Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Living Vintage: Jewelry Display
I have the fortunate (and sometimes unfortunate) luck to live in my grandmother's house. She passed years ago, but each member of my immediate family has lived in this house for a period of time...including their belongings. Items from my grandmother, are just awesome...costume jewelry, vintage kitchen wares, sewing notions; other items like my brother's Vanilla Ice poster (swears its not his) hit the trash. Sometimes, it can be troubling to know what to do with it all...I myself, brought a considerable amount of "stuff" into this already full house. So, for the last few years (and future, I suspect) I go through and sort - keep, sell, trash. I really try to make use of any existing items I can.
So, for what it's worth, here's an idea for a jewelry drop spot. I had a lovely vintage 3 part tray from Grammie collecting dust and crowding a cabinet; at the same time...as much as I tell myself in the evenings to put my jewelry away in the box - I don't. Volia, I put this pretty tray to use - collecting my most frequently used jewelry...and it actually looks awesome too! If you've found yourself re-purposing vintage items in new and creative ways...drop me a note in the comments with a link to your post!
*Cross Stitch Geeks - if you're noticing my "Kitties Will Puke on Everything You Love" sampler...it's free to stitch here.
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