Sunday, April 10, 2011

playing with my silver stash...

     The story goes something like this...

I cleaned the workroom...
 and as I was looking for something to play with,

(I can't remember right now what it was, and probably forgot while I was looking!)
I spotted some silver trays that I have been saving for a collage or two.

It has been a wonderful couple of creating days for me.
I had so much fun making these!
In fact, Duane came home from a meeting and asked what we had to eat and I looked up from the piece I was soldering and actually uttered the words...
"I can't think about it right now, I'm in the zone"
Never fear people, I did manage to help him make a nice salmon dinner!
It being warm enough outside and him being the chief griller here @ 612 will make my job list a but shorter! yay spring!

No innocent children went hungry
 but I was in the ZONE  ~ ya know?

Every Good Will has these siver trays, and for a song too!
They really make wonderful backgrounds. 
They can go from whimisical ~

peep! peep!

to a bit more serious ~

I think these men look like they are beginning a new business venture together and that their photo was taken after the ribbon cutting.
~ just a little story I'm giving them!

I even had the soldering iron on today and added soldered rings on the back for hanging crystals and the number 3.  There is also a twisted key ring soldered to the back for hanging.

Back to the Easter theme I put this rabbit on top of some ledger paper and used a rub on R at the top.  I aged some seam binding by soaking it in tea and scrunching it up and baking it in a ball.  When you take it out of the oven it has the coolest aged appearance.

Try it... you'll like it!

(oh man, how old am I?)

I just put a seam of glue along the edge and ruffle the ribbon into the glue as you go... easy peasy.
Then I made a rosette with some of it and glued it in the center.

 I glittered the flowers with clear glass glitter and his hat has black glass glitter on it, I'm disappointed that it doesn't show up very well in the photos but I promise it's all sparkly!

So then Max had a good idea for this umbrella, so I stoled borrowed his idea and put it in this birds nest.

He is resting under his umbrella in his cushy nest in the 'penthouse' of the croquet ball :)

I always bring a craft or two when we go away, and this past week I brought some clay with us to play with.  The kids each picked out a couple of colors and I brought white.

go figure. :)

I wrapped a rhinestone strand around the bottom of the nest and strung a bell, a jewel and the tag on it.

Thanks Max! xoxo

Wow, I didn't realize how tired I was until I sat down to write this...
Now that I am proofing it I realize how tired it even sounds!
sorry :(

Tomorrow I will show you some of the soldering I finished and maybe interject a bit of the fun I had into the post!

Happy Sunday!

Theresa xoxo

I'm linking up to Beth's Silver Sunday over at Gypsy Fish.
and Brag Monday at The Graphics Fairy


  1. You were quite the busy bee! My goodness...the creativity was flowing in your studio today! Great stuff...I love the one with the 3 men, the rabbit and the bird on the ball...thanx for sharing...tiff

  2. Those are great! I like the three serious guys. You had a busy weekend.

  3. that first ones nest is so cool Theresa!
    You have had a busy day crafting.
    You are in the Easter spirit.
    I am too but all Rabbits here! lol

  4. Hi Theresa, I luv them all! But my favorite is the rabbit. It is all wonderfull Thanks for sharing your creations.....Julian

  5. Peep tweet and Run Rabbit Run!

    Have a great week sweetie :D


  6. Oh Theresa, I am love with it all!! You are so darn creative, I wish I had even 1 ounce of your talent!! Just amazing!
    Wishing you a lovely week.

  7. Each one more clever than the next. You are one talented lady, Theresa. Thanks for sharing these. ~ Sarah

  8. Very cute! I really like the second set of trays. I really like the trays too. I never find cool trays like that at my SA. If I do, they are like 10.00. I did find some that are plastic at the dollar store though. Love the little croquet ball too. You sure did have a crafty weekend!

  9. You were totally in the zone. Some serious fun going on here. These are so you. I love them.

  10. Hey T, I am loving all your creations esp. the bunny one. I always enjoy hearing from you. Hope you have a great week, T

  11. Oo, oo, oo! Those are great! I'm very happy now that I didn't throw out the little, rectangular tray that the salt and pepper sat on that I bought for.... I dunno. The shaker tops? Anyway, I looked at the tray and wondered if there could possibly be anything I could do with it ever -- and there it is! Yay! I'm loving the nest on the ball, too. So creative!

  12. Hi Theresa,
    Gorgeous trays!! I don't know that I have a favorite, they are all so wonderful. Love all of the embellishments, they really make the piece.
    You are one talented lady!! Glad you were able to get in the zone!

  13. I stumbled upon your blog and love it! I can tell you absolutely love what you are doing. Your artwork is awesome, you are one talented gal! I look forward to reading more!

  14. Hi Theresa,
    Those embellished trays are nothing short of BRILLIANT!!!! I love your blog and will be back...I am going to become a follower for sure. I would love for you to stop by my blogs if you get the and Have a blessed day and thanks for the sweet inspiration!

  15. Oh my gosh, I LOVE your silver tray collages!! Love the "peep peep" one with the man and the blue ruffle tape measure! TDF!!



Thank you so much for visiting me here at The Old White House, your comments make my day! ~ Theresa xoxo