Saturday, October 22, 2011

An Oldie But Goodie

I have added a little touch of charm with this unique piece that I found while I was out thriftin' one day. When I first saw it, I knew I wanted it...I had no idea what it was ,but I knew just what I was going to do with it. Just as I picked it up and was looking at it...another customer came up...I asked her what she thought it was...she was clueless too. She thought I was going to put it down and walk away and when I didn't, she said...you really don't want that old thing...you bet I do...it's going up on a wall and display black and white photos. The look on her face was  priceless...she had no idea that she was talking to somebody that is always thinking outside of the box and with a $6 price tag...she was mine! What do you think this piece is? Mr.CC is guessing that it was part of an old aluminum screen door...I think he might be correct. As I said...my first thought was to display pics on it...but it would also be fun to hang jewelry or display Christmas cards...the possibilities are endless. Since I'm still on vacation...thought I would share this oldie but goodie with y'all...I'm sure some of my new friends have not seen it...since this was a post from 2/11. While you are out thriftin' remember to always think outside the box and happy thriftin' ladies! Don't forget my WILLOW HOUSE GIVEAWAY...it ends Sunday at midnight.
                              Take care and I hope you all
                               have a wonderful weekend,
                                               Linda
        







                            My sweet MOM!!!


                          Baby Griffin!
                           

                            Two cutie pies!!!


                     A pic of my girls from 2004!
                        





    
         Do you think they have enough Mardi Gras beads?


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28 comments:

Kelley said...

AWEsome!

Looks like it belonged on some type of "cage", or perhaps an old ?bed? LOVE how you "thought outta that box," girl!

Jane said...

Don't know what it is, but I would have bought it, too! (And my hubby would roll his eyes and think "she's really lost it!"...something he does quite frequently.) Love your idea of displaying photos on it.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

What a fun piece. Love it for your photos. Have no idea what it is. Hugs, Marty

Inspire Me Heather said...

It's lovely!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I remember this piece and how you used it for photos! Still amazing to me your great vision for what things can be! hugs, Linda

simpledaisy said...

I love it!!! It's just perfect for displaying photographs!! :)

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

That is one interesting piece and it looks great with the photos.

White Ironstone Cottage said...

FAB~U~LOUS !!!!!
I love the pics too
Great find and wonderful idea
xxoo
Pam

Helen's Decor said...

Hi Linda! Something about it reminds me of an old freezer rack. I love how you have chosen to use it, too. And if you ever tire of the old look...there's always ORB in a can! I did a post about thinking out of the box a few months ago. It's fun, but I'm not as quick as you were with this one. :) Thanks, Helen

mississippi artist said...

Cute idea. You would probably pay big bucks for this in one of those industrial design stores!

Gail said...

What a fun and unique find! I love how you are using it to displayed photos.

Have a wonderful weekend,
Gail

The Olde Farmhouse on Windmill Hill said...

It looks to me like the rack out of an antique ice box...? Cute display. ~Rachel

Katie Franck said...

I love it!!

Cindy said...

Wonderful, I love it! I always like to hang my Christmas cards but really don't have a good place to do so...this would be perfect!!!

debbie--http://refreshrestyle.com/ said...

I love this and the wall color! It looks great! and about those beads??? do you still get them the way you used to?? LOL
Have a great weekend!
Debbie

Revi said...

I LOVE it, and I think your husband's right. It's a screen reinforcing thingy for the bottom half of the door. What a pretty family you have!
-Revi

A Cottage Muse said...

Love it Linda!

Shabby Marilyn said...

Whatever it is it looks fantastic! I was thrifting and did not get an old crib spring that I STILL THINK about! Yours might be part of a cage? Good conversation piece!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

This is a GREAT piece and you did a GREAT job thinking outside the box on this one! Love what you did with it! It looks to me as though it were some kind of a door or cover for a cage? Whatever, ... it's cool!

Suzy www.savedbysuzy.blogspot.com said...

YOur pictures are all adorable. You have a beautiful family! I would love to find something like this to use for Christmas cards. Such a smart idea!

Mel said...

Clever way to use it. I have no idea what it could original be for?

Thanks for coming to the party Linda! I appreciate your participation.

Liz said...

I love the color of your room! Stunning!

This is a great idea. :)

~Liz

Jen @ Creating with the J's said...

I love everything about it! Thanks for sharing~!

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

That is such an Awesome piece.... I bet you held tight to it in the Thrift store~

Lesley said...

I have no guess. lol It's certainly charming...

shellyandrade said...

SCORE!!! Love it! I would have grabbed it too. Don't 'cha just crack me up when you get those looks? I wouldn't have looked at you like that, I would have wrestled you for it - lol! I'm getting wiser in my old age, I've learned to where running shoes when I go picking;). An old freezer grate yeah?

Amy Kinser said...

I love this! I love using photos, especially old black and whites, in my home.

Chrissy said...

I love this!! What a great idea!! :)

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