April 24, 2013

Tussie Mussies In Bed Spring Holders

Tussie Mussies and bed springs

Only Me... "Miss Fluffy" Would buy rusty bedsprings and then decided to fill them with lace and flowers


A while back I was at this big antique extravaganza and bought some old bed springs


I had no idea what I was going to do with them, I thought maybe something rusty and industrial....Who am I kidding, I can't help it, I'm just all about fluff!

So I made up some Tussie Mussies and added my fabric flower ...Tutorial HERE





Nothing better than a little rust and lace.....


.....And white roses


I thought with Mothers Day coming up I would put some in my booth at Orange Tree and a few in my online store The Polka Dot Closet 


I don't know if you sense it or not, but all I do is play everyday and nothing makes a better play day than lace, flowers, and ribbon.

Happy Creating!
Carol

57 comments:

marda said...

Beautiful...rust and roses.

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

These are beautiful Carol! Love the colors!

Debbi said...

great idea!

Judy McCarthy said...

Carol, these are just so pretty! Thanks for sharing with us.

NanaDiana said...

Listen, If I promise to behave myself can I come and play with you? It looks like you have so much fun playing. Then I can take all your ideas and use them myself!;>) (probably like half of blogland does)-ha! xo Diana ps-Those are GORGEOUS. I absolutely love them!!!!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

So pretty, Carol...and I love the way you used the springs!

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Oh, my, your are so clever and creative! I probably would have put the rusty springs in the trash! I just love what you have done! Why can't I think of things like that! Thanks for sharing! Nancy

shari said...

Brilliant idea, I love the rust and lace mixture, so pretty!

BECKY said...

Absolutely love these, Carol! They look so great sitting in the rusty springs!! Fabulous idea!!

Hope all is well with you!!
Hugs,
Becky

Iprefervintage said...

Those are darling.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Those are so pretty--and the bed springs idea is perfect for a stand. Adorable!

Bente said...

Soooo beautiful. Love them

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

I LOVE tussie mussies! And these are fabulous! Quite the score, those springs! :)

debi said...

Carol, your tussie mussies are stunning, and especially beautiful in the bed springs.

MY SHABBY FRENCH LIFE said...

YES ! I can't say nothing but yes ! I wouldn't have thought that rust and lace should suit so nicely together a while before... I've always been lacy, but now I feel I'm changing to rust and lace that's to say more simplicity ? Wonder...

xoxo from PARIS where we have a so wonderful day... till to morrow where winter is coming back.

Joëlle

Debbie said...

I think you posted about these when you first bought them and wondered aloud what you would do with them.
I LOVE (really do love) your idea with the tussy mussies in them.

PastMastery said...

Lovely but...doesn't the rust come off on the lace?
Or do you do something 'secret' to it. to prevent it from spoiling your creations.
Sue

Di said...

Those are lovely, I miss shopping at Orange Tree!

FabShabbyRoses said...

OH MY GOSH this is awesome! I love love love these! My middle daughter is getting married soon and her shower is in May. Since she's having an outdoor wedding the shower will be a rustic theme. I'm making cone shaped holders from paper and filling them with caramel popcorn that I make and everyone loves. We are going to set the cones in a wicker basket but how cool would it be to have 6 or so of these to place in front of the basket to showcase them! Oh my gosh. Now I'm on a mad dash trying to figure out how I can get some of these! Oh my!

FabShabbyRoses said...

I forgot to mention how amazing you are! I would never miss one of your posts! You're just so very creative in a way that I just love! Thank you so much for sharing! Hugs, Carolyn

Melanie said...

Carol you make my weird collections of stuff completely justified. Old bed springs.....clever girl ! They look fantastic holding your sweet Tussie Mussies.
I will be sure to show your creation to my husband who asked me why I was hanging on to many 'interesting' things when cleaning out our garage this week. He tried to throw out a 100 year old lampshade frame today while I wasn't looking. Didn't last long though because when he turned back around I had it back out of the dumpster and hanging proudly back up on the wall.
One mans trash is another mans treasure.

Ruby and Arthur said...

Hi Carol, this is a great idea. I love your tussie mussies. I have some old bed springs so thanks for the idea! Jean

Perfectly Printed said...

These are perfect for Mom's Day or how about a May Day gift? Love these! chris

Marilyn said...

I'm almost ready to start playing, need a new playmate? If it snows on the last day of school, I've decided I'm not going! And, I've got an old bed springs in the back yard that I had my SIL drag out of the basement. Now I think I'll teach him how to put on gloves and cut those babies apart! (He's a city boy-but, love him anyway). Your tussies are perfect for either May holiday!♥♫

Kat said...

Those are really pretty Carol. The colors are wonderful.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

These are very pretty, Carol! I like the rusty springs with the softness of the tussie mussies. I think that they would make for a lovely Mother's Day gift.

