Upcycle Ideas For Photo Frame.

Jewelrydisplay ideas

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So, a couple of months back, when I was hosting the trunk show for my handmade jewelry, I bought a load of display stands/items from a lady who had closed down her Gold Jewelry store. ( Her friend was helping her sell her stands) You can find that collection here : An unbelievable haul.

There were various colors, and in relatively presentable state. (Not the best though)

All those of you, who have ever participated in exhibitions, fairs or small shows, must be all too aware of the importance and hassles involved in merchandising and issues with table space ūüė¶

Most of my newly sourced display items were ‘on the table display’ hence, i had to come up with innovative ideas to display my jewelry in relation

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A little bit of juggling, and I managed to upcycle a few things lying around in the house, like –

I love art and picture frames.¬† I am happy to buy them from stores like Pan Emirates, or¬† garage sales or Ikea as-is section or even dubizzle.¬† The maids rooms is choker full with large size frames ! ( luckily we don’t have a maid so that room is ‘converted’ into the art storage.

So anyways, here are how the frames looked.  They are in excellent condition. I just added a back support so that the frames would act as a shadow box without a glass in the front. A couple of nails were also gently tapped on it, so as to hang the necklaces.

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I will be sharing a post on all the trunk shows as well as exhibitions, that I participated in, where you will find these darlings displaying my handmade jewelry.

I don’t consider myself all too frugal but I love to upcycle or repurpose – passionately.¬† I come from a society where upcycling is frowned upon. People who upcycle are considered stingy or cheap.¬† But in all honesty, I find such a society, people and systems – very shallow.¬† One has to learn to look beyond today .. we have already flooded dear ol earth with tons of garbage with all the consumerism and commercialization. Isn’t it time, we just wake up and do something about it ??

There are some people who wish to ignore global warming and there are some people who believe its REAL and that we should’ave done something about it ALREADY a few decades back.

I just believe, that each one of us can and should, make a difference РBUT that cumulative effort CAN make a huge difference in the grand scheme of things.  We cannot exhaust our natural resources to fulfill our immediate greed and leave our future generations devoid of basic necessities.  There are places like South Africa who are suffering water shortages already !!

A few years back I was conducting “Save the Environment” workshops where I would visit local schools and educate kids with a complete presentation with facts and figures of how we are depleting our natural resources and how we can come up with simple ways to curb wastage. It was followed by crafts where we repurposed items which are generally dumped.¬† It was a very gratifying experience. Unfortunately, I got a full time job alittle later and I could not conduct those workshops after that ūüė¶

I believe, positive, constructive and progressive values should be inculcated into children from a tender age.¬† It should not be a SUBJECT which is studied in their O’levels or A’levels.¬† If anything, its too late by then ūüė¶

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An unbelievable haul !!

Hi Folks.

Sometimes you are lucky and sometimes you actually hit jackpot !

I hit the jackpot with this haul – although at a certain steep price !

Jewelry making is a small endeavor, I pursued a few months back. I totally love making statement pieces of necklaces, chokers, earrings and bracelets. I especially love the leather creations.

However, I had to buy some jewelry display stands which was costing me an arm and a leg ūüė¶

After a couple of weeks, I turned to #Dubizzle and came across this lady who was helping a friend, get rid of all her jewelry display stands, bust etc.  Her friend had closed her gold jewelry store in the Gold souk and had dumped the stands, with her friend to try and sell them.

I was happy to take it off her hands, but she wanted to make a profit and keep a cut for herself – instead of giving the amount to her friend !!!

Long story short.  We bought a couple of bags from her.  And a little dusting and polishing later, this is how they looked :-

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I will be sharing a post on all the trunk shows as well as exhibitions, that I participated in, where you will find these darlings displaying my handmade jewelry.

I am glad that I did not spend pots of money on new display stands and got to reuse old ones. It fits completely with my belief and principle of recycle and repurpose too. I

How do you think, I did ?

Do you have something like Dubizzle in your country ? A platform where you can buy/sell household/business related/ cars etc in your immediate vicinity.

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Upcycle A Broken Mirror

” Not only did I design the jewelry but I also designed the jewelry display stand !! “

Some of my favorite words are, create, creativity, craft, upcycle and repurpose !          What are yours ?

