New Life for Old Fabulous Finds
When you’re a thrifter sometimes you find amazing things with perfectly good intentions of using them for something someday.
And what happens? They get put away and forgotten.
This happens to me more than I would care to admit, but I guess I’m admitting it right now. lol.
Let’s face it, there are so many fabulous things to find in this world.
Even in my small neck of the thrifting woods.
So this week I thought I would share what I just recently did with a few (temporarily) forgotten fabulous finds.
Honestly, just because they were forgotten doesn’t make then any less fabulous.
The first blast from the past fabulous find is from the spring of 2015 when I found this pair of large framed needlepoint pictures.
I loved them on sight and have kept them for their someday to be in the spotlight that they truly deserve.
They’re about 2 feet tall, and 13 inches wide.
I recently found them again in the back of my craft room closet and I pretty much remembered their size, but I really thought the birds themselves were much larger and took up more of the pictures.
It doesn’t really matter because I still love them, but it’s funny how the memory can play tricks on us.
Someone had these professionally framed.
I’ve always wondered about that block of different colored yarn in the Blue Jay picture.
Did whoever did these run out of the lighter yarn?
It’s things like this that makes things more interesting to me.
I hung them up on my living room wall, but something was missing, which you’ll be seeing later in this post.
The second blast from the past fabulous find is from June of 2013 when I shared this lot from a village garage sale.
Seeing this picture again got me wondering where I had put that large musical scale thingy, so I went on a quest to find it in my storage greenhouse.
And may wonders never cease… even though I didn’t remember exactly where I put it I actually found it.
I have to say it’s pretty cool.
It’s about 30 inches across and it’s pretty light, so it was easy to hang with just a few penny nails.
I hung it up above the bird pictures.
I left it the gold color because it plays off the gold in the frames beautifully, even though it’s just a teensy bit darker.
Since Cardinals and Blue Jays are both songbirds, I thought the addition of the scale above these two pictures was perfect.
I love seeing this vignette every day, and in the winter we see the real birds outside too.
I can’t believe it took me so long to get these things into my home’s decor.
But now that I have I’m so happy with the way this vignette turned out.
Our living room ceiling is 9 1/2 feet high so it can take a tall wall vignette.
I’m still looking for something small that I have in mind for beneath the bird pictures.
I kind of know what I’m looking for, but it might take a while to find it… or I may never find it.
But that’s perfectly ok.
I’m enjoying the way it is right now.
I like the way the floral decoupaged desk looks with the birds pictures, but it will be moving over this weekend to make way for the Christmas tree.
Yay! I love decorating Christmas trees!
After doing this vignette, editing the pics, writing the post, having looked at the pics I don’t know how many times… I just noticed this morning that one of the circles was missing from a note on the scale.
That’s just too funny. 🙂
No worries though, I quickly went into my button stash and I glued on a large gold button.
Problem solved, and I kinda like that it’s different.
So do you have a forgotten fabulous find that has been waiting for its someday to shine?
If you do, get it out and enjoy it!
Thanks so much for reading, and until next time…