“I get the best emails from my readers! Susan Terkel sent me story along with some great photos. She certainly let her imagination and creativity go wild when she found uses for her vintage treasures:
It happened a few years ago when I was staring at my stash of vintage textiles, buttons, ribbons and looking at the screen door I had just purchased that had once been on a historic home in Shaker Heights, Ohio. Voila! First, I realized that entering the car from the garage had always been, well, slightly boring and not at all Feng Shui and so I installed the vintage gold and green screen door on the door to my kitchen. Then I wallpapered the metal door to resemble a patchwork quilt.
Next came the window treatment in the dining room. Using mostly vintage ribbons – silks and velvets and some polyester and rayon ribbons – and vintage stamens that had once been manufactured for hat makers – and some vintage rhinestone, metal and plastic buttons, I got some books on flower making and proceeded to sew dozens – and dozens – of ribbon flowers. Yes, I got hooked on making flowers and sold some and gave many others away as gifts or spontaneous gestures of goodwill. The more flowers I added, the more the window took on a special character…” [Continue reading at Pink Pig Cottage Antiques: Give Your Windows and Doors a Unique Vintage Treatment.]
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