Monday, May 30, 2011

Locks, & Locks, & Other Fun Stuff

I hit the jackpot on locks awhile back.
But first. let's look at some other interesting hardware.

Like the thingies above. Not sure what they are for,
but the bend and you can make words out of them.

Some cool old hinges and a handle and back plate.
Here are the hinges.

Lots of them.


a whole slew of them.


red.... old and rusty, with keys, without.
Some VERY small. (that tiniest one is only 1/2"!!)
Some cool ones already attached to something.

And when I was at Mamie Jane's last week
I saw this. It is a holder of sorts.

(Click below to see more)
Mamie Jane's.
(One of my most favorite places to visit these days)
and she links to
Laurel's Chipping With Charm
(who also has great ideas!)

So, I could not find my big hinges, but did come up
with this little photo holder:

It is just an oddly bent hinge, one of two.

Perfect for a little photo.
Or, how about his little odd shaped tin.
(does this look like Texas upside down?)
Add magnet and photo. instant photo holder.
I know, silly, but you know I like different!!
What do you think??

OK. Now,go get those boxes of hardware out and start creating!!
Be sure to let me know if you come up with some clever idea!

Blessings everyone!
barbara jean


Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

You did seem to hit a bonanza...lucky you.
How fun, WHAT are you oing to do with all of those ?
Barbara Jean, I could not find the name of the blog you are refering to next ...sounds interesting. Did I miss it somewhere ?


kpaints said...

Lovely locks! Love that little end cap with the baby! You do great!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I'm telling you, Barbara Jean, I am seeing hinges all over blogland lately! I would never think to make a picture holder or anything with this stuff. Thankfully, you and Jane show us how to do it!

Betsy said...

I don't think I've ever seen so many locks in one pretty photo before. Oh yes, I like "different."

Shabbyfufu said...

They sure don't make 'em like that anymore! Those pieces would be great for all sorts of projects....

Jane said...

Wow!! Look at all of those locks!! You did hit the lock (and hardware) jackpot! Isn't it funny that old hardware and locks make us giddy?? But there's just so much you can do with them.
Thanks for your kind words about my blog. I really appreciate it!!
I read your WW post too and what a wonderful sale you found. Those old doll clothes and shoes are treasures. They look very old. I bought an old doll at a garage sale about a month ago. I'm not really sure what I'm going to do with it but I could tell it was old so I just had to get it. Now I just need to remember what I did with it :)
Have a great day.