First off, I saw this image of hanging shawls. I have a lot of shawls. Getting them out of the closet and displayed has been on my list for some time. It was simple, too simple for my style, but it inspired me to try something similar.
I have this wonderful antique store in my town. It's filled to the rafters with awesome and reasonably priced treasures just begging to be sifted through. If you're OCD or claustrophobic, you wouldn't be able to handle it. There is not much rhyme or reason to the layout, which makes it great. I always find something new and interesting when I visit, from antique hats and gloves, to old tools, jewelry, dishes, and more! This time I went in with a mission, to find something appropriate to display my handspun and handknit shawls.
After perusing for near an hour. I found a simple piece of wood that had white knobs on it. It wasn't fancy, but since it was ready to hang and had the holes in it, it was a perfect start. It was really funny because when I asked the owner about it, she said she just purchased it for the knobs. Well, since I didn't want the knobs, I took them off and gave them to her. Then, going back to the far end of the shop, I found a shelf full of old mix and match dresser pulls. After getting an assortment together, I asked her how much she wanted for the knobs and wood. For 20 knobs, I paid $12 and she threw in the wood for free since she didn't want it in the first place. I said she was reasonable right? The white ones were the original knobs that I couldn't remove at the shop. I figured they added to the allure anyway, so I left them.
This has become a favorite place of mine to look at. I forgotten just how much work I've done and what I've accomplished with my craft. It's great to look there and remind myself every once in a while.