Laurie said...

if this is the result of your play time I say play away, these ARE FLIPPING AMAZING!!!!!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

A perfect combination of lace and rust. Love your idea Carol.

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Opposites attract and you found the perfect combination! They will be sold before you know it!!!

Celestina Marie said...

Oh your tussie are gorgeous. I love the mix of rust and last. You are amazing. I just found a bed spring on my treasure hunts. Thanks for the inspiration.
They will go fast!!
XO CM

DownTheLaneWithDaisy said...

You are too much. I love the combo. Nice contrast.

Marlene Plemel said...

These are beautiful. Do you have a tutorial for making tussie mussie's? Thank you for sharing.

Decora Adora said...

Hi Carol These are beautiful Love the colors!

Wanda said...

Your are such a girly girl, and that is my favorite kind. I wanted to compliment you on your photos, they are so light and clear, you do a beautiful job. TTFN

Laurel Stephens said...

Oh my! Lace and rust; I love it!!

Heart Vintage Design said...

Another great idea, Carol!

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Egretta Wells blog said...

Those Spring Tussie Mussies are so adorable. Instead of May baskets, I shall make some for my friends' doors...May Day Tussie Mussies! Fab!

Sylvia said...

Great idea Carol...

Kelly_Deal said...

Beautiful! Great idea!

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

OMG, Carol, these are beautiful! I went right over to the tutorial, because these will be perfect to take to our 5-year-old granddaughter for her dance recital. Last year's tussie-mussie was in a silver holder, and I was having a hard time thinking of something comparable yet not the same--this is it!! Thank you so much for the tutorial; the "melted" fabric gives an awesome look! Did you attach a "stem" on the ones in the tussie-mussie to keep it in place? Beautiful!! ~Zuni

June said...

Another fabulous idea! I love the rusty bed springs and pairing them with the lacey tussie mussies was simply genius.

lynn said...

these are so lovely, carol! not to mention how clever it is to use the springs as holders for them!

Createology said...

I love how you have made your signature lace and floral tussie mussies and then set them into rusty springs. Uber chic!!! Happy Creative Hearts...

Betty@SouthernGrace said...

Only you could make that work, Carol :)

Connie@shabbyforsure said...

Hi Carol, I love the combination of rust and lace. Just beautiful...Connie

Maureen said...

These make my heart sing! What mom wouldn't love to receive on on her special day?

Mimi Sue said...

Love these! I'm thinking they'd be adorable on a Christmas tree. Mimi

Nora Miller said...

Carol,

These are awesome...only you could see a tussie mussie in an old bedspring and make it look good.

Love them!

Sue

The Stitching Coop said...

Well now, those worked out perfectly didn't they. Nothing like mixing textures for the biggest impact. You did very well with your rusty springs & gorgeous tussies. Hugs. tammy

Rhissanna said...

I'm glad I have you on my facebook, so I catch up with this stuff. there are so cute! Yes, rust and lace go well together. Very pretty.

Ginger Knox said...

You are too cute! I had seen those old bed springs before and wondered "What the heck would you do with those".
Well, you did it spot on! Only you could make a silk purse out of that sow's ear.
Have a blessed Sunday. Ginger

Art and Sand said...

I was feeling pretty proud of myself until I read your post and saw your photos. I made 2 different Tussie Mussie's today - my first every - to put on the neighbor's doors on May Day. I was going to make some more tomorrow. After seeing yours, I am feeling pretty inadequate. But, unless my neighbors are reading your blog, I guess they won't have any comparison so I should just keep at it.

Yours are lovely.

Olivia said...

Oh wow! These turned out gorgeous! xo
Olivia

Little Miss Maggie said...

What a wonderful use for old bed springs. I love the rust and the lace. It makes a perfect combo.

Debi Willhoite said...

Those tussies are just lovely, and using the bedsprings as holders is just a fabulous idea!

At Christmas I was looking for just three springs to make like Christmas trees with them....didn't see any anywhere, but I did find a full size bed spring at Rennigers so I bought it. A couple of weeks later I go and try to tear this thing apart...ended up having to buy bolt cutters to get it done which was all dang day! Well I got my three springs, and a total of EIGHTY!!! I had no idea even just looking at the bed spring there was that many springs in that bugger! Well I got so busy at Christmas I never did make the trees, and I have them all in a garbage can in the garage. I have several ideas of things to do with them, but just have to get the time. The durn thing is, is that I never even thought to go online and do a search for the just three I needed. And now I see you can find those buggers everywhere lol!

Well I just love what you have done with yours....just way durn cute! :)

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Carol~and here I was thinkin' those springs were just a way to hold my french fries cones, lol.

The white roses were the perfect finishing touch.

I've had such a wonderful time catching up.

Sweet wishes,
Sara