Thursday, January 12, 2012

A Winter Wonderland Part 2

I had some fun with the foyer this season.  I gathered up items that I had used for Christmas: the ice skates on the front porch, and the tree skirt. 

I had picked up a box of antique prisms at a garage sale years back.  I didn't have a plan for them, but when icicles kept popping back into my mind, I pulled out that box and emptied it on the carpet.  Here is a close up of the prisms in Grandpa's old tool box.  Not to get off the subject, but I love to use my Grandpa's  tool box in my vignettes around the house and on the front porch.  I don't think Grandpa would have crystals dangling from the latches, but I think he would be happy to know that it has a new life many times over.

Instead of tassels hanging from the locks on the dish cabinet, I used more prisms.

How exciting to finally pull something out of storage and have a legitimate use for it.  A word to the wise--keep your stash, just ORGANIZE it.  I have one of those label makers and I have a ball with it.  Every container in my craft room is labeled and I mean EVERY container.  I don't waste time trying to find stuff.  It did take a lot of effort to initially organize, but once you do it, and KEEP it organize, your life will be simpler.

And here is the entire foyer.

                                                   Until the next posting...

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