Thursday, October 21, 2010

Inspired... and Finished

What inspires me?
Unusual finds,
like this partly done violin.

or a box of old books....

old cameras, and type set, and scissors.
And new ideas:
Here is an old toaster.
And below is jewelry I put on vintage looking tags.
(vintage jewelry inspires me too)

Can you see what these pieces are displayed on?

Yep. The toaster. So fun!!

And don't you just love these earrings??
If I were a little bolder I would wear these myself!
(I have some lovely ladies who frequent my
store that they would look gorgeous on!)

I found these three tiny coin purses two weeks ago.
The biggest one is about 2 1/2" across.
So, what do you do with tiny coin purses??
Yep! You put a nest in 'em.

Here is the first one done.
Others to come.
close up.

back of it.
Definitely old and used,
but still perfect for a bird's nestie home.

And here is another nest on a spoon easel.

Those are things that inspire me,
and things I have finished this week.
Felt god to get a bit of creating done.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.
Please take time to visit these places and
see what all they have for you.

barbara jean


Lululiz said...

Only you would think of putting a bird nest into a little purse, and its fabulous!!! Really delightful.

Unknown said...

On my goodness, so many pretty things! I love the coin purse nests. I'm putting those on my lists of things I want.

You always have the prettiest things Barb. :)

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said... these ideas!! I always leave you very inspired!

Miri said...

Wonderful vintage treasures repurposed without altering-just beautiful!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh Barbara Jean these are so sweet..How can you keep coming up with these Great things is beyond me...Love it...Hope you have a GREAT week end my friend..Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Angela Richardson said...

Those nests are truly inspired.I love to wander round the charity shops here in the UK, found some great bits today so I'll be posting about them soon. fabulous displays of your vintage earings!

She Uses Her Words said...

Barbara, the bird's nest are fabulous and also the new easel spoon. I just got the one I ordered for mom yesterday. She will love it! It's perfect for her living room. You always do such a nice job! Thank you. will email later.
xo, Karen

Home and Heart said...

What a beautiful blog!! Thank you so much for your visit!

Vicki said...

Hey, Barb! I love, love, love this post. It is so full of good stuff. I would not have known that was a toaster had I not been in our local antique store yesterday and someone was selling one and having to explain to us what the heck it was! so funny that you used one in a post today. Really neat piece. L-o-v-e the nests in the coin purses.

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Bird nest in a coin cute is that!
I am inspired by your beautiful pieces and thanks for sharing.


Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi Barbara Jean- Oh your little nests are soo charming!! I absolutely adore they way you placed one in the little coin purse! You are so very inspiring- thanks so much for joining Feathered Nest Friday and sharing this delightful post! :)

The Decorating Diaries said...

All your nests are so wonderful. I stopped by to see your sheet music projects. I'm going to see your flower nest tutorial now.


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Debra@CommonGround said...

Barbara Jean, you are some creative gal!! I'm totally in love with the coin purse with the nest. And the jewelry is absolutely beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing all this with us and for linking up with VIF!

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

Love the nests in coin purses idea, and the vintage jewelry displayed on tags is so cute!

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

Oh my ! If that isn't the cutest thing ever!! Now I'm going to have to be on the look out for tiny coin purses. This is just too sweet.
Patricia :o)

Unknown said...

I love the little coin purse with the nest, Barbara Jean. So sweet! And the toaster turned display rack is such a neat idea!!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

The little purses with the nests inside are just adorable. I never would have thought of that one...perfect size. I'll be keeping my eye out for those in the future. Also love the jewelry hanging from the old toaster, very clever.
Thank you so much for your kind comments and visiting with me.
Have a blessed week.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Of course you put a bird house in a coin purse! They are sooo cute! I am inspired by odd things also! thank you so much for your long visit and all of your very sweet comments!! It's comments like that that keep me inspired!