Saturday, June 13, 2009

Rust is a good thing!

My good friend Liz always has a beautiful yard and now she's adding some architectural pieces to her home and I just love them!!!!

Vintage rusty tin, accents the underside as well as the sides of the new awning.More pieces are planned but I'm thinking this is looking GREAT!!!!
I keep telling her we are gonna do a full photo magazine on just her yard and house!!!
She is a "Tasha Tudor" with a dash of spice!!!

I had a brainstorm last week so I figured I'd share it with you. I collect(more like hoard!!!) old vintage linens. I can only display so many pieces without getting too cluttered so I am always trying to think of new ways to use and repurpose them.
Last week it was a purse,stitched out of a heavy crocheted table runner, trimmed with OLD rusty safety pins I found tucked in my grandmothers dresser drawer. There was even an old garter clasp so I stuck it in there too.
Finally I added some tattered lace,ribbon and yarn for fun- and voila'! I'm planning on adding more ribbon,lace and yarn but I have been on the run so I haven't had the time!!!


8 comments:

Dawn Dutton said...

lovely idea! A very good way to repurpose old items... good job! Dawn

Beverly said...

How cute is that...great idea, Autumn. Liz's porch is lovely...I love all the architectural elements. Hope you are having a great day...raining here...incessantly!!

Bubba said...

I repurpose ol items like that too... shop towels, drop cloths, sweat bands... NOT... remember I've been married to this sweet lady for 35 good years.

not raining...

Tina- said...

cute purse!

Sheryl-lyn said...

Love the purse!! You are just so smart!! Your friend's porch is wonderful too!

Ruth said...

I love that porch. It does remind you of Tasha Tudor. I love her things.

That purse is wonderful. You did an excellent job. What a great idea.

Ruth

Bonne said...

The bag is awesome!! What a great summer look and the quirky touch is pure genius!

Autumn said...

Thanks for stopping by!!! This purse is still evolving!!! I'm loving it!!!!