Thursday, November 12, 2015

Orphan Sampler gets a Vintage Frame

This last Spring I found this wonderful cross-stitch Sampler 
and because I still hadn't unpacked my vintage loose frames 
it landed here on my little hallway table.

I have to admit I've been really lazy about hanging wall decor and art here at this house. In the past I've made decisions easily, and have most of my prints up, at least in the main living areas quickly. But here, I have alot less wall space here, and I haven't been in a hurry to make a commitment. I'm running out of excuses and need to get busy!

This is what has happened to many pieces...
they lean up against a wall or are stacked against a doorway.
Until I can say yay or nay.

Here it is from this Spring without a frame.

I have a soft spot for orphaned needlework.
 The creator has so much of themselves invested in it;
I hate to see it lonely and forlorn.

One of my extra vintage frames fit it perfectly...
but I still didn't get it hung on the wall.

The next best thing is to pretend like it is supposed to be here,
and just make a vignette out of it.

I used to save bits and pieces of everything and sometimes that would work out to my advantage. I love to put together floral pieces, so I would always save even the smallest bloom or bud, piece of wayward ivy, or berry. Once when I was looking through my craft stash, I saw the huge bag of "leftovers" and sat down on the floor to make small bouquets and tussie mussies. I was there most of the day and I ended up with quite a few, and did several seasonal ones for these little iron urns. I've used them for years, most of the time the little tussie mussies rotated under a cloche on the kitchen china cupboard.

(old house kitchen)

I just found my stray Christmas bouquet in the garage. I better go grab that one before it gets put someplace else. (most likely by a husband who tires of my continuous floating decor mess) I like to open boxes and leave them so I can take my time decorating...him, not so much.

Have you entered the 
closes Friday night at midnight.

Joining in here:

Foodie Friday at Rattlebridge Farm
Inspiration Gallery at Craftberry Bush
Weekend Retreat at AKA Design
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Shabbilicious Friday at Shabby Art Boutique

Have a fun rest of the week,
Christmas Open Houses are calling my name!

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