I've been lucky enough to come into possession of some vintage family pieces that I'm sure were kept by long gone family members for sentimental reasons. I just love vintage pieces and love to find ways to display or re-purpose them for my home decor.
This first one is an old Christmas tag with the sweetest birds and the ribbon was attached to it too. Why don't they make sweet Christmas tags like this anymore! Also, with it is only what can be perhaps an old button or hat/shoe embellishment....it's very heavy and feels like it's made of stone/metal. The minute I laid eyes on these two items I knew exactly how I was going to "marry" them.
The ribbon was a wrinkled mess so I carefully pressed it flat, then threaded the ribbon thru the holes in the button. Tied a bow and now I have a lovely vintage family ornament for next years Christmas tree!
Next item is my MIL's childhood fork. It's one of the few items we have that belonged to her. It's silver and I have polished it a couple times but all the tarnish never completely comes off. I rather like the tarnished look of it but I'm stuck on what I can do with it. I would like it to be something I can put out. She was, also, into quilting and maybe it could somehow be re-purposed for a quilting something?? Any ideas anyone?
Happy Stitching and God Bless!