Tuesday, March 16, 2010

vintage frame bulletin board...

Years ago my husband made this bulletin board for me to hang over our computer from a fabulous vintage frame I got on Ebay... Just look at the wonderful corner details... I paid about $25 including shipping! Much cheaper than the one I wanted from the Ballard catalog. I'm a bit picky about what goes up on the board as it has to look pretty...an occasional note, photo or invitation, maybe. Although at Christmas I put up all the lovely photo cards I receive from family and friends. Well the other day at the shop I picked up a few pieces of old hardware and some sweet little stamped tea stained doilies. This is what I put together... I am loving this combination right now...soft dreamy shades of cream mixed with wonderful old metal pieces with lovely patinas... Look at the nice detailing on the drawer pull and door plate ~ at a few dollars each I couldn't pass them up...
The package of sweet stamped tea stained doilies was either $4 or $5, although with my new package of stamps I can make my own next time...

I just added an old key I had with a pretty little tag...
Speaking of tags, I tried to tea stain my own batch so I could use my new stamp set I bought. Perhaps put some in my little corner at the shop. One side came out just fine but the glossy side came out blotchy...any tips? So, I decided to just use them for price tags on my items for our Home & Garden Spring Gala Sale at the shop. I rubbed a brown ink pad along the edges after and here is what I ended up with...



I also did a few of these since I've been dreaming of springtime in Paris...I am joining in on Coastal Charm's Nifty Thrifty Tuesday. Thank you for stopping by! Go check out all the other thrifty finds, you won't be disappointed!!

12 comments:

Creations By Cindy said...

I love your tags! What a neat idea. Be blessed. Cindy

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

Cute with all of your other vintage things. xo Joan@anythinggoeshere

Lou Cinda said...

Love the frame! Beautiful! And the way you accessorized the board is stunning! Love the doilies!! And I am a freak for skeleton keys so I love ALL of those!!

Soooo pretty!!

Lou Cinda :)

TheSmithHotel said...

Love what you did with the bulletin board! I coffee stain tags but I haven't done ones with a glossy side. I think yours turned out super cute!

Jody

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

{sigh}
I love your bulletin board.
{sigh}
I love everything on it.
{sigh}
You have given me lots of inspiration here...now I just need to find the time!

One Tuesday soon, I want to play with ya'll...I just need to get my thrifties together!
;)

Sylvia said...

I just broke a mirror and have the frame left...I like the way your bulletin board turned out...I might borrow your idea..hahaha

Sylvia

Victoria said...

The frame is beautiful and so are the tags, you always have such gorgeous things on your blog!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Lovely old frame! And your tags are so frenchy! Yes, I'm dreaming of Paris, too! Happy week!...Debbie

Sandy said...

Great ideas! So pretty!

Warmly,

Sandy @ My Shabby Streamside Studio
http://myshabbystreamsidestudio.blogspot.com/

Sandi said...

Hi Sandi,
I love the way your tags turned out. The *blotchy* is good!! I adore that frame and your embellishments too!! Just gorgeous!!
Hugs~

Dirty Hands-Beautiful Life said...

Great tags!! Might be even better than if it had gone as planned:)
Love the metal on the bulletin board too!

Linda said...

I luv your awesome bulletin board...the frame is so stunning and your tags are soooo neat! Thanks for sharing your goodies at my NTT party:)

Blessings,
Linda

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