How to Make the Stars Happy

March 5th, 2010 in blog, projects     
suewhitney Sue Whitney, editor
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I loved the yummy color of the callas ...so they set the colorway. The pallette plays nicely with the industrial metal of the vase.
I have no idea what this gun metal container is, but it is WAY cool!
Must have screwed into some other thing-a-ma-jiggy!
The bottom makes it stand up right nice. Perfect for a vase.
OK...I wanted to mark this as a momento so I clipped part of the playbill and decoupaged it on the back of the whatchamacallit. Remember I said I was in a hurry? Had to take the picture while it was still wet if I wanted to get that shower in. It dried clean as a whistle without any running. I forgot...I tea stained the paper a bit for an aged effect.
Add a ribbon and a belt buckle...ya sure, you betcha Bertha!
And done!
Oopsie, doops...forgot about the friends. Will I get that shower...hmm?! Quick trip to the junk closet and back in a flash with pages from a button salesmans book. Yes, its true ...I actually had one in my closet.
I whipped up small bundles of flowers and wrapped them up real pretty like.
Cut-outs from the buttom pages made adorable gift tags.
And done...again!
I loved the yummy color of the callas ...so they set the colorway. The pallette plays nicely with the industrial metal of the vase.

I loved the yummy color of the callas ...so they set the colorway. The pallette plays nicely with the industrial metal of the vase.


My daughter, Miss Ebeth has a leading role in her school's musical..."Ain't Misbeavin!" and with everything I have going on, I'm shall we say...a little behind the eight ball. Ah, hahaha! Imagine that. I have a reputation to maintain, so I had to come up with something original to present the stars after the curtain falls. This is when that junk closet comes in really handy. A scrounge through the closet, a hunt in my craft drawer, and a trip to the grocery store had me covered. I even had time left over to take a shower. Will wonders never cease.


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Comments (17)

suelovesjunk writes: the galvinized grey and the pink are stunning together...yummy Posted: 2:57 am on March 15th
pofolksdecorator1 writes: Hi Sue,
This is my favorite place to be. Thank you for creating a site where we can all have fun sharing our imaginations. I have a question. Think back to when you and Ky started. I need a stepping stone. I will get my business license next week. Po' Folks Creations will be born. My house is overflowing with fun things I can sell. I have even had 5 differen't people knock on my door and ask to see the inside of my house. I live in Nevada in the middle of nowhere, Elko. No Fed. taxes here! This will be a home business. I am trying to figure out how to do this without getting a business loan. I am going to have our garage knocked down, its a wreck, and have a 12x12 playhouse built in my backyard facing the alley. I have already done a few rooms for friends. I don't want to get rich. I want people to see that they can have their dream rooms on a dime. I go with them to the thrift stores, we go over styles, colors etc. I sketch up a few differen't ideas, meet with them, agree on a budget, and then when I can do their dream room for 100.00 encluding my labor they are so happy! Me too. Sorry this is so long. I just wondered if there is an organization available for me to utilize. I asked the high school shop teacher if he wanted to bring the shop class down the hill (high school a block away) and show them the skills it would take to frame windows, roof etc. Economy is so bad- they wanted to but couldn't. I enter every contest to win one. Just an insulated shed with windows. Any ideas? Thanks for the website. It makes me smile everytime I go on it. God Bless, Annie Posted: 7:06 pm on March 11th
chippingcharm writes: Lovely Sue...I'm sure you never disappoint! Laurel Posted: 8:10 am on March 11th
suewhitney writes: Thanks, guys. Elizabeth did very well at her play. Last one I'll see in high school!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 1:49 pm on March 10th
mountaingoat writes: Boy, does that color pink go GREAT with the gray metal! The container reminds me of the vintage graveside flower holders,the ones that go into the ground and you have to pull them out. I have a couple from France. Whatever the container is, I LOVE it! Posted: 6:02 pm on March 9th
JunkArchitect writes: You really do come up with the most beautiful floral displays and I don’t really pay much attention to floral displays. They are always striking and elegant in that special junky way of yours. Your get an A+ on this one Suzy-Q!

Jimbo Posted: 11:03 pm on March 8th
georgiamoon writes: Well Miss Sue, once again you showed us what can be done with the floral selection at the local grocery store. Amazing! I always love the arrangements that you are able to pull off for so little money...they look like a million bucks. Georgia Posted: 6:36 pm on March 8th
RustyDiva writes: Your flower displays are always absolutely gorgeous! Were you a florist in a previous life?? I can never get mine to look so natural. Great idea and standing ovation for this post! Bravo (clap clap) bravo!!!! Posted: 6:21 pm on March 8th
FOUND_AnnArbor writes: Bravo!!! Love the friend bouquets, too. Nice touch to add a button to the bow. Lovely idea that I'll keep in mind. Posted: 5:12 pm on March 7th
junkermidge writes: What a beautiful display of flowers. How fun for you and for her!
Midge Posted: 7:40 pm on March 6th
shabbychick writes: OK - Miss Multi-tasker! I bet Miss Ebeth was awesome, and I'm sure your sweet bouquets were the stars after the show!!

I love the button cards - so clever!

Mission accomplished, Mom!!! Now you can rest for a minute.....

Kathy Posted: 2:38 pm on March 6th
alicemom writes: Sue,
I am again (don't know why)amazed! The button tags. I have a herd of them just did not know what to do with them. Yea!
I know Miss E got a standing "O"! And her Mum should too!
smiles, alice













Posted: 11:21 pm on March 5th
jodygale writes: How pretty! Very resourceful too. Posted: 10:47 pm on March 5th
Heavenly_Treasures writes: SUE,
You never cease to amaze me what you can do.Miss EBETH, can be so proud of her mother.What you did is down right beautiful.What a Blessing you are. LOVE$BLESSINGS. ROBERT. Posted: 10:00 pm on March 5th
fellowjunker writes: Wow Sue....absolutely spectacular...from the container of unknown origin...to the belt buckle...to the colours...to the flowers...to the button cards....bet these were the hit of the after-show!! Congrats to Missy E!!!! (bet she was great)!
xojanis Posted: 8:39 pm on March 5th
ninnarae writes: This is just so charming! I love the container and would never have thought to use a button card as a gift tag! Thanks for sharing! Posted: 7:28 pm on March 5th
italianpeasant writes: SUE, THE CONTAINER LOOKS LIKE A RICOTTA CHEESE CONTAINER :) Posted: 7:03 pm on March 5th
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