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Like I explained in my previous post, I have been designing jewelry.   We held two trunk shows, and I found that we were short of display units for my leather jewelry collection.

Alittle scavenging into our shed, and my trusted wingman was back with a full size narrow mirror that we had dumped in there, a few years back !!¬† I bet your asking why I stored a broken mirror stand, right ?¬† My husband asks that ALL THE TIME !!!¬† I’ll give you the reply, I give him – We’ll find a use for it someday. (not that he ever believes me ūüôā )¬† But for once – THAT DAY, finally came !!

Obviously, the stand looked worn out but I decided, to keep the shabby chic distress look on the white border, but paint the cork board, within.

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The diehard optimist in me, only noticed that the wood was sturdy and the size was perfect to hold as many as 40 pairs of earings !!

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A couple of coats of paint should do the trick.

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I  mixed some white acrylic to a pastel shade of peach and pink to get this color.

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A dozen or so nails on the side to hang the strings at and voila ! We have a display unit to hang our jewelry – from TRASH !!!

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Absolutely in love with this¬† piece !! Not only did I design the jewelry but I also designed the jewelry display stand !!!! ūüôā

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Where do you buy craft supplies from, in Dubai ? Part 2.

24 Years in this beautiful city called Dubai, and I’m still in love with the spirit of this city. ¬†I believe, Spirit is not defined by tall, fancy structures, sophisticated transport system, exuberant hotels or a show of unimaginable wealth. But the spirit of a city engulfs, the culture of its native inhabitants, the simplicity of their existence in a rapidly growing and glowing environment. It is also characterized by how quickly, it can adapt to change while preserving its hospitable nature as hosts. The maintenance of regulations, the observance of discipline and respect, the conservation of its fauna and flora are just a few to name. ¬†Infact, today, I feel, this vivacious city, bloomed right before my eyes.

From harsh unforgiving dunes rose a mighty tower that attracts more visitors from all over the world Рby the hour !!! From a trading port, today, it is recognized equally for being a tourist haven. Dubai has changed perceptions.  Dubai has challenged and accepted challenges. Dubai has morphed from a transit city to a tranquil dwelling for thousands. It has smoothly flourished and enabled thousands to burgeon as well.

15 years back, I started toying around, with the idea of crafting with my toddlers, reawakening a latent passion for arts.  However, there were no classes, workshops or tutorials to cater to the craft enthusiasts. (ie non-art academic students) And neither were there, any specialized hobby stores.

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Ofcourse, where we’ve been fortunate with some excellent stationery stores like Dubai Library distribution, Farouq Stationery, Al Furqaan, which, carry basic school, office, art supplies in addition to kits for various activities eg. knitting, jewelry making, cardmaking and such ¬†.. but there were limitations … infact plenty of limitations back then.

From an ‘era’ where internet was about the long and erratic wait to a dial up connection and where, skills were limited to enrolling in specialized classes, the average ‘crafting Joe’ struggled with realizing his potential quirky element !! Infact, names of some supplies were still unheard of then ! ¬†While rubberstamping was a rage, soon scrapbooking and Card-making followed suit. ¬†Dozens of ¬†hobbies became easily attainable and convenient for the avid but non-art-student with the advent of the ‘world wide web’ like quilling, decoupage, mixed media, paper-making, mosiac, print-making, flower making, sewing, knitting, origami, photography – just to name a few !

However, an optimistic craft enthusiast and an ardent shopper, has been a beastly concoction brewing within me ! My pursuit to explore and ‘gather’ (notice I used the word, ‘gather’ which gradually qualified into hoarding !!) rubber stamps, embellishments, die cuts, decoupage sheets, quilling needles etc, ¬†had me rummaging through the bustling nooks and crannies of a ‘more tame’ and much more smaller Dubai and Sharjah ! ¬†Stores in Deira that would stock laces, beads and buttons – the local haberdashery, mainly for fabric and textile purposes – but it was an adventure and when I would finally land on an ‘ideal’ store – it was like hitting jackpot !!

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Paper lane, Creative Hands and Elves and fairies were one of our first sources for scrapbooking and card making supplies.craft-supplies8

While Wasco White star in Jumeirah, was a teacher’s paradise. They hosted top quality, costumes, party ware and school supplies, all made in USA.

