Thursday, October 27, 2011

The Crowning Touch

Michael over at Inspired By Charm is hosting a link party today where he has invited his readers to join him in sharing a makeover inspiration from a thrift store find.  Here's a close up of my entry. 



Can you guess what it is?  Or was? 



What it was, was a dispenser to keep rolls of either foil, plastic or wax paper handy in the kitchen.  Below each spindle is a bar with a serrated edge for cutting.  It was priced at $1.99 from my local Goodwill. 




It's new purpose will be to help inspire me in my craft area. 



It will be mounted on the wall of my newly redone space and I will use it as a place to gather and hold adornments for the crowning touch on my future hat creations. 



But there is another reason why I want it in there. 



Because it was inspired by the memory of my Grandmother Mayfair, who passed away 29 years ago today, who I can still envision all dressed up and wearing a hat. 

Linking up with Michael at Inspired By Charm. 

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25 comments:

Low Tide High Style said...

Wow, what an amazing transformation! I bet your grandmother is smiling down on your beautiful creation!

Kat :)

Jill said...

You did a fantastic job. Love it!

Kelly said...

Lili, you are so talanted. You see something in an item that normally would be tossed. Very talanted. Isn't it funny what brings our loved ones to mind. A scent for me, I still have Youth Dew. That brings back my Grandmother.

Simply Stated ~ Rebecca said...

It's gorgeous ~ I love it!

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

Oh I love it! Such a pretty piece!

regan said...

I would never have guessed that the hideous green and red with apples on top could turn out so beautiful! Well done! And it looks so great....and inspiring....with your collection of pretties hanging from it!

Rain said...

It has become beautifully functional again with your guidance Lili !! The best part is the memories from your grandmother though that it recalls!! Great job!!-Rain

Polly said...

That is super creative Lili! I would never have seen anything other than those apples. You have great vision! love the end result!

Country Girl said...

Another exquisite transformation by my elegant friend. Bravo, Lili ~

Julie said...

That is Smashing! What a metamorphosis! from an ugly cocoon to a stunning butterfly...you did a fantastic job. I LOVE IT! I love the sentimental part...ya know! And the little bird is one of my favorite parts! So sweet. Da girl is feathering....Hugs to you Lili.thanks so much for sharing the treasure. WHAT A DEAL from Goodwill. I am LOVING that store more and more. Where would I be...literally ...without thrift stores? xo

Debi@7Gates said...

Lili, I would have never guessed what that was. That is a real treasure and a great idea for what you turned it into. You had a "good eye" for that find.

Jo (Pieceful Afternoon) said...

A very clever idea - and the end is fabulous! I love re-dos of old things.

Sandy, Sisters of Season said...

Lili, You are amazing . . . so much talent you have. Great job kiddo! Your Grandma must be sending love to you from Heaven. Blessings, Sandy:O)

jennyfreckles said...

Seems you have a lot of your stylish grandmother in you. You have such a good eye for what can be made beautiful.
Hoping you are not buried under unseasonal snow in Maine this weekend!

Mickey (Michel) Johnson said...

very cool! i love how you 'refurbished' it and i know it will always be special to you! xo, mickey

PicturePerfectPixies said...

What vision you have! Love it. Truly beautiful!

Crown of Beauty said...

You are an incredible woman, Lili. I loved the pictures you shared with us. Show us some pictures of the hats...

Thanks for sharing both the photos and the story behind them!

Thought of you when I heard the news about the snowstorm that hit the New England states. Hope you are safe and warm...

Love
Lidia

Love
Lidia

Privet and Holly said...

Ooh, my busy week has
me behind on all this
Lili goodness! I can't
believe how you transformed
this....must have been a
flick of your magic wand : )
What a special way to
remember your grandma,
too!

xx Suzanne

hometown girl said...

lili the transformation is wonderful! super pretty!! hope all is well my friend, enjoy the weekend! susan

vicki said...

Hi Lili- what a great makeover- its a perfect addition to your craft room. I never would have thought to use your find for that- what a great idea!!
Vicki

Lee said...

You kicked BUTT! Love it.

Sharon Lovejoy said...

LOVE THIS!!! Good girl.

I was reading YOUR blog when your comment came in.

Great minds?

Yes, you can use other herbs, but the thick, absorbent leaves of sage have been the best for me.

Love you,

S

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

It's a great makeover, and I love the inspiration behind it.

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

That's a pretty fabulous makeover my Dear. Love it!!

Ticking and Toile said...

ok...quite amazing! WOW!!!
xo,
Shellagh