Friday, April 11, 2008

"Show and Tell Friday!"

Welcome to “Show and Tell Friday!” Do you have something special to share with us? It could be a trinket from grade school, a piece of jewelry, or a treasured collection. Look around your home for something to share; dig through those boxes in your closet if you have to! Share photos and the story that goes with your special item.

I've been looking for a small wooden item to decoupage, so when I spotted this cabinet at the resale store for $2.00, I brought it home! It's a nice creamy yellow, so I didn't need to paint it.

I got out some sheet music, scrapbook paper and the various flowers and fern leaves that I dried a couple of weeks ago and got to work.



Bleeding Hearts
I also dried a couple of my bleeding hearts which I added to the top.

I hung it up on my back patio. Sorry about the crooked picture!

I decided to put some of my nature treasures inside...

A small bottle with a geranium bloom.

A couple of fall leaves that my sister sent me, and a pine cone from our neighborhood.

A mourning dove nest (we found it when our broken cable box was removed), with several blue jay feathers.

Seashells from the beach.

Acorns from my friend, Brenda.

All filled up with treasures! Thank you for looking at my show and tell!

Show and Tell Friday Guidelines:

What: For Show & Tell Friday, you show something to an audience, and then tell them about it. Your Show & Tell Friday item must be something that you own, and in your home or garden. Put thought and care into choosing your item. Is it something you would take to show a group of friends in real life?
Why: Many of us have special things that we may have forgotten about over time. Show & Tell Friday is a great reason to look around your home or even dig through those boxes in your closet. Of course, it's always more fun to share our treasures with friends, and that is what Show & Tell Friday is all about!

Here are a few ideas to get you started:
-Family heirlooms
-A special collection
-A piece of jewelry
-A new (or old!) gift
-A project or craft you are working on
-Decorative items

What doesn't work well:
-Posts with no photos: They have no "Show."
-Photos of events (trips, vacations, celebrations, etc.)
-Photos of things you are selling or planning to sell.
-Giveaway posts: The idea is to share something from your life, not something you are no longer keeping.
-Photos found on the internet, graphics or screenshots: Please use only photos you take yourself.

Where: There Is No Place Like Home is the original home of Show & Tell Friday.
1. Do not host your own Show & Tell "Mr. Linky" on your blog. Readers use the list here at There Is No Place Like Home to visit each blog that participates.
2. If you are participating in other themed blog carnivals or memes, do not sign Mr. Linky. Use a separate post to participate here.
When: Show & Tell Friday takes place each Friday. I usually post Mr. Linky at 12:00am EST.
How: It's easy as 1-2-3:

1. Publish your Show & Tell Friday post on your blog.

~Offer a link back to the main page of my blog. This is a courtesy to me, as well as your readers--they will know where to join in the fun, too.
~You are welcome to use the
Show & Tell Friday picture. For the linking code go HERE.
2. Copy the "permalink" from from your Show & Tell Friday post,
not the link to the front page of your blog.
~People will be looking through these links all week long. It you link to your main page, it will be harder to find your Show & Tell Friday post. For instructions on how to do this, go HERE.

3. Add your permalink to Mr. Linky.

~Do not sign Mr. Linky until you have your Show & Tell Friday post published on your blog. This is only fair to the other participants.

Inappropriate links will be removed at my discretion.

Please sign only your *first name* to Mr. Linky, this will make the list easier to read. If your link has been removed from Mr. Linky, please re-read over the guidelines before re-posting. Have fun!


Cheryl said...

What a darling cabinet you've turned that into. You have such a great touch with things..... very sweet~

Missy said...

your cabinet is adorable :) thanks for sharing!


Anita said...

Yes Kelli, how nice! As you can imagine, I especially adore those died pansies and bleeding hearts, they look so very very pretty! By the way, how do you dry your flowers, between book pages? Those blue feathers are very special and how sweet of your friend brenda to send you some acrons! I course, I remember how much you like them!

Wow, you already have a geranium in bloom? That's pretty early! Over here, it's so cold and all we get is rain these days!

Have a great Friday!

XoX, Anita

Muum said...

That really is beautiful - full of memories and nature.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a unique creation! I used to do decoupage years ago, but never did it with dried flowers, etc. Looks great, and of course I like the yellow!


Betty said...

A unique cabinet that would look great in any room....Betty


What a fab deal you got on this
cabinet! I like that you added
the colors blue & yellow it really
makes it pretty. Love the birds
nest with feathers, a great
natural touch!

Bunny Chic Boutique said...

LOVE your Cabinet ~ what a great idea!! The Bird's Nest is so unique with the colorful feathers.

Thanks for sharing and especially for all of your inspirations!! LOVE your Blog ~

Bunny Blessings ~


Anonymous said...

I like your cabinet, nice one! mine's up, hope you can drop by.

Kindra-At Home With K said...

You always find the great buys! Your creation looks great!

Susie said...

This is such a delightful project and makes a wonderful addition to your patio. I'm so glad to join back in Show N Tell again. Thanks for hosting this always fun exchange!!

Karla Cook @ Roads to Everywhere said...

So pretty! What a nice job you did! You will enjoy looking at that all summer!

Dianne said...

Your cabinet is beautiful and I really like your ideas for decorating it. Very nice job!

Dianne said...

Kelli, I've tagged you:) Come to my sight and check it out!

Gattina said...

Very pretty what you did !! Great job !

Debbie said...

Lovely, as usual! How wonderful it is that you can now enjoy your bleeding hearts so much longer!

Unknown said...

So cleverly done, as usual!
Thanks for the mini course in blog etiquette. I learned something here tonight about permalinks! Who knew?? Well I guess everyone but me! Thanks for all the pointers!

Farrah said...

