Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Don’t you love it when a couple of your yard sale finds suddenly come together in your brain and you can make something of them? I’ve just spent the last 20 minutes (yeah, it was a huge project) putting these together.IMG_9568

The “pictures” are two little silver plated Hallmark ornaments that I picked up last December. Fifty cents for the pair, and the tarnish they wore was free. I’m a sucker for silhouette illustrations, but these were so small that they certainly didn’t work as Christmas ornaments. So they’ve been hanging around my office, unappreciated.


Then the other day I was looking for something else and ran across the little black frames. They are either the ones I bought for fifty cents in 2007, or the splurge I made in 2006—three small frames for a buck. In any case, a few minutes time, a little bit of blue paper for the background, and voila.

Anything looks amazing when it’s framed, doesn’t it? Now I just have to decide where to display them. At the moment they’re in my bathroom IMG_9577 tempting the Dansk cat.


  1. Those are so cute framed! What a wonderful change!!

  2. They look great! And yes, I DO love it when that happens. I love to frame things in my inexpensive yard sale or thrift shop frames, and make a lovely little decorative item out of something that was previously under-appreciated!
    And I really enjoy seeing what everyone else puts together, as well.
    Thanks for sharing yours.

  3. How cute! That's a good way to appreciate them!


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