Friday, April 3, 2009

Scissors...they're not just for cutting....































If you have been around here in my neck of the woods long enough...you know I like to frame just about anything...and call it "art". Awhile back I found several old scissors at a local thrift store. They are small & blunt so I assume they must have been used by children. I thought of little chubby fingers cutting out images and what not. These scissors I am rest assured, made many a art piece over time. I knew than, their true destiny, was framing. A little paper and some frames I already had and they are now indeed framed. Not sure where their home will be but for now I set them next to the sweet nest my son bought me. Just because.
I also found homes for my new glass cloche and white tray I shared in my last post. I found the little white bowl while out and about thrifting. I set some transferware and eggs in it. The little ducklings you see peeking out are actually ones I have had since I was a little girl. My mother always put some kind of Easter glass ware in my basket. I love their simple white goodness. The wreath I got for 2.00...I decided to hang from my mirror with some bird toile ribbon. Last but not least the thrifted wicker shade...another well spent 2.00 at Goodwill. My rooster approves of the change, as do I! Well that is it for me. Happy Weekend! XOXO, Cherry

70 comments:

Kristin said...

I love the framed scissors! I am imagining a series of framed art tools in a crafty space - Cute!

Connie said...

Well, you definitely have a winner with those scissors framed, sweetpea! That's adorable and very imaginative and creative. I'll have to remember that when I have "stuff" with no place to go or put!
xoxo,
Connie

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

This is something after my own heart! I just framed out silverware but never thought about scissors! It looks fab :0)
I guess the possibilities are endless when it comes to what can be framed. Love it!

Deb said...

you are so clever, I never would have thought to frame scissors

tam said...

You are such a wonderfully talented girl Chery! I love it all-especially the rooster lamp!
Hope you have a fun weekend~Tam!:D

linda said...

There's only one word for all of these pictures...GORGEOUS!!

You certainly have a talent for decorating, everything looks beautiful!

Chari said...

Hello..

What a grand idea...framing those cute little scissors!!! I love the pretty distressed frames and damask paper...I just love your new art!!! Sure enjoyed looking through all of your other photos...beautiful vignettes!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari

Just a little something from Judy said...

It is early Saturday morning and you can imagine how excited I was to see that you had posted a new post. As soon as I saw those scisssors framed, my mind went immediately back to elementary school and the scissors that we all used in those days. What fun to have that thought again, and what a good idea to frame them for others to be directed to a place they might not go often in their thoughts. Once again, all of your displays are so creatively done, and coordinate perfectly. I like how you share your Goodwill and flea market finds. I am into that too. Another beautiful post!

Ruby Red Slippers said...

I love the scissors, and really~everything!
You have such a flair for decor-it all looks so lovely. I love all the bird nests-I am having the hardest time finding ones I like...that are not real with cooties in them!

Kelly B said...

I love the idea of framing scissors. That is so creative! I love the texture added to the rooster lamp with that shade... even without my rooster fetish. :) I am impressed you got that wreath for $2. I can't ever manage to find anything like that at such a good price!! :) Everything looks so lovely!! :)

Stacey said...

Very pretty vignettes. You are just so good at putting things together! The scissors are adorable.

Acorn Cottage said...

Love the idea of the scissors. What a cute idea for a sewing room, or anywhere! Love your home! You've done a fabulous job and when I win the lottery I'm flying you to Kansas to spruce up my home! Love every square inch of your post!

Darlene said...

Those vintage scissors look adorable in their frames...cute! I also LOVE that rooster lamp with its new wicker shade it is FABULOUS!

Allison said...

I love the scissors in the frames. they look cute.

I have a question for you. Can you give us the name of the paint colors you have in your home (especially the one in the bathroom on the previous post).

Kris said...

They look wonderful. I love how you've displayed them in the black distressed frames and the matting is perfect.

Have a happy day

Kris

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

I imagine you could do the same thing with unusual eye glasses. The framed scissors would be so adorable in a sewing room. You've got my wheels a turnin'. I love the way you have displayed all your pretty things.

cindy said...

Love all your colors! And what a great tablescape! Perfect!

-c

bec4 said...

I love the simplicity of this--brilliant. Now off to the thrift stores to find me some scissors!

bec4 said...

I love the simplicity of this--brilliant. Now off to the thrift stores to find me some scissors!

Karen said...

Very cute vignette! I love the scissors, and what a great display with the finds you've come across. Karen

Liz said...

Those scissors are wonderful! Love that idea. Just love all the ideas you have going on here!

LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!

~Liz

Tammy said...

Everything looks so great. I love the framed scissors. I really love the three eggs in the bowl. Just very pretty.

Shannon said...

The framed scissors are great! I love those! Everything looks so cute.

I think you were talking about the brown quilt on the master bed? I got it at a quilt shop in Branson, MO.

Susan@The Cozy Chickadee said...

Those scissors would be so cute above a child's craft area! Can I ask how you actually mounted them to the paper, to get them to stay? Thanks for a super cute idea!

Sharon said...

Hi I found you through Jill at Hickory Hollow. I love your decorating ideas. The scissors remind me of a pair that I still own from when I was a little girl. They came with a cute little craft apron (that I now wish I still had). They would look great framed. Thanks again for the creative ideas!

