F Simple and Serene Living: I've been tweaking 09 10
Monday, December 10, 2012

I've been tweaking


What a fabulous thing for me to remember right now. I thought losing everything I own was the end, but I am finding it is just a new beginning. 

I am meeting new blogging friends, I got a great new phone with a wonderful camera, and I am finding things that I will use when I move to a new apartment. 

Last Thursday, at a local auction, I found this wonderful picket made from old tobacco sticks. I love it and got it for $5.


I should have taken a before photo, but I was so excited to tweak it I kind of forgot.  It is perfectly primitive and with the addition of some twine and old clothespins I was able to easily turn it into a display piece for antique photos.

It only took me about ten minutes, once I found my twine, and that problem was easily remedied by turning an old jar and a vintage photo into a twine holder.


So It turns out I tweaked two things this week and I am happy to be sharing them on Tweak it Tuesday over at Cozy Little House.



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23 comments:

  1. I love old photos and ways to display them. Very cool.

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  2. The fence display is sweetly rustic! I'm diggin' the natural wood now, too.

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  3. You Tweakheart~ I love it-that is a great old picket "fence" you have there- xo Diana

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  4. Well drat! I was still on humdinger tossup and threw away my jars. Trash doesn’t run till tomorrow. I still have time to dig one out. (smiling)

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  5. That really looks great! I always forget to do the before photos!

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  6. That little piece of picket fence is just the thing for a rustic backdrop to those old photos! That looks so cute.

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  7. I love that fence...great display~ So happy that you are moving forward!

    hugs, Linda

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  8. That is a great find for 5 bucks!

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  9. Ah to new beginnings...clinking glasses....

    Love that quote, and that fence, swooooooon!!

    I have wanted something like that for ages...been walking past picket fences and eyeing them up.

    Jen

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  10. Very cool idea for that little fence! Your cheerful disposition cheered me up tonight.

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  11. Laura! nice! that is fun for all of the reasons you lifted. you seem happier now and that is nice to see. best to you today, k?

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  12. oooh and ps. i love your christmas banner (antique and pretty).

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  13. What a great piece, and a great price. Love what you did with it. Here's to a beautiful new beginning.

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  14. Good for you! Isn't that a fun picket - and love the way you decorated it.

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  15. Very cool! And I admit that I had to look up "tobacco sticks" as I have never heard of them before. See-- you do learn something new every day! Thanks!

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  16. Your little fence is adorable. As sad as it is to lose your things, it is nice to have a fresh start. I sometimes feel weighed down by all our stuff, both inherited and things we purchased.

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  17. I love the fence and I'm excited for you to be on this new adventure! I know there will still be those moments but you seem to be looking forward more than back. Congrats! Your doing it!

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  18. Gorgeous! I just love the fence very rustic... Nice to find you to.
    Rosemary...

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  19. Love this vignette. SO cute~~~~

    What a cute idea for a link party, isn't it!!!

    xo,
    RJ

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  20. What a fun way to display those vintage photos!! Love the quote, too.

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  21. Laura, the picket is a fabulous piece. You will be able to use it in all kinds of ways including in that antique booth you may get. Great tweak!

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  22. That picket fence is just perfect.

    Cynthia

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