Friday, April 6, 2012

Spring Rag Wreath

 

Well as I was changing everything sprucing up a bit for spring, I decided that the wreath that we had on our mirror in the living room that I love, was just to wintery ( it may or may not have been up since Christmas).

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So I hit up my stash of fabric that would look good in my living room and that would have the colors and feel of spring.

 

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First up a small vintage piece of broad cloth with pretty flowers.

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Next a solid light weight knit that I believe my mom used back in the 70’s…….yes I come from a long line of fabric hoarders!

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A white on white pin dot, this is a curtain that I bought for .50 cents from an estate sale.

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A  pretty blue, yellow and piece with small pink flowers and butterflies.  This was .25 cents at a garage sale.

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Lastly a shirt that did not fit right but I just love the color of, originally it was .50 cents at a yard sale.

After assembling my fabric I went to the closet and dug out a wire hanger.

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Then while watching fashion star, I just kept tying on strips and tying on strips till………….

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I had this!!!

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I think that is much better, don’t you?

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Spring Decorating………Finally

 

I am like a month late getting my spring posts up………….but better late than never right?

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On the entry table I still had my Valentine’s Day flowers out……and let’s just say they were looking a little dead sad.  I however still loved the color.  So I got out the scissors and……….

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I felt a little like Morticia!

 

 

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It looked like this for a moment, but I couldn’t find the plate that I wanted to put on the plate stand and the little statue wasn’t doing it for me.  So this is how it looks now.

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I added a medallion that I made last year and added it to my wreath that is made out of coffee filters.

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I used vintage sheet music, scrapbook paper and an image from the Graphic's Fairy!

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My roses, the flowers that  my daughter Miss A received after a singing competition, thrifted vintage milk glass, a vintage picture from my living room previously from a garage sale, the window I found on the side of the road and a thrifted egg.

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To the right of that is my bird cage from the salvation army and the sweet little angel my son made for me at Christmas time, I can not pack it away it is much to sweet!  A couple of vintage clocks from my collection a bird I got from my kid’s school rummage sale (I think that it may be a Christmas ornament), I made the book bird house and the flowers were from the Salvation Army they are actually a bride’s bouquet (the kind that they toss!).

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This vintage paper mache rabbit was actually my mom’s when she was a kid.  I love it even though Miss T who is five says “it gives me the creeps!” and  “Keep your creepy rabbit with the red eyes away from me!!!

Lastly I hung the vintage Italian tole sconce that my husband and I picked up a couple of weeks ago at an auction.  It was all of $5 and is so fitting for spring!

So what do you think?  Better late than never? 

The Cost Breakdown:

bird cage $2.99

bird, flowers, book .25 cents each

clock face $5

clocks $2-$3 each, there are 4

vintage books .25-.50 cents each

tole sconce $5

lamp $2.99

picture .25 cents

milk glass .25-.99 cents each

welcome sign $1

egg .25 cents

wreath holder 2.99

table runner, bunny, window free

Nothing is new, it is all stuff that I have had…………since at least Christmas Smile

Linking up to:

Vintage Thingie Thursday at Colorodo Lady

Under $100 party at beyond the picket fence