Saturday, May 9, 2009

A Garden Crown






I loved this old garden fencing the minute I saw it, but I really wasn't sure what to do with it. It was white and chippy and I knew I had to have it! I'm sure many of you junk sisters can relate. We know darn well we will have a use for that found treasure someday! When we visited La Maison Rustique barn sale this past month, I saw a similar crown out of a newer rusty finish edging. I immediately thought of the fence back at the shoppe. A few days ago, I pulled out the wire cutters and started bending and cutting.


The I added the vintage floral headpiece above around the front. I found this at one of my favorite thrift stores for under $5. I just fell head over heels in love with it! I attached this with floral wire. I wanted to add vintage rhinestone buttons along the top, but decided on an old shoe buckle. It's missing some rhinestones, but it's still charming. It slipped right over the wire..as if it were made for it. Very simple, and I LIKE simple! Since this was my first attempt at a garden fence crown, I'm keeping it for myself. If you are interested in one, let me know as we will be making them over at the store. The price will depend on the embellishments, but drop me a line if you are interested. I will be looking for more vintage tulle to try to recreate this lovely old headpiece from the 1940's or 50's.

5 comments:

Denise said...

I love it!!! So creative and yes....that shoe buckle was made for it!

Amy said...

your creativity is always so amazing nance! Happy Mother's day! Still working on getting those pics of the place and will this week when things settle down....it's still jacked up over here! yesterday I spent the entire day at the college horticulture sale buying plants for the yard.....it has been a busy time for sure...love ya!

Shab-n-Chic said...

Thanks Denise and Amy :) As you can see, it didn't take much doing to put it together but I do love it.

Allidink said...

Oh very cute! I love the headpiece around it.

All the best,
Allison

A Vintage Mood said...

Really cute Nancy! I've a thing for crowns lately, been cooking some up myself. I actually thought about you while making one of them ~ an embellishment on it reminds me of you.:) Hope to have pics up soon.