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
 Him.

  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


Linking to:Sunday Soiree/that DIY party /It's Party Time/Seasonal SundaysOur Sunday Best Showcase/ Sunday Showcase/Mod Mix Monday/Monday Funday/Metamorphosis Monday/The Scoop/Make It Pretty Monday/The Makers/Party on the porch/Craft-O-Maniac Monday/Monday Mad Skills Party/The DIYers/Your Designs this Time/Nifty Thrifty Tuesday/Knick of Time Tuesday/ Tutorials and Tips/Project Inspired Link PartiesHandmade TuesdayOne Project at a TimeToo Cute TuesdayPackage Pals/Penny Pinchin’ Party/Live Laugh Linky/Whats it Wednesday/Blissful Whites Wednesday/Work it Wednesday/Wow Us Wednesdays/Wow Me Wednesday/Wow me Wednesdays/Whip it up Wednesday/Centerpiece WednesdayInspire Me Wednesday/Whatever Goes Wednesday/ Whimsy Wednesdays/Wildly Original/Time Travel Thursday/Sweet Haute /Catch A Glimpse Party/Before and AfterThursday Favorite Things/Grey Dey Thursday/Be Inspired/Artsy Corner /Creative Things Thursday/All Things Thursday/Inspiring Creativity Thursday/Flaunt It Friday/The Pin Junkie/Pin Whorthy Projects/Fridays Unfolded/The Project Stash/Wildly Original Link Party/
Frugal Friday/Fabulously Creative Friday/Feathered Nest Friday/The Inspiration Exchange/Furniture Feature  Friday/The Inspiration Gallery/Inspire Me Please/Friday Show Off/ Catch as Catch Can/Show and Tell FridayAnything Blue Friday/Best DYI Projects/Spotlight Saturday/Party Junk/
         
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,





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

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
 Him.

  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,





19 Comments:

At April 12, 2014 at 2:56 PM , Blogger Miss Merry said...

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

 
At April 12, 2014 at 5:24 PM , Blogger Cathy Carroll said...

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

 
At April 12, 2014 at 5:24 PM , Blogger Madonna/aka/Ms Lemon of Make Mine Lemon said...

Thank you so much for hosting.

 
At April 12, 2014 at 5:26 PM , Blogger FABBY'S LIVING said...

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

 
At April 12, 2014 at 6:58 PM , Blogger Artsy VaVa said...

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

 
At April 12, 2014 at 8:55 PM , Blogger Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Thanks for Masterpiece Monday Mary, Love joining in.
Joy

 
At April 12, 2014 at 9:15 PM , Blogger Rob Hunt said...

Thanks for hosting Mary. Have a great week.
Rob

 
At April 13, 2014 at 6:15 PM , Blogger Heaven's Walk said...

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

 
At April 13, 2014 at 6:19 PM , Blogger Trisha said...

Thanks for letting me join in on the fun!

~Trisha

 
At April 13, 2014 at 8:23 PM , Blogger The Tablescaper said...

Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- Alma, The Tablescaper

 
At April 13, 2014 at 9:26 PM , Blogger Patricia Krank said...

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

 
At April 13, 2014 at 9:37 PM , Blogger Sarah said...

Fun necklace! Thanks for hosting and enjoy the week.

 
At April 14, 2014 at 5:10 AM , Blogger Robyn said...

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

 
At April 14, 2014 at 7:34 AM , Blogger Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

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

 
At April 14, 2014 at 8:49 AM , Blogger Diane Jordan said...

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

 
At April 14, 2014 at 2:19 PM , Blogger AshTreeCottage said...

Thanks for the party Mary!

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

 
At April 14, 2014 at 2:30 PM , Blogger Art and Sand said...

Thanks for hosting.

 
At April 14, 2014 at 8:31 PM , Blogger Denise @ secondtimearoundfinds said...

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

 
At April 17, 2014 at 4:51 PM , Blogger Linda said...

Beautiful necklace, Mary. Your cats are adorable.

 

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