Thursday, February 24, 2011

Lock Love

I picked these old locks up at an antique store this week.






I really like them grouped together but I think they'll be fun to use as picture holders too.
All this took was a lock, a magnet and a photo.  It couldn't get any easier!

I'm linking with two of my favorite parties:

Vintage Inspiration Friday with Deb @ Common Ground
and
Junkin Finds Friday with Linda @ A La Carte


Have a wonderful weekend!

Jane

57 comments:

  1. Wow, super cute collection... I love them as picture holders... clever!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Love them just the way they are. Great find, hope your weekend is blessed. Vicky

    ReplyDelete
  3. Oh Jane I LOVE your locks & your photo holder project is just DIVINE....!!

    AS ALWAYS....CLEVER you....!!

    Here's hoping you have an awesome weekend....!

    Cheers from Oz,
    Tamarah :o)

    ReplyDelete
  4. You are so creative Jane!! I love this.
    Blessings,
    Marcia

    ReplyDelete
  5. Oh girl
    You just never cease to amaze me!!
    Lock photo holders! sweet!

    I am going to post a rather unique photo holder myself. =)

    blessings
    barbara jean

    ReplyDelete
  6. I posted about your photo holders, and posted my unique one too.

    blessings and thanks for all the wonderfully creative ideas.

    barbara jean

    ReplyDelete
  7. Hi Jane. I just read about you on Barbara Jeans blog. I love this smart idea you had. It's all in the presentation and vignettes and I love the soda crate, the mirror, the tray all of them. Your pictures are wonderful. I'm looking forward to following you and getting to know you too.

    Hugs...Tracy :)

    P.S. Would love to have you visit my blog anytime. I'm having a giveaway too now.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I love them as picture holders! So clever!!!

    ReplyDelete
  9. very clever love em as a picture holder.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Great eye-catcher! I was wondering how you split the top of the lock to insert the photo when I read you used a magnet; clever!!
    I'm especially drawn to the one with Reese on it because that's my sons name. I need to look for one of those!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Well, I'm certainly mad that I passed up those locks I saw at the last estate sale...such a great idea! You have vision lady!

    ReplyDelete
  12. You've done it again!! Just wonderful!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Hi Jane! How your brain works... "easy peasy, magnets will turn these into photo holders" how my brain works... "wait, I can't believe she could cut into the metal, so how'd she do that?" ohhhhh, magnets! see, I LOVE how your brain works! This is so cute, you just replaced some of my metal flower frogs as soon as I find cool locks! Have a great weekend! Theresa xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  14. This looks like my son's room. I buy him locks but I love them too. They look wonderful in the crates. (was the pun intended..."picked these old locks"?!)

    ReplyDelete
  15. Jane,
    Brilliant...as always on your blog!
    Cheryl at My Sister's Cottage

    ReplyDelete
  16. Love them grouped together on the mirror in that first shot. Great photo. And love them as a picture holder too. So unique!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Jane ~
    I just found your blog and am so
    glad that I did ~
    Your ideas are sooooo cool and
    your pictures are gorgeous!!

    xoxo
    Lori

    ReplyDelete
  18. I like those a lot! I've never looked at locks while I'm out and about but now I might. LOL
    machelle

    ReplyDelete
  19. I'll never look at a lock the same way again.
    Beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Hi Jane, Thanks for your recent "visit" to my blog, I so appreciate you leaving a comment. Ü
    I luv your blog AND your blog header.
    You have soooo many clever ideas, wish my mind worked like yours.
    Happy week-end,
    Barb in Texas

    ReplyDelete
  21. Jane another creative creation of yours! Love it.

    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Gail

    ReplyDelete
  22. I love the look of the locks all grouped together and also in that great display. However using them as picture holders...Brilliant! I love how your mind works and the fabulous way you see things. Thanks for linking up to JFF this week! hugs, Linda

    ReplyDelete
  23. Again........ how do you do it!??
    You are always so amazing!

    ReplyDelete
  24. Jane, I just grin when I see how you have turned your finds into something useful and really cute at the same time. You are something else. Does Martha know about you? She would have you writing articles for her magazine, for sure!

    Donna

    ReplyDelete
  25. How cool! I do believe you can make a picture holder out of anything!!

