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Diy, thrifty home decor decorating ideas on a budget. Painting furniture, stenciling projects. Turning trash to treasure.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Thinking "outside the box" and NEWBIE party started early!

So I told you the other day I was thrifting at our local humane society.  I love that place and they do such a wonderful job of caring for all those unwanted or stray pets that need new homes.  I can tell you there is an overload of kitty cats! A lot do find homes and even if they don't they have a pretty good life there.  People come and walk the dogs and play with the cats on a daily basis.
Anyhow, I spied this BOX for 6.00.  It was old and I could tell by the somewhat old funky smell.  You know that smell I am speaking of, not so pleasant. Well anyhow for 6.00 and some good cleaner I figured I could do something with it.
The lady at the register said "Finally someone is buying that box"!
I also scored some old camera's for 5.00 a piece, and some travel decals too!
So my mind went a spinning, and this is what I came up with...
 I was going to paint it, but honestly, I like it as is. It matches our old  door above the bed in the masterbedroom

 So I decided to make a photo box, added some old Pics of dear ole Gramps, the old cameras and a family vacation album.  Oh lets not forget some negatives. 
 I do not do many of these albums anymore since everything is on computer.  But I think I will this summer. Nothing like thumbing through a photo album.

So let's get this newbie party started!
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Remember this party is for you to make new friends. So please do not link and leave and expect the world to come flocking.  That is not how blogging works.  Comment, comment, comment.  You will be surprised what you get back.  I love when I see my old friends who can't be a part of the party participating.  Thank you for the support.
Have fun!
I am starting the newbie party early and ending it earlier than normal.
It will be over Tuesday evening by 11:00 pm.  Because the pet partay will be starting on Wednesday...
get those pets ready  for their big day!

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Blogger Vicki said...

What a cute idea! You are so creative! The box looks great and I'm sure it will be an attention getter. All the unique things you come up with are so wonderful.

May 1, 2011 at 8:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is darling, Debbie Dear! Who would think what to do with an old box like that but you? It's looks wonderful and I like you poking in snaps of your granddad! :) Love the rub ons too! Hope you have a great Sunday.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

May 1, 2011 at 9:08 AM  
Blogger Carol said...

Love the box! I'm a sucker for wood boxes of all kinds :) Always grabbing them when I get the chance.

May 1, 2011 at 9:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You never cease to amaze me, such creative imagination you have.Its such a joy to come everyday to see whats next.I want to thankyou for including me in the newbie party last week such fun.Have a wonderful sunday,,

May 1, 2011 at 9:26 AM  
Blogger Jane said...

Great use for that old box. I love how you have combined the cameras, old photos and album to make such a creative display.
Yeah...I'll be copying!

May 1, 2011 at 9:33 AM  
Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Look at you miss crafty. What a great idea. What a steal on those cameras. They sell for oodles in the antique shops here. You could make a good profit.

May 1, 2011 at 9:38 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Love the old cameras... and the old box... Well when your sick of it I get first dibs on it...have a good Sunday Raining here... But what's new...


May 1, 2011 at 9:46 AM  
Blogger Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

Great job on the box Debbie. And I love those cameras! Such a nice way to display your special treasures!

Have a great week!

May 1, 2011 at 9:54 AM  
Blogger Jem said...

Debbie this is such a gorgeous idea!! I'm so inspired - thank you for sharing it with us. What a lovely way to store your keepsakes for years to come :-)

Hope you're having a lovely weekend!

Jem xXx

P.S Thank you for hosting once again!

May 1, 2011 at 10:00 AM  
Blogger Cricket said...

Love creative and were thinking outside the box.Wish I could do that more often!


May 1, 2011 at 10:00 AM  
Blogger Haverford House said...

You got some great treasures! I love the old camera's! Everything looks beautiful how you pulled them all together! ~Marcy

May 1, 2011 at 10:01 AM  
Blogger Susan said...

