Monday, November 23, 2009

Junkin' Monday



I'm afraid no junkin' this past week here, but thought I'd show you the ties I bought at the auction I went to two weeks ago. Pretty, huh?



The patterns and colors are SO nice!



I like to imagine the suit these were worn with. AND, there was only one suit at the auction and I did bring it home too! Now, what to do with the ties....



I have a few boxes of great old wood hangers. So, here are the ties now in my sewing room held up on a couple of those hangers. So, if I want a snippet of tie fabric for something I can just go clip a bit off the back and still leave the great display of color in my room.



So many old things are just nice to display as they are.



I hung two of my antique pocket watches on the hangers and I think that's a nice finishing touch.

If anyone has any suggestions for projects with ties, I'd really like to hear them. I have another box or so of ties...

My mom made quite a few throws out of them and they looked quite sharp. I made a skirt for my oldest daughter for Sr. pictures, BUT ties are cut on the bias....and that was an issue. I wouldn't do it again without really good instructions. (I was winging it!)

Now, I'm off to see what everyone else is up to over at Clara and Marcela's!

7 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh - I love those!!! What fun colors!!!

    This past week-end I made a wreath out of ties and added a shot gun shell bow...yes, I'm a redneck! LOL BUT! During the winter I sport a WAY cute skirt made out of ties! Just take them and top stitch 'em together along the edges, cut to the length you need and add a waistband! It is SEW cute, I promise worth your time!!! ;-)

    They make great purse handles too! LOLOLOL

    Happy Monday!
    ;-) Robelyn

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  2. P.S. Did I say, "GREAT FIND?!!?"
    And I love the hangers!!! Brilliant as always!!!

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  3. Love all the colors and the way you displayed them is so creative !The watches gave the touch!Congrats!

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  4. wow! who knew ties could be that beautiful? some of those have the most stunning design.
    i have seen lots of great projects with ties, such as making headbands, bracelets. I recently rented a book from the library, Kanzashi in Bloom, instructions for fabric flowers. I believe there was a project using a tie for a choker necklace with a fabric flower attached. really pretty. have fun with all the ties!

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  5. lovin the display. and i love the idea of snip-snip-snippin the backs of them and still having the pretty fronts. i just picked out 3 of my ties to frame in a set of 3. lovely browns and blues.

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  6. great photos of great ties. I also have a fondness for vintage ties. I wear mine Annie Hall style with a vest and button down. I did see where someone used them as the taps for curtain tops. clever I thought!

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  7. Hello Jill,
    Thank you for your sweet comments on my gardens... of course that look nothing like that after the frost we had this weekend.

    I wanted to mention I saw someone somewhere in blog land use ties as a curtain, valance on a small window. Pretty darn cute.
    Lee

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