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Day 9: Rusty Rake Head to Display Wine Glasses

Welcome to Day 9 of my 12 Days of Christmas.

Today’s idea is a simple and creative way to add a little whimsy to the way you display and store wine glasses using a rusty old rake head.

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With a lot of old rakes the wooden handles aren’t in the best shape and can pull off quite easily.  This rake head was already pretty rusty, which I think adds to the charm. However, I did clean it off before I used it.

Here is a closer view of the rake with its lovely rusty patina. It’s hangs quite nicely with just one nail.IMG_4098

Glasses are hung by their stems and I added a bit of greenery and some of my old vintage ornaments.

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The Christmas themed wine glasses add a bit of charm too – don’t ya think?

If you don’t want to display wine glasses, here is another cute idea. Hang stockings instead.

stockings on a rake head

I may have to find another rusty old rake head as I like this idea a lot it’s from Olde Tyme Marketplace

 

 

 

Simple, creative ways to use an old rusty rake head for display.

It’s A Wandaful Thing!

Here is a recap of the last 8 days (just in case you missed one).

Day 1 – Mini Hat Christmas Ornaments

Day 2 – Twig & Ribbon Ornament

Day 3 – CD Candle Holder

Day 4 – Puzzle Piece Wreath & Ornament

Day 5 – DIY Cork Coasters

Day 6 – DIY Clothespin Star

Day 7 – Unique way to gift cookie dough

Day 8 – Coil Spring Candle Holder

 

Day 8: Coil Spring Candle Holder

Welcome to Day 8 of my 12 Days of Christmas.

Another easy, simple, unique idea. Coil Spring Candle Holder.

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In the small town I live in there is an event twice a year where people can put on their front lawn or on the curb side, items they no longer want and others can take what they like. After the event whatever is left over is considered heavy pickup and our local waste collectors will take it away for free.

This awesome coil spring was one of the items I picked IMG_4080up during that event and I debated what to do with it until I started thinking about my 12 Days of Christmas.

Summer roundup

I was a little disappointed with myself this year as I didn’t get as many of my outdoor summer projects done as I would have liked to but that’s ok because I either took notes, took pictures or bookmarked anything that caught my eye or interested me.

I want to share the top five summer projects that ended up on my “to do someday” list.

  1. Wire Whisk Butterfly- the tutorial can be found on dollar store crafts blog – it’s not only inexpensive, it’s quite an easy project – just the way I like them.

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2.  The next two things on this list are totally inspired by the blog Organized Clutter and her 2015 Junk Garden Tour – I just love this idea and was lucky enough to score some of these cast iron shoe molds at a vintage sale – happy, happy, joy, joy!!!

ORGANIZED CLUTTER 2015 JUNK GARDEN TOUR www.organizedclutter.net

3.  Being a vintage collector and a true blue junker, this soooo appeals to me. The only piece I have so far is the antique washing agitator, but it sure is going to be fun to source the rest of  what I will need – luckily I will have three seasons to hunt!

ORGANIZED CLUTTER 2015 JUNK GARDEN TOUR www.organizedclutter.net

4.  Insulated Mason Jar Bag by Sew Mama Sew. The tutorial is very well written and the pictures look like it will be easy to follow. I know these could be made and used any time of the year but I like the thought of using them on a picnic.

Insulated Mason Jar Bag

5.  I like the idea of upcycling an old light fixture into a bird feeder. Easy, simple and few supplies needed. This could be hung on a fence or a deck if you don’t have any big trees in your yard.

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Projects to look forward to…A Wandaful Thing indeed!

 

 

 

Fun and interesting vintage finds…

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I’m still not 100% sure what this is??? except a really cute wooden pig with missing ears and a pink nose.

In a previous post about my latest venture (you can read about that here) I told you how I love auctions, yard sales, thrift stores and curb side finds.

In this post I want to share some pictures of the fun, quirky and sometimes useful vintage things I’ve bought or found.

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All the way from Newfoundland – a hand carved wooden fish

As some of you may know (if you’ve been lucky, like me, to be able to attend an estate auction) that auctioneers will sell what is called a “box lot”  and these usually  go for a pretty affordable price. …

Whimsical Repurposed Flower Containers

I am sure I am not alone when I say I buy things with good intentions of doing something with them.

This was true when I purchased flowers and plants in pots from my local greenhouse and Costco that I intended on putting in a flower bed.  

As you can see there were lots of plants to choose from.IMG_1478

These found their way in my cart!!!

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Needless to say, time got away from me and I didn’t get that flower bed dug and I was at that point of do something now or lose the plants…

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