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I bought my son’s first craft kit from …………………………………….. Toys r us !!!! (In all honesty, my little guy never got to use it – It was mine from the moment we got home ¬†ūüėČ )

If you ever google “hobby crafts” – it would lead you to stores which carry motorized toy cars, helicopters, boats and hummers ! ( you get, which ones I mean, right ?)

STEIN, GERMANY - JULY 05: A variation of colour pencils are displayed at the industrial selling shop at the Faber-Castell factory on July 5, 2011 in Stein near Nuremberg, Germany. Faber-Castell is among Germany's leading manufacturer of pencils, pens, art supplies, office supplies and high-end writing instruments, and was founded in Stein in 1761 by Kaspar Faber. Through a marriage in 1900 to the noble Castell family the company took its present name and is currently lead by Count Anton von Faber-Castell. The company still has two production plants in Germany but has its biggest manufacturing centers overseas, including in South America, Indonesia and China. The company will mark its 250th anniversary on July 8. (Photo by Ralph Orlowski/Getty Images)

Fast forward 2016, we are spoilt for choices !! Some amazing stores that have been providing a vast variety of scrapbooking, paper crafting, decoupage, fabric, textiles, paints, canvases and other hobby supplies are :-

Three stores that carry a wide stock of art and craft supplies as well as ready made products are :-

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I would not like to belittle the importance of the dhs 1 – dhs 10 stores, scattered all over the city, much like the Day to Day stores, these outlets can also act as catalysts for the innovative mind. (Their only shortcoming limited to their quality)

Ofcourse, Ace Hardware is every DIYer’s paradise ! But I also loved the DIY section at Clas Ohlen¬†.

Naif Road and the back alleys of Gold souk still remain my favorite hotspots for buttons, beads, lace, fabric and embellishments. However, these are stores that are wholesalers, hence if you are looking for only a dozen buttons, its not worth struggling in this area – the store keeper is not going to entertain any quantity, lesser than a carton !!!

There has been a positive shift and crafters are utilizing the convenience of online shopping as well !!

My previous post on the same subject was nearly, 4 years back. Its pretty obvious how many more outlets have opened doors and virtual doors to creative individuals.

One of the most common comments, I receive on this blog are not comments – but questions !

Questions about where to buy supplies from, what material is durable, which glue is best for which surface, what are my go to stores for which items, which paint for what project, how to design a small garden etc. These are some of my most asked questions I receive.

I hope to be able to enlighten you with all the answers in a few weeks. Meanwhile, I hope you take advantage of all the above information and enjoy, shopping and completing creative projects.

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Ripe Market at Safa Park.

One of the most memorable experiences we had whilst Mum and Dad were visiting us, was the Ripe Market at Safa Park in Jumeirah.

Every Friday morning the Ripe Market hosts their food and craft market at Safa Park. close to gate 5. They host freshly produced, organic fruits, vegetables, bread, cheese, honey, cakes, chutneys, gluten free items and a wide selection of yummy gourmet and speciality ingredients.

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The Ripe Market experience was an enjoyable one for the whole family. While the boys played at the park, Mum and me browsed through scores of well displayed stalls selling everything from fresh farm produce to arts & crafts and everything in between !! After Friday Prayer, Sam, Dad and the boys returned and we all ate a lovely Indian meal at the park from one of the stalls.

I loved the entire “happy” and “lively” set up, whether it was the lovely farm feel of the fresh produce market or the live cooking stations or the bright yellow drums and stools for sitting, or the art and craft workshop for children or the petting zoo for the little ones or several stalls selling handmade products and handicrafts.

I believe the entire concept is to promote a family-friendly atmosphere and to develop a love and respect for home grown or organically grown produce.

Be sure to carry a large trolley bag or cart !!

You’ll find plenty of creative and colorful ideas in the above pictures of how to decorate and display your products in a stall or a craft fair.

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Stores and quirky names !!

One of things that really fascinates me whenever I visit any country are the names of their stores, shops or signs. Especially the translations if its in a foreign language. Here are some of the funny/weird/unusual/cute and even inspirational names I came across in various cities of England.

One thing is for sure ~ All these stores were successful with their naming strategy ! It sure caught my attention just like many others must have also noticed these somewhat odd names.
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This plaque was in Central London.

