Saturday, March 21, 2009

Tarnished Metals


Tarnished metals....silver, silverplate, brass, steel....to me, they are all so appealing and its fun and interesting to mix them with textures...fabrics, feathers, ribbons and wood....


A bouquet made from a page of an old book and a sewing pattern.... is tied with a silk ribbon and sits in a found miniature silver plate trophy.....


Vintage metal box


Hammered vintage heart which is really very large and heavy....almost too big to wear!


Sweet metal and glass picture frames


Decorative old brass doorknob


Old keys....some very rusty!


silverplate tray with button hooks and silver bookmark


Gold and silver crochet necklaces








Lovely metal mesh purse with sterling frame.....notice the little blue clasp? Notice the tiny spider who is sitting in the sun or perhaps just posing for the picture?





Sterling silver monogrammed mirror and powder case


Old metal shoe buckles


Silver oval box with key


Slim silver plate vase and feathers


Metal buckle as a holder for stamped mini tags


Decorative scissors

Just scratching the surface of stuff hanging around here.......does anyone like copper? That's another whole post!

4 comments:

Carole said...

WoW Laura,
I don't know where to start. I love tarnished metal everything! The meshed purse and scissors are fabulous. What a great idea for the metal buckle. Clever girl!!! I'd like one of everything please!!!

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Really nice & unusual post. You have an eye for nice things!
Isabelle x

Ali ~ Betty & Violet said...

I too love tarnished metal! This is a lovely collection of vintage treasures...great photos!

A Vintage Mood said...

Hi Laura! Thanks so much for the visit. Your blog is beautiful! You are going on my blogroll immediately.
Take care,
Ann