Sunday, November 22, 2020

Vintage Turkey Postcards



Hi my Friends!

Here are some postcards from my own collection.

My gift to you :)

You can enjoy these for your holiday table.


You may print from here or pin for later.


If you have been here before, you know I love the artwork of Ellen H. Clapsaddle.

I have others to share if you look over in my labels on the sidebar.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving !

XO Lisa S

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Christmas Gift Bag Wall Art


Hi Friends,

I'm so glad you are here today!  

I have another easy project to share with you.









You will need a gift bag, a wood box frame and Mod Podge.

Glitter is optional.

 Most bags will have artwork on both sides.

I prefer the bags that are not shiny. The matte paper works well with Mod Podge.




You will also need a wood box type frame to recycle.


I found this one for .99 at a thrift shop.

These are easy to find- you may even have some around

the house that you want to change their design.



This is the back of the box. 

You can use either side!



Cut sides of bag, discard bottom piece.



Save side panels for another project.


Measure and cut your bag to fit box.



I gave a light sanding to the front and then covered the artwork

with white acrylic paint.

You can also dry brush the sides.


After the paint dries, use Mod Podge to cover front surface.

Adhere picture to box and smooth down edges.


Add glitter if you prefer, using a bit of Mod Podge.



Here's another-


This box was damaged, but that won't matter.

Lightly sand the paper artwork to remove the shine.

With this box, the artwork will be on the inside of frame.


I painted the edges the same colors to match the picture.



My picture is shorter than my box, so I will start to glue my picture top first.

The white paint at the base will hide that problem with 'snow '

I used antiquing wax to darken the frame.


Then used Mod Podge to adhere my picture.




I used more glitter on this box.






And one more-


For the last box I covered the other side.

I used white paint to dry brush the edges.






I decided not to add any glitter to the last box.



I love how easy these boxes are to make.



They always sell out at my craft sales.





I think they make nice gifts.

I like that the box can sit on a shelf and you don't need to hang them.

Tell me what you think-





Thank you so much for being here!

It means a lot to me.

I hope you have a wonderful week.

xo Lisa S


Sunday, November 8, 2020

Favorite Things- Vintage Turkey Collection

 Hi friends,

Today I'm just sharing with you some of my favorite things.


My collection started by happy accident as many of my collections do....

you know, you find one here and there and soon it happens.








My birthday is in November.

Each year my Mom takes me on a day trip "Antiquing ".

There's  a lot of talking, laughing, shopping and eating.

I look SO forward to it! Just the two of us.

I am so blessed to have my Mom with me and I cherish our time.




The stores are decorated for Thanksgiving and just starting to bring

out some Christmas.




These ceramic turkeys are all shakers....mismatched and found or gifted one at a time.




They are so colorful.




I love my turkey candles!

They were made by Gurley Candle Co. in the late 30's through the 60's

in Buffalo, New York.






Here is the identifying label.









Can you believe these cuties were originally 10 cents?




This whimsy ceramic turkey makes me smile.

He's a shaker-



I put in a wagon with a pumpkin.




I've had this paper turkey for many years.



The honeycomb paper is getting brittle. I usually just leave it closed.



I added to my post card collection.

I was able to find some more from artist Ellen Clapsaddle.



I plan to use these turkey plates for Thanksgiving.






We have this blue and white platter hanging in our living room year round.



This round white platter is 16''. 

I found it years ago at a thrift shop. It  had a pile of other plates stacked on top.



I love the picture.



Thanksgiving will be very different this year, 

but I hope you will still be able 

to be with your loved ones!

Enjoy your many Blessings!

xo Lisa S

Monday, November 2, 2020

Another Repurposed Alarm Clock

Hi my friend !

How are you doing?

Busy week.....Time change.... November's here...oh yeah and Election Day!


Let's make something!

I have another broken clock,

 all I needed to do was unscrew the back to remove the inside parts.




I used part of a gift bag for the background .



I cut my background and then glued it to cardboard.




I like to have the sides covered, but you can use paint if you prefer.

Gather up your miniatures to display.

I make my own snowmen with acorn cap hats.

I used a scrap of styrofoam to give my snowmen

something to stand on and to raise them up higher.


Glue everything in place.

I removed the base of the trees and glued them into the styrofoam.



After everything is dry, turn it upside down to make sure

nothing is loose!




Time for glitter!

I love crystal clear it looks like glistening snow.

Just a dot here and there with Tacky glue.


Remove extra glitter and let it dry completely.

Now give it one more look to see if you need more snow!

I needed to glue my plastic lens to the outside ring-

I used super glue gel. It stays right were you put it!


I always put the cover on without glue, just in case

you need to open up your clock again.

 




That's it !







Here are couple clocks from past years.


                                                                     Winter Snow Scene


Thanks for visiting!
xo Lisa S

Vintage Turkey Postcards

Hi my Friends! Here are some postcards from my own collection. My gift to you :) You can enjoy these for your holiday table. You may print f...