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I just returned from a mini vacation to the gulf, where I met up with bloggers Jenn of Dust Bunny Hostage and Kristin of the Goat.
I just adore these women! I have had a mutual blog following relationship for at least a couple years, but our blog friendships have extended to real life ones. It was a pleasure to be able to spend some time with these two amazing women. I love when life allows aquaintances to bloom into friendships, which is certainly the case with Jen and Kristin. I will share more specifics about our day in a future post.
Together we, along with my partner in crime-my mother, took in the Fairhope Alabama arts and crafts show. I will share more about the art show itself in a later post. There were numerous things that I wanted to take home. I love to go to art shows because
1. I enjoy prerusing the booths for unique finds that I can use in my home.
2. Just like I love to support mom and pop restaurants, I love to support an independant artist!
3. It inspires me....sometimes I think..I can make that! And so I do.
Such was the case with a windchime that my mother purchased for her outdoor porch. They make lovly chimes, the sound is pretty as is the chime itself. And it can be easily made using thrift store and yard sale flatware pieces.
Use old silver silverware for the best "sounds", and usually they are more ornamental than what you find in a dollar store or such.
4 other forks or knives
Drill and small drill bit
Drill small holes in the handles of each utensil.
Using the pliers, bend the tines of one fork out in each direction (think west, north, south, east), and then curl the ends upwards. Tie a length of fishing line to the spoon. The spoon will hang in the middle, so tie it to one of the middle tines of the fork, as close to the center of it as you can get. Next, tie a length of fishing line to each of the other utensils and hang them from each curl of the fork.
The sound of the chime is beautiful. If using the knives, the sound will be lower. Other forks make a tinkling sound. You can let the spoon hang naturally, or bend the ladle part up so as to hit the other utensils more frequently.
You can incorporate other silver pieces like sugar bowls, creamers...even teapots. Allow your imagination to shape your windchime!
I also wanted to share with you, a couple chalkboard frames that I saw at the fair:
What thrifty finds did you come up with this week?
Now, onto to Tablescape Thursday, which is hosted by Susan of Between Naps on the Porch.
Easter is right around the corner, so I thought I would share an Easter tablescape, this one with bunnies and spring colors and whimsy.
Products can be found : Harmony Landing in Homewood, Al and TJMaxx
What is a tablescape without the food?
I invite you to stop by my food blog, PLATES & PLACES.
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