Whimsical and Homespun Art Creations with a Little Rural Living Thrown In

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Vintage Rusty Bed Springs & Gourds

Here are some rusty bed springs that my kid found for me.  Aren't the pretty? ;) I was thinking about playing around with some of my little gourds and mixing them with recycled stands.  Since I do most of my thinking out loud LOL, my kid decided to help my plans along by locating some rusty springs.   How lucky am I ? :)

For the creations that do not require the added rust, I purchased some new springs from Deb's Etsy shop  My Stitches to Treasure .  The new ones have such a nice clean look to them, and the base is more narrow than the vintage springs.  They should appeal to potential customers that do not desire the rough weathered look.

My collection of nail kegs hold all of my small and mini gourds.  They look so wonderfully prim stored in that fashion!  Here is a little guy in the most basic form! ;)   Thank the heavens that he has some friends, since I can see many different whimsical beings created from that shape.  The sketch book will be getting filled up tonight! 

My next thought was to turn to my jumbo egg gourds, but then I decided to give myself a little challenge... How about these mini dipper gourds with their curly tops?  I'm thinking, a few of them are going to make their way to the studio.  :)

When looking at the photo of the mini dipper gourds, I laughed when noticing the tag from the flea market.  It will stay on the keg and remind me of the great times hunting for treasures... and the adventures to come! :)

Stay tuned for more updates on the mini gourd front... :)


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love those gourds! They make your imagination go wild with ideas! ♥

Brenda said...

Thanks for stopping by Diane... Each one definitely has its own shape and personality! :)

My Stitches to Treasure said...

I was so surprised to see my springs. I can't wait to see what you do with them!

Brenda said...

Hello Deb... I have been working on the gourds and will have to do a post in the next couple of weeks... Love the springs! :)