Sunday, April 8, 2012

Civil War Utensils and Artwork


Last month I toured several beautiful homes at the Audubon Pilgrimage in St. Francisville, LA.  In my favorite home tour, I saw a young boy's room that had the following artwork.  It is framed linen fabric with arrows and the next one with dream catchers.  I was so impressed I sneaked a couple of pics very quickly.  That's why the quality is not that great.



I was immediately inspired to make something for my house seeing this idea.  I thought of the utensils that I had purchased at a yard sale several years back.  A lot of merchandise was from an antique store that had been opened years before.  A fellow thrifter told me they were from the Civil War and I immediately came home and check ebay and, lo and behold, there were something just like 'em.  Every since then, they have been stuck in a drawer.


I asked my husband if he would make me a frame out of some type of wood that I could poly.  He had some scraps of cedar moulding left over from a job and it took him all of 10 minutes to make it! 


After my coat of poly dried, I gathered a piece of cardboard, spray adhesive, and a piece of linen I picked up at the local Wal-Mart.  I didn't like the look of just the fabric on the cardboard and I didn't have any batting on hand, so I dug a thin towel out of the rag bag and used it between the two to give it a little more padded look.


I used a hot glue gun to mount the utensils.  I was afraid it wouldn't hold but so far so go.


Here's a close up of the fork.


And this is my finished product!  My fabric could have been pulled a little tighter but this was my first time using spray adhesive and it dried really fast, but I'm quite satisfied with it.  I already know where it's going, my new china closet, which I plan on revealing next week!  My husband better get on the ball and hang those last few doors for me.


Blessings, Tammy

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16 comments:

  1. Thanks for stopping by our blog. I love your post - especially the utensils.

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  2. Tammy this is such a neat idea and display. Thanks so much for sharing with the newbie party.

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  3. This is cool looking and awesome that you found authentic Civil War utensils! Nice job!

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  4. Great way to display vintage eating utensils.

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  5. What a great idea! I'm coming over from Debbie-Doo's. Now following you. Would love for you to visit me if you get a chance!

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  6. That is such a cute idea. Too bad I don't have any silverware worth framing.

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  7. This is a wonderful way to display something you love. I like how your display turned out. I'm a new follower and would love for you to follow back.

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  8. The Civil War utensils is AWESOME!!! Like how you displayed in the frame.

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  9. Tammy those are fabulous finds and I love how you displayed them! Thanx for coming over to my place to party!

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  10. I love what you have done, it is such a unique and eye catching piece. If they are civil war pieces though I would NOT have glued them. You could have stitched them on. But anyhow that's just my idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Love this! The cedar was a great choice for the frame. It really turned out wonderful. Thank you for sharing with us at TTF and have a terrific day!

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  12. Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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Thank you so much for all your lovely comments! I try to return the favor and visit each one of you! ~Blessings, Tammy~