What an awesome set of finds! It looks wonderful all together.

May 1, 2011 at 10:15 AM  
Blogger Teresa@1800 Farmhouse Rd said...

Love the old box, and love that you have the camera stuff displayed in it. So your humane shelter has a thrift store in it? That would be sooo cool, to go shop and see all the little animals in one trip. I may just have to bring this up to my favorite shelter and see what they say. We just got a brand new "no kill" shelter about 30 miles from us and they have asked me to volunteer, imagine that. See ya at the pet party.

May 1, 2011 at 10:31 AM  
Blogger Pamela said...

This is a great idea Debbie!!!
Love it!!

I wish our thrift stores help the local Humane Society...what a great place you have there!!

May 1, 2011 at 10:33 AM  
Blogger The Tuscan Home said...

You are one of the most creative gals in blogland. You truly think out of the box and that's what I love about you. You come up with the most amazing ideas and then you put it altogether was such ease - AMAZING!! Thanks for sharing and enjoy the day! XOXO ~Liz

May 1, 2011 at 10:37 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I have some old cameras... I am going to copycat you! your box is lovely!
just linked up and going to spy other blogs now!
one question: the pet party is just pictures of pets or tutorials about pets? I can't wait to show off my furry babies :)

May 1, 2011 at 10:47 AM  
Blogger Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a wonderful vignette you created. I love old cameras and Mr ALC has a lot of them. I have albums but like you not so many current one's. Of course I need to get some prints of that gorgeous Grandbaby of mine! Love the box, great find!

May 1, 2011 at 10:58 AM  
Blogger Pam Kessler said...

What a cute vignette. That box was a great find!

May 1, 2011 at 11:22 AM  
Blogger Katie said...

What a cute idea with the box!! And I used to be SO good at doing photo albums, but now they all seem to sit on the computer for years...

May 1, 2011 at 11:35 AM  
Blogger Viki said...

I just don't know how you come up with these different ideas. This is so neat. WTG

May 1, 2011 at 11:51 AM  
Blogger Peggy said...

Love your new treasured box. You are so creative with these unique items, and it all looks great together; wonderful idea. Peggy

May 1, 2011 at 11:55 AM  
Blogger Melissa said...

Debbie, I LOVE that box, aren't ya glad you got past the funky smell and made it a treasure?
Also thanks for the newbie party invite, I'm in!

May 1, 2011 at 12:33 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Deb that is OVER THE TOP!!! I am working on a picture thing for my Dad for fathers day and what inspiration, love, love, love it! Hey and thanks so much for hopping over to Melanies, you are the BEST!

May 1, 2011 at 1:12 PM  
Blogger Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

You are so clever and creative, I would never have thought of this. Always an inspiration. Hugs, Marty

May 1, 2011 at 1:16 PM  
Blogger Donna said...

Hi Debbie,
Wow, I really love your new old box! And the way you accessorized it with the vintage cameras and photos is perfect! How neat that the Humane Society has a thrift shop. I can't wait to check out all of the thrift stores here in my new neck of the woods!!

May 1, 2011 at 1:44 PM  
Blogger Gypsy Heart said...

I love this! In a way, I think it's very sad that most people don't have actual photos anymore. I always feel that our kids and grandkids will miss out on so much family history without them. I am starting the task of having favorites printed and preparing albums for both my kids...and hoping they share with the grands. :-) One of the prices of technology, right?

Hope you have a wonderful day!

May 1, 2011 at 1:55 PM  
Blogger Here On Crow Creek said...

Absoloutly Beautiful Debbie!! Its amazing and yes I know that smell. I love those cameras and it I love how it all came together!Good for you helping with the shelter! I am proud of you!

May 1, 2011 at 2:06 PM  
Blogger The French Hutch said...

Debbie, this was a great idea, you are so creative.
Thanks for hosting Debbiedoo's parties.
Hope your Sunday is great.......