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This is an Ice Cream and fruit drink store so whats with the bubbles ??

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I wonder how lazy could Daisy be, if she actually opened her own store ??

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Oh my !!! what a lovely stone sign with an image of a cobweb but why would ANYONE keep a name after Cobwebs ???

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I love the name ~ I love the font used ~ I love the beautiful and colorful display and whats most important is that its a charity store !

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love the name “singing kettle” ~ sounds like the kettle from Beauty and the beast !

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This, I have no idea of ! whats the connection between car and kitchen ?? But I think, its a charity store.

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Ooops ~ army lost its Rrrrrrr !

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A REAL MAD HATTERS PARTY !!!! Can you believe that ? And just see how beautifully and creatively the notice board and the chair are decorated !

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Oh yeah, my husband and my dad, would agree to that ! Old Guys do rule !

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Isn’t that just so cute !! Melting Pot ! A little something of everything !

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Cottle’s cards !

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Too bad, the store was closed, or I would have loved to explore, Grandma’s attic !

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I mean, who in their rightful mind gets donkeys and pigs to compete ???? I guess they do  !

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This store had such a creative display of beautiful items ~ and the name suited it perfectly ~ seabreeze.

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That’s my son infront of Saxons which is a real estate company in Burnham on sea.

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I’m just over the moon, watching all these gorgeous plaques !

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And now, what drives a person to keep a hundred monkeys ?? or is that what becomes of them after they leave the bar ??

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Lovely earthlings ~ isn’t it /..

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Enlightened and PINK !!

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” Why LOOSE ??? ” is the question

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lovely display !

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and these two chefs are actually putting back the soul in the bread !

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what a cute name for a store that packs luncheons ! Lunch Box ! Simple and straightforward.

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No, they don’t wash tigers here ~ but they do give them a tiger¬†bath or should I say, lick !!

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There is an over-use of that word for cats ~ PAM pURRED !

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This was the ultimately funny sign. We visited this tiny fishermens’ village on one of the main sea coast areas of Hastings and found a large sign saying “We don’t sell drugs ” !!¬†Perhaps the residents were highly fed up of people harassing them for drugs.

DIY Cupcake stand Tutorial.

Thank you to all of you who visited me and left lovely messages of encouragement in my last post about that amazing PVC storage solution for Paper. Cardboard can be a crafters best friend ! And if the words, upcycle, recycle, reuse, repurpose, sound like music to your ears, then this project will really excite you. This post is about a Cup Cake stand that I made out of cardboards, lying around in the house. I have used a sturdy double corrugated cardboard. Used three different sizes of round objects to make the various round shapes. ( Including the large clock in my studio.) When we moved into this house, the movers had used these huge rolls of plastic to cover most of the furniture which was rolled over a thick heavy circular pole. DSCF2054 DSCF2055 Next, I used my electrical jigsaw to cut the pole, which can be quite tricky since you want to get a clean cut so that the stand does not wobble, once the weight is placed on it.  I got two pieces of equal sizes from it. I dressed up the two round pole, with a nice colorful cardstock using some hot glue. DSCF2058 I am not a stickler for accurate  measurements, hence I just used my visual approximation to see if it sat well. I used E6000 to do the job of the gluing the base of the circle to the stand which will keep it upright. Took some red patterned ribbon and hot glued it all around the circumference of the stands. DSCF2063 DSCF2066 I kept some weight on the center of the stand and let it sit for nearly 2 days and later tested it with a couple of empty cups to check durability and stability. DSCF2067 DSCF2069 DSCF2071 So voila ~ here it is ! A cupcake stand made out of cardboard ! Something creative, innovative and making it convenient on the environment !

