It’s been a busy week around here . . . what with my mom coming in from Michigan, driving up north to my sister’s house to celebrate her birthday on Friday, an open house wedding reception for my nephew and his bride on Saturday, and back home on Sunday. Mom is spending the week with my sister and will be back sometime this weekend!
For now, it’s “pedal to the metal” time as I work to get this week's customer quilts completed before Mom comes back to my house. So far I’ve quilted four quilts and have at least three more to get done before Sunday!
His and Her's Quilts - Wedding presents for my customer's son and his bride
But then the top of the basket wasn't strong enough . . . or flat enough . . . to accommodate a beverage glass, so . . . I took a frame I picked up on clearance at Joann's for $2.50 and inserted a piece of 12x12 scrapbook paper. However, the paper wasn't quite big enough for the 11 x 14 frame so I just laid a couple of pieces of green grosgrain ribbon (from the basket project) at the ends! And - Ta-Da! Not too shabby . . . or should I say ... "shabby chic"?
I also found that I love the look of this plate display that I found on "The Nester's" blog . . .
So, I found some plates at a couple of thrift stores and the clearance section of TJ Maxx.
- The top square plate was $3.00 (TJ Maxx)
- The two round ones below were$0.80 each - $1.60 (Thrift Store)
- The small gold ones were $3.00 each -- $6.00 (TJ Maxx -- full price on these though)
- Oval platter -- $1.50 (Thrift Store)
- Two small square plates -- $1.00 each -- $2.00 (TJ Maxx)
- Small round (matches gold plates) -- $2.00 (TJ Maxx)
Oh - but wait -- I needed the plate hangers -- those were $3.00 each so that's another $27.00! Nearly $11 more than the plates themselves! But, what a great wall display I have for less than $50.00!!! I'm happy!
There's lots more to share but I'll have to save that for later !