Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Vintage Inspiration Party #188


Welcome back to the Vintage Inspiration Party!

This is the place to share anything old, treasured, passed-down or tattered, but you can also share projects that were made to look old, including repurposed and upcycled creations.
vin-tage (adj.) 1.) used to describe something that is not new but that is valued because of its good condition, attractive design, etc. 2.) used to describe something that has the best qualities or characteristics of the things made or done by a particular person, organization, etc.

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Your party hosts have been busy this week too. Take a look at their latest projects!
vintage enamelware
Angie @ Knick of Time - 20+ Ways to Use Enamelware
Betsy @ My Salvaged Treasures - Jeweled Abalone Shells

There seemed to be a trend at last week's party that included a lot of white and yellow decor, so let's take a look at some of those fun and pretty features!
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This guest bedroom makeover from Follow Your Heart Woodworking is looking beautiful so far! Be sure to take a look at how the floors looked before the makeover.
yellow decor

Organized Clutter gave a thrift store frame a cute makeover for her kitchen.
thrift store frame

Colour Saturated Life turned a dresser mirror into a cool new sign for her kitchen.
hand painted sign

Hunt and Host turned huge bullet casings into beautiful vases - so creative & funky!
bullet casings

Beatrice Euphemie Vintage Cottage Style added a sweet vintage pitcher to her kitchen collection.
ironstone pitcher

This pretty farm table makeover from Simply Stone Creek was feeling "blue", so I had to include it as a feature as well!
farm table

Our featured blog this week is Sweet Inspirations - be sure to pay her a visit!
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Now, let's see what vintage-inspired decor you have to share this week!

Link Party Guidelines
– You are welcome to share anything vintage or vintage inspired. This includes yard sale finds, repurposed and upcycled creations, family heirlooms - including vintage Etsy & Ebay items you have for sale! If it’s been around awhile or just looks that way…share away!! No food links please.
– Pin away, but please be sure to pin directly from the original source, not from my blog. – Be sure to have a visible link to My Salvaged Treasures within your post (text link is fine) within your post.
- By linking up with the Vintage Inspiration Party you agree that your photos and links may be shared on Pinterest, Facebook, and other social media sites. You may be included in a round up to promote the party or individually with a link back to you. We love what you share and the extra exposure is a benefit to everyone.





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Friday, May 1, 2015

Jeweled Abalone Shells

I took a little break the other day from my messy garage workbench and moved inside to finish up a few little projects that had been sitting on my desk for several weeks.  After rummaging through my waiting-to-be-repurposed jewelry stash, I came up with enough jewels to dress up these abalone shells.  Finding enough jewels wasn't the problem, it was finding the perfect colors to compliment the shells.

Jeweled Abalone Shells
Abalone shells are pretty enough when they're naked, but they really come to life after dressing them up in vintage jewels.

Jeweled Abalone Shells
The four little ones are 3" to 4" in length.  These were more difficult to decorate because most of the jewels I had to work with were too large and looked out of scale.

abalone shells decorated with vintage jewelry
My favorite decorated shell color combination.

Abalone shells embellished with vintage jewelry
The baby starfish isn't glued in, it just looks cute.

Abalone shells decorated with vintage jewelry
This 4" shell is much thinner than the others and so delicate.  The other side has been polished (not by me) and is just as beautiful as the inside.  It was next to impossible to get a decent picture of the bottom because of the glare and shape of the shell.

Abalone Shells upcycled decorated with vintage jewelry
Mama shell is about 7" long.  Sometimes I use gold based jewels, sometimes I use silver.  It all depends on the dominant colors in the shell.  Pink, blue, turquoise, lavender, and some shades of green look best.

decorated abalone shells with vintage jewelry
 Before gluing the jewels to the shell with E6000, I line the rim with a piece of double-sided tape.  The tape keeps the jewels from falling off while I decide where they look best.

Jeweled Abalone Shells MySalvagedTreasures.com
Now I need to decide which one my mom will be getting for Mother's Day, then the rest will be coming with me to my next vintage show at the end of this month.
You can see a few more of my jeweled shells here and here.

Sharing with:
My Repurposed Life for Catch as Catch Can
Funky Junk Interiors for Party Junk
Coastal Charm for Show and Share
Ivy and Elephants for What's It Wednesday
Cozy Little House for Tweak It Tuesday




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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Vintage Inspiration Party #187


Welcome back to the Vintage Inspiration Party!
This is the place to share anything old, treasured, passed-down or tattered, but you can also share projects that were made to look old, including repurposed and upcycled creations.
vin-tage (adj.) 1.) used to describe something that is not new but that is valued because of its good condition, attractive design, etc. 2.) used to describe something that has the best qualities or characteristics of the things made or done by a particular person, organization, etc.


At the Vintage Inspiration Party, your links will show up on 4 different blogs, giving you four times the exposure!
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Let's see what your party hosts have been up to this week.
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Angie @ Knick of Time - Framed Vintage Seed Bag
Becky @ Beyond the Picket Fence - Farmers Market Toolbox
Betsy @ My Salvaged Treasures - Let's Go Shopping at Mes Amis
Marianne @ Songbirdblog - Glass Fishing Buoys

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rope-mirror
I love this rope mirror and great tutorial from Pretty Shabby UK. 

This sofa table from Down to Earth Style is made entirely from scrap wood.

I love this repurposed window from D.D.s Cottage and Design.  It looks good and it's functional too!

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Every junk loving cook needs a magnetic knife holder like this clever creation from Cheltenham Road.

nest tables
These nesting tables from Restyle Relove are so adorable.  Love the stenciled numbers!

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This week's featured blog is Restyle Relove.

If you were featured this week, we'd love it if you'd grab our button and share the news.

Please take a moment to review our party guidelines before linking up:
-You are welcome to share anything vintage or vintage inspired. This includes yard sale finds, repurposed and upcycled creations, family heirlooms, and even vintage or vintage inspired items you have for sale. If it’s been around awhile or just looks that way…share away!! No food links please.
- Pin away, but please be sure to pin directly from the original source, not from my blog.
- Be sure to have a visible link to My Salvaged Treasures within your post (text link is fine).
- By linking up with the Vintage Inspiration Party you agree that your photos and links may be shared on Pinterest, Facebook, and other social media sites. You may be included in a round up to promote the party or individually with a link back to you. We love what you share and the extra exposure is a benefit to everyone.




I'd love for you to stay connected with My Salvaged Treasures.  I'm just one click away.