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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Saving Another Old Linen

I have been meaning to create an inspiration board for a while now.
I finally got around to it a few weeks ago and now finally posting about it. Where does the time go?!

My oldest left his cork bulletin board here when he moved out. 
It's been sitting in the garage for...oh.. a few years ;)

I had a piece of linen with embroidery in the corner that was my Grandmother's and thought it would cottagefy (is that a word?)
 it a bit.

Only problem was it had a few holes and stains in it.

Out came the can of spray adhesive,

on went the linen ~
Luckily, I was able to adjust it so the holes and stains didn't show.

And there ya go!

I folded the excess around the back and used a stapler to attach it

Grandma's sweet little embroidery work makes me smile.

I decided to flip the embroidery to the 
top corner so it was more visible.
Added my corsage from my son's wedding and 
a few other memento's given to me from my children.

Then out came my jewelry/beads/etc. tote and Mom's buttons.
I embellished some tacks for interest
and am also using a few special pin backs as push pins also.

I found a long strip of pink fabric that had been removed from an article of clothing, the entire length is covered in rhinestones.
From Mom or Grandma ~
I ''draped'' it as best as I could across the top.
It's a continuous piece, I thought of cutting it so it could actually frame the board, but decided to leave it as found ~ as they had left it to be re-used at a later time.

It's so pretty, sparkly
I can only imagine what kind of dress it came off of,
maybe one of my Mom's Queen of the Holy Ghost Dresses
or in Grandma's supplies for Queens Dresses, since she made them all by hand. They were all heavily embellished with hand sewn beads, pearls, rhinestones and more.


~ ~ But I digress ~ ~

So darn pretty :)

It's now just about covered with photos and diagrams
of future projects that are swimming around in my head.

So glad I was able to reinvent one of my Grandma's pieces
and save it even though it had some issues.

My nostalgic side is showing 


  1. Very pretty! I would never have thought to use linen on a bulletin board. Great idea!

    1. Thank you! Somethings you just can't part with, tattered or not ;)

  2. What a lovely idea! I'm glad you were able to salvage your grandmother's project. I'm sure she would approve of your cleverness! Thanks for sharing with us at Creatively Crafty. We've just started a Facebook group called Creatively Crafty Showcase and you're invited to join us! It's another way to share this post and just about anything creative plus we'll have opportunities to interact/support each other. You'll find us here http://bit.ly/2TL8Pli. Hope to see you soon!

  3. Thank you so much for the kind words and the invite! See you soon! ♥

  4. What an adorable idea. Thanks for sharing.

  5. What a clever use! And beautiful!

    Here from Inspire Me Monday.


    1. Thank you so much♥ Thanks for stopping in!

  6. That’s a lovely idea. I have some old linens from my grandmother that I could use to make something similar,
    Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned.

    1. Oh that would be awesome! I always hate to just keep them stashed away, not being able to see and enjoy them. Our Grandmothers did such beautiful and tedious work back then.

  7. What a lovely idea! It looks terrific. Have a great week

    1. Thank you so much! You enjoy your week also ♥

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