Bible Verse Of The Day

Vintage Silverplate Tray Redo ~ Patriotic 4th Of July

I wanted to share with you an old silverplate tidbit
tray that I have redone.
I picked this up at a sale and it was in pretty bad shape
but usually these will clean up with a bit of silver polish...
but not this one!
This picture is after I tried to polish it.
It was rusted and pitted so I took it apart
and lightly sanded the rough spots
and decided to paint it red, white and blue!
I left the handles silver ♥
I painted both the tops and bottoms of the trays.
~ it is my table that is not level... not the tray :)
I think it turned out beautifully!

I also had a smaller one in the same condition
so I painted it white and distressed it
I always love how these turn out
and I love the look of the painted with the silver handles.

These are so easy to make and can be done in any color
to suit your theme or decor!

The the Patriotic one can be purchased

Have a wonderful day,
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St. Patrick's Day ~ Clay Pot Leprechaun Hats and Emerald Tree's

Happy St. Patrick's Day! 
I know I'm a little late with post but
hopefully you can use these ideas for next year!
I wanted to share a few more of my decorations!
A mini clay pot Leprechaun hat!
I simply painted it green, added a band of vintage lace
and a vintage clover shaped rhinestone clip on earring.
And a moss and emerald covered ball made 
with table scatter stones from the dollar tree.
 These table scatter stones are like huge beads and 
they have holes in the center... so I used a touch of 
hot glue and a half of toothpick to make mini picks.
Then I covered the Styrofoam ball with moss
and randomly inserted the stones around the ball.
I just put the ball in a little white rocking chair planter 
but you could also add a piece of ribbon to hang these.
Than I sat my little hat on top of it
and added a vintage post card image.
I also found these little Easter or Spring tree's
in the Dollar Store and it fit perfectly inside a 
vintage milk glass vase I have.
I topped it off with a bit of reindeer moss
and added the table scatter beads onto the wire tree.
The holes in the beads were large enough 
that the wire branches fit right through them!
There were also a couple of stones
without holes in the shape of diamonds
so I just scattered them on top of the moss.

An Irish Blessing
May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields and,
Until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand. 


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Paper Doily Shamrock or Clover Tutorial ~ White Cottage St. Patrick's Day Crafts

As promised in an earlier post
here is a tutorial for making 4 leaf clover's or shamrocks 
using left over heart shaped doily's from Valentine's Day. 
Materials Needed:
Heart shaped paper doily's
Lollipop Sticks
Glue Gun
Start by folding just the bottom of the doily
in an accordion type manner ... 
hard to describe but like this...
Once folded staple the bottom at the fold.
Make 2 or 3 more...
((Yes I didn't know this but apparently there is a difference))
Once you have enough "leaves" made
staple them all together at the bottom.
Then slightly bend the lollipop stick
and attach it to the bottom of the doily 
with a bit of hot glue.
I stuffed mine between the folds to hide the glue.
And that's all there is to it :)
So easy and they look pretty in a vase
or you could use them to make a banner
or add to your potted plants or whatever use you can find for them!

A pretty white cottage St. Patrick's Day decoration!!! 
I also went out into the field and dug up some
wild clover and planted it in an urn vase
to add to my decorations this year!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial 
and have fun decorating!

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