Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Shabby Chic Paperweight

My daughter came home yesterday all gaga over a new consignment shop in our neighborhood. It's not on my regular route, so I hadn't noticed it. So she "dragged me" (not) down there to have a look-see.

Can I just say thank you Jamie! I found quite a few little treasures that I will post later. But my favorite was a snowflake crystal paperweight. I immediately came home and started rummaging through my scrapbook paper, but didn't find what I wanted. So I went online...story of my life...and headed over to tatteredvintage at etsy. She has the most amazing digital downloads of gorgeous, vintage wallpaper patterns she's collected for years. I found one...some...okay, several that I loved!  I bought me some yummy goodness, then waited impatiently patiently for the download to arrive in my inbox.  She says to allow 24 hours, but it only took an hour or so before they were sitting pretty in my email.

I printed out my favorite, used a circle cutter to cut the perfect size circle, then mod podged it onto the base of the paperweight.  I'm in love!  The exciting part is, the consignment shop has 8 more paperweights and she will give me a deal if I buy all of them.  I begrudgingly...because I love it...put this one up for sale in my etsy store.

 I love it sitting on my copy of Shabby Chic by Rachel Ashwell!

Now I need your opinion.  Should I go back and buy all the others?  I priced it at $15.  If you weren't inclined to make one yourself (as most of us diy'ers are), would you pay that for it?  I googled crystal paperweights, and they run from about $25 on up, for nice ones.  Thanks for your input.  I'm itching to make more :)


  1. Love your paperweight! Yes, I would buy more, too, and I think you have it very reasonably priced. I just love things that are functional and beautiful at the same time, and your pretty paperweight fits the bill!

  2. The paper weight is gorgeous! I would probably buy them too. What's the worst thing that happens if they don't sell, you have some gorgeous Christmas or Birthday presents!

  3. oh I love it!!!! I dont know about cost, but I know that is gorgeous and will def sell!!!

  4. Thank you for the feedback! I've decided to go ahead and buy the rest of them. Can't wait to get started!


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