DSCF2173 DSCF2175 Although this is traditionally for cupcakes, but you can easily alter it to use it as a display piece in a store, or to keep jewelry on. The uses are only limited by your imagination ! DSCF2176 DSCF2177 I will be using a large doily before presenting the cupcakes on the cupcake stand ofcourse. If your wondering how to do so, just place the doily over the stand and roughly pencil out how much circle would need to be taken off in the center. Then make a slit any one side of the doily and cut towards the center and carry on cutting in the direction of the penciled out center circle. I did not want to place the doily already, since it might catch dust sitting on my study desk. Please give me your opinion ~ I would really appreciate it. I am linking this post to the following parties :- Party Time at The 36th Avenue,¬†Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home,¬†Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Creek Cottage,¬†Share Your Cup Party at Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson,¬†Hookin’ Up with HOH at House of Hepworths,¬†Talkin’ about Thursday at Designed Decor,¬†Live Laugh Linky at Live Laugh Rowe,¬†Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life,¬†The Inspiration Gallery at Craftberry Bush,¬†Made U Look Linky at Made in a Day,¬†Creative Things Thursday at The Vintage Farmhouse,¬†Catch as Catch Can at My Repurposed Life,¬†Time Travel Thursday at The Brambleberry Cottage,¬†Catch a Glimpse Party at A Glimpse Inside,¬†52 Mantels,¬†Creative Inspirations Linky Party at Embracing Change,¬†Simply Create Link Party at Redfly Creations,¬†What To Do Weekends at Crafts a la Mode Simply Creations Link Party at My Simple Homelife,¬†Furniture Feature Friday at Miss Mustard Seed,¬†Inspire Me Please Link Party at Liz Marie Blog,¬†Frugal Friday at The Shabby Nest,¬†Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage,¬†What Have You Redone at Redoux Interiors,¬†Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home,¬†Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove,¬†Simple and Sweet Fridays at Rooted inThyme,¬†Be Inspired at Common Ground,¬†Faunt It Friday at Chic on a Shoestring Decorating,¬†Frugalicious Friday at Finding Fabulous,¬†Fabulously Creative Friday at Jennifer Rizzo,¬†Show and Tell Friday at Romantic Home,¬†Junkin’ Joe Vintage and Thrifty Finds at The Cottage Market,¬†Weekend Wrap-Up Party at Tatertots and Jello,¬†Shabbilicious Friday Link Party at Shabby Art Boutique,¬†Tickled Pink at 504 Main,¬†Anything Blue Friday at The Dedicated House,¬†Rustic Restorations Weekend Link Party at Homespun Happenings, ¬†Great Idea Thursdays at A Handful of Everything,¬†One Sharendipity Place at The T2 Women Blog, http://www.whatjeanlikes.com/2013/06/aloha62.html,http://www.myturnforus.com/

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Paperworld Dubai

Hi Friends,

Paperworld Dubai 2013 was held between March 5 – 7. For someone who insanely loves paper and color, this visit was like diving into paradise.
From scrapbooking goodies to stationery to wood works to party accessories ~ this exhibition was stacked up with piles of eye candy.
Here are just a few pics of the stalls and their beautiful contents.

Shabby chic display for fair.

Hi friends !!

There are several reasons why I love visiting and participating in craft fairs.  The sheer joy of seeing so many creatively handmade things is just one of them. Another one of them is  how beautifully and creatively the some of the other participants arrange and organize their stalls.  Some with banners, some with bunting, loud colors, laces, tables with goregous spring colored skirting, some with balloons tied to their table poles to grab the attention while some with  paper/tissue  flowers linned on a string. Eye candy everywhere !  

This year at the JESS market, one particular stall caught my attention and I wished to share her arrangement. She is also a card maker and a very creative one at that. I love her minimilistic look. Here are some of the snap shots.

 

 

 

Let me explain some of the things that I liked most about her display :

  • She used white as her base color for the display stands, tree and even the table cover
  • Her table does not have a very cluttered look hence it is not overwhelming the buyer with color, design and what not !
  • The dash of color comes purely from her product hence the buyer does not loose focus on the item, and not the display itself.
  • And ofcourse as always, you can find a huge supply of shelves, display stands, easels, display tress of various lengths and designs at IKEA. One of my favorite haunts and I’m sure, yours too.

(disclaimmer :- Ikea does not pay me to¬†advertise for them ~ {although I wish they would ūüôā }¬†¬†¬†

I am certain, you will draw inspiration from this outstanding shabby chic display, in your own stalls and display stalls.

I’d like to share these tips with the following parties :-

 

Thursday
Friday

ffa Fridays~Sassy Sites
Friday Flair~WhipperBerry
Pity Party~30 Handmade Days
Shanty 2 Chic
Naptime Crafters

 
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