Who, what, where, when, why, and how. Or something like that.
LOTS of questions & emails re: my last post. Thought I'd take a minute and answer here.
The bird stand - what is it supposed to be used for?
The bird stand from Pier 1 is a jewelry stand. When I found it in the store, they had bracelets and necklaces hanging from it.
How tall is the bird stand?
A bit over 2 feet tall.
What did you use to hang the photos and other things from the bird stand?
Different size jump rings. You should be able to find them in the jewelry section of your local craft store. Lots of different sizes available. I bought mine at Hobby Lobby.
Where do you find all the cool vintage stuff?
Some is vintage, some is not. Most of the vintage stuff I've collected over the years from scrapbook stores, garage sales, estate sales, ebay, flea markets and from friends - the metal key at the top, the metal number 6, the brass keyhole and number 1 below it, the cream door plate at the bottom. If you see something you like but aren't sure how you'll use it, just buy it anyway. Some of the things I used on the bird stand I have had for years, just sitting around waiting for a project. Other things are new like the metal 4 (a mailbox number from Home Depot), the bingo card (Jenni Bowlin), the owl (gift from my friend Vicki, it's a Christmas tree ornament), misc chipboard pieces (the Hello piece from an OLD Scenic Route chipboard pack).
Where did you get the To Do board hanging on the wall above the bird stand?
I found this a couple of years ago on clearance at Target. You can find them here - http://www.boarddudesdirect.com/blfrcldryerc.html. The board has a black frame and is clear - so the wall shows through behind it. It's dry erase.
Do you really use the To Do board?
YES! Both Nick and I have our own calendars at work and on our phones, but we use this one at home to track everyting that affects us as a family - sports games, practices, school functions, school projects that are due, travel, etc. It's great because it's front and center, so we always look at it. The boys are even getting in the habit of looking at it to see what's happening. I like that it's a part of our lives, but it's decor at the same time.
Where did you find the letters on top of the To Do board?
I found these vintage letters at a store in San Francisco called Timeless Treasures. My friend Sande I and went to the store a few years ago on a girls trip. The owner, Joan, is wonderful and has offered many times to 'shop' her store for people that are looking for vintage letters sayings and ship them. I also bought all of the letters and the large metal number there for this Family of 4 that hangs in our living room (to put things in perspective, the size of the metal 4 is about 2 feet tall). In fact, if you check out the post on the store's website from the 24th and the 17th Joan talks about the vintage letters they have. If you have more time to browse the store's site, you'll see quite a few posts about the letters and how different people have used them. If you're a Pottery Barn fan, you may have noticed their use of vintage letters in their catalogs over the last few years. Fun little fact - a lot of the letters they use come from Timeless Treasures!
And one last question I get at least once a week...
What did you use to hang the layouts from in the picture on your blog banner?
It's a curtain rod from Target. Super, SUPER easy. The best thing about it is that it can be adjusted to fit almost any size space you have. The pieces that actually hang the layouts - the clips they sell along side the curtain rod that hang the curtains. The teeth on the clips are pretty small, so you really don't have to worry about them making dents in the layouts.
More questions, just shout!!