Over the weekend my sister invited the family over just for the heck of it. There was no holiday, no birthday, no crisis….it was how she put it, “family time, it’s about time.” A cold windy afternoon turned warm quickly with comforting pot roast, loads of appetizers, warm cider and fattening desserts.
My niece, who is less than a year old, showed off her two teeth she was working on.
Got reports on another niece who has been at the top of a mountain somewhere out west for months banding birds. She is due to join civilization soon.
To say that she has been taking amazing pictures of falcons and hawks would be an understatement. If you’d like to follow her on instagram, she goes by cuttlebone. If she ever gets off that mountain she is going to have to give me some photo tips.
Anyway, it was great to catch up with everyone. While I was there, my sister showed me a couple of upcycled / repurposed projects that she had.
One was this vise, made by the Colombian Vise and Mfg Co in Cleveland, Ohio, that had been left in her house when the old owners had moved out.
It now holds books in her hallway. I’m pretty sure I would never have envisioned that.
The other was this 50 cent door latch she had found at a flea market.
Hung sideways, it’s now a towel ring. And at 50 cents the price can’t be beat.
I’m always amazed at the new uses she can come up with for old industrial items. She is definitely living the Scavenger Chic lifestyle.