    ReplyDelete
  26. Oh my gosh - I think I'm drooling! ALL of the locks are fantastic! And - your photos are gorgeous!!!

    ;-D robelyn

    ReplyDelete
  27. I love how you have everything displayed. Gorgeous.

    ReplyDelete
  28. What an interesting collection...I rather like it and how you have displayed them.

    ReplyDelete
  29. Have you ever loved an idea so much that you were mad at the person who thought of it?! LOL!! Fantastic!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  30. These little locks look like works of art...and the picture display idea...genius! Beautiful photos, by the way!

    ReplyDelete
  31. So clever! Love them as picture holders - magnet - great idea!!

    ReplyDelete
  32. These are so cute grouped together and I love your photo holder idea - clever!

    Danielle

    ReplyDelete
  33. Love the locks and especially the idea of using them to hold photos!

    ReplyDelete
  34. OMG, genius! and so simple! Found you via A la Carte and love your blog :-)

    ReplyDelete
  35. Oh Jane I love them in the bottle holder!

    ReplyDelete
  36. I just adore the fantastic things you come up with! A few weeks ago I was at my favorite antique mall. The lady I buy a lot from, she knew your blog, but she doesn't know mine. I know because I mentioned yours as a blog she'd like, and she said she was already aware of yours! Wow, I thought: and I BUY from her. She knows you though! Pat yourself on the back, girl!
    Brenda

    ReplyDelete
  37. You always find the best stuff! And what a clever way to display photos - love it! There are actually a few indoor garage sales here this weekend. I'll have to add locks to my list. =)

    Jeanine

    ReplyDelete
  38. Great find Jane and I love them displayed both ways.

    Take care,

    Kathleen

    ReplyDelete
  39. I have old locks, an old coke crate and old photos...but I never would have thought to do anything like this with them all. So clever and creative!

    ReplyDelete
  40. WOW! I REALLY DON'T KNOW HOW YOU COME UP WITH ALL THESE IDEAS. YOU ARE VERY GIFTED.

    ReplyDelete
  41. What a cool collection....and a clever idea you came up with..hugs, Linda

    ReplyDelete
  42. Hi Jane,
    I just popped over from Barbara Jean's blog. I just love everything you make - EVERYTHING!!
    I have also just become a follower of your blog.
    hugs
    Karen B. ~ Todolwen

    ReplyDelete
  43. Jane, all of your creative ways with your vintage finds are just amazing. Love seeing what you've come up.

    ReplyDelete
  44. Oh heavens, how clever!! A magnet!! I would have never thought of that...

    Thank you!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  45. LOVE the Locks! How clever to use them as picture holders...I have quite a few of them and can NEVER resist them. I always wonder what treasure they had locked away! OK, that's a bit dramatic, BUT we NEVER KNOW do we???hehe! I would LOVE for you to peek in on my World of Blog too when you get a chance...
    Have a wonderful weekend,
    Hugs, Donna

    ReplyDelete
  46. Great idea to use them as photo holders. You always come up with the most clever ways to utilize vintage things.

    ReplyDelete
  47. i am here to tell you ...again...that we are such kindred spirits...i naturally have a collection of locks too !! isnt it amazing that we are drawn to so many of the same things??!!! (like the photo holder idea too !)

    ReplyDelete
  48. Oh, I love all your locks!

    I have some---may have to try your photo holder idea---that is really cool!

    I also have a flashlight collection.....

    ReplyDelete
  49. As always, so clever!
    You've given me an idea.....
    Susanne.

    ReplyDelete
  50. You have the best ideas. I love how your mind works. I look forward to your posts. Lori L

    ReplyDelete
  51. There's a dealer at the flea market that has a few old locks, and I always pick them up and admire them, because I think they're so beautiful. They're very expensive too, so I always put them back down! Your collection is lovely!

    ReplyDelete
  52. I love the way your mind thinks. These are a great idea. ~ Sarah

    ReplyDelete
  53. I've never seen that many old locks in one place before. That must have been a great find. Even more than the locks, I enjoyed your old photos and the way you displayd them with the locks.

    ReplyDelete
  54. Great idea, I just love old locks and keys! The photos look great with them. Your E from the last post is super cool, thanks for joining in for VIF!
    xoxo,
    Debra

    ReplyDelete

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