The French Hutch

May 1, 2011 at 2:16 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

This is awesome! I just happened to find your blog and I wanted to say hi....Please stop by and say hi something.
Maureen :)

May 1, 2011 at 2:39 PM  
Blogger Becca Bertotti said...

Too cute, Debbie! Love the vintage feel to it, too ... truly a *thinking outside of the box* box. :)

May 1, 2011 at 2:49 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

That looks fabulous Debbie. I love the whole composition and the addition of script to the box is perfect.

May 1, 2011 at 3:50 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

PS I'm joining the party! thanks for hosting.

May 1, 2011 at 4:00 PM  
Blogger Patty said...

Thanks Debbie for hosting, and for your kindness in helping and commenting on newbie blogs..

May 1, 2011 at 4:36 PM  
Blogger Dee ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️ said...


I love how the box came out and your camera! Now I'm on a hunt for a box like that.


May 1, 2011 at 4:45 PM  
Blogger Jamie said...

Love what you did with the box... Did the paint seal the smell out?

May 1, 2011 at 5:08 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

That was a very clever idea for the box! You always have such great ideas.

May 1, 2011 at 6:09 PM  
Blogger Full Circle Creations said...

What a great idea!


May 1, 2011 at 6:14 PM  
Blogger Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Debbie, I love the box and how you have created this wonderful display inside. I love the cameras.

May 1, 2011 at 8:14 PM  
Blogger ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Debbie what a great idea your photo box looks awesome!! My hubby would love those old cameras. Thanks for hosting my friend, Martina

May 1, 2011 at 8:24 PM  
Blogger Donnie said...

That's a lovely vignette in a great idea.

May 1, 2011 at 8:46 PM  
Blogger The Polka Dot Closet said...

Score Debbie!! I love it, I never pass up an old box, there is always something to do with it. Yep, you had to admit, finally I am giving away something you could use! Hard to believe our decorating is so different, considering we are family and all LOL!

Your Sis, Carol

May 1, 2011 at 8:50 PM  
Blogger Something Nice and Pretty said...

Love those old cameras and great idea to pair them with the box!


May 1, 2011 at 8:52 PM  
Blogger laxsupermom said...

Love this! What a great way to display both the vintage cameras and the family photo album. I really need to go through my photo files and print some off for an album, because there's something so nice about thumbing through snapshots. Thanks for sharing.

May 1, 2011 at 9:02 PM  
Blogger Carolyn@Sweet Chaos Home said...

What a clever idea! Bet the others are kicking themselves for passing up the old box :) Thanks for hosting!!

May 1, 2011 at 9:43 PM  
Blogger Shabbyprimdelights said...

I sooo love boxes...they are the most versitile item ever. Great cameras too...lucky find.

May 1, 2011 at 10:04 PM  
Blogger NanaDiana said...

Great idea for that old box. Did you get the smell out of it? I keep several albums too because you are right, there is nothing like sitting down and looking thoruhg an old album! xoo Diana

May 1, 2011 at 10:25 PM  
Blogger xinex said...

What a neat idea, Debbie. You sure have a very creative mind...Christine

May 1, 2011 at 10:42 PM  
Blogger Kris said...

Hey Deb, cute box! Love what you did with it too. Love your thrifty finds! We could get into some serious trouble, you and I!!!

May 1, 2011 at 10:57 PM  
Blogger Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Another fantastic project by Debbie!!! I love the sayings on the front. Clever as always.
Hopefully when school is out we can get together for that luncheon :D

May 1, 2011 at 11:13 PM  
Blogger reFresh reStyle said...

Love your blog, been following! Thanks for hosting!

May 1, 2011 at 11:13 PM  
Blogger Jemsmom said...

Debbie, I absolutely love that! This is a truly unique statement piece! I am trying to make more albums too. We have thousands of pictures on computer, but you are right... there is nothing like thumbing through an album to relive memories!

