Saturday, February 26, 2011

Sepia Tones and Old Photos

Our snow storm came and went... Roads were rapidly cleaned by crews and cars were moving well by evening hours... Yesterday I spent several hours sorting through junk jewelry for altered art projects and possible pieces good enough to display... My mission is far from being completed.. Next will be to re-group and refurbish... I love adding little touches to make something mine... Anything that gets too close get embellished... Many times you will find flea markets, shoppes, and malls are brewing with ideas for your home.. Some of their objects may be embellished or used in such a way you may like to duplicate it with something similar you may have in your home already... My love for sepia tones and old photos in muted tones is very strong as I have stated before... Lace and burlap mixed are the perfect combo... If you are like myself and maybe dramatic and high ticket objects are not possible it certainly does not mean we have to restrict ourselves.
Creativity can go along way in making a home your own... Temping indulgences as scented candles and bath products can be very enjoyable for relaxing and thoughts of creating... Touches of vintage jewelry, old photos, old books, old eyeglasses, can easily be arranged in cloches or boxes or atop shelf's to add visual interest... It is just the same effect that tea when sipped from a lovely vintage china cup that may have belonged to grandma, just tastes and enjoyed so much more... Nostalgia pulls on cords of the past and most treasured times... As I make some changes and hopefully add more charm with little projects I will try to share with you...
I hope you have a wonderful weekend... I have plans on spending the afternoon tomorrow with my little granddaughter, Olivia... I haven't seen her since the birthday cake post.. but she did receive a home-made Valentine and a box filled with Valentine candy for Valentine's day... Tonight we will attend the Tinora Girls second tournament game and see if we can get to the next level... Blessings to all.

3 comments:

The Budget Reenactor said...

Sounds like you are getting much accomplished:). Would you mind if I mentioned your post about the beaded purses on my reenactor blogspot? You have inspired me to do a post about Victorian era purses and I really liked your post:).

Blessings,

Kim

Tracy said...

Good Luck to your girls basketball team...

Ira said...

Just popping in to wish you a wonderful Sunday Marietta! Enjoy!