Friday, September 18, 2015

A Box of Vintage Charm

I have sorted and sorted
boxes of collected aka hoarded metal pieces
all kinds of metal
lamp parts
heart shapes
faux ceiling tins
metal tins
when I FINALLY got busy
 and created with some of them
- it was such a relief -
*there is more from this box
 of vintage metals to come*
Maybe it's the cooler weather
nice breeze this 75 degree morning
I am already working on holiday themes
in the hope of being ahead of things
-we shall see how that pans out-

a few simple items in my shop
supplies I cannot live without

Happy Friday Everyone!


  1. Rhonda,
    So gorgeous. Love the old door plates and the metal hearts so pretty.

  2. Let me at those boxes of gorgeous goodies Rhonda!
    I imagine there is a beautiful Rosary in the little metal box - I looked everywhere for one of those to give to my French granddaughter for her First Holy Communion. I remember having a similar one when I was young - I don't know what happened to it.
    Beautiful door plates and hearts and who could possibly live without white seam binding?!
    All so inspiring for me to start the weekend and I hope yours is a happy one dear friend.
    I can't wait for your little parcel to arrive!
    Much love
    Shane x

  3. So pretty, Rhonda, both the door plates and the hearts. Delightful photographs. x

  4. These are so lovely. I hope you will visit me at Sea Cottage. I have closed my other blogs xx Kerrie

  5. Oh Rhonda, the back piece that everything is leaning on, that metal and glass cabinet?
    You need to show me more of that piece and perhaps I could inspire you to turn it into your own very sweet decayed old shrine, or a theatre as many of us have been doing year after year for our theatre productions, you could remove the glass, and drill through the metal with a metal drill bit, and add old decayed distressed wood for the walls screwing the wood with little nuts holding the wood walls to the metal side trim, the do the same to an old wood flloor, it can become an amazing shrine /altar, or a place of theatrical productions.

    Again though, it's perfect for exactly what it is used for, your pretty soulful art and collections.
    All your tin feels like my stash of stuff that I have been going through to organize, and be able to create better with flow and perfect calming thoughts as to what is what and what I need to finish a piece off.

    Amazing grace over here my sweet friend :)


  6. As always, such beautiful inspiration, Rhonda! I love that ribbon. I ordered some supplies for Christmas crafts that arrived today. These will actually be for myself and family gifts, but I also need to get a move on for my Etsy as well as a Dickens gift shop I am involved in. I keep thinking I have plenty of time, but we all know how that goes!

  7. Rhonda, I mudt have that locket/metal book....I will go to your shop

  8. Everything looks beautiful. You do create some lovely pieces. Good for you. I was just in Phoenix for 2 days and the weather was fantastic for this time of the year. However, I'm glad to be back home in Flagstaff. BTW, did Karen Valentine create the little logo that you put on your online images? Or did you create it? I love it and think this style would look way better than what I currently use. Thanks, and keep up the great work.

  9. Oh love your meatl hearts, and keyhole plates dear Rhonda, the ribbon is wonderful, too. So lovely for you to have a weather more suitable to work, and plan for christmas, now! Here we do have autumn, but also sunny days !!
    Hugs, Dorthe

  10. It's all so gorgeous mon amie...I adore your creative space and everything that you create with your beautful heart.


I hope you found some inspiration today.
Rhonda of A Little Bit French