Friday, June 19, 2015

Shabby, Salvaged Tin Heart : * The Shabby Gypsy *

Now is the perfect time
to tell the people in my life
how much they mean to me.


And there are so many ways to
express the heart of caring.

It can be with a little note tucked
away somewhere.
Our family loves to leave notes
around to surprise another.
 It's often coupled  with a
a small chocolate
or some kind of treat and it doesn't
have to be anything fancy.
Everyone loves to know that they
have been thought of.
It could be just taking the time to
ask someone a question about their day.

a hug~
a smile~ 
a warm handshake~
a word of encouragement~

Here is a little something that
I made from some salvaged tin. It
came from a one hundred year old barn
in the community. Last year, they had the roof
replaced and we were blessed
to be able to purchase some 
for a very good price.

I have many ideas for the tin and this was one.

I drew on it with red pencil and hand cut 
it with my tin snips. It was then painted
with some Antique White acrylic,
craft paint. 

The embellishing is
always so fun using whatever I have. 
I love flowers and almost always
add them. They are made from various 
materials. The tannish flower at the bottom was
made from some very old streamer 
paper that I found at a thrift store.
I love the way it aged.

I hope that you've 
had a peaceful

I actually just came back from Phoenix
where I met my husband and we celebrated
my second daughter's 28th birthday. We had
a surprise get-together with some
of her friends at the Cheesecake Factory!

It was fun and memorable as we visited, ate
 and as we all spoke a blessing over 
her for the coming year.
Isn't it a happy time when we can celebrate
those that we love and care about?

I'd love to hear about a celebration of yours
and please do tell of some of the
special ways that you show others
how much they mean to you!
It's so fun to share ideas.

I'm very thankful for my 
blogging friends. Your visits and comments 
really brighten my day!
Thank you so much for coming by :)

Tamara xoxo

I'm linking up to the Shabby Art Boutique
Sundays At Home

Come and join the fun!


Christine said...

Hi Tamara! What a beautiful, thoughtfully loving gift! I love all the buttons and flowers. You have such a knack at putting things together and it looks beautiful!
Have a blessed weekend!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

This is so creative and so pretty. Thanks so much for sharing with all of us. Happy weekend to you!!

Kezzie said...

Hi Tamara. Your tin heart is beautiful, all the more so because of the recycling. I always used to send my husband letters and cards in the post when we lived apart before marriage which he was always touched by. I do this to other friends and family too. X

Tamara said...

Thank you so much Christine!! It's so much fun. I love that everyone has such creative gifts..

Tamara said...

I find a lot of inspiration in so many things Thank you for the compliment and for coming by.
Happy Saturday!

Tamara xo

Tamara said...

Hi Kezzie.
Thank you for sharing your personal way of touching others. I love to get letters also! It's always so nice to have you visit. Thank you and have a wonderful weekend!

Tamara XO

Dee said...

Oh how pretty and it's such a sweet way to make someone feel special.
I'm also a big fan of The Cheesecake Factory. Every time I go, I try a different kind of cheesecake... yum.

Since I like to bake, I take food gifts to my family or a friend's home sometimes. A cake, pie or cookies. They seem to enjoy it and I like seeing the smiles. I'm glad I found your blog today, I really enjoyed the visit... :)

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Your heart is beautiful, and, so is the one you made.xoxo

Have a Daily said...

Tamara, you are so creative! I love all of the wonderful embellishing and how awesome that you got some of that old tin!

Tamara said...

Hi Dee..
You can't go wrong with the Chessecake Factory! and what a special way to show others that you care.. something home baked! It was a pleasure to meet you. Thank you so much for coming by and leaving your thoughts. I hope you'll visit again. Have a wonderful day.

Tamara xoxo

Tamara said...

Thank you, Rosemary,
That is so very kind. I hope your week is awesome!

Tamara xoxo

Tamara said...

Hi Jann,
Having time to create is such a joy.. Thank you for the compliment and for visiting today, Comments and visits always brighten my day.. :)

Tamara <3

Roosterhead Designs said...

Hi Tamara~ I am already missing Wen's SN Tuesday's!
I am peeking back in your blog a bit to see what I might find. And I found this gorgeous tin heart! : ) Beautiful work. Love love this. Your little homemade flowers and bits of lace and buttons...*sigh* vintage dreamy.
I wanted to ad that my family did the same thing, leaving notes for each other in unexpected places! I had several from Alan that I still leave out :J Makes me feel good.
Have a blessed week~ Karen