Thursday, May 10, 2007

Corners of my home

"Hope itself is like a star--not to be seen in the sunshine of prosperity, and only to be discovered in the night of adversity." (C.H. Spurgeon)
I've wanted to start sharing "Corners of my home," as other bloggers do. I used to have a decorating blog, but I decided to merge it with "Spiritual Knitter" to have all my creative endeavors in one place.

This is message central, a wall in our kitchen above a stand-alone cabinet. I bought the Pottery Barn Daily System whiteboard calendar, corkboard and file holder on ebay, where I got a bargain. The orange folder is "Heidi's to-do" and the red one is Ed's. It's my attempt to keep our busy lives in some order.

Because we're on the third floor and have extra high ceilings, we have lots of vertical wall space. I had this idea to frame a fork, knife and spoon that belonged to one my Grandma's relatives but I could never find any shadowboxes big enough. Then I found these on clearance for $7 each at Target. I covered the back with thrifted gold drapery fabric that matches our wall color perfectly. But then I had the hardest time getting the silverware to stay up. I tried pins, then velco (sewn and epoxy'd). Finally it was good old Super Glue that worked. Aren't they cute?

P.S. Quote is courtesy of Dawn at 4:53 a.m. She made a beautiful "star of hope" for a friend going through chemo. I may add this quote to my Christmas star boxes next year.

9 comments:

Sarah and Jack said...

The silverware frames are quite clever.

Heidi said...

I love the framed utensils! Looks like something you'd see in a magazine. What a fab idea that I'm tucking away in my memory banks for later. :)

Rebecca said...

Love the framed silverware! I've been wanting to do that but wasn't sure how to make them stick, thanks for the tip!

Oh and I bought some sweaters to felt and give it a go so if you can, would you mind sharing any felting tips you have?

Patsy said...

I like the black frames,saw something like this in Denver,she put an arrangment of empty black frames on white wall,waiting for her child to be born to fill them.

Sue said...

Your talents amaze me, Heidi. Very lovely.

Lucy said...

Love your decorating prowess! The fork looks wonderful against your tapestry and your walls. When are we getting another video?? :)

lucy

jungle dream pagoda said...

Love the shadow box. ...and wishing you happy Mothers day !!!!!

flanthrower said...

What a great idea! The framed silverware looks so classy.

catieann said...

i love the silverware in the frames. i like stuff in my house to be unusual as well.