Saturday, April 25, 2009

Pink Saturday---Flea Market Find

I spent some time, Friday morning, at the Nashville Flea Market. I was going through a box of sewing articles when I noticed something sticking out from under the cloth that covered one of the tables. I lifted the cloth and saw, what looked like, a frame. The proprietress came over and said that the frame had held a mirror, but it had been broken as they carried it into the building, so she had tucked the frame under the table. I asked if I could buy it. She promptly answered yes!

This is what it looked like when I bought it.

I had a plan......I searched through my fabric stash and came up with this piece of pink raw silk. I think the color compliments the gold frame and I like the texture.

Then I made a tissue paper template of the frame opening, because I needed a pattern for cutting the new foam core background, that I planned to cover in my pink silk fabric.
Here is the frame with the new fabric in place.

Now all I have to do is add some of my favorite things...... and I have a sweet, pink memory board.

Whew! Now I'm going to slip on my two-toned, pink readers, and enjoy one of my favorite magazines.

Have a great weekend,


A big Thank You to sweet Beverly for hosting "Pink Saturday." Visit her for links to more wonderful pink posts


Llyn M said...

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(¸.*´ (¸.*´* HAPPY PINK SATURDAY *

Mimi said...

Your pinks are just pink-a-licious! Pink Saturday, the one day of the week, other than in my home, where I see pink all around me and it's just sheer joy to the senses!

Have a wonderful weekend. I hope the days bring you all the blessings, grace and peace your ♥ seeks to find.

someplace in thyme said...

That gorgeous frame was meant to be yours. What you did with it is gorgeous too. I loved looking at all the wonderful items on it, Happy Pink Saturday, Char

caren said...

What a great inspiration board - it is beautiful! Happy PS!

Betty said...

I am so amazed at what you saw in that frame. All I would have seen was a frame with no mirror...not that I'm a pessimist...I'm not. I just don't have the creative thoughts you do.

Love the redo on the frame...I like it much better than a mirror!

Thanks for the kind words about my sister.

Outstanding Stranger said...

How beautiful Kay....Lovely to display all your goodies.

Mimi said...

The chippy finish: white primer + pink top color, or whatever color you wish, and then a combination of a wood file and very coarse sandpaper until you get the result you like. I've also used raw umber here and there for a more aged look☺

Michelle said...

Gorgeous frame!

Have a great Pink Saturday!

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Wonderful! Happy Pink Saturday!


Anonymous said...

Marvelous Kay!! What a great idea. I would have never thought of that.

Happy Pink Saturday

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

Oh, I just absolutely love it! Happy Pink Saturday!

Sares said...

What a great idea! I guess the possibilities for a beautiful empty picture frame are endless if you get your creative juices flowing.

Happy Pink Day and enjoy your weekend!

BailiwickDesigns said...

Very clever! And gorgeous! It will surely represent inspiration for years to come. ::Jill

Jennifer said...

I love that! What a Great frame and the fabric behind it really makes the whole thing pop! Thank You for sharing your Pink!
Happy Pink Saturday!

Say It With Roses said...

Love how you did your Inspiration such a romantic look!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Julie said...

LOVE IT! I just bought that copy of romantic homes...your gonna love love love it! Have a beautiful PINK day...Julie

HiHo said...

it's FAB!what fun you will have changing things around. happy pink, Heidi

Rose Brier Studio said...

The frame as inspiration board is truly "inspired!" I love the frame and what you have added to it. Happy Saturday!

dana said...

What a lovely frame---what a gorgeous inspiration board!! Very, very creative!!

I hope you have enjoyed a terrific Pink Sat.!! I have sorta been MIA for the last two Saturdays. Last week I was taking care of my gr. girl and this Sat. I was ANTIQUING with my bestest buddy!! Sometimes ya just gotta do what ya gotta do! ;)

Your blog is a joy, by the way!! Dana

vickie said...

Love your Pink Saturday Post, the finished frame is beautiful!
Happy Pink Saturday!

kana said...

Great find and I love the new inspiration board!

Angela said...


Happy Pink Saturday!

suesueb said...

this is a great idea-i have two old frames i found in my house when we bought it. thanks for sharing!! i'll post a picture if i make me an inspiration board too! happy pink week!!

Bellamere Cottage said...

How lucky! I love it....what a clever idea.

My Dodi is doing well. I haven't had any time at all to update, but I'll try to do that tomorrow. She's been out of it since she came home, but is starting to get a bit more "with it" now. God is sooooooo good and I'm so grateful.

Thank you more than I can say for your prayers.

Blessing you!

the wild raspberry said...

it turned out wonderful!!

Beverly said...

Kay, this is beautiful and a wonderful inspiration. I love the idea.

Happy Pink Saturday.

Fete et Fleur said...

This is one of the prettiest inspiration boards I've ever seen. Wonderful job!


Joy at Cupids Charm said...

Hello Kay!
I could not find your email listed on your blog but I just wanted to send a note to thank you for signing up for my Beautiful Blogging Party happening on Friday, May 1st.
I am so glad that you will be participating! Please have your post ready by Friday morning. Your post can be in any format you wish but the theme message should be “Why I Love Blogging”. Also, please include wording in your post to let everyone know you are participating in the Beautiful Blogging Party, with a link back to my blog, My blog will be the central hub with a list of everyone’s links (we are getting close to 80 blogs!) I think we’ll have a wonderful event and get to meet new bloggers and share our ideas and inspirations about blogging. See you Friday!!! Xo ~ Joy

Secondhandrose said...

Very clever and pretty idea. thanks for sharing.

karen said...

That is a fabulous inspiration board!

g said...

Perfect idea!!