Before it caught on as 'junk market' or 'flea market' style, I have been decorating with old stuff. My Grama's treasures (and some other peoples' Grama's treasures) have been part of the charm of home. This set of flags is actually a hood ornament that went over the radiator cover of a Model T Ford. In the stack in my formal living room: Scrabble, Password, Yahtzee, and wooden Dominoes. Who needs the Wii?
The entry table in the foyer was set up to inspire the gardening as I head in and out to the watering can and my evening ritual of Miracle Grow and dead-heading the patriotic posies in my Victory Gardens. The numbered tacks in the center are to mark and coordinate screens and windows from the days when they had to be installed every summer and removed every autumn.
Don't ask me why I think whisk brooms are so adorable. My Dad used to sweep out the carpets in the car when he washed it every Saturday night. This whisk is well used, it should be about 3" longer!
A little peek into my 'playroom' aka crafting place. They once were somebody's jam jars but now they are the perfect spot for ribbons and garnishes for paper craft projects. The slot for the spoon easily dispenses ribbon and rick rack! I love the charm of useful items that find a new life far from the kitchen.
Speaking of paper craft, I have recovered from my week of 10.5 hour days spent in the Mini MBA program and settled down with some cute paper, ran through three glue sticks and have produced my Friendship Garland contribution to Elizabeth's Creative Breathing exchange. As soon as I can clear away the scissors, scraps, and mess I've made while creating the tags I'll show you what I came up with to illustrate the fact that
Tammy's in Love!