Thursday, September 24, 2009

Reuse & Repurpose: Hang It Up!

Often, we fall for vintage and thrift items that are either broken and missing parts or are remnants of a set -- and guess what? We tote our beloved treasures home either because of the fond memories they evoke or the uniqueness of their design and heritage, leaving us with the constant-thrifter's question: "What will I do with these lovely, yet misfit, things?" If you're the folks at Country Living, you might just hang them on the wall!

The dial from an old clock looks perfectly pleasing above an elegant wooden chair and placed just below a grouping of brown china mounted inside a white, wooden frame.

For more reuse and repurpose inspiration, pick up The Find: The Housing Works Book of Decorating with Thrift Shop Treasures, Flea Market Objects, and Vintage Details at Borders, Barnes & Noble, Amazon or Powell's.

Come see me with The Vintage Laundress at Vickie Davis' booth at The Texas Rose Antique Fair on September 26 and September 29. Also at the show on September 27, I'll be at Vintage Antqs Village at Zapp Hall at 6 p.m. Then I'm off to Cincinnati, Ohio, on October 1 for a big event celebrating the season premier of Great Lifestyles Today at Bova Contemporary Furniture!

The Elegant Thrifter

Always Frugal, Always Fabulous!

1 comment:

  1. I have a friend who bought a wonderful, large antique frame without glass or picture. She didn't have anything that fitted the frame, so she hung it on the wall as is. It looks great and is a focal point of her entry hall.



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