Find #1: After looking at every magazine rack in every store that I’ve been in the last few weeks I finally found the summer issue of Flea Market Style. And you’ll never guess where… at a grocery store that I walk by every day. 🙂 I’ve been waiting for this one because I knew that our shop, Room With a Past, was going to be mentioned. Looks, we’re #6 in the “Best Vintage Sales From Coast to Coast.” And Mandi even has a quote!!! It’s filled with some great projects.
Find #2: I found an old tennis racquet press a few weeks ago at a thrift store. These were used to keep the old wooden racquets from warping. I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with it but following my MO, I bought it and sat it on my desk, waiting for inspiration to hit. Meanwhile, as my pile of bracelets grew, I knew I wanted to put together a new display for next month’s sale. Then I put two and two together… why not make a vintage “tennis bracelet” display? Get it? (I’m probably the only one laughing at my own joke…)
My dh & I have this joke about how whenever either of us comes up with a great idea we see it already done somewhere. So guess what I saw on Mamie Jane’s blog just a few days ago… before I had seen Flea Market Style?!? There’s a project with a vintage tennis racquet press in the mag! They made little snack serving trays. Jane made a plate & cup hanger from it. Make sure you go look at her blog and see how fun it it!
My jewelry display was really easy. Here’s my tutorial: 1) drill tiny holes in the press, 2) screw in cup hooks, 3) hang your bracelets on it. I used one of my tiny drill bits with my Dremel. I think the cup hooks are 1/4″. And it can sit or hang.
This will be at Room With a Past’s March 15-18 sale — displaying bracelets and will also be for sale.
Next… a vintage tennis racquet!