Antique Treasures

April 8, 2009 at 8:18 am (Tid Bits) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

My grandmother just sent me a box of antique jewelry and doodads!  I was so excited last night to rummage through all of the sentimental pieces.  I’m not sure what I am going to do with all of it, but I have some creative ideas going.  Here is a peak at the goods:

The island covered in all the treasures.

The island covered in all the treasures.

 

I really loved this little tray.  My grandma said it was very old.  I thought it might look cute in the bathroom when we get in refinished.

I really loved this little tray. My grandma said it was very old. I thought it might look cute in the bathroom when we get in refinished.

 

A gorgeous cameo and some really pretty crystals.

A gorgeous cameo and some really pretty crystals.

 

Another cameo and a very old pin and rings.

Another cameo and a very old pin and rings.

 

Two old jewelry boxes and a sweet locket.

Two old jewelry boxes and a sweet locket.

 

This box was special because my uncle made all of these turqoise and jade rings and pieces.  His sign is a paw print and is engraved on the back of each piece.

This box was special because my uncle made all of these turqoise and jade rings and pieces. His sign is a paw print and is engraved on the back of each piece.

 

Exciting huh?  I will let you all know what I do with some of the pieces… I can feel the creative juices flowing…

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New Little Project

December 31, 2008 at 3:32 pm (Projects) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

 

I love finding odds and ends to fix up, remodel, or work on that I can then add to our home.  These little projetcs are fun for me and keep me busy.  This new task is a stool from my grandmother.  Its not new, not antique, not anything special really.  I almost truned it down.  But, she said that it opened up.  That caught my interest.  Then, she suggested that maybe I could keep some interesting photos in it.  BINGO!  I snatched it up in a hurry.  I love a bit of unexpected, and her idea of putting snapshots in the stool was perfect.  I plan to recover the top with some funky material.  I’m not sure if I will paint it yet.  Then I will add some old, random photos to the inside for company to explore.  Cute!  Any suggestions on print or paint?  Let me know what you think! 

 

So much potential...

So much potential...

 

Vintage photos tucked away in here would be perfect!

Vintage photos tucked away in here would be perfect!

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