This week my Silver Sunday contribution is going to be a gift for my sister. I found this circa 1920's button hook at an indoor flea market last week during one of my lunch hour shopping excursions.
What got me so excited about this button hook was the J.C. Penney embossed at the top of the hook. My sister has worked in management at J.C. Penney for almost 29 years. For the past 15 years she has worked at the corporate office in Plano, TX.
I knew this would be the perfect little gift for her but the hook by itself didn't pack much punch. I decided to get out my scrapbooking supplies and make a framed piece using the hook.
Using the button hook and this image I found at The Graphics Fairy I began to piece my project together.
The button hook was also embossed with "312 Stores". I researched J.C. Penney and found out that the 500th store was opened in 1924. This helped give me an approximate date for the button hook. I searched for a 1920's J.C. Penney logo to keep my project as historically accurate as possible and printed out the one and only logo I was able to find. The red and black color of the logo dictated the color direction for the rest of the project. Here's the piece before framing.
I have several vintage frames I have purchased at thrift stores, flea markets, etc. I found a wood frame with a silver paint finish that worked perfect for the project. I liked the distressed, worn look and left the frame as is.
And here is the finished project. To my sister, if you are reading my blog, please act surprised when you receive your gift.
And see this gorgeous silver drink server behind my project.
I found it this week at a thrift store!! I absolutely love it and plan on showing more pictures for next weeks Silver Sunday.
Enjoy your Sunday.