Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Vintage Things and Thrifty Thursday

Hello and welcome to Vintage Thingies Thursday hosted by Suzanne of http://coloradolady.blogspot.com/2010/03/vintage-thingies-thursday-fun-finds.html and Leigh of http://lbratina.blogspot.com/2010/03/thrifty-thursday-56-plus-tablescape.html for thrifty Thursday. Thank you so much ladies, these are two of my favorites! I found this pretty vintage silver sugar bowl at my local thrift store. Can you believe it was only $2.92, plus 25% off? SCORE!! Please click on any picture to enlarge. I decided I would make a vintage style pincushion out of it with some of my ribbon roses. The larger ribbon was made with a silky shiny ribbon. Very pretty and delicate with a shine to it, but hard to work with because it's so slippery. The other was made with a satin ribbon. I used vintage buttons, and a snippet of old lace, and just hot glued it on.

I love how it turned out, and I already had the ribbon, and buttons on hand. I was going to sell it on e-bay, but I think I might keep it! thanks for coming by to visit, and please visit the other participants for more vintage goodies, and thrifty finds!




30 comments:

Maureen said...

Sooo pretty. I must just have to be a copycat. Hope you don't mind.

P. said...

That is very clever and pretty!

Sarah said...

Beautiful! So dainty, I love it. :-)

Debbie said...

That's a great idea, I may have to copy your idea on a sugar bowl I have with no lid.

Roslyn said...

I adore your pincushion what a fabulous idea I will have to remember it, thank you!

Charlotte said...

Great idea but I just can't bear to 'retouch' my finds.

Susie's country cottage said...

That's a very pretty and clever idea. I love it.
Susie

Patti said...

These are so sweet...love the romantic detail. Thanks for visiting Pandora's Box and I hope you'll visit again soon

Coloradolady said...

WHat a great idea, this is so cute! love it...I have been seeing silver things like this lately and wondered what could be made from them, this is such a sweet idea....now if I could only find the time for some things like this!! Have a great VTT!

LV said...

You made a great purchase. Unique idea for the pin cushion. You have some really neat creative thoughts.

Manang Kim said...

So pretty!! Very girly, love it!

VTT~Old cameras

My Cottage Charm said...

Hey Debbie,
Thanks for visiting my blog! :) Luan is a very thin piece of wood like plywood. (It's thin like masonite, but it's more like wood)
I found my background at backgrounds by Tenille. You can go to my blog and click on the thing that says Tenille in the upper left hand corner and it should take you there. I like your background though, I wouldn't change a thing! :)
Have a great day!

CC said...

You found a real little treasure and now it's a gorgeous pincushion.. ooo,I want one. It's so sweet and pretty. Happy VTT..

Cindy said...

What a sweet little sugar bowl. You know I love silver pieces!
Thank you for stopping over to my blog and leaving a sweet comment! Hugs, Cindy S.

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Dainty, gorgeous, fabulous! That is so adorable! Thanks for linking up to Thrifty Thursday and sharing this week! I hope you will come back to visit me soon. If you haven't already, be sure to enter the giveaway.

Have a wonderful weekend.
HUGS!
Leigh
Tales from Bloggeritaville
www.lbratina.blogspot.com

Ann Creek said...

The silver looks so nice transformed into a pin cushion. Love it. Happy VTT
Ann

SueWis said...

Very nice idea. And fun to use what you had on hand!

Embellished Bayou said...

That is such a good idea, and it turned out so pretty. I love the roses!

Stephanie said...

Real silver, for less than three dollars? Wow! Peace, Stephanie

The Happy Homemaker said...

Beautiful!What a great idea...

Erin A said...

How darling! Great job!

Erin A said...

Also, thanks for your comments on my Welcome sign too, I was pleasantly surprised by how well it turned out. Have a great weekend!

Rose Garden Romantic said...

So pretty and what a bargain!!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

I love it too; so dainty! Have a beautiful weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Vicki said...

Hi, Debbie,
I love how you made that pin cushion! All the pretty embellishments really added to it! Have a lovely weekend! Vicki

Stacey said...

What a cute little craft!

Ginger said...

Thank you for stopping by. I love the pin cusion made out of the silver bowl. It is beautiful. Good choice.

Ginger

Bird said...

Debbie,

Thanks for the swwet comment! I thought I'd come by and leave some love in return! :)

You have a very creative mind!! I love vintage, just don't know how to do it well...

btw, love your profession of "Domestic Goddess"!!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

What a pretty sugar bowl...and what a great way to transform it! Lovely!...Debbie

Sandy said...

Debbie,
This is just beautiful! I love these old pieces of silver tea services....and your roses are just unreal! A very good idea for a piece that ends up in a closet somewhere most of the time! :)