Thursday, November 4, 2010

♥ Country Kitchen ♥ A {Shabby Retro} Recipe Box and Card

When I saw this week's challenge over at The Shabby Tea Room, I immediately fell in love! The colors and image was so inspiring, especially since I had been wanting to alter this recipe box for a long time and this was just the push I needed to do it! I couldn't wait to break out my Melissa Frances Kitschy Kitchen papers, cutouts and rub-ons for this project!
Aren't those mini pots and utensils adorable? I picked them up awhile ago at Joann's and couldn't wait to use them one day. This was just the right project for them! I made the large "rolling pin" on the recipe box from a wooden spool, ribbon and some Melissa Frances Chandelier Drops. The mini ones on the card were made with mini spools, ribbon, paper and beads.
I also used some Maya Road chipboard alphas, crocheted ribbon and some of Debbie's seam binding ribbon.

The card uses this week's sketch over at The Mojo Monday Blog.
Here is the gorgeous Shabby Tea Room Inspiration photo:
And the Mojo Madness Sketch:
And last but not least, here are some Halloween photos of my 2 son's. Antonio was Thomas the Train and Santino was a lion! Antonio had a blast Trick or Treating with his cousins.

I will be having a FUN GIVEAWAY shortly! SO stay tuned for that! Have a wonderful day!



Auntie Em said...

Love, love, love your recipe box. Even if a person didn't bake a thing they could appreciate how cute it is!!!
Your babies are adorable. Hallowe'en is so fun with kids!
Thanks for sharing! :o)

Yana said...

Amazingly creative box!

Very cute boys!

MsJay said...

Love that recipe box. The boo-boo is too cute in the costume. LOL!

Sarah Mullanix said...

abslolutely adorable recipe box, card, and pics.....the tiny stainless coolware is really a cute touch too! :)

Pattie said...

Oh how shabby and beautiful this is - I love all the little details you put into this awesome set! Great use of the Mojo sketch too!
Thanks for joining us in the Tea Room!

Rene' said...

Adorable! Love everything about it!
Srappy Love,

Debbie said...

Melissa, you truly AMAZE me with the level of your creativity! This project is out of this world adorable and fits our inspiration photo to a 'T' this week! Thanks for sharing your lovely talents with us weekly in the Tea Room :)

PS - your seam binding went in the mail today!

Kim. said...

This is amazing, you created a masterpiece here. Love the detail even the pot and ladle.
Kim xXx

Cora Hoekstra said...

Wauw, what a cute project, amazing how you made this. It`s inspiring!!

♥...Mo...♥ said...

Truly a wonderful project
Hugs from Venezuela

The Scrappy Tree said...

Your recipe box is amazing, I love the detail!
Your kids are adorable btw :)

Sandy Ang said...

I love, love, love your stove-recipe box and the card !
It's retro, charming and incredibly executed.

Hope you'll link it up at my challenge -

Debi said...

Wow! Your designs are amazing- well done on being the winner at Shabby tea room this week x