Jean said...

Cherry, Who but you would think to frame scissors and have them look that great. I am jealous, I love your rooster lamp. Your cloches are always wonderful. Keep up the great decorating. I just look forward to seeing what's next.
Have a great evening.
Jean in Virginia

Brenda@View From The Pines said...

Thank you for sharing your pretties! Always nice to know what is special in someone elses home. I so remember those scissors from grade school!
Brenda

Our Back Porch said...

LOVE the scissors framed art! So clever!

Back Porch Blessings,
Rebecca

DiddleDaddleDesigns said...

What a clever idea. Just wonderful.
Teresa

Junk Mammas said...

Love the rooster lamp!

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

My favorite is the new shade, it looks great!
~Michelle

Susie Homemaker said...

Your such a "cut up"...I love all your ideas!!!!

Blessings,
susie

Sandy Toes said...

lovely~
sandy toe

Tracey said...

Hi Cherry,
I love the framed scissors!
What a great idea :)
What a cute little nest from your son.....aren't son's wonderful?
I have a son too :)
Tracey

helamonstr said...

What a fabulous idea for the scissors!!! My son is 20 yrs old and I still have his scissors from kindergarten, can't wait to frame them and put in my craft room.

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Cherry girl, you always bring a smile to my face. You are so creative :)

Hugs,
Dena

Painter's Place said...

I love all of this. You are so creative!

Leigh Ann said...

Love your style and all your creativity! Have a wonderful day!
blessings~
Leigh Ann

Soov said...

What a fabulously creative idea! Everything looks wonderful. :)

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

I've been gone on a quilt retreat. Stop by to see our fun projects. I LOVE all your beautiful vignettes. You have such a way. And way to go on that Target shower curtain. Bravo!

♥georgie♥ said...

You are just amazing!

Rochelle said...

I love that rooster lamp! :)

the wild raspberry said...

those little scissors took me right back to kindergarten! they are so sweet and i love the paper you used behind them.
have a great day
chasity

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

You are so smart! Those framed sissors are adorable, and your vignette with the cloche is so pretty. laurie

Amy R. said...

Love the scissors. That is a great way to keep your own kids scissors as a keepsake. Those are some great finds! I have got to start shopping at goodwill!
Thanks for sharing

Frippery said...

As usual, wonderfully creative and fun.

The Decorating Voice said...

I couldn't find a place to email you. We have added your blog to our blogs we love. You have some great creativity to share. We are hosting a decorating spring fling challenge and hope you and your readers visit us. Marleen

Martha said...

How cute are the scissors -- you could make it special by framing your children's scissors. Wouldn't that be special? Love all your "stuff" --

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

I love your attention to detail!! Who knew that could be art? Beautiful.

Robyn said...

Too Cute!

sandra/tx said...

Great ideas, as always. Love the scissors!

Becky said...

I love what you've done with the scissors. Now I'm going to be on the hunt to find a pair!

Tara said...

Love those scissors, I used to use those as a kid, they don't cut well at all, but bring back memories! Love all the other decor, simply sweet!

Cathy Cobblestone said...

Once again Cherry - you did it. What a great idea framing those scissors. Absolutely darlin'. And all the other pictures - well they are beautiful too. And I got my banner in the mail - and I jus' love it. Thank you so much Cherry. Blessings, Cathy

the pleasures of homemaking said...

The framed scissors are cute! That would be so perfect for a craft or sewing room! Love it all!

Manuela

Jennifer said...

LOVE the framed scissors! I remember using that kind when I was little. I would love to have some framed for my craft room. Awesome idea!

Jen said...

I love those framed scissors - what a fun and unique idea. I may use that idea to create my own art for our homeschool room. It's pretty dreary right now. Thanks for the tip!

Becky said...

Hey Cherry;

Stop by and enter my spring blog giveaway!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

The scissors are darling. Always cute stuff when I visit you!

Natalie said...

Can't. Even. Take it.

I seriously love every one of these pics so much that I can't even think straight.

How do you do it?!

Love. Just love.

-Nat :)

Reynie said...

What a great result with the scissors! You so inspire me! I might have to do something like that with paint brushes, scissors, and all sorts of crafting items for my craft room.

Jules from "The Roost" said...

Good to know I am not the only "nest nut"! LOL Love it all! :)

Christina said...

Always enjoy looking at your great ideas. There is something really adorable about those framed scissors. Love the books that you have the lamp stacked on too.

Charla Jones said...

You totally amaze me with your creativity. I have an old pair that belonged to my grandmother. She used them to cut out buttonholes after she stitched them. They have such wonderful sentiment to me. I think I may frame them. Thank you for sharing.

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Such pretties! Happy Easter dear!

Hugs,
Maryjane

Andrea @ Big Creek Cottage said...

Cherry....I am so hoping to see some more of your home decorated for spring. email me...still interested in a pedestal.....Andrea

writing4612 said...

Love the little vignette you created with the scisssors!

Kim said...

Cherry, you've got more creativity in your little finger than most have in their whole bodies!

Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

You always share the most interesting things. I love the little eggs, and the scissors look really neat.

Lipstick and Laundry ~Jen said...

Can I ask how you attached the scissors to the paper?? I found some today at a local thrift shop and can't wait to frame them!!
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