Monday, August 27, 2012

Inspiration...

...strikes!

While junkin' this weekend,
I happened upon some vintage goodness ...
a couple of antique white porcelain door knobs 
and a few old insulators.


I think they'll make lovely bases for my bleached bottlebrush trees!


Love!!


I hope your week is filled with inspiration!
Happy Monday!

Hugs, ♥ Vicki

Friday, August 24, 2012

Sometimes you can't see the forest...


...for the trees.

Bleached bottle brush trees in a silver bowl...
waiting...
waiting...
waiting...
for inspiration to strike.

It's Friday...and the weekend awaits!
Enjoy!!
Vicki

Friday, August 10, 2012

Button, Button ...


As those of you who follow my blog know, I love 
buttons!
My mom knows this, too ... 
and that is how I ended up with this fabulous button collection!
{Thanks, Mom!}

She also knows that one of my favorite pastimes is sorting through old buttons. 
It's like a little treasure hunt ... 
you never know what trinket or oddity you'll come across.


This pile of buttons revealed several old bobbins from a sewing machine ...
and a wooden knob from a sewing machine drawer ...


...a seashell {perhaps from a summer vacation at the shore} ...


... an earring that lost its mate {perhaps it would turn up again some day} ....


... old jingle bells ...


... and a vintage key opener from a can of Spam.

Silly things ... useful things ... 
things that someone ~ at one time or another ~ didn't want to part with ... 
end up in a button jar!

Just waiting .... 
patiently ...
for me to find them again!


♥ Vicki