So, a couple of weeks ago I did a patriotic photo shoot on my front porch for a group I belong to called 'Reclaim-ologists and Other Craft Chicks', which sells locally on Facebook.
To do the shoot, I am embarrassed to say, I had to take down my 'spring' wreath ... now technically, it was the tail end of spring ... but still.
I found this great rectangular metal door bucket at a second hand store last week for two dollars. It had a dried flower arrangement in it, and an original price tag still attached for $50. Ooo La La,, I LOVED the patina. Yep, I know it's 'new', but thought it would make the perfect 'base' for a new red, white and blue door hanger with vintage pops ... turns out, I was right!
Using the graphic above, recently posted on Graphics Fairy, my go to place for antique art, and gathering lots of funky supplies, like milk caps, old buttons, scrabble tiles and what ever else caught my eye ... I got to work.
I love working with old buttons ... something about them is just magical for me.
Then, once I had decorated the bucket, I needed an arrangement. Lollies made of old sheet music are always a good idea, and when I noticed the funky red and white striped picks, that I am saving for the Festival of Trees tree I am doing with my service group next Christmas ... I thought ... why not 'store' them in this arrangement for a bit. I think they are the perfect pop of red, don't you? And they feel a little Dr. Suessish too!
So now, I am finally ready to move into to summer!! Hope yours has not been as crazy hot as mine has been lately!!