Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Framed Silverware Copy Cat

Sorry for the glare! Y'all know I'm camera challenged around here.
The shadowbox frame was dirt cheap because the glass was broken
The faux silverware was free out of the trash from work ie: broken wall decor
The mini frame in corner was free, same as the silverware
I purchased a pack of vintage sheet music months ago on sale at local antique shop
Basically I ripped and tore the sheet music down to size & distressed inked the edges
Hot glued the faux silverware after careful eyeball meausuring
Stamped our inital on a piece of cardstock and glued the whole thing to the corner
It now lives on my wall above the sideboard in the dining room
shhhh... don't tell anyone but I've still not painted that sideboard yet
for shame!
I think my next post will be about the color crisis I'm having choosing between
creamy white!
I seriously need help!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

2nd Time Around: Pleater & Ice Bucket

This is my first time participating in Diane's A picture is worth a 1,000 wordsI really want to learn how to smock. I had a tiny lesson months ago while I was in Statesboro Ga working on their new Hobby Lobby... remember that? It seems like a lifetime ago! So imagine my surprise and delight when I found this Amanda Jane 24 needle pleater in my favorite local antique shop. I couldn't believe the price! Only $15 !!! What a steal!
Years ago as a young military wife I tried to collect Princess House crystal but sadly my family budget didn't allow for many purchases. I have a chip n dip bowl, trifle bowl, and a set of brandy sniffers... Now I have a crystal ice bucket! Found at the same antique shop in it's original box with plastic tongs for $10 !!!
Isn't it pretty? I just love it. I have it boxed up because I learned my lesson with crystal when fat Miz Sissy-kitty single pawed destoyed 7 of my 8 antique stemmed dessert cups. I can still remember the unmistakeable sound of shattering crystal, it tinkles very pretty!
Thank you for visiting me and allowing me to show off my bargains!
I adore giving a new home to old treasures