Sunday, June 26, 2011

fun works


Today was one of those days that I was determined to work on getting some items together for the shop. Empty frames and a stack of ephemera have been on the shelf for quite some time so I decided to do some “fun” work.

The little black frame was perfect for the sweet little picture that I found on the 1921 sheet music below. LOVE the cottage and the title…Joy Of A Rose. Thinking that this might have to live here at our cottage for some time.


One of my favorite things to look for when out junking are old encyclopedias with wonderful black and white graphics, like the cows below. Just need to find a frame for these bovine critters.


A $1.00 antique oval black frame and a page out of a 1945 encyclopedia are happily united for cuteness maxamus.




Sometimes it’s the small stuff that add a huge pop of fun to a display and there is something just plain and stinking sweet about ephemera from 1900-1945.

Gotta go and clean up my mess now…oh joy!



La said...

I can understand why Joy of a Rose will be spending time in your home. It is very sweet.

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Have a great week! La

The Green Pea said...

Becky, you have the best ideas! I love the oval black frame with the black and white music instruments. It is a one of a kind!

becky up the hill said...

You have brought black and white vintage to new heights!!! Good job my friend.

Anonymous said...

Really adorable! Have a wonderful week!

Kathy Sue said...

How lucky you were finding the cute frame. Love the pics to. You lucked out big time. love you

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

You just have that eye, don't you! I love what you've put together - bet they didn't cost much but they look like $50 bucks now. (I was going to say a million bucks, but that's too much of an exaggeration.)

Your faithful friends sure look pretty stylin' in your last post!

marie said...

Joy of a Rose is perfect...I sure love the black and white picture in the black frame. The little silver bird seems to love it as well!

Both are simple and sweet!

Pondside said...

Love those cows!
You have such great ideas - and the energy to put them into play.

Vee said...

I think I need to start finding some frames. My house is loaded to the rafters with this sort of sweet ephemera not being used. Always sweet to drop by and see what you're up to, Becky.

Patty Marker said...

What a perfect use for old frames. I have to keep an eye out for old dictionaries now.

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

They both look great. Love the cows....

Deborah said...

Good morning Becky!
This is so cute111
Love black & white!
Have the sweetest day my dear friend!!

Deborah xoxo

Elsie said...

Becky you always have the neatest things. You are so good at putting things together so that they looks so darn good. You have that talent.
Good luck with your shop and I hope you have a good week.

Linda said...

Wonderful! I think those cows would be perfect in a frame in the kitchen...and the instruments...great ideas!

Rebecca said...

Too sweet! Have a most lovely week!

Hugs and Blessings,

Joy said...

Perfect! However, if you decide "Joy" needs a new home, I have the perfect place also;) Joy

Ricki Treleaven said...

I agree. I love ephemera from that era. Great little projects! I think every room needs a little pop of black. Thanks for sharing!

Scrap for Joy said...

How beautiful! I love ephemera too...vintage or digital. My favorite was the very first framed piece of the little cottage from the sheet music. I looked to see if you had an Etsy shop and saw the link for the Home Tour and went there. Your home is beautiful!

camp and cottage living said...

So quick and easy! Yet sweet!
I'm new to blogging (one week).
I've been reading your blog for a long......time. I so enjoy it!
Thank you for your vignette ideas. I've gotten a lot of good ideas from them.
Please drop by and visit sometime and say "hi"!

Susan said...

I so love the Joy of a Rose!!

Unknown said...

It's true! Some of my favorite projects were the easiest. I love this little frame and the cottage is just perfection. :)


Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Becky,
What a fun and creative project! very vintage I like it a lot!
You have done it again and created a one of a kind pretty..
See you soon, have a sweet day and big hugs,Elizabeth

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Great books to look for at garage sales this crafting!

Simple Home said...

You know, I rarely think to do this, and I have quite a few old pages around here. Your photos and ideas are wonderful :)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Becky dear,

I am honored, truly honored that you came to visit me yesterday.I remember you came by once last year and I was moved by your post and your son's picture on your side bar. YOUR WORLD IS ENCHANTING, you are a believer, and I LOVE YOUR EPHEMERA!! You are a dreamer of HOME SWEET HOME and lovely things...and you love SCOTTY DOGS! OH YEA!!!!

Enjoy your day, make a mess ( I spent a lovely day in my garden watercoloring, listening to French music and feeling like I was in France!)

Fondly, Anita

Julie Harward said...

I love everything from that era...and the music pieces were so beautiful the, Love this says it all. :D

Kathleen Grace said...

It's always fun seeing your latest listings in the shop. The cottage you framed is adorable! Love that old art:>)