Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Here's the little platter ~

This small platter (only about 9 inches wide by 6 inches tall) was just a tossed away little thing last week when I discovered it.

An odd size and lost from the set it started with many years ago, today it has started over as a little work of art! I told you I'll collage just about anything and I have! I've featured the cutest line up of birds sitting on a branch from a vintage postcard of mine, pretty papers and even a copy of a letter I received from Corey at Tongue in Cheek. You can see just a smidge of it surrounding the birds. Plus I've accented it with a real branch and wonderful old timepiece.

Pretty to sit in a stand or hang on the wall! I'll put it in my Etsy shop in the next few hours. (Remember you can click on all my photos to enlarge them to see more detail!)

SOLD! Thank you so much, Shelley ~ you're an angel!!

PLUS ~ Do you have a shredder? You know, the one that you put your old, outdated documents or junk mail through? How about putting some vintage sheet music, pages from an aged, discolored book, or other papers through it, crunch it up and you've created your own little filling for your paper bagged gifts!

I'm working on another project that you see peeking from behind the little platter ~ it's being created in the most wonderful old cigar box. Great age and patina!


I don't know if you are familiar with Debbie at The Curious Sofa but this woman practically invented thinking outside of the box when it comes to decorating! Her home is to be featured in Country Living in the January issue but she has a sneak peek on her blog right now!!
Update: I just received my Jan. Country Living magazine in the mail today and it is FABULOUS! You have such a beautiful home, Debbie!!


Vanessa {Bloom Right Here!} said...

Your platter collage is beautiful! I never would have thought to do that. Thanks for the inspiration. I also love the vintage shredded paper.

SweetAnnee said...

LOVE the platter..I'm such a bird nut..can't wait to see your other creation!!
talk to you soon, thanks for being a friend..

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Lori said...

oh Miss Dawn, your platter has turned out to be beyond amazing and what a sweet treasure you have created:)

Heidi said...

I love the nature plater! Vintage letter behind, and real twig, too! Thanks for sharing your great ideas... Oh great. Now I have to go buy a paper shredder... LOL I love Debbie's Curious Sofa blog, it's one of the first blogs I ever read!

CIELO said...

Just lovely.... I specially liked that little and cozy corner where you have the desk.

Enjoy the Season


Heatherly said...

Your platter is beautiful! You have such great ideas. I'm feeling inspired now!!!

happy holidays :-)

Anonymous said...

As usual I love all your creations. You are so talented!!! I as so glad you put my Christmas ornaments you made me in one of your gift bags. I love it as much as the gift inside. Please keep creating!!!
Your Friend Sharon F.

Deb said...

The platter with the little birds sitting on the twigs is so gorgeous! You are so talented & think of the sweetest ideas :-}

Bethany said...

Gorgeous collage...what a great idea! I also loved, loved the feature with Debbie's home. And that cute little puppy face peeking out is my fav picture of them all!

Storybook Woods said...

Your plate is just wonderful, so creative. Clarice

tongue in cheek said...

Wow! I never knew a little letter could be used to create such sweetness!
Love this!!

Unknown said...

Oh boo hoo - I haven't been able to get out to read blogs this week and I'm too late for the plate! That was fantastic and lucky is the gal who got it!

Julie said...

Beautiful! You have such great ideas and I get inspired every time I visit.


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