I decide to create a mood: I was going for a 1950s Tiki vibe, Hawaiian tropic sort of motif.
|Use your collections to enhance a space. My groovy wooden bowls are teak, monk wood and cherry wood. Each are hand turned on a lathe and I consider them works of art.|
1. Use your collections to freshen things up.
I collect vintage fabric called Bark cloth. You know you have seen this type of fabric. It is made out of natural fibers and dates from the 1950s. Your Grandmother's drapes were probably made out of this fabric. I particularly like Hawaiian themed motif. So here I framed my precious fabric inside embroidery hoops and wooden frames. This fabric usually has a scene on it or flowers are very common also.
2. Find ways to display and organize your accessories.
|Old display shelf originally for spools of thread now organizes my earrings.|
|Walnut two tier cupcake tower, circa 1950s, originally for food, now used for bracelets.|
3. Use what you have and what your love in a new way- Recycle, Re-Purpose, Refurbish.
|Family heirlooms, antiques, refurbished and reupholstered furniture. Notice more wooden bowls hold make up and hair products. An old dresser or a secretary desk can become a vanity. Display your baskets, candles, jewelry etc.|
As I look at these photos I realize everything is green!! I guess that is one of my favorite colors!
4. Feel free to use your TALENTS- sew, paint, design, wallpaper etc.
|I made the pillow in the foreground out of my precious fabric.||Are you feeling the Hawaiian theme?? ALOHA!!|
|I made this to hang my many necklaces. It is fabric stretched over a picture frame. The hooks are drapery hooks and work very nicely.|
|More framed Bark cloth. It might not be for everyone but I like it and I am the one who looks at it everyday!! Blessings to you, Babs|