Good Morning and Happy Wednesday! I am here in Washington DC for the next 10 days. I met our newest grandson yesterday. He is precious and a perfect fit for our family. BUT, today I want to share my story about some Vintage Box Springs and Hankies as Vases. It was an adventure I will remember for a long time.
A couple of weeks ago my Hubby took me and 2 of our grandkiddos on a little hike near our home. We live in the foothills outside of Las Vegas. It was a beautiful time and day for a hike.
Oh. My. Goodness. Look what was on the plateau of the hill! Yep, Vintage Box Springs! I could hardly contain my excitement.
I mean, really! Look at all that rusted goodness just waiting for me. Who knows how long it has been sitting there. Months? Years?? It didn’t matter, I know it was meant to be mine.
A few days later, Hubby took me up to take apart and cut up the vintage box spring. He is so patient and indulges my passions and design eye.
We brought a bed sheet to carry back our hall of vintage box springs. I could hardly wait to bring them home and get my creative juices going.
So, I had this idea using my white tulips. (Yes, I got them on sale for $1. Don’t be jealous. hehehe)
I thought it would be fun to use my vintage hankies, vintage box springs and tulips together as a vase. The only problem was I didn’t have a vessel for water. Hmmm…What if I used a lid from a vintage mason jar filled with water?
Yep, that is exactly what would work. I actually tested to see how long the water would last in the lid until the flower would “drink” it up. It took about 3 hours until all the water was gone.
Perfect timing for a party, right?
Wouldn’t this look perfect for a Spring Tea or Bridal shower?
If you don’t have a vintage jar lid, you can also use a canning jar lid filled with water.
The hankies don’t have to be wrapped perfectly. It adds even more personality to each tulip and vintage box spring.
I hope you have enjoyed seeing my Vintage Box Springs and Hankies as Vases. I had a lot of fun sharing my story of how I found them and what I ended up using them for. I see many MORE vintage box springs in my future projects very soon.
Thanks for stopping by and making my day even a little bit better than it started out.
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