April 20, 2009

Calendar Girl...



Several years ago Bee got this really darling
calendar by a watercolor artist named Judy
Buswell,, who we had never heard of,
but instantly loved after we found
that the painting for one of the months was
not just a chintz teapot, but a favorite pattern
called Welbeck (very rare and
expensive, so this was the closest we'd
ever get to a Welbeck teapot!!)





So, when that particular year had ended,
Bee decided to frame the teapot like so...






Well, I happened to be in possession of
a memory board that was hideous, but
the frame was very cool indeed. And Bee
had given me the pictures from all the
other months so I got a bright idea!

(Do people always say this to you, "I
was going to throw this away but then
I thought you could probably make
something out of it." Like you're
the MacGyver of crafts! ;)

So, with a paper clip, a rubberband
and a wad of pre-chewed gum I came
up with this.... (just kidding!)



So, now I just pop in whichever
picture fits the occasion and I
have a new look! (Literally "pop",
I just slide it under the frames edges
from the front!)
Summer/Spring...




Christmas/Winter





Tea party/Valentines/Spring




Tea party/Summer

(No Fall...the picture had waaaay
to much orange, it had to go, blick!)

Quick, cheap, lazy girl decorating!
I wonder why Joy Mangano hasn't
thought of this yet!!!!

If you'd like too see more of Judy's
beautiful painting, just click HERE


Funky Junk's Sat Nite Special


12 comments:

  1. Your frame is beautiful! And I love the calendar pages you've chosen to use...all very pretty. What a fun idea! I need to get me a frame...I have old calendars.

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  2. wOW thats a fantastic idea, well done MacGyver ;0)) Looks great!!
    Alicia

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  3. Great idea, M! I'm so happy cuz I finally found me one of those cool frames. It awaits cleaning and painting but I bought it for $3.00 at a garage sale. Yay! ☺ ♥

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  4. I love your seasonal pics. What a perfect solution for those of us that are always needing a "change". Thank you for sharing.

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  5. omg! I love this idea, I am definetly going to look for a calendar of pretty florals, and I love your frame. Where do you find your frames?

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  6. Oh WOW! I heart those prints - each and every one of them! Now, since I see I am the first to comment, I am pretty sure you will be reading this (sometimes you get so many, I'm positive I'm getting lost in the shuffle, my poor little comments:(
    Yours is one of my fave blogs (tellin the truth here, not sucking up, I swear!) You have the best sense of humor!! Okay, I took up too much comment space here, and now risk having you skip right over my poor comment because it's too darn long, so I'll stop right here!

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  7. What a great idea, and the frame is stunning!!
    Margaret B

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  8. Wow that's adorable I've never heard of anything like that!

    All the best,
    Allison

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  9. LOVE IT!!

    very nice to meet you Mrs. McGeyver (ooh the spelling)~

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  10. I can't bear to throw out my old calendars-I usually use them to make envelopes but yours is a great idea.

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