Sunday, June 28, 2015

Salvaged Photo Holders

While sorting through my stash of vintage parts, I decided to make some photo holders.

Actually, they're great for holding any type of card.

The one above was made with a vintage silver plate lid.  I gave it a weathered white finish, with a touch of rust, and, used vintage wire for the holder.  Yes, I have miles of vintage wire.

This next holder came about when I thought of something to do with this bag of vintage porcelain and metal flowers.  I salvage these pieces from a broken wreath I purchased at a thrift store a while back.

I used a salvaged metal lamp part for the flower pot, and, added a flower, leaf, and, my wire holder.

Quick setting cement holds the three elements in, and, paint unifies the whole.

I have a bunch of flowers left, and, lots of lamp parts.  So, I'll be making a lot more.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015


Welcome back to the Vintage Inspiration Party!
The VIP is the place to share anything old, treasured, passed-down or tattered, and you can also share projects that were made to look old, including repurposed and upcycled creations.
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vin-tage (adj.) 1.) used to describe something that is not new, but that is valued because of its good condition, attractive design, etc. 2.) used to describe something that has the best qualities or characteristics of the things made or done by a particular person, organization, etc.
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Let’s see what your party hosts have been up to! upcycled projects
Carlene @ Organized Clutter - Patriotic Junk Garden
Now let's take a look at some features from last week's party, selected by Angie @ Knick of Time.
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repurposed sink
bowl covers
antique kitchen tin
furniture makeover
leaded glass window
letterpress blocks
Featured Blog
The featured blog this week is Distressed Donna Down Home
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Now, let’s see what vintage-inspired decor you have to share this week!
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Link Party Guidelines
– You are welcome to share anything vintage or vintage inspired. This includes yard sale finds, repurposed and upcycled creations, family heirlooms – including vintage Etsy & Ebay items you have for sale! If it’s been around awhile or just looks that way…share away!! No food links or general crafts please.
– Be sure to have a visible link to VILLABARNES within your post (text link is fine).
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