1.06.2008

Mix the Old with the New

I have been remiss in my past posts about how I mix the Old with the New and telling you about it. That's one of my New Year's resolutions..... to tie that in along with daily snippets of Life at Cedarhill. Here's a fun and easy thing to do...sort of. :) I make tassels from vintage salt and pepper shakers. I loved this shaker because it reminds me of our golden retriever Ben. I think most of the dear people that visit my blog are into antiquing, thrifting and junkin', so I am sure you have seen lots of old shakers around on your hunts. Just add some fringe and cording to match and there you go. You will have something no one else in the world will have.


Alrighty then, I thought it would be fun to post photos of my amaryllis as it grows and flowers. This one was a Christmas gift from Kat and I can't wait to find out what color it is. I planted it about a week ago and it's already gotten about 2 inches high. Did any of you plant an amaryllis bulb? They are so gorgeous. By the time this one fades out then I will buy some hyacinths that are just breaking into bloom. Stay tuned for more photos of the growing stalk. How thrilling is that? :) xoxo

25 comments :

hoganfe said...

Lynn that is a great idea...I can't wait to see what color it will be!
xo
Mary
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Connie from Big Bear Lake California said...

You have a lovely blog!! I will check back often. I am new at blogging but, already all of you creative ladies have inspired me!! Connie

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

That tassle is the cutest thing I have ever seen! Did you just hot glue the fringe on? And is the wire just threaded through the shaker holes? I love it!
Penny

Sweet Remembrance said...

Lynn...I love making old shakers into tassles, I haven't made them in awhile, hmmmm!

KarenHarveyCox said...

Oh, I just love that idea of seeing it grow. And thanks for the tip about the salt & pepper shakers. I always wondered how I could make one of those. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Have a wonderful day. Your blog is so lovely. Karen

Linda said...

Lynn, the tassle shakers is so cute, I've never seen one before and I love it.
I've been visiting all your features and I'm excited about the addition of mixing old and new to your blog. Hugs~~Linda

Adla said...

Lynn, that is such a clever idea. I love tassles and might just try my hands at a " salt shaker " tassle if I find the right one. Enjoy your amaryllis as it blooms :)

Adla

Roxie said...

Hi Lynn, it's been too long. How are you? I've stayed up half the night catching up on blogs and I'm back at it again this morning. I miss talking to you, I really hope we can set a date to meet sometime real soon.
I just love your blog and how you capture each picture with such sweet words. I'm going to drop in to watch the stalk grow, I love doing things like that. Can't wait to see more pics.
Hope to talk to you soon my dear, I miss ya......lots!

Bristol said...

Love the cute dog, and the tassel makes her even prettier~~
Bristol

Janet said...

Lynn,
That tassel is so cute. I remember years ago M.E. had an article about doing that. I meant to add it to my list of projects, but forgot all about it. Thanks for the reminder.
Janet

Mary said...

Lynn,
Oh, how darling! And I had to laugh about the amaryllis bulb -- mine's still in the box!
xoxo,
Mary

BittersweetPunkin said...

That is so darling...thanks for the tip Lynn! I am going to try that!
Hugs,
Robin

Michelle said...

Well, that's the cutest. That's a great idea..thanks for sharing!

Michelle

Jenn and Jacqui said...

Hi Lynn, ooh life at Cedar Hill is wondeful !! The tassel salt and pepper shaker is gorgeous and so unique! The amaryllis bulbs are beautiful, love to watch them grow, they are an amazing bulb! The colour will be a nice surprise :) Jnen and Jacqui

Counting Your Blessings said...

I think Kari & Kjisa posted something a while back about amaryllis and I said then that I'd like to try it. Now, I'm even more curious to try it myself. Blessings.. POlly (p.s. love what you did with the salt & pepper shaker. It's unique and unique is right up my vintage alley!)

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Lynn, I LOVE the new goodies in your store! The bunny tags were so cute!! The planter is adorable too!

Love ya,
Amy

Ruth Welter said...

Wow, a salt or pepper shaker as a tassel?? I love that idea Lynn, that is so creative...your little guy looks beautiful too.

KarenHarveyCox said...

You always have something lovely here and I love your boutique. I have something to give away to you today. I have an award on my post for you. Stop by with a cup of tea and take it home. Blessings, Karen

Sandi McBride said...

What a cute idea Lynn...I have a set of cat salt and pepper shakers that would look cute like that...you had to know they would be cats, didn't you? I love new ideas and yours are always so simple and straightforward...I wonder why I didn't think of them!
hugs
Sandi

Sand Flat Farm said...

Lynn, I just found your blog and wanted to say that I am a huge fan of mixing old and new, and also of any kind of junk. I love thinking about the history of an object and the people that used it and what their lives were like. I love to make over something or even leave it like is and find a new use for it. My husband & I are re-doing our 1930's family farmhouse and I've had the most wonderful time with it. I feel like I've taken a step back in time. Always thought I was born into the wrong century anyway...I love the shaker tassels and will see if I can find some to add to my little house. Come over for a visit sometime! Vickie

BellaColle said...

Wow! what a neat idea! I've never made the shakers into tassels!! gosh there is such a variety out there.
I love those flowers!! I have one that I planted before Christmas and it still hasn't bloomed yet..it's almost 2 ft. tall!!

Mary Isabella said...

What a neat idea!! Hope you are having a great 2008 so far. Mary

Britt-Arnhild said...

Bulbs are just the perfect plants for this season. My amaryllus blooem for Christmas, some white hyasints are up in my blog today :-)

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

I have an amaryllis that is on it's second bloom. I don't think I've had one do that before. I also have another one that will probably be blooming a little after that one dies. I have about a dozen hyacinths in various stages of growth and some paperwhites. I love forcing bulbs. It turns the inside of your home into Spring in the middle of winter!

NAME: CIELO said...

What a great idea! Shakers into tassels!! And oh, flowers, flowers, flowers... yes, that's precisely what I need to sheer me up during the long cloudy winter days...

Have a lovely day, Lynn!

Cielo

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