Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Displaying Multiples

Do you remember the old potato chip ad that taunted "Bet you can't eat just one"?

Well, I should have an ad that reads "Bet you can't buy just one".

I guess my buying theory is, if one is good.......
Then dozens have to be better!
I have lots of multiples displayed around my house.

Letter die in a glass jar.
Salt/pepper shakers in a glass pedestal bowl.
Stacked ironstone platters.
Vintage price tag buttons.
I turned them into magnets for my fridge.
Crochet thread in a locker basket.
And a stack of flower frogs.
Under glass.
What things do you collect and display together?

Hope you're having a great week.

Jane

Monday, May 21, 2012

Dollar Tree Stars

I stopped by the Dollar Tree store today and found these fun star shaped tablecloth weights.
The stars are metal with a clip on the top.
I'm sure these work great for their intended purpose but I had a few other ideas for them.

I removed the clips from several of the stars and replaced them with ball chain.
Instant wine glass charms!  
I attached three more stars to a jewelry finding (found at Hobby Lobby) for a fun 4th of July necklace.
This vintage metal was bulked up with one of the blue stars.
Three stars were hung to a broken chair piece that sits in a flower pot on my front porch.
When the wind blows I have a little wind chime.
A key chain.......
a book mark........
a flag inspired decoration.........
and with a simple ribbon added, a decorative addition to an old bottle or a piece of ironstone.
And a bonus........all of the clips I removed from the stars,
will be used to hang more of my vintage trims.
The stars are a great buy.......4 stars in a package for $1.00!
Definitely thrifty so I'm linking with Linda @ Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday!

Have a wonderful evening.

Jane

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Hello

Hello everyone!

First I want to send out a big thank you for all of the concerned comments and e-mails I have received over the past few weeks.  I really can't express how much your kindness means to me. 

Tonight's post is a quick one just to let you know I'm doing great and will be posting again soon.  

Thanks for hanging in there with me!

Jane