I visited one of my favorite antique shops, and found four very old ceiling tiles! They measure "24x24". I Immediately fell In love with them. You know how It Is when you see something you just have to have, and I had to have these. They were $10.00 each. At the time I didn't know what I would do with them, but I knew I would find a place for them! I knew If I walked out of the store without them I would regret It. I found the perfect spot for them above my fireplace. Since I have high ceilings I thought these would look good above the fireplace. They fill up a lot of space, and that's what I wanted. I find that when I put one large picture up It still needs something more.
While I was standing on an 8 foot ladder I kept thinking of the commercial on tv. I've fallen, and I can't get up!! That's all I need. Well, thank goodness I didn't fall off the ladder trying to hang these things up!!
The one on the bottom right could have went over just a little more. It's going to stay that way for now.
I found the english spools at a garage sale, and I'm using them for candlesticks. I found five of them!! They were $1.00 each.
You can see how chippy the old tiles are. I using sugar bowls for my boxwood.
I filled my copper planter with small grapevine wreaths, and a faux plant. I found a bunch of small grapevine wreaths at the dollar store during the holidays.
I have been married for 45
years.I met my husband when i was sixteen years old.We have one wonderful daughter who lives in long Island New York.I have just retired.It's wonderful to just stay home and have more time to do the things i love.My favorite things are going treasure hunting at thrift shops, estate sales, garage sales. I love looking for old treasures, and bringing them back to life.