What a fun project! Thank you for sharing! :-)

Anonymous said...

golly!! that is SO creative. u're a genius. :) thx for sharing. :D

Hootin Anni said...

That is a super idea. I'm not sure I'd add and then bring it [the dove nest] in the house - what with all the mites they carry. But it's super none the less.

My show n tell is posted. All about my Pay it Forward gift I received this week...from a good blogging friend!!!!

Happy Friday everyone, happy weekend.

Kelly said...

This was my first time joining in on Show and Tell Friday!! Gosh I hope I have done everything right. I love this cabinet of yours, it reminds me of your seed cabinet? I have been on the hunt for one of those. This one looks fantastic ....what a fun job! Thank you for letting me join in the fun!
Have a great weekend!!


Baba said...

Hi Kelli, You are so your cabinet.Spring has come around my house.. Hugs, Baba

Sondra said...

That is so great what you have done with the cabinet. My mom used to decoupage everything. It really is a timeless craft.

Susan said...

You certainly have the knack, and an eye, for turning an item into something very special!

Jessica said...

The bleeding hearts are a really nice touch. I love dried and pressed flowers anyway and can't wait till my garden gets going to replenish my own stock for decorating.

Thanks again for hosting this fun activity each week.

Dawn said...

That is a perfect little nature cabinet!

My S&T is up at my place.

Have a good weekend, Kelli...

Arlene G said...

I love Show and Tell Fridays...this is a great decorating idea.

nannykim said...

cool idea--great for a porch area and it helps one think or meditate on the blessings and wonders God has given us in His creation.

Dawn said...

That cabinet is very nice. I have always wanted to try my hand at decoupaging, but I have always been a little intimidated by it.

Constance said...

That's really cute! I could picture that in a room with white wicker furniture, plants, lots of sunshine and wonderful books! Thanks for showing it off!

Unknown said...

You cabinet turned out great! Decopauge is such a neat way to give something new life. And it is perfect for your porch.

on the ROCKS said...

I love the cabinet you decoupaged and what a deal on the item. You put everything together so artistically. The found items in the cabinet make it a little scrapbook shadow box. It looks so quaint on your back patio

Simply Heart And Home said...


What a creative idea! I love how you brought a little bit of nature inside. Your cabinet is beautiful.


Kathi said...

You are quite talented Kelli. You amaze me. It's very pretty and looks great outside. Kathi

dot said...

Kelli, that looks so pretty! You are really good at finding and fixing up things like that.

Julieann said...

Oh, it is so cute Kelli:) It looks so *Springy* LOL--that isn't a word is it :)


GranthamLynn said...

How cute. I love what you did. I am so working toward doing my back porch. Lot's of ideas you give me!
I didn't post this morning because I worked all day on the blog. It is changed some but I had trouble. Come and see me anyway and see the new look!
Have fun outside.

Anonymous said...

that is a neat idea! come by and see what hubby gave me for my birthday.

Paula said...

What a fun way to brighten up a back porch. Very creative!

Needled Mom said...

What a precious cabinet for the porch! You did an incredibly crafty job on it.

j said...

STUNNING!! Very cool cabinet.


nancy said...

Another beautiful idea. I love the way you put together collections of little things. And I don't think I spied any overt symmetry! :-) Good job.

Kelly @ Growing.Learning.Playing. said...

As usual, it looks beautiful, dear friend!

Martha said...

I love your cabinet! I especially like the sheet music!! Thanks so much for hosting Kelli - it is always fun.


Rue said...

Hi Kelli :)

I found out about your blog and Show & Tell Fridays through Jennifer over at dust bunny hostage. I posted mine with your link. I hope I did it right.

I love the cabinet. It was cute before, but now is absolutely darling :)

Rue :)

Rue said...

Oops! I hope you can remove my first link. I posted my whole blog instead of just the one post and when I tried to change it, it regitered me twice. I'm sorry! I hope you can fix it...

LBP said...

Very pretty Kelli! I love it.

Unknown said...

Beautiful cabinet you found! I love what you have done! It's gorgeous!!!! I really enjoy the Show and Tell Friday! It's so fun!! Have a blessed weekend! *hugs*

LadySnow said...

It looks great. :D

Wanita said...

Your cabinet is very pretty ~ perfect for spring. I love Show & Tell Fridays. It's always fun to see everyone's treasures.

Kimberly said...

So beautiful!!!

Anonymous said...

Your resourcefulness amazes me!

Lori Stilger said...

Hi, Kelli! GREAT cabinet! Would love to play with one like that myself - too bad I can't find something like THAT bargain! :D
Thanks for hosting!!!
Have a BLESSED day!

Dawn said...

Hi Kelli,
I just discovered Show & Tell Friday, and think it's a cool idea, so I've decided to join in on the fun.

Anonymous said...

That is just lovely, Kelli! You did a beauitful job.

Susan P. said...

I think that is just adorable, Kelli. The flowers that you dried turned out so lovely ~ I especially love how they all look together. I have always wanted a place to store our nature treasures, too. I'm going to have to put on my "thinking cap" now:o)

Lisa said...

How cute!
I especially love the music on the background.
The bleeding hearts are so nice.

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

You did a wonderful job. I love to use dried flowers and ferns for projects. xoxo Nita

Gena said...

I love that little cabinet, but I think I love even more all the little goodies you put inside it. Have a great weekend.

Carrie said...

I enjoyed seeing how you took the little cabinet and embellished it. It is perfect for spring!
I forgot on Friday to post the link to my Show and Tell post.

Barbara said...

always adorable here..
Kisses barbara

Jodi said...


Anonymous said...

Your cabinet is beautiful-- this site is lovely, so glad I found it!

Blessings and prayers,