Saturday, September 10, 2011

10 things I re-purposed~

Time for 10-things on the tenth of the month.  You can start the blog hop at Shimelle's blog ~ hope you enjoy!! I am showing you ten things that I re-purposed and had fun doing it!!! So here we go~

an old book~


old lunch box ~ holds some of my crafty supplies.


This wreath has some old numbers my hubby took off of old salvaged telephone poles on our property.


This is a fave of mine~old dishes made into a three tier cutie, to hold scrappy stuff, buttons etc. The top tier is a jello mold from long ago.


Orginal tart pans from Sweeden and very old material ~ made into pin cushions.


Another fave a Chandlier crystal  wrapped with silver wire to make a pendant for a necklace!!


Orginal book cover that had lost it's insides~so I made a journal out of it. The name of the book is "Polly Anna" ~


The cutest little "silver" spoon sewed on this pin cushion to hold extra buttons.


Old enamel lid used to hold a pair of scissors.


The little dish on the bottom is old and adorable. I also used old empty wooden thread spools.
I'm glad you stopped in today~I have such a fun time doing this blog hop with Shimelle. I have some "goodies" to give away {and they are good "goodies"}leave me a comment and follow my blog and your in.  I will pick a winner or two and announce  on Tuesday's {Try It Tuesday} blog post.  I would love to hear what you think of re-purposing old things to make them useful, so you can enjoy things from our past!! See ya soon!!

34 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! These are ALL AMAZING!! You are sooooooooooooo inspiring! :):):):):):):):):):):)

sarahp said...

Wow you are so talented , very beautiful altered art.. well done live it . xx

angelfish said...

You've made some wonderful projects, my favourites have to be the old books :)

Wanda said...

Call me impressed! These are so creative and so very beautiful.

Irene said...

Just love all these, Connie! I have a lot of artefacts that my Gran left me and would like to make them into family keepsakes to pass on. I shall follow your blog to help me with ideas for this. Thanks for the giveaway! Irene x

Kirsty.a said...

These are fantastic. Thanks for sharing your inspiration

Margie S said...

Inspiring is the right word! I love to see how creatively you have repurposed so many items. Makes me think I need to think outside of the box a little more and see things around my house and when I'm out in a different way.

Lynn said...

You have an amazing talent for this stuff. I love them all!!! Love the inspiration!

The Mann Fam said...

I love your three tier beauty. Thank you for sharing your amazing talent.

Mary Pat Siehl said...

wow all of these are great! I love them and th photos are outstanding!

i already follow!

♥♥ Liz ♥♥ said...

What an amazing collection. You really are talented. The enamel lid has to be my favourite. Just perferct for keeping your scissors in.

Sue Althouse said...

Love these! I'm not always so good at thinking outside the box like that. Wonderful and inspiring.

beccaf1970 said...

Wow! These are all beautiful! I especially love the tart pan pin cushions...so sweet!

By Shawna Rae said...

I love working on altered projects! Today I found something to alter and can't wait to start - but first I have to finish up a few mini albums. Visiting your blog is always so inspiring ... love your work!

Sherry C said...

Amazing treasures! Love your pin cushion and your tiered button holder!!

Netta C.Loibl White said...

I love your pin cushions! Great idea. Sure enjoy your creations! Wished I had 10th of your talent!!

Netta C.Loibl White said...

Awesome work Connie! If I had a
10th. of your talent, I'd be very happy!

scrappysue said...

Hi Connie, just dropped by from Paper Bakery; sure glad I did since I LOVE altered items. Oh boy am I going to scour my home for fun items to alter; love all the little dishes, I'm sure I can find a few of those! Looking forward to seeing your DT project at PB too!

Debby said...

I continue to be in awe of your crafty gifts. Thank you for inspiring me.

S said...

Very cute indeed. I especially love those button holders.

Queenie said...

Oooooh gorgeous..they are all beautiful!!!
Thank you for alltheinspiration,love it!!

mytwoandras said...

They are all great. I really like the first little book and the three tier dishes.

Juel said...

I love repurposing things to make them new. I found a old wooden wine crate used to hold one or two bottles of wine for gift giving, it now holds my ephemera for my art journals and canvas. I tore up some old sheet music and mod podged it on the top with a group of girls dancing. Like new!

Melissa said...

Great repurposed items. I really like the old book & book cover & that three tiered dish. I have a couple of three tiered items that we made from old china - hadn't thought to use one for crafty items.

Lisa-Jane said...

Wow, these are all STUNNING! I couldn't pick a fave as they are all so wonderful. What a talent you have.

Nance said...

Thanks for your visit Connie. It's a good thing you did so I get to see your Fab Ten Things. Not even sure which one is my fave because they're all amazingly beautiful! Love vintage and love how you turned these to treasures. Thank you for sharing.

julie said...

awesome creations!!! so inspirational!

julie said...

awesome creations!!! so inspirational!

Em said...

wow these are beautiful. i especially love the spoon/pincushion. however did you dream that up? what a great list!

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

So much creativity and beautiful inspiration here. Thank you for sharing these pieces!

kate blue said...

WOW...so gonna grab an old encyclopedia or book from my dad's next weekend :) teamed up with some Jenni Bowlin=fabulous!!

Linda Gilliam said...

OMGosh, I love them all.... my fav is the three tiered dish with the jello mold, could you please tell me what you used in between the dishes, I SO want to make this !!!

Linda Gilliam said...

I love ALL your fabulous ideas, my fav is the three tiered dish with the jello mold, could you please tell me what you used in between the dishes, I SO want to make this!!!

Carol said...

Connie, you are such a gifted 'repurposer' my fav is the enamel lid - FABULOUS idea! Love your work!