Vintage Inspiration. . .

Don’t you find that sometimes it’s fun to create something with a bit of vintage inspiration?

Something new, but looks as though it could have been around for a while?

Some of you may remember the cute lampshade my hairdresser, Shalana made for me last April.  I  snagged the little lamp at an estate sale and showed it to her when I went to get my hair cut.  She took it home and made her into a real beauty.


Needless to say, my hairdresser is a multi-talented gal.

A local business, Thanksgiving Point discovered her talent and has asked her to teach classes.  My SIL and I signed up and made an Art Board.  Created by using pages of old tea stained books.

A fun and easy class with vintage charm.  I hung mine in my entry.



We made a few different garlands to hang from it.  Right now mine has my favorite, the bird tags. This photo has been enlarged from her class display. it Isn’t the best.


My sweet bird I painted red and sanded rests near by.


For now it holds a bird card and a small piece of fern art created by the sun.


My vintage camera is in the étagère case to remind me to snap a few pics to add to it.



Just think of how much fun I am going to have with my new art board and the upcoming holidays.

One last pic.




I will be sharing my Art Board with:

Katherines Corner for Thursday's Favorite Things

Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration

One More Time Events for Share it One More Time

C.r.a.f.t. for MMM

Alderberry Hill for Make the Scene Monday

Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday

Smiling Sally for Blue Monday


Susan Freeman said...

That lampshade is adorable! You have a very talented hairdresser.

Susan and Bentley

Debra@CommonGround said...

Hi Jann, well I really loved the lampshade and this art board is just as wonderful, I'm crazy about anything with book pages AND chicken wire!! really cute and functional too!!

Susie said...

I love chicken wire ! It sure makes a cute message board. Those would sell at a market:):)hmmm. I may have to copy your idea.Smiles, Susie

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

Wonderful treasures - and I *especially* adore your bird items!

Have a wonderful weekend, Jann!

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Jann,
Love the little lamp...the girls just picked up a couple of milk glass lamps just the other day and they both need lampshades! The message board is so awesome love the inset of the chicken wire, so practical...the tea stained tags and book pages are just perfect for you!
All the Best,

Anonymous said...

Hi there Jann!
I love your vintage camera! It is so unique and gorgeous! thanks for sharing

ciao bella
sensible sarah

Anonymous said...

Hi there Jann!
I love your vintage camera! It is so unique and gorgeous! thanks for sharing

ciao bella
sensible sarah

Barbara F. said...

Oh how I wish there were classes like this by me. I am not aware of any but have to look into it. I love your picture board, it looks like it was found in Granny's Attic. I want to make some banners. xo

Joanne said...

So cool!!! and I am in love with that camera!
Blessings, Joanne

Mrs. Kelley Dibble said...

Love, love it! Wish there was a tutorial. Headed back to reread to see if that's what I missed (soaking it in in a hurry)!

Leslie said...

What a cool idea! it's gorgeous. I happened to have a little left over chicken wire from a recent project ~ I think that I may try to make a smaller version. Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend.

NanaDiana said...

Jann- That is just adorable..all of it!!! Love the lamp AND the garlands- xo Diana

Chenille Cottage said...

I love your little red bird, Jann. What a great idea to have an artboard right there as you come in the door. You are going to have so much fun adding to it as Fall approaches.
Thank you for sharing, my sweet friend.
Ps. I have the same Emily Dickenson book of poems. My hubby gave it to me years ago.

Ricki Treleaven said...

Love the art board, Jann. I bet you will play with it every holiday and decorate it so cute! :D

Unknown said...

Wow, I love your art board and the adorable bird! Enjoying your great blog. Your newest follower from Katherine's Corner. :)

Elegant Economies said...

Love your art board...anything w/ text and chicken wire catches my attention.What a talented friend your hair stylist is!

Kim, USA said...

You are very creative!


cassandrasminicorner said...

Vintage are always cool. Beautiful!

Visiting from Blue Monday- hope you can stop by..

SmilingSally said...

Thanks for sharing your blues. That art board will be something when Christmas comes.

Happy Blue Monday, Jann.

Chubskulit Rose said...

Those are gorgeous!

Late visit from Blue Monday.

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