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Sunday, February 14, 2010

♥ First Silver Sunday ♥

Happy Valentine's Day everyone! This is my fist time posting for Silver Sunday, hosted by Gypsy Fish. I have looked through some of the older posts and I love all the fabulous treasures everyone shows off!

I have a couple thrifty finds from my trip to SA last week. This little frame was irresistible at just 49¢. I don't think it's real silver but it has just the right amount of tarnish/grunge to look a bit shabby.

Of course I had to dress it up a bit. Here it is with a sweet picture of my dear step-mother, Linda, as a young girl. I added a silver key and butterfly charm on a piece of tea-dyed twill ribbon. Love it.

Not very inspiring, but they ARE silver! These two forks were at the thrift store, $1.98 for both. Every Thanksgiving, I end up with a bent fork when Hank moves the turkey from the pan to the serving platter. I think I need to roast a turkey soon to test these out! They'll be great for other roasts, too!

For a bit more silver sparkle, here's another hobby of mine. Not really a thrifty find, although the little bunny was 25¢ at a yard sale last summer. I have some other silver charms and chain from Michael's to put together with some fresh green beads, to make a pretty spring necklace. I love to sit and watch a movie while playing with beads and wire.

Here's a close-up of the silver bunny - Isn't he a cutie?

Last of all, since it IS Valentine's day, here's a picture of Hank and I from a couple years ago. I crafted an altered type of frame for it. I used a piece of 1/4" hardware screening backed by a sheet of chipboard (recycled from something) and added some black and white ribbon and scrapbook materials. It's all clipped together with a magnetic office clip.

There's a tiny silver heart charm hanging on the bottom right.

That's all for me, thank you for stopping by!!

Have a wonderful ♥ Sunday, and be sure to visit all the other posters and see their lovely silver treasures!


Martha said...

Lovely silver frame -- classic design -- love it!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Donna
Thanks for stopping by my way. Well a frame for 49c is pretty good going.. mock or not!! and it does have charm about it!! Have a great V Day.. Julie

Sarah said...

Donna, welcome to Silver Sundays. And thanks for sharing your silver finds. Love that little bunny charm.
Happy Valentine's Day to you! ~ Sarah

Gracie Jewellery said...

Cool frame, doesn't matter if it is silver or not. Thanks for sharing. Happy Valentines day!

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Hi Donna,
Thanks for Stopping by & Welcome to Silver Sunday.... it has been so much fun, but I must get out to the thrift stores soon, I am running out of Silver~ the little frame with your Step moms childhood pic is so precious & I like the big forks.... You & Hubby are cute too ~
Happy Valentine's Day

Maureen said...

Nice job on the frames. A little foofing and voila!

Diann @ The thrifty Groove said...

Cute silvers!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Teresa said...

Donna, welcome to Silver Sundays!

Your post is lovely! That little frame looks so much better with that cute little picture and some foofing!

I hope those forks do the trick for you!

Thanks for sharing and Happy Silver Sunday . . . Happy Valentine's Day too!


Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Donna, so glad you joined us for Silver Sunday. I think those big forks just might do the trick at Thanksgiving without bending. And I love the sweet frame. Come for a visit.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Nice post...I really like your frame....I have a bunny necklace too...thanks for reminding me! Happy SS and Valentine's day!

Sherrie said...

I like your altered frame, very crafty. I can't wait to see your finished bunny necklace, perhaps for your next Silver Sunday post.

Chari said...

Hi Donna...

Oooh...lovely silver frame, my friend! That was a great treasure find and a great price! Adding your pretty embellishments just make the frame! Sooo pretty! I also loved your "altered" frame that you created for the sweet photo of you and your honey! Very creative...I love it! Thank you so much for sharing your pretties with us!

Also wanted to say thank you for coming by and taking a peek at my Beloved Valentine table...and for the sweet, sweet note that you left me! Thank you!

Have a marvelous Monday, my friend!
Chari @Happy To Design

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