Tuesday, April 6, 2010

It All Started With This

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        It all started with this photograph in one of my magazines.  This is Kate Shifrin of Come Flea With Me (great business name). She and her sister host flea market excursions (great idea), and although that caught my attention, what really did were these.

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(photo credit: Country Living magazine)

        I had to have a collection of lockets like these. I had to.  A quest was born.  I know you understand this natural (dark side) response. It needed to be immediate, if at all possible.

        Once that search began at local thrift stores , and my collection grew, I needed a place to hang them.

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        So I took a spoon holder I found at an antique mall in McKinney, and because displaying spoons is not my thing , I am using it to hold my lockets.

        Quest # 1million and ten accomplished.

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        I found my newest one, with a glass cameo, at La Bahia, outside Round Top for $5.  The rest were inexpensive too.

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        I am linking to the following parties.

Three or More Tuesday at www.thegypsyscorner.com

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Second Time Around Tuesday at www.diane1876.blogspot.com

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Toot Your Horn Tuesday at www.sillylittlesparrow.com

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Trash to Treasure Tuesday at www.reinventedkb.com

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28 comments:

Theresa said...

Hey Laura, what a wonderful idea. I have been looking for something to hang my necklaces on. Brilliant! Have a blessed day my friend!

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Very clever. So simple and it looks great. I'll have to keep my open for one of these...I never gave them a 2nd look before because like you I don't collect spoons. And how cute is that Kate Shifrin wearing all those lockets at the same time. I never think to do cute things like that on my own!

donna baker said...

Never saw a spoon holder like that. Love the cameo and lockets. I get like that too. Instant gratification.

Nancy's Notes said...

Now that is such a unique way to display them! You smart lady! What a great collection Laura, the glass cameo one is so striking!

Thanks for sending us those great links!

Have a great day!

Nancy

Julie Harward said...

Great idea on how to hang them...so do you wear them? They are very pretty, love them layered like that. Come say hi :D

Always Nesting said...

Wow, that cameo is incredible!

Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something said...

absolutely delightful! ...and so pretty, too! I hopped over from Today's Creative Blog and am so happy that I did. Please accept my invitation to drop in at my place one day this week when you get a moment. I have become a follower and I hope you’ll do the same. until later…

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hello Laura,

Ok, don't I know how that dark side kicks in with a mission of "now" or I'll surely die. :0) I'm that way with certain vintage fabrics. ♥ I love, love your lockets and the repurposing of the spoon holder.

I'm visiting for Three or More Tuesday...do drop by when you have a moment.

Scatter Bliss,
Stephanie

Beth in NC said...

That is such a neat idea! I love your collection! :o)

Mitten from Smitten said...

Very neat idea! I would never have thought of using a spoon rack and they are everywhere at thrift stores.

Thanks for visiting my blog I am looking forward to reading yours!

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

She is a Chicago girl. Love the lockets too. Your display looks great also. xo Joan@anythinggoeshere

Cottage Rose said...

Hi Laura; I only have one locket.... hmmm I need to find more now,, how nice they looked on her... and I just love all of yours.... and what a cleaver way to display them.... have a great week,

Hugs;
Alaura

Lisa said...

I love your lockets and their nifty holder! Great collection, Laura.

Rebecca said...

Hi Laura
I just stopped by to say how tickled I was to meet you in RT. Your blog is an inspiration...love the lockets and I understand about the obsession!
Blessings
Rebecca

Marydon Ford said...

You are sooo clever. Great idea. Love the lockets.

Have a beautiful week.
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Wendy said...

This would be so great for my girls! I am going to have to stay on the look out for one, although I don't know if I'll be able to find one as beautiful as yours! That is really pretty!

trash talk said...

Get out of town...I have the same tear out and the lockets to prove it! Of course I haven't found any spoon holders that gorgeous to display them on...but now I am on the hunt!
Debbie
P.S. Isn't it amazing how much she looks like Meg Ryan?

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

I love your blog and your lockets. What a clever use of a spoon rack. I just read your post about shopping with your daughters. I have three daughters too and I can hear a near verbatim conversation in my head with my daughter's voices.

Low Tide High Style said...

What a clever way to display your beautiful locket collection!

Kat :)

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misti said...

Thank you for your sweet words! I have already found two things we have in common...a love of junk/thrift shopping, and the belief in McDonald's coffee! You must be a true coffee drinker to choose it over Starbucks.

Marguerite said...

Fabulous collection of lockets, Laura! I understand about obsessions. I'm that way with seashore items. Thanks for the great links!

Diana said...

Cute idea there!

Nola @ the Alamo said...

How clever to repurpose a spoon holder! I know what you mean, I too, need instant collections sometimes; can't stop until the mission is accomplished.

Helen said...

Every piece of jewelry I own is kind of stuffed into a huge make-up case .... I need to go shopping with you!

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

A spoon rack? A spppooooon rack?
Do you have ANY idea how many times I pass these up thinking...what a waste of a cute shelf as I do not collect spoons! NOW? I'll be on the hunt for one and I won't find it!

I love this idea Laura! My Sophie's neck is dripping with jewelry, most of which I made and I think she's about to suffocate. So therefore...I'll be spoon rack hunting this weekend thanks to you! (and Sophie thanks you too!)
:)

Carmie, the Single Nester said...

Looks really sweet!

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