Thursday, September 30, 2010

Vintage Inspiration & Vintage Black Friday



Here are some fun ideas for Fall displays.
A rusty tin filled with artificial flowers.
Put a bit of sand in the bottom to weight it down,
then stuff some old music paper in the can to hold them in place better.
And see the crow nest on the black metal chair?
Draping tea stained cheesecloth around softens everything.

You can fill a box with unrelated goodies.

You can put anything orange or black or fallish
colors together to make your fall display.
Like this old black fan.
See the crow's nest pumpkin in the picture above?
It is on a heavy iron candle holder.
Elevating things makes them look even better.

Here is a black clock and some bronzed baby shoes.
Fun filler for your display.

And here is some really great Vintage Black Friday.
I got this trunk. Really old, Grandma's trunk.
And in the trunk, were lots of treasures.
I'll show you the black ones today. =)
Talk about old books.
These covers were completely worn off.
Just tied on with a ribbon.
But the insides were like they had never been opened.
The one on the right is black.
It is an 1859 William Wordsworth Poetry book.
And look at this.
Pulled them out and....
I think these must have been Grandma's shoes too.

This trunk was filled with treasures.
I'll show you more another time.

Some of you have seen the "Friends" Collages I do.
Here is a new take on it.
"Sisters"
Click to enlarge. =)


Thanks for joining me today.


blessings

barbara jean


13 comments:

Kim said...

I had to do a double take at the little yellow Tuscan box in the first pic - I just got the same one this week while out shopping and then posted about it! Ha!
Great ideas - thanks so much for sharing!
xoxo,
Kim

A Cottage Muse said...

Love the displays ~ very creative and inspiring ~ thank you! Have a great weekend!!

Miri said...

WOW! Great treasures in that trunk! I just love the shoes!

Tammy said...

Love these vignettes!
Gets me even more in the mood for Fall..if that's even possible...my fav time of year!

Visiting from Debra's VIF!
Have a great one!
Tammy :-)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Beautiful vignettes. Everything is so pretty. Hugs, Marty

She Uses Her Words said...

Hi Barb,
What a great trunk and goodies! I love all of your displays. You are so talented. Up and around and will be back to blogging Monday.
xo, Karen

luluslovlies said...

Love that old black trunk and the goodies in it, wonderful post and Happy Vintage Black Friday!

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Great Photos ~ Love the mix of the Fall & the Black , Love the Old Fan & the Crow..... Have a wonderful weekend

Nook Cranny Gifts said...

Grandma's shoe are so wonderful, I wish I had a grandma's trunk of treasures..
thanks for sharing
michele

Shopgirl said...

Don't you just love Fall!!! Hugs, Mary

mercedes said...

Love your post and pics... your Fall vignettes are just wonderful! Happy Friday! :) mercedes

kpaints said...

Loved seeing what Grandma had in her trunk...keep posting that...love it. Those shoes...look at the details!!!! Wonderful!

Debra@Common Ground said...

What amazing things in that old trunk, LOVE those books and shoes. Your vignettes are wonderful! And your crows are great! Decorating for Fall is just too much fun, thanks so much for linking up with VIF Barbara Jean!
xo,
Debra