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Monday, September 3, 2012

Framed Silverware Print

Bon Jour Mon Amis!
Hope you all had a great long holiday weekend!  It's hard to believe that September is here already.  While it always seems a little bittersweet that summer is almost over, after a super steamy hot summer, I am oh so ready for autumnal weather to arrive!
Today I'd like to share with you one of my latest creations, a framed and matted silverware print!

 I found this pretty frame a few weeks ago.  It already came double matted, and originally held black and white photos of flowers. While it was pretty, you know me, I just have to change things up!  So, I began by painting the frame a nice taupe color, which matches the inner mat.
 But what to add to the three openings?  I immediately thought of silverware!  The Graphics Fairy is where I found the amazing fork, spoon, and knife prints!  Aren't they pretty?  I also found the lovely background print there too!  So, I first printed out the background, then the silverware on top of it.
 I'm really happy with how it all came together!
 I'm also super excited, as a week from now hubby and I will be leaving for France!  We will spend 10 days there, driving along the French country side for the first half of the trip, then spending the second half in our very favorite city in the world, Paris!  I can hardly wait!  We've talked about this trip for months, and it really snuck up on us!  We've always gone to Paris in the spring, so visiting in the fall will be a real treat!  Thanks to hubby's many years working for the airlines, we are able to fly very cheaply (we fly standby, keeping our fingers crossed that we make it on the plane!), and we love taking advantage of such a wonderful benefit.
I plan on purchasing lots of treasures while there, that I will offer for sale here on my blog when we return (thank goodness for expandable suitcases!).  So stay tuned!
Later this week I'll be sharing with you more photos of my craft room.  I'd love to have you pop back in for another visit!
                   Hope you all have a great week!
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Kim K. said...

PARIS!!! You lucky lucky girl to travel so many times. Please take lots of pictures.

Bente said...

Hi, Donna.
What a beautiful creation you did there.

Paris is fantastic in the autumn, for sure. I visit once in october.


myric andreasen said...

Hi Donna! I am very very excited for your trip! I will be looking forward for pictures! I know you are super excited and I know how much you love Paris!


Debbie said...

Paris??!! you lucky girl!! We were there in August and September...beautiful!
Can't wait to see what you bring back!
Your latest project turned out lovely, Donna! love the knife graphics especially!

NanaDiana said...

Oh- Donna! I had no idea you were headed to France! What fun and I hope it is a wonderful fun time for you. Making two moves in two years and coming home to such a mess was horrible. You deserve this break!

Love your frame and the silverware- xo Diana

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Have fun in Paris, and take lots of pics. Love the prints.

Susan said...

Terrific job on this silverware framing Donna! You are so creative. I love the background.
Oh, how exciting that you're visiting France soon - woo hoo! I can't wait to hear all about it here at your blog, and to see what you bring home. :)
I know you will have a wonderful time in the city of romance.

Penny Phillips said...

I love your print! Have fun in Paris! Hugs, Penny

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I LOVE this project, Donna...so pretty! France! I know how excited you must be! Safe travel and hope you have a trip full of wonderful memory-making!

The Bear's Blog said...

Miss Donna, am I going to Paris with you?

Where will Miss Emily stay?

Prudence ♥

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Love your framed print! Have a great trip to Paris and take lots of photos!!!

The Vintage Farmhouse said...

Hi Donna! Looks great!!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I love your transformed picture frame and the silverware is just perfect! Wishing you a wonderful trip to France!

Jody and Stan said...

Have lots of fun in Paris!


Gail said...

now that's a brilliant idea !!! came out great. Enjoy your voyage look forward to your photos when you return ! a bientot ! Gail x

Karen said...

Donna, I love your new creation! Very nicely done.

Lucky you, going to France! Hope you have a wonderful trip. Looking forward to seeing your travel pictures!

Love, Karen

Ivy and Elephants said...

This is super cute. I love this idea. I would love it if you could share this wonderful post at our What’s it Wednesday linky party. I hope you can join us.