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!)


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


  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.

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

  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! ☺ ♥

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

  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?

  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!

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

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

    All the best,

  9. LOVE IT!!

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

  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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