Thursday, April 28, 2011


n. pl. ser·en·dip·i·ties
1. The faculty of making fortunate discoveries by accident.
2. The fact or occurrence of such discoveries.
3. An instance of making such a discovery.
seren·dipi·tous adj.

how beautifully serendipitous that just three days after seeing this lovely photo on country living

I in fact stumbled upon on old metal rake of my own! Remembering this picture, I snatched it up for a mere $3 from a local antique store.  Here's my version:

If you know me at all, you know I've never been much of a jewelry-wearer. I almost never change my earrings. I honestly think part of the reason is because when my jewelry is out of sight, it's out of mind. Plus, it's all been shoved in my jewelry box and tends to get tangled and that's just annoying.
Hopefully, its new home on the back of my closet door will remind me to give it its fair share of wear. (how's that for rhyming?!)

there's just something about shiny, pretty things combined with rusty, old things that gets me every time.

oh, to be free from tangled necklaces! the liberty! the release!


  1. This is Serendipitous! I just saw a really cool project for taking an old Garden Rake and inserting it in a pot for extra hanging flowers. You insert a piece of PVC pipe, then put the rake in. Too cute! I happen to have an old rake that will never be used except to hold up the wall against my storage shed. It has been there so long, it has become part of the scenery. Hopefully soon it will be getting a new life. Your jewelery looks fantastic by the way!

  2. Karen! You will definitely have to put that old rake to good use! I would love to see the flower pot idea you're talking about!

  3. Beautiful! I had no idea you had so many pretty necklaces...probably because you never wear them!

  4. Don't worry, Kerry, I'm trying to remedy that!

  5. My fav post of yours! Love upcycling. I am the search for an awesome old picture frame to upcycle into a kitchen chalkboard!

  6. Thanks, Amanda! I know you can appreciate a good thrift find. :)

  7. What a fantastic idea! I love the contrast of the -jewelry holder- with your pretty pieces!

    I also had to smile at your blog's name. It's always been my grandmother's pet names for her grandkids :)

    I look forward to following your blog!

  8. This is an awesome use of repurposing and it looks great! Thanks for sharing.

  9. This is fantastic! I love it. I hardly wear my necklaces too because I hate digging them out of the box they're jumbled in. Now to just find an old rake in downtown Baltimore... :)

  10. such a great idea. Ive been trying to think of a neat way to display my necklaces. I'll keep an eye out for something neat like that!


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