Saturday, January 4, 2014

'A Charmed Life'

I finished a project today! Wow~I amaze myself. While visiting a friend in the fall, I was inspired by her framed Mary Engelbreit print, 'A Charmed Life'. She added vintage buttons inside the shadow box style frame and I was entranced. Today, I searched through my jewelry to find my old charm bracelet along with some other charms, pins and Cracker Jack prizes I have collected. I remembered that I bought a shadow box frame with a padded back (@9"x11") at Pottery Barn some time ago (I think Hobby Lobby has one like it) as well as purchasing the afore mentioned ME print (actually a greeting card which measures 5"x7") online and got to work, polishing the sterling silver and planning what would go where. Luckily, I had some short pins in my stash which I used to pin the extra charms in the padding. I ended up taking all my charms off to rearrange them~my fingers are sore from prying open the jump rings. But I am very pleased with what I accomplished and I have room to add more charms! So is this project really finished?! The hunt is on!

The frame is pictured with the glass closed (the frame has a magnetic closure).

Here it is pictured opened.

This is my friend's inspiring project with a portion of her collection of vintage buttons. Loverly! Thanks, Jen, for the inspiration! I am joining Nita for Mod Mix Monday! And also Linda for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday Joining Kim for 'Wow Us Wednesdays' at Savvy Southern Style Savvy Southern Style


  1. This is fantastic! I must share this with my mom.

    PS. You ready for the storm? The girls are hoping for an extended break from school.

  2. I've always wanted to do a frame like this. Yours is charming:)

  3. Mary is a friend of mine, she is a fun and amazing artist. I miss seeing her since I moved to the country. Happy New Year, Richard from my Old Historic House and Sissy Dog too.

  4. What a "charming" way to display that charm bracelet we all had in high school. Love this project!


  5. I love Mary Engelbreit. Her style is so whimsical, sweet and happy. Your shadow box does her justice. It's so magical!