May 1, 2011 at 11:18 PM  
Blogger Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Love it! You're a crafty one!

May 2, 2011 at 12:11 AM  
Blogger 1581.Designs said...

Thank you so much for the NewB linky party! I had such a great time looking at all the ideas! I would tell you how I found you, but I am down a rabbit hole :)

May 2, 2011 at 12:58 AM  
Blogger Gail said...

Thanks for shopping at your humane society store.
Animal shelters need people to kitten rub - helps socialize the felines and keeps them happier, which keeps them healthier.
Also, when I shop at bulk stores, I buy extra of laundry soap, dish washing soap, heavy-duty trash bags, and bleach for the animals. A clean kennel with clean bedding makes a healthier environment for the animals.
Ps the box is great

May 2, 2011 at 8:07 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I'm back Deb!
Thank you for sharing your creativity and for giving us 'newbies' a place to fit in!s
Luvin that Liberace Tub up there!

May 2, 2011 at 8:37 AM  
Blogger the cape on the corner said...

oh my gosh, that is the perfect vignette. i love the old cameras, and too funny about the lady's comment. your pictures are looking fabulous too, girl!

May 2, 2011 at 10:06 AM  
Blogger Erin said...

Love your finds and that box looks terrific!!! Thanks for hosting Debbie!

May 2, 2011 at 11:20 AM  
Blogger Stephanie@TheCrowsNest said...

Love the camera box! Thanks for the newbie party link!

May 2, 2011 at 11:34 AM  
Blogger Susanne Tyree said...

Hoping 3rd time is a charm.....have had your button on my blog for ages now and am a follower. Posted a link to your blog. Enjoy your decorating tips and your lovely pics of your home. You seem to have an "eye' for creating something from nothing. Someone else's junk really is your treasure.

May 2, 2011 at 11:35 AM  
Blogger Jessica said...

Thanks for hosting - I'm a new follower! I blog at Work From Home Star.

May 2, 2011 at 2:47 PM  
Blogger Meg @ Never a Dull Day said...

thanks for the invite - but technically i started my blog in 2009..... just regularly started posting!

thanks for following and for dropping by! I will be back to visit!

May 2, 2011 at 9:23 PM  
Blogger Life With Lucy said...

Hey Debbie! Thanks for hosting and for your sweet comments every week! I somehow linked up my "Paper Frames" twice this week- sorry about that! Have a wonderful week!

May 2, 2011 at 9:30 PM  
Blogger Susanne Tyree said...

Thank you Debbie for stopping by and becoming a follower. You asked if I knew Kate and her GB blog, yes, I do follow her lovely blog for some time now. She is on my list of blogs I follow, but on the side bar she appears as a dot (.) that I click on to get to her pages. Have no clue why, but saw where some others have mentioned they have the same thing when they added her :)

May 2, 2011 at 11:30 PM  
Blogger Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

This turned out so cute, Debbie, and it makes a wonderful vignette for your special goodies!

May 3, 2011 at 12:49 AM  
Blogger Anne said...

You've enlightened me...thrifting at the Humane Society?!? Never knew that.

Thanks for reminding people that word verification is a pain in the royal butt!!!

Have a spectacular day!!!

May 3, 2011 at 11:34 AM  
Blogger Ispirato Design said...

I have a couple of old cameras- thanks for the display inspiration! Also, I'm a newbie so I joined your newbie party- Thanks for hosting it!

May 3, 2011 at 1:02 PM  
Blogger said...

I love this vignette in this old box!The old photo is a great touch.

May 3, 2011 at 7:17 PM  
Blogger Taylor said...

Hi Debbie! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog earlier today! I'm so happy you found me! Your blog is terrific:)

May 4, 2011 at 12:12 AM  
Blogger SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Hi, Debbie! Thanks for sharing this party with us. Surely lots of bloggers will benefit from it :) Really appreciate you sharing this great post with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop.

May 4, 2011 at 12:55 PM  

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