These things make me smile…

Aug 19, 2010

I thought I would show you a few more things from around my scrap­room. I just love old and new mixed togeth­er… although what I am going to be show­ing is most­ly old… also, I find it fun to dec­o­rate my scrap­room with items I have found with oth­er peo­ple while dig­ging in antique stores or thrift shops… makes me think of them a lot when I use the prod­ucts I have stored in dish­es etc.

I have used these two can­dle hold­ers for years to fill with can­dy hearts for Valen­tines Day or snow for Christ­mas but now they will be filled with vin­tage but­tons of every kind. Oh how these make me hap­py sit­ting right on my work­table at arms reach. I always think of me and dad scoop­ing out and count­ing  about 40 pounds of these beau­ties. And you all know how much I love my type­writer. I LOVE that thing so much. I always think of my mom ask­ing the lady at this antique store if they had one and her say­ing yes it is in my car in near­ly per­fect con­di­tion… you can imag­ine my face.

I love the look of milk glass mixed with depres­sion glass. The divid­ed dish works per­fect­ly to hold my Dis­tress Stick­les, glue sticks, sewing nee­dles and my milk glass shak­er filled with fine sil­ver ger­man glass glit­ter.  The small­er oval dish is per­fect for hold­ing my scis­sors and oth­er tools. That lit­tle salt shak­er makes me so hap­py. I found this last month when mom, dad and I were dri­ving through TN. The milk glass pedestal piece was pur­chased in an antique store in Buck­han­non, WV. These pieces I use for orga­ni­za­tion cost me about $20.00 all togeth­er. You can’t beat that price.

These met­al flower frogs are just sit­ting patient­ly on my shelf wait­ing to be used for pho­to shoots to hold tags and cards. But for now they dis­play old but­tons and a few Jen­ni Bowl­in pho­to images. I love these frogs and find them all over. Mine have come from WV, TX, TN and ME.

And now for this fun item… my dad made me this paper tow­el hold­er a few years ago. I plan on decoupag­ing old sheet music to the base which I will show you when I get it com­plet­ed. I cre­at­ed the top of the hold­er using the vin­tage but­ton tuto­r­i­al project I did a while back. I think it looks so cute sit­ting on my work­table. Now I am on the look out for a con­tain­er to keep my wipes in… vin­tage of course.

So here are just a few of the things that make me smile. I will share some more pho­tos of my room once I get a few things hung. Now if I could just find my bot­tle of Fab­ri-Tac and Art Glit­ter Dries Clear that would make me real­ly smile!

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