Monday, May 25, 2015

Something To Talk About Link Party #18

Happy Memorial Day 
and happy link party day!!



Who's ready to party?! 


Sunday, May 24, 2015

Memorial Day Appreciation

Happy Memorial Day!

Patriotic, Memorial Day, 4th of July, red white blue old bird house on front porch
I hope you're enjoying your holiday weekend.  I do want to take this time to say THANK YOU and to remember all those who are serving, that have served, and the family of those brave individuals!  


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Vacation Travel Game Tradition and A Few Tips for Making the Time Pass Quickly


We have a vacation tradition in our family.  It's something I started about 13 years ago to make the time pass quickly for our then 13, 5, and 2 year old girls.  (Ok, the 2 year old didn't actually play but she participated, and napped a lot.)


Monday, May 18, 2015

Something To Talk About Link Party #17


Welcome to Party #17!! 
Something To Talk About is really growing and each week you guys continue to blow me away with your creative ideas, beautiful projects, and delicious recipes!  Keep'em coming!

Here's a little about my past week.  I visited one of my favorite picking places and came up with this garden decor project.


Here are the most clicked links from last week's party:

Most Clicked Features
Bohemian Junktion - Crap Room to craft Room Reveal
The Apple Street Cottage - My Cozy Porch
Pocketful of Posies - Remove Paint from Wood Carving
Creative Country Mom - Everything Fresh and New in early May
She's Crafty - How I Shop a Thrift Store


The Altered Past is proud to feature:





Let's get on with this week's party!

We would love to connect with you on social media! 

CoCo from The Crowned Goat || Facebook || Instagram || Pinterest

Angie from The Altered Past || Facebook || Instagram || Pinteres

Karin from Art is Beauty || Facebook || Instagram || Pinterest || Twitter


Party Rules…please don't link and run :) 
1  Please link to a specific post on your blog, not your blog's home page. You may link up to 3 posts!
2  Please leave a comment for your host.
3  Cultivate new relationships…visit a couple of blogs and leave comments.
4  No Etsy stores, giveaways or link parties.
5  We would love a link back to one of our blogs with a text link or party button.
6 By submitting a link, you’re giving us permission and granting us the right to feature your project and photos on this blog, website and on social media.  Proper credit and a link back to your post will always be given. The Altered Past is not responsible for stolen images or the misuse by others who have found your image through TheAlteredPast.blogspot.com.
7 Each week, a few of our favorites will be featured on all five of our blogs.  Features will also be pinned to our Pinterest Party Board  for even more exposure!  If you were featured, be sure to grab a button!

Thank you so much for stopping by and for linking up with us!



If you were featured last week, don't forget to grab a button!





Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Repurpose Steel Drum Rings into Garden Orbs

amazing repurposed metal rings into garden orbs restoration hardware style


Months ago I was visiting one of my favorite picking places, the metal scrap yard.  They had a whole bin full of metal rings from steel drums.



I grabbed four of the rings with an idea in mind.  At the metal scrap yard, you pay by the pound.   Like $.25 a pound!  I purchased a couple of other small items that same day and I paid about $3 for everything.  

Once I got them home, I didn't have to do a thing to them except assemble them into my vision, a metal garden orb.


Begin by inserting one ring into another ring. You want them to be snug.


Take a third ring and squeeze around the first two.  Once it's on, you can position the rings so that they are symmetric.  


Now, if there's anything hard to this project, it's this step.  Take the four ring and squeeze it down around the sides of the three.  This one will be horizontal to the three vertical ones.  

The rings come with a clasp that's adjustable by a bolt, similar to an embroidery hoop.  You may want to enlarge this ring slightly to be able to maneuver it into place.  Tighten it once you have it in position.  

That's it!!

repurposing steel drum rings into amazing garden orb

repurposing steel drum rings into amazing garden orb

repurposing steel drum rings into amazing garden orb

If you haven't visited a metal scrap yard, you're in for a treat.  Most are used to "artists" that are looking for pieces for projects so don't be afraid to go look around.  You never know what goodies you'll find!

