Wednesday, February 15, 2012


Okay folks.  Since I haven't had a chance to go pickin' lately annnnd, I really haven't had any time for paintin' either, just thought I'd pass this 'too cute' idea along to you.  Maybe some of you other shop owners can use it.  Or, it'd actually make a cute curtain in any kitchen.

When I moved the shop to it's new location, I needed a doorbell.  I didn't want to buy one of those magnet type 'over the door' chimes.  So, I decided to use something to go with the shop's theme......which of course is antiques.  I looked for luck.   Looked for old jingle luck.  Sooooo, since I love old silverware, I decided I'd do something with that.  And, this is what I came up with...........

     Believe me, I can definitely hear when someone comes into the shop.

Here are the SIMPLE if you can't figure it out allll by yourself.

Gather your tools:  Scissors, silverware (of course), ribbon, cut into different lengths.  I used two different types of ribbon and alternated it on the rod.  Oh, yeah, a curtain rod.  That's all ya need. 

I used some of each..........forks, knives and spoons. 

Now, just tie one end of the ribbon to the utensil...........annnnnnd..................

                           Tie the OTHER end of the ribbon to the rod.

And, TaDaaaa........DOORBELL.
I get comments almost daily on my DOORBELL.   8-)

Oh, and if you don't have a shop, don't cha think it would make a precious curtain in the kitchen???  I do.

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  1. this is a great it!!
    cheryl x

  2. I LOVE this curtain! So glad you're getting the hang of blogland :)

  3. Thank soooo much, Gina. And, thanks for all the help you've given me. You're the INSPIRATION !!!!

  4. Candy,
    I am also your newest follower. Thanks for the invite over to your place:) Love the silverware idea, I have about 10 pounds of old silver and that would be such a cute idea over my french doors in the dining area this summer. Thanks for the inspiration. Have a wonderful night:)

  5. Love it...such a cute and clever idea! I think it would darling in a kitchen window too for someone who doesn't have a shop. Have a great weekend :o)

    PS. I'm following you now too :o) Thanks for inviting me over!!!!

  6. Such a cute idea! Thanks for visiting my blog!

  7. What a cute idea. Instructions, I have learned in blogging...people like done good LOL!


  8. Oh what a cute idea Candy...And I can defintely see it as a cute curtain. Thanks for sharing.

    Hugs and Kisses,

  9. love this idea, your blog and that you have a store! how fun!! i am your new follower! thanks for checking me out and following lookatthebirdie :)

  10. Candy,
    Super cute doorbell! I think it would be a great overlay to a kitchen curtain too. Or a wind chime. Great tutorial. Thanks so much for linking up last week to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you have for this week’s party! Have a great week.


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