Monday, July 13, 2009

Consignment Finds

I don't know WHAT is going on with my picture up-loader today???? It has uploaded pictures turned the wrong way, and then crams them in without centering them like I selected. Whatever..its Monday...so just ignore that! A while back a bought a box of pulls and old door knobs at my favorite consignment shop for about $10. It was full of stuff of neat stuff. I wasn't sure what to do with all of it, but then I found this huge frame at the same shop for $5....so I came up with an idea.
A sprayed the frame black and hung all the knobs and pulls inside of it. I had this old metal frame and painted it as well....not sure if I like it, I may change it out. But I do love the kettle!
Here's the sideway picture...UGH!!! Turn your head to the left to see better! Old drawer pulls and door knobs
Old candle holder, & some rusty keys
I bought this window at the consignment shop a while back. I wanted some interesting tea kettles and cups to hang inside of each pane. The kettles couldn't be glass, etc., because that's to heavy. I found these great copper ones that were perfect! I want some really snazzy tea cups to hang in the other panes, the blue speckle ones will have to do for now!

Here's where the pictures get crazy!!!

I made an arrangement with orange zinnia's and crocosmia the other day. I thought it looked really great. We had a really good rain yesterday afternoon. We are at the period of summertime when we get afternoon showers almost everyday, I hope that is the case! It is supposed to rain again today! I sure do hope so.

Saturday night we had a fish fry and invited people over to watch UFC 100 (Ultimate Fighting Championship). I know it is so barbaric, but I love it!!! Yesterday we went to the Bass Pro Shop. Man I love that store! I will post on it tomorrow. It is a really cool place.

26 comments:

Tatyana said...

Great job, Dirt Princess! Very creative!

Teresa said...

Love the little black frame, and the flowers too! My computer is haywire this morning too. I just left you a comment, and got disconnected, and the comment disappeared. Stupid computer!

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

I love the doorknobs and keys, and the old window frame is such a great idea. I need to check some of those shops around here for some hidden treasures.
My husband watches UFC sometimes and for some reason when it's on I usually watch it with him.
Glad you're getting rain, we got a little, but still not very much.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Love your framed stuff!!!! So cute. :) Visiting from Rhoda's party! :)

Debbie's Garden said...

I LOVE all the stuff in frames on your fence. So cute! I'm keeping this idea in the back of my mind.

NatureStop said...

Really interesting post with nice images.

NatureStop said...

Nice images and an interesting post!

lilsista said...

Hey! Nice work! I did the same thing to a window like that :0) Great minds think alike!! I even have the same copper tea kettle that has the ceramic on the lid and handle!!!! Freaky! My kettle isn't quite as tarnished though. I got mine at a garage sale for a buck. I like your idea with the old pulls! Smiles! :0)

Susie said...

Hey DP I love what you did with your knobs and pulls. You are so creative!

As I am typing this we just had a lovely thunderstorm with wonderful rain. I'm a happy camper for sure but probably not as much as my plants. Yippee!!

This is the first time I have heard thunder and seen lightning in I don't know when.

Tootsie said...

looks wonderful girl!!! If you want to put cups...why not paint some camp cups? they are lightweight.
as for the fights....WOO HOO!!! ever been to one live??? unreal!
did you see the Lesner apology on the sportsnews??? hilarious!

Dirt Princess said...

Tatyana thanks :)

Teresa thanks. Apparently my computer is hung over from the weekend

Catherine I love to watch crazy men beat the crap out of each other, then get up and shake hands! Crazy!

Amanda so glad you stopped by

Debbie I am still looking for stuff to add to it

Lisista I cannot believe you have the same kettle! That is a trip!

Susie that sound is music to my ears! I love the sound of thunder!

Tootsie I have 4 of those blue speckle ones. It just isn't the "look" I am going for. I want some nice, unique tea cups, and 2 more kettles. So keep your eyes open for copper kettles! I missed Lesner's appology! I did NOT know he was married to SABLE!!! UGH!!!

Jane said...

Great display. Collections really do up the charm factor.

Joanne said...

Oh what fun stuff to play with.

~~Carol~~ said...

Aren't you creative! Love that black frame to start with, and all of the metal thingies inside it! That's such a great idea, hanging the pots and cups inside the window too. Love that floral arrangement too. Lucky you, getting a rainshower almost every day. I had no idea!

Becca's Dirt said...

Love your creativity. What a great way to display some knobs and pulls. The window looks good with the kettle and cups hung.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

That a neat assortment of stuff you found. Thanks for joining the party. Would love for you to add a link from your post to my party, so that everyone else can find it!

Blue Creek Home said...

What a great idea to do that on your fence. I wouldn't have thought to do it, but it so works.
Rhonda

June said...

Such a great idea!

And I'm so happy to hear you're getting rain. I felt so guilty complaining about ours when you were doing without. Very insensitive of me. Hope you and your gardens are soaking it up!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi DP, you are just so creative. Getting all of that stuff at the consignment shop was neat... AND--finding ways to display it is even neater.

Have a great day tomorrow. Did you get your rain????
Hugs,
Betsy

Stephanie said...

The picture frame idea is unique and creative. I love it! Btw, how did you come up with the hanging kettles... they look like floating... nice ;-)

Darla said...

You found some great things Princess. Love the frames too. We haven't gotten any rain but are looking for some any day now. It's a little hard to read your post due to the creative vertical lines........

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

Ohhh love that black frame with the door knobs and keys! What a neat idea! I love old windows and love the tea kettle idea too!

Outside In said...

Wonderful display, very creative!

Dirt Princess said...

I am glad ya'll like it! I am not sure about the spot where I have it, but I can always move it! I am going to keep looking for little trinkets to add to it

HeatherF1 said...

OK, I have the same kettle too...they must have been quite the sellers back in the day since all three of us live so far apart!

Dirt Princess said...

Lilsista and Heather, I CANNOT believe we all 3 have the same kettle! How ironic is that!

Darla sorry about the lines, it will change it

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