Sunday, February 13, 2011

Repurposed Junking Finds

I bought  these little game pieces and the poultry seasoning can at an antique store last month.  I knew right away what I wanted to do with these, but everything else is still waiting in line...

I can't resist little words. 

Half of the stinky poultry seasoning was still in this can.  Can you imagine?

I screwed some tiny hooks on top, added a touch of bling, and now they're
wacky earrings.

Why not?  A couple of tiny hooks, ball chain, and a vintage typewriter key.

I had a hard time getting this shot without my reflection in the puffy heart. 

This is the inside of the lid from the poultry seasoning can.  I used an ad from a vintage sheet music book, a reproduction brass filigree, old rhinestone necklace, and the woman is from a vintage postcard.  The pin on the back of the lid has a bail attached, so it can be worn as a brooch or a necklace.

Ready for spring? 


I'm linking up my repurposed junking finds with:

Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday,
Brambleberry Cottage for Time Travel Thursday,
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays,






35 comments:

  1. Very pretty - you have been busy! I really like the necklace you made the pendant out of a tin lid. I wish I could say I have accomplished that much. Thanks for sharing the bouquet of flowers. Went to a couple of estate sales yesterday. Not much luck, but did get a couple of things, and will do a post after get pictures taken.
    Have a great week!
    Glenda
    Glenda

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  2. What wonderful finds turned into beautiful pieces of art!

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  3. Luv the necklace made from the inside of the tin top...dont you just re-purposed jewelry. Looking at a couple of your pieces listed in your shop. Thanx for sharing. The Cranky Queen

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  4. You are just so clever! They are all so cute! The flowers a must this time of year!

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  5. So creative! My favorites are the word necklaces, wonderful!

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  6. I love the fun block jewelry. I have some of those game pieces too. I'll have to try somethign fun like that! And I love the poultry seasoning can used as a flower vase. My favorite of your new repurposed creations!

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  7. Too cute! The jewelry is adorable - you are so creative!

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  8. Hi Betsy, I love the way these all turned out! But I especially love the necklace in the tin lid ~ really pretty! Very inspiring! Julie

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  9. The jewelry is cute but I looooove what you did with the tin. Looks so very pretty.

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  10. Very cute, I wonder what game the word dice are from.
    Susanne.

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  11. Great use of the word dice! The jewelry pieces are very pretty. I love them all but the heart one is probably my favorite.
    Jane

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  12. So much coolness! I just love how you used the words to inspire each of those embellished cubes. And the tin lid - scrumptious!

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  13. Love the jewelry! So very cool - you have such a creative eye! Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Your metamorphosis is absolutely fabulous. I so hope that you enjoy every bit of it.

    Have a very Happy Valentine's Day!

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  15. Betsy,
    I LOVE that last one made with the lid.
    You are amazing!!

    blessings
    barbara jean

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  16. The lid is just too creative. Love the bling around the edges of it.

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  17. Those necklaces are so cute! You are so creative.

    It's great to find your blog. I'm your newest follower. :)

    Have a great day!
    Pam

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  18. You've done a great job with all your finds. the necklaces are very cute. Thanks again for stopping by my blog and for the kind words. Happy Valentine's day.

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  19. OMGosh, these are AWESOME. What a fabulous job.
    Gotta go back and see if you have an Etsy shop and if that typewritter key necklace is there. :)

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  20. I just linked up to follow you to the ends of the earth for your pretty jewelry. :)))

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  21. The jewelry is amazing! I love it! I never think about something like this when I see things at the Thrift store...I'm going to have to open my mind! ♥

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  22. Such cool ideas...thanks for sharing with us.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  23. My you are creative. What cute things you made. Thanks for linking to the party.

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  24. Fantastic idea! I love how clever of an idea was that? Really cute. Thanks for your sweet comment. XO
    Debbie

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  25. I love everything!!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  26. Too cute with the game piece earrings! But the tin lid is my fav. I just might have to borrow that idea some day. I think either jewelry or sitting on an easel as decor. Or both!

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  27. wow..so glad i found your blog! you seem to do all the ideas in my head...and then some!!

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  28. I am soooo in love with your blog and all the inspirational things you do. I'm your newest follower, come on by and follow me too.

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  29. All I can say is wow, what creative talent you have! I'd never thought to use game pieces like that. It looks amazing, love it!

    xoxo,
    Ellen

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  30. Your creations are wonderful, Betsy! I love the jewelry and the gorgeous lid transformation, too!

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  31. wow wow wow!! Love the necklaces- especially the typewriter key! so CUTE! I love that you even used the interior lid for one of your projects. You are awesome! thanks for linking up!

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  32. Such fun ideas!! I love the little words!!

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  33. You really got a lot of mileage out of those few pieces, Betsy. As always, I completely love every one of your creations! I could learn so much from you about repurposed jewelry. I only wish we lived closer together, so you could teach me your wondrous ways. ;)

    Thanks for linking to the party.

    Have a terrific weekend!

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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  34. what wonderful projects! i love your "job" - treasure hunting, treasure making!

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  35. These creations are just amazing out of what you found. My goodness you have talent.
    smiles...Tammy

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