Tuesday, May 12, 2009

A Very Special Thank You

Last week a dear woman presented me with a wonderful thank you gift. I was thrilled to receive these three pieces of silverware. I wanted to keep these pieces together as a constant reminder of the thoughtful gift and the woman who gave it. I found an inexpensive faux silver tray, the kind you buy at the dollar store. I pulled out a piece of scrapbook paper reminiscent of vintage wallpaper. Next, I traced the inner area under the tray and cut it out. I applied the paper to the tray using spray adhesive. Then I warmed up my glue gun and glued each utensil onto the tray. Once dry, I added a pretty little ribbon. To showcase the entire piece I placed it inside the smallest jar of my apothecary set. Now the set is complete. They look beautiful sitting on a counter in my kitchen.

34 comments:

Vashti said...

WOW so pretty and clever and simple!!!
Great idea.

Songbirdtiff said...

Very nice. Your silver really sparkles.

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

That is too cute! Love all the apothecary jars grouped together!

Sandy Toes said...

That is simply wonderful...such a wonderful way to keep this "close"!
sandy toe

Kara said...

I love the idea! Lining the tray with paper is the perfect touch!

stoner said...

Gorgeous! You must stay away at night coming up with all your clever ideas!

Gwynie Pie said...

Joy,I love !!! this idea. In fact, I promptly got out my bowl full of old silverware and my empty apothecary jar and "stole" your idea. And I really love this idea for making special pieces prominent. It does look so interesting. Thanks for the idea. I'll probably turn around and share it with others and pass on your great idea. Gwyn Rosser
The Pink Tractor

Cathy said...

Lovely!!! This is a wonderful application for a gift...a wonderful way to showcase a special keepsake!!! I love it!!!

I hope you are having a wonderful day!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Frippery said...

Just when I think you can't top your latest creative endeavor... You do!

Blanca said...

Another great project!

Christine said...

Oh, what a gorgeous arrangement! I just love it :) That gets me thinking that I ought to get out my grandmother's silver!! Thank you, as always, for the wonderful inspiration!

"Blossom" said...

So unique and it's lovely. What better way to express and display your items from your friend.
Lovley
blossom

terramisu said...

Ooooo I am loving this!!!

The American Homemaker said...

I love that idea! I would've never thought to put the mounted silverware in a jar :)

Bonnie the Boss said...

I love old silverware!

Rachael Havens said...

What a fantastic idea! Love the look.

Stephanie said...

How clever are you!?! That turned out great!! :)

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motherof3fellows said...

I love the way you displayed the silverware, very pretty and creative. :)

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

What a beautiful idea to put your silver in the jars! Love the three together.

Mercy Ottis/The Stone House said...

How pretty is this! What a fun thank you! ♥

The McGraths said...

I hope you don't mind that I am going to copy this! SOOOO Beautiful!

ceekay said...

I am going to copy you!! I have some vintage airline silverware that I have been wanting to showcase. That is a cute idea!

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

Great! That looks so wonderful! What a great accent to a counter or shelf.

Thank you for sharing.

Charla

Virginia said...

Very clever, love the idea.

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

Amazing idea, but then, what else would I expect? Kudos!!!

pammiejo said...

I'm liking that really alot!! And to think so many people would have pitched it all! You're a clever woman!! PAM

Angie said...

Love love love this idea!!! The set of jars looks beautiful together!

gertajane said...

i just LOVE your jars!!! i am also a jar fanatic, well, i love almost all containers.. anything interesting, really. you've given me some new inspiration, perhaps i will go out and find my own gadgets to put in jars, although i'm tempted to try your silverware idea......... i try not to look at old silverware at the used stores, because i want to buy them, but what do i do with them? hmm... we'll see, perhaps i'll find another way to display cool silverware as well :) anyways, thanks! i enjoyed reading your posts!!

Karen said...

Oh my goodness what a GREAT idea! That is wonderful! And it looks great in the jar!
Great post! Karen

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

Amazingly clever and beautiful!!

Jen said...

Very, very sweet!
♥ Jen

Annie said...

I have those same cannisters, but they stand empty most of the time because I can never figure out what to fill them with. Thanks for the inspiration.

Marty said...

I am by nature not a 'thrifter' or a 'junker' but your array of ideas on your blog are fastly changing that. I love declaring a 'new hunt'. Thanks for awakening a sleeping side of my brain. =) Love, love the silverware display.

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