Quick Change Beauty!

Do you ever feel like a Quick Change?

One that will make an impact that is pretty, easy and with 'stuff' that you already have on hand.

That is the case with this fun project. I was admiring my newly painted master bedroom (you can see more on that HERE), and I decided that it was time for a bit more change. I have a vintage oval frame from a garage sale that I painted white and added my late grandmother's hankie collection to for display.

I took all the hankies off and what was left was the three wires that I had strung across the back of the frame and wrapped with ribbon. The hankies had been tied to these wires with ribbon.
I then remembered that I had picked up a beautiful, very old table runner. I had never done anything with it because it was too awesome to cut up for pillows, but too damaged for me to display as intended.
I hand washed and ironed it, and I decided to fold it in a way that would show off the details plus at the same time, hide the flaws of old age (holes).
It's a nice change and so delicate and pretty, yet perfect for my master bedroom wall. Anything you want can be wall art, don't you think?


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  1. Thanks for your sweet comment! I love what you did with your grandmother's hankie! So adorable. I like your "before and afters" page.

  2. I like how you added the linen to the frame, very creative. I found you on 1929 Charmer "Sunday's Best Par.tay" and I'm now a follower. I would love if you could follow me back.

  3. Wonderful idea!! I really love how the table runner looks on there...so vintage:)

  4. I love it, loved it with the hankies and now love it with the linen. It really was a great way to use a beautiful linen and "hide" the stains so many of ours have. Great re-purpose. So very pretty, beautiful lace. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration over at Sunday's Best.

  5. Just lovely...and what do I spy in your little apothecary jar? a hankie and pearls? So pretty!

  6. What a beautiful table runner! I love how you've displayed it, but I bet it was hard to decide to take down the hankies. I looked back at your bedroom redo and was happy to see your color choice. I just painted my spare room a warm brown and am using white. I noticed your purse collection, and love the display trellis. That's a great way to display them. I have a collection of the mesh art deco purses that I collected in my 20's, they've been packed away for 20 years. I just might get them out. I'm following.

  7. The runner is beautiful and the frame is such a lovely way to display it. Stunning crochet!

  8. What a beautiful runner and I love the way you have displayed it Terry!

  9. Very pretty vignette. I love the crochet. I'm glad I found your blog. I'm a new GFC and LF follower. I would love if you stopped by and followed back. Hope to see you soon, Lori

  10. so pretty. great idea!!

    barbara jean

  11. I love how you displayed the beautiful table runner. I have an oval frame similar to yours in a bedroom painted with almost the same wall color. I put one of my mother-in-laws crocheted doilies in my frame. We must like the same things!

  12. That is such a great idea! I love the lace, it's so pretty and delicate. I have a few pieces that I would love to display, but also have holes. Thank you, the wheels are turning now.
    Hugs, Cindy

  13. I agree...the skies the limit when it comes to wall art! I love the vintage frame and table runner, it makes for great art. Thanks for sharing at the Rock 'N Share!

  14. This is really lovely. The vintage linen is beautiful.

  15. Hi Terry - what a great idea! I'm featuring this tomorrow night at Project Queen. Thanks so much for sharing it!

  16. How cute! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!


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