Wednesday, September 16, 2009

It's a Vintage, Thrifty Thursday!

Today I am once again participating in two fun parties:

Thrifty Thursday with Leigh @ Tales from Bloggeritaville and
Vintage Thingies Thursday with Suzanne @ Coloradolady

I always enjoy sharing my vintage, thrifty finds so many thanks to both ladies for hosting these events. Make sure you link back to their blogs to see who else has joined the party!!

I love old tarnished silver pieces, especially cream and sugar bowls. I am always on the hunt for them when I go thrifting and over the past couple of months I have purchased several. At first I was using them to store/display buttons and other embellishments but pretty soon my collection was getting out of hand. With all of these pieces piling up I had to come up with an idea on how to give them a new life. Here's a picture of some of the pieces I have collected. I have not paid over $3.00 for any one piece.

Now here is what I decided to make with some of the collection....pincushions. I have made 15 pincushions so far (with another 10 to go) and I will be selling them (amongst other vintage, thrifty items) at the Octoberfest Craft Show on October 3rd in Atchison, KS. If you live in the area make sure you stop by and say hello!!
Thanks for stopping by!

45 comments:

  1. What a neat and clever idea making these into pincushions. You did a great job on them and I am sure they will sell well. Very nice post.

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  2. What a cute idea!! Each one has it's own little personality. I think you will do really well with these at the craft show. I personally like the fact that they aren't teeny, tiny like the usual pincushions, so they would be very easy to use. I hope you sell them all!
    Happy VTT!

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  3. Well Jane, you did it again! What a clever idea and a great solution. You always impress me.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Living it up at Lakewood,
    Cindy

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  4. those are just fabulous!! you are very talented!

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  5. Brilliant. A great solution for a growing collection. I think I could take up sewing again just to use one of those pincushions.

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  6. Great idea! I love old tarnished silver, no polishing for me!

    Happy VTT

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  7. Jane those are wonderful! I love your collection. I'm always on the look out for these as well. I think they are so pretty.
    Hugs,
    June

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  8. Hi Jane,
    Such a clever idea, I'm sure they'll be a complete sellout.
    Happy VTT.
    Maggie

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  9. I just wanted to let you know , Happy Nester has passed on the Honest Scrap award to you. You can find out more details at
    http://happynester.blogspot.com
    I love your blog and just wanted to thank you for inspiring me daily.
    Monica

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  10. Well...I certainly wish I was going to be close to that craft show....Love this.

    Have a great VTT and a wonderful weekend.

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  11. This is a very unique way to use an old item that we have little purpose for!! I have my mother's set and have been in a quandry over what to do with it....so you have solved one of my life's little problems!! Thanks! Got any brilliant idea what I can do with the coffee pot in the set?

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  12. What an absolutely creative way to use these little silver bowls. They really look lovely.

    Jocelyn
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

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  13. What a fabulous idea for those silver pieces. They really turned out pretty.

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  14. What a fabulous idea!
    Very original.
    I would love to have one.
    Too bad I live too far away. :(

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  15. What a great idea! These are beautiful!

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  16. Wow - that's the most incredible idea for your silver pieces, Jane! I'd definitely buy one if I was in your area!
    Cheers!

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  17. I'm glad I stopped by. What a neat idea!! Lovely!!

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  18. These are such wonderful pieces! I am so glad that you were able to preserve their beauty by making them into those fabulous pin cushions! I'm turning into a pin cushion junky! LOL!

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  19. Hi Jane,

    Now that's creative! I wished I lived in the area.

    Gail

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  20. Great idea and I love that as pincushions, you have a good reason to have them out and displayed!

    I have a weakness for silver platters.

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  21. Jane, I just made pincushions also! Your are soooo cute, good luck at the fair. I wish I lived closer!
    Michelle

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  22. Oh these are TERRIFIC! what a wonderful idea!

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  23. What a wonderfully creative idea! They are just adorable! Fabric pincushions and tarnished silver just complement one another so perfectly!

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  24. OMG - what a collection! And you paid no more than $3.00 a piece!?! And you found a wonderful use for them! Those will sell like hot cakes! I wonder where Atchison, KS is - I'll be looking on the map! It just might be time for a road trip!!

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  25. FABULOUS...again! How much will you sell them for? I am in love with that green one! Great finds my friend!Thanks for linking up this week!
    Leigh
    Tales from Bloggeritaville
    www.lbratina.blogspot.com

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  26. These are super ... very creative! Love them.

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  27. What lovely pieces!!! Now don't you wish you had "Jeeves" the butler to polish them every week?

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  28. Very Cute! Those should be very popular at your craft show. Good luck!

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  29. What a great collection!! I read your comment on my blog today, but couldn't find your email address- hope you see this comment. You can check out the fabric store at http://www.prairiesalvagefabrics.com/

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  30. PERFECTION.....how totally adorable. I LOVE them all....you are a CLEVER gal!

    I'm sure they're going to be snatched right up....ladies will be smackin' each other around saying "I got here first"....it will be on the news....you will make HEADLINES....


    Blessings,
    Spencer

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  31. Those are just gorgeous! Love love love old silver! And such a cute idea!

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  32. What a clever fabric stash buster! I like how you left the patina as is.

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  33. When you get a chance, make sure you stop by. I have an award for you:)

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  34. Hi Jane~ ~These are so sweet I just love them. Bet you sell out at the show.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

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  35. Hi Jane,
    These are wonderful!!! What a smart idea for those little creamers and sugars. The little button on the top is shear genius!
    I'm so glad you'll be participating on Monday, it should be fun! Thanks for stopping by my blog.
    Karen

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  36. I am LOVING this idea....tarnished silver is my favorite thing in my collections!

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  37. Such great ideas everywhere! I love these. I'm a huge tea fan (always have a mug in my hand) and I love to sew and DO NOT have a pin cushion, can you believe it?

    Thanks for all of the inspiration!

    Roeshel

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Thanks for stopping by. I really enjoy reading all of your comments!