card holder from Pottery Barn, but as usual, I didn't fall in love with the $199.00 + shipping and handling price tag. Pottery Barn, why must you torture me like this? Don't you know I'm on a budget? I could have also titled this post, "Sneaking Christmas decor into your home before Thanksgiving, and blending it in nicely," but that would have been really long.
great place to display my hoodlum's artwork. ( I am always looking for a great place to put the piles and piles of artwork around here.) I went to my local Re Store and found this pack of trim board for a total of $3.00. I loved it because it was painted a misty shade of blue that has been creeping into my home since last year. And I knew if I used these boards, I could simply glue them together and I wouldn't have to paint! (Wild cheering from LMM) When I got home, I begged my man to saw them at 45 degree angles so I could make a frame out of them. Bless his heart, he didn't even question it. Did you know hot glue is one of the strongest glues known to man? Yep. It is! It worked perfectly for these pieces.
$5.00 total, for two packages. I'm sure you could use whatever type of wire you wanted, but I wanted something thick and flexible. I used my wire cutters and staple gun to adhere the wire to the back of the frame, after I'd measured equal sections.
I have loved this platter all my life. It means Thanksgiving to me! My Mama passed it on to me a few years ago. It's crackled and aged now, so we don't use it for food service, but I love to display it this time of year.
hang Christmas cards on this! I didn't even have to distress it. It was already perfectly scratched and beat up! (And I didn't paint it white!!! Ha!)
get back to Thanksgiving.... (giggle)
Do you have something special like my Turkey platter that you display during the holidays?