans 6:8-11

Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with

  For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, He
 cannot die again;

death no longer has mastery over Him. 

The death He died, He died to sin once for all; 

 but the life He lives, He lives to God. In the same way,

 count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus. 
.  I pray that you all have a very blessed Palm Sunday!

{This weeks features}

Prairie Shutters by Heaven's Walk

Chevron Crab Sign by The Life Of A Craft Crazed Mom

Boogieboard Cottage

1. PLEASE. LINK. BACK. Please include a direct link back to my blog party.
2. Feel free to link up any of your masterpiece's whether they're crafts, recipes, decor, thrifty finds, etc. (Please no direct links to etsy or other sales sites.)
3. Please do not pin from the party, go to the original blog and pin from there

Have a blessed week,


  1. Thank you for hosting the party! Your rosary is amazing.

  2. Beautiful.... thank you for hosting.. Cathy

  3. Lovely rosary with the pretty beads and awesome cross! Thank you for hosting my friend and have a wonderful Holy week ahead.

  4. Happy Easter to you too! Thanks for hosting the party.

  5. Thanks for Masterpiece Monday Mary, Love joining in.

  6. Thanks for hosting Mary. Have a great week.

  7. Love your boho-vibe rosary, Mary. What special memories it must hold for you. :) Thank you so much for including me in your features this week. That was such a sweet surprise! Blessings to you!!

    xoxo laurie

  8. Thanks for letting me join in on the fun!


  9. Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - Alma, The Tablescaper

  10. Fun beads! Aren't you glad you still have them? Thanks for sharing and for hosting Mary.

  11. Fun necklace! Thanks for hosting and enjoy the week.

  12. Good morning, Mary,
    So nice that your necklace can hold lovely memories of your family. Thanks for sharing. Always enjoy your Monday morning parties!

  13. Mary, lovely features this week! Thank you for hosting. Happy Week to You! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  14. lHi lovely lady.
    Thanks so much for hosting your linky party today for us all. Thanks also for sharing your memories with us about your Beautiful Necklace. I am hoping you have a wonderful Easter with your family.
    God Bless xxoo
    ~ Daine

  15. Thanks for the party Mary!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  16. Thanks for the party.
    Hope you have a lovely Easter holiday.

  17. Beautiful necklace, Mary. Your cats are adorable.