And I am now in love with Pinterest. I think it might be the real thing this time.
I repinned this image from CassieVivi's board of a frame that had been repurposed into a kind of momentos keeper/bulletin board/work of art.
I've been holding on to the frame of an old, long-ago-broken mirror Ma Luffin Mayun's grandmother, DorothyLee, gave me. She is so often my benefactress in all things vintage and fabulously worn. She has quite the same eye for things as I do. I love that. I've kept the frame for years occasionally contemplating what to do with it. Paint? Decoupage? Because of the combination of seeing this on Pinterest and Ma Luffin Mayun returning from Asia with a plethora of dear keepsakes, the idea came.
I took some basic wire that I had recently purchased for a jewelry-making project I've undertaken. Using the wire, a pair of scissors, and about twenty minutes of my evening, I came up with this...
I kind of love it and look forward to watching the collection on it grow. It's a perfect answer to the question of where to put things that we find special or important, but that don't necessarily lend themselves to having a particular place for storing or displaying.
|A beautiful bag that held souvenirs from the journey, some Korean coins,|
and the brochure from the english camp with the team members' pictures
|A fan from Korea and one of my favorite things: a flower made out of wool from Scotland|
sent to me by my KakiBlack
|Hanging in the corner of our bedroom.|
And beware of Pinterest . . .