Thursday, April 4, 2013

Four Seasons in cheap frames

Besides miniatures, I love yard and garage sales.    Several years ago I went to a sale and the woman of the  house went inside and when I asked her husband what price for the frames, he said $2. (25 cents each).   Well, who can resist a bargain.   Didn't know what I was going to do with them but eventually I decided the rectangular ones would be fireplace scenes revolving around things that would symbolize the seasons of the year.

I built the boxes, applied the hinges and waited until real inspiration hit.   As I would find things I thought would be great I put them in their respective boxes.   This week when my inspiration is overflowing, I decided to finish up these projects. 

Here are the boxes  



 
Now building things is certainly not my long suit, but they looked pretty good.  
 
Here are the boxes with wallpaper and ceiling papered. 
 
 Spring:
 
Spring should be light and airy.   I believe this room conveys that feeling.  
 The bowls of Tulips was the inspiration for this room. 
 Summer:
 
Summer is red, white and blue.   Lazy Days of summer.  


 Fall:
 
Boo - fall is pumpkins and Halloween.  
 Don't you love the little trick or treaters above.   They are so cute.   I bet they get lots and lots of candy.  

 
 
 
Winter:   When I think winter, I think Christmas.   I decorate early and leave everything up for a long time.  
 
 

 
I've had absolutely no inspiration for the fireplace in the room.   Might fill it with poinsettias or build a fire.   Probably plants because the little fair haired boy is too close and his candy might melt. 

 
 
 I am so happy these little boxes turned out as well as I thought they would.   Generally that is not the case.   So much fun to have a project come together.  

7 comments:

Michele said...

Great imagination Shiela! Nice job building the boxes!

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stalbertmini said...

What wonderful depictions! My absolute favourite is Spring - it just speaks to me!
I agree that a lush poinsettia would be wonderful in the fireplace.
Maureen H.

PILAR6373 said...

Que proyecto tan bonito y original!!! me gusta mucho como lo has realizado,son preciosas cada una de las escenas de las estaciones!!!
Besos.

Chris P's Minis and More said...

I love this idea witht the frames really cute love them all

Chris Verstraete said...

Great idea! Good way to use up stuff too! Love it!

Kathleen said...

I love those, so creative!
I am your newest follower.
Tahnks for your vote on Let's Dish!
Kathleen