Thursday, November 12, 2009

Cherries and a Bow and Flowers too!

Usually I try to do "Vintage Thingie Thursday", but I got this from my good friend Meri Wiley at http://imagimeris.blogspot.com/ and I had to share it! She is so creative! Her husband brought home a little wood box that a pecan pie had come in. She painted it red and cream and put a crackle medium over it, decoupaged wonderful papers, and flowers and ribbon and this is what it ended up being! :




Is this too cute or what? I love how she can see something and make it this special! I am trying to spend as much time as I can without becoming a pest, hoping that her creativity will rub off on me!

Meri always has bits and pieces of all kinds of wonderful things hanging around, this time she took an old vintage spool and cut in into legs and then did a red wash on them....they are just perfect! (Don't ask me how she got tham all even....amazing, huh? )




Then she covered the inside with this really cute plaid matching paper. She asked me what was I going to use it for? And I said...."I don't care....I just have to have it!" Actually I am going to put my bills in it, so paying them isn't such a chore! :)


Mary is a good friend who is willing to let me learn by doing.....she is planning on having some classes after the first of the year. So if you live in the Phoenix area, Meri is a great creative teacher! Please check her blog often, there will be updates.....have a good weekend!!!!!



13 comments:

A Stitch In Thyme said...

Sandy, that is so very pretty! I was actually wanting to do similar type items for myself. I bought some paints, brushes, decoupage etc.... this one is adorable!!! She did a fine job for you and a gift too. How swell is that? Just down right precious if you ask me. Hugs. Tammy

Busy As Can Be said...

What a great idea! I love the little legs on the bottom.

Meri Wiley said...

Hey lady,

Thanks for the promo.....U R the best. You could never be a pest, so don't worry about it. I love that you love to learn, and I'll teach you as much as I possibly can.

Love,
Meri

Lori E said...

My husband is heading to Phoenix tomorrow morning. I don't think he would be interested no matter how cute it is. Lol.

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

So cute. It should even make you smile when you're paying bills!

Mama Magpie said...

beautiful! Those are just the perfect colors, and the cutest style. If you ask me, anyway!

Linda Stubbs said...

I have been surfing again this morning on the web. Cute cute cute!!!!!
Blessings, Linda

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

This turned out very cute and vintage looking. I love it. Thanks for sharing.
Blessings,
Marcia

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

Sounds like a real talented lady. I'll go visit her. Isn't it wonderful what someone can do with something we'd likely just toss out?
Brenda

~~Carol~~ said...

That is so cute, and I can see why you had to have it! I too wish that I had that talent to see the potential in things, and totally redo them. Ah well, I guess my talent is buying other people's creations!
Have a great weekend!
Carol

Creative Breathing said...

Sandy, We all have to make boxes now! This is the cutest repurpose ever. I am so excited to see my button on your blog. May I ask how you got it to be little? Mine is so large on my own. Well, I hope I am not lurking too often on Lake Street, but inspiration station is as 521! Have a lovely weekend! Elizabeth

nannykim/spindlecottage said...

This is so cute!

Paula Clare said...

Oh how wonderful! I am redoing my kitchen (I have a retro red/white metal table and chairs) to aqua and red...cherries! Oh this would be oh so fab on my wall! TOO CUTE!

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