Friday, August 12, 2011

Literary Friday: Rediscovered Treasures: A New Life for Old Objects by Ellen Dyrop and Hanna Kristinsdottir

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I checked out a great book at the library last week.  Rediscovered Treasures is one of the most unique, yet practical books on how to take vintage finds and give them a totally new life.  This is one great resource, and I liked the book so much, I ordered it from Barnes and Noble.

The photography is lovely in the book, and the projects are actually doable, especially for a non-crafty person like me.  There is a section of instructions and patterns that is very well-written and organized.

Here is a list of some of my favorite projects in the book:

*Kitchen utensils hanging from s-hooks on a vintage guilt frame
*Baking tins for doorknobs
*Very clever clockworks
*Potholder and ribbon cushion covers
*Unique collection of kitchen magnets and noticeboards
*Clever decorative decoupage
*Thermos lamp bases

I know many of you sew (unfortunately I don't), and there is a nice section on adorable sewing room projects.


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This idea is so pretty!


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I had to make one of these for my daughter's dorm room.


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I used a broken thermos and made the shade from the frame of a slightly burned one.



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I love the glass and crystal beads and the rose and crown-printed fabric strips.

I think most of you will enjoy Rediscovered Treasures.  You can visit Ellen and Hanna's blog, Charming Recyclinghere.  You will love the blog!

Have you read any inspiring craft and/or decorating books lately?


Next week, I will review The Paris Wife by Paula McLain, and Bonnie and I will be hosting our What We're Reading linky party next Saturday, August 20th.








What We're Reading



Linking to:



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Mod Mix Monday @ Mod Vintage Life

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Until next time...

Happy Reading!
Ricki Jill

13 comments:

  1. I love this stuff,
    Love,
    Lorraine

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  2. Hi Ricki! I love the glass crystal lamp in the last pic. So unique! Have a great weekend :D

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  3. Oh now... these thermos lamps are waaay too cute for words... LOVE THEM!

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  4. That lamp turned out great! Such a neat idea. I need to check this book out.

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  5. Hi, Ricki, I saw your comment that you would try to do something for the Miracle Party before taking your girl off to college..if you can just get a short message on all the hosts blogs, would be wonderful. Last year, we raised so much money for a cancer victim..she is doing so well now. Maybe we can get even MORE comments this year.
    Thanks...and be so careful on your drive.
    xo bj

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  6. I can't wait to read Rediscovered Treasures. The cover alone is lovely in itself.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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  7. it looks very nice, even more when the light is on and it is dark. I have never been to a book linky party! i might check it out later on!

    Thanks and i hope you have a great weekend!
    Leontien

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  8. Hope you get your daughter all settle din & safe travels. TY for coming by today, Rici, I appreciated this.

    What fabulous creative ideas ... like those thermos.
    Hugs,
    Marydon

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  9. Love the lamp you made for your daughters dorm room, very cool and pretty! Lots of great ideas.

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  10. What a great resource. Thanks so much for sharing. Happy new follower form Vintage Inspiration Friday.
    Laura

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  11. This book must have tons of great ideas! Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Hi Ricki, this looks like a really fun book, I'm going to have to hunt it down, thanks for linking up with VIF! xoxo Debra

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  13. Beautiful lamp... is the blue and white the one you emulated or the one you actually made?

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