Monday, March 8, 2010

A Thrifty Photo Holder

It's time again for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday hosted by Linda @ Coastal Charm.  Linda's inaugural party, held last Tuesday, was a great success.  There were over 50 participants and a lot of thrifty inspiration.  Please be sure to link back to Linda's blog and check out all of the thrifty finds.

While out thrift shopping last week I came across a couple of small oil lamps.  The lamps were priced at $1.00 apiece.
I thought the lamps would make simple, easy photo holders.  I took one of the oil lamps and filled it with some jelly beans.  I tied a ribbon around the top and inserted one of my vintage Easter postcards in the "teeth" at the top of the lamp. 
A quick, simple photo holder for Easter.

Happy Nifty Thrifty Tuesday!

Jane

47 comments:

  1. Jane- that is adorable! I love the way your brain works- it inspires me to look at things in different ways!

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  2. You are so creative! Love the little jelly beans. We were going thru stuff at Mom's the other day and came across some old cards given to me by my great grandparents. Mom commented that "Jane would like these!"
    Dee Dee

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  3. Aren't you clever! That is just adorable and could be changed for so many occasions. I will have to look at those lamps in a different way now.

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  4. Well aren't you a smart one! I would have never thought of using it for a photo holder but filling it with jelly beans was the icing on the cake. Cute, cute, cute!

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  5. Oh, how cute! I never would have thought of that. And what a conversation piece it will make. I love to see others' creativity since I don't have much.

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  6. Jane,
    That is such a clever idea! I love it!!! I have a little lamp just like that that I got at YMCA thrift store. For $2.00.
    Smiles, alice

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  7. Very cute Jane! It looks so cheery with the jelly beans.

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  8. Jane:
    You're so darn clever! Thanks for sharing your inspiration.
    xoxo
    Donna

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  9. That is such a cute idea! I think maybe you should have your own stall at an antique mall. You know all the tricks for repurposing things so that people will want to buy them!!

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  10. You really have THE BEST ideas! I'm copying you on this one!

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  11. Hi Jane, great deal on the lamps and I love your idea to use them as photo holders!
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  12. What a great reinvention of an oil lamp! Love it!

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  13. What a great idea! I love taking unusual items and making them into photo/postcard holders. This one is so cool I love it.

    Rebecca

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  14. Wow, that turned out amazing!

    Allison @ http://www.houseofhepworths.com/

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  15. You know you've got it! That's a great transformation. Where do you find to put all your wonderful creations, Jane? Your vignette displays always look so beautiful.

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  16. Oh Jane...that is absolutely darling. I want to go find one now too! So creative!!!

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  17. That is just too cute! You've done it again... Theresa :)

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  18. Just when I think you've outdone yourself you do it again!! So cute!

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  19. Very clever, Jane! I'll bet a few of these together makes for a nice vignette!

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  20. Fantastic idea...looks great with the jelly beans and vintage postcard.

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  21. Hi Jane,
    So clever! I had planned on joining the party but last night as I was drifting off to sleep realized that I didn't have anything planned. I spent the day painting furniture for the shop and was just too tired to think.

    Maybe next week...

    Kelly
    Second Hand Chicks

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  22. You are too too clever! The jelly beans certainly make the whole display!

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  23. Great idea, you are so creative!!!
    Hugs,
    Margaret B

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  24. Love it! I have lots of vintage postcards, too, and am always looking for fun ways to display them....this is a neat idea!

    Hugs ~ Angie

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  25. What a wonderful idea. I just love this!

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  26. What a great idea! You are always so creative.

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  27. Very cute! I have some oil lamps I could use for different purposes. I need to think outside the box a little more I think!

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  28. you are soooo clever, i love it!!!

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  29. Jane,
    What a clever idea...luv the jelly beans and vintage card...just too cute! Thanks for coming to my NTT party:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  30. So stinkin cute!!! Hmm I was going to sell some old hurricane lamps at my open house-maybe I will keep them instead!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Jody

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  31. That is just the cutest thing and perfect for your postcard. Would have never thought of that...how clever are the jelly beans. I crown you the queen of repurposing...great job Jane. Now you know what I am looking for.

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  32. Great idea! I love the colorful look the jellybeans give the whole thing! And the art is perfect for the whole vintage feel of it. Great job!

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  33. Too stinkin' cute Jane!! Your so clever!! Love this idea.

    Debbie

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  34. I am convinced that you can make anything look so darn cute! Love it to bits, Victoria

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  35. All my lamps have oil in them because we need them when we have major storms and lose our power. Cute idea though!
    Cindy at Lakewood

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  36. That is really cute. The jelly beans add such great color. Do you have a collection of vintage Easter cards, too?

    Janet

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  37. So, so cute! Who would think to do that!?
    ~Nancy

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  38. This is a great idea! I never would have thought of this :)
    Blessings,
    Donna

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  39. What a genius idea! You always come up with the most inventive stuff! :-)

    Have a wonderful Wednesday!
    Anne

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  40. i love oil lamps and this is just a wonderful idea! cute idea to fill it with jelly beans. have a wonderful day!

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  41. Any time you can fill something with candy it's a "plus" in my book!

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  42. What a great use! I would have never thought of this...very clever.

    Chelsea

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  43. Girl, Are not you the creative one?
    Yes, indeed.
    Love this idea.

    having so much fun looking around here.

    blessings

    barbara jean

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