Thanks for stopping by and God bless!
Angie

I'm linking here:

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Monday, May 11, 2015

Something To Talk About Link Party #16

Welcome to the Party!


  I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day yesterday!  We spent the day relaxing and recouping from prom on Friday and a graduation on Saturday.  I can definitely say my heart is full :) 

Let's get on with this week's party!  Here are the most clicked links from last week's party.

Most Clicked Features
Upstairs Downstairs - Family Room Changes
While I Linger - Painted Table
The Painted Apron - Tablescapes Girls Goin Wild



The Altered Past is proud to feature:



Isn't that a beautiful vignette??!!

and

Restoration House Interiors' New Shelving and Styling


Oh my!!  I love these too!!

We would love to connect with you on social media! 

CoCo from The Crowned Goat || Facebook || Instagram || Pinterest

Angie from The Altered Past || Facebook || Instagram || Pinteres

Karin from Art is Beauty || Facebook || Instagram || Pinterest || Twitter


Party Rules…please don't link and run :) 
1  Please link to a specific post on your blog, not your blog's home page. You may link up to 3 posts!
2  Please leave a comment for your host.
3  Cultivate new relationships…visit a couple of blogs and leave comments.
4  No Etsy stores, giveaways or link parties.
5  We would love a link back to one of our blogs with a text link or party button.
6 By submitting a link, you’re giving us permission and granting us the right to feature your project and photos on this blog, website and on social media.  Proper credit and a link back to your post will always be given. The Altered Past is not responsible for stolen images or the misuse by others who have found your image through TheAlteredPast.blogspot.com.
7 Each week, a few of our favorites will be featured on all five of our blogs.  Features will also be pinned to our Pinterest Party Board  for even more exposure!  If you were featured, be sure to grab a button!

Thank you so much for stopping by and for linking up with us!



If you were featured last week, don't forget to grab a button!




Ok, let's get to linking and clicking!!



Monday, May 4, 2015

Something To Talk About Link Party #15

Wow!! Does everyone have spring fever or what? We had an amazing party last week!  Let's do it again!


I had a little spring fever this week and got my hands in the dirt.  You can see my unusual planter HERE.





Most Clicked Features
Canary Street Crafts - Ship Silhouette Chest of Drawers
Chasing Quaintness - If at First
The Little Treasures - Head Over Heels With my Newest Cuff
247 Mulberry Lane - Get'em Before They're Hot
Around The Watts House - Evolution of a Living Room



Party #15 features Collage.jpg


The Altered Past is proud to feature these two amazing projects:

Thrifty Artsy Girl's Succulent Bird Cage Wreath








We would love to connect with you on social media! 

Vicki and Jennifer from 2 Bees in a Pod || Facebook || Instagram |Pinterest || Twitter

CoCo from The Crowned Goat || Facebook || Instagram || Pinterest

Angie from The Altered Past || Facebook || Instagram || Pinteres

Karin from Art is Beauty || Facebook || Instagram || Pinterest || Twitter


Party Rules…please don't link and run :) 
1  Please link to a specific post on your blog, not your blog's home page. You may link up to 3 posts!
2  Please leave a comment for your host.
3  Cultivate new relationships…visit a couple of blogs and leave comments.
4  No Etsy stores, giveaways or link parties.
5  We would love a link back to one of our blogs with a text link or party button.
6 By submitting a link, you’re giving us permission and granting us the right to feature your project and photos on this blog, website and on social media.  Proper credit and a link back to your post will always be given. The Altered Past is not responsible for stolen images or the misuse by others who have found your image through TheAlteredPast.blogspot.com.
7 Each week, a few of our favorites will be featured on all five of our blogs.  Features will also be pinned to our Pinterest Party Board  for even more exposure!  If you were featured, be sure to grab a button!

Thank you so much for stopping by and for linking up with us!



If you were featured last week, don't forget to grab a button!