Sunday, July 19, 2009

Shadow Box Shadows

It's beginning to look a lot like... Christmas?

Last weekend we were over to Pemberville for Beeker's General Store's Christmas in July. Last year was our first time setting up at this fun summer event, and we were looking forward to another year. This year we started with quite the thunder and lightning storm rolling over us just as we finished setting up... and ... well...
we're just glad we're here to tell you about it!





This year we took along some of Kelli's new Christmas shadow boxes. We captured some shadows off of this one here featuring old Christmas bulbs. Who would have thought to keep all those old bulbs?






Whoever it was, we are glad they did because they make for some really fun art work! Now it's time to go over to Hey Harriets to see more shadows!

15 comments:

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Those are some great colors...and they do make beautiful art!..Can't even think about Christmas, girls...don't want to rush things, summer is divine!!!

David C. said...

Very cool! I grew up with those big ol' bulbs. BTW, I noticed your store is on U.S. 6. I grew up in Indiana within a bike ride of that highway. I ate a lot of French fries at the Twentieth Century Restaurant at U.S. 6 and Indiana 15.

Katie said...

someone was telling me that they heard christmas music on the radio last week! must be related to christmas in july.
i love your SS's! and the different shades of blues in the old lights. ohhhhhh~

Vicki ~ FL said...

Those were cool shots. I, too, grew up with those big bulbs and we always thought they were so much nicer than the icicles they sell now!

Sweet Repose said...

I love the skinny fire-tipped bulbs, what a clever idea...you always wonder what to do with all those spare bulbs you find in boxes of junk...now I know!!!

Have a great week girls!!!

Joanna said...

Very clever use of those old bulbs. Nice shadows too.

Gallery Juana - ギャラリー ワナ said...

Fun shadow box of xmas lights!

Hey Harriet said...

What a great idea to transform those bulbs into some cool festive artwork! I'd never think of doing something so creative! It's gorgeous! Happy Christmas :D

jabblog said...

Creative people use the most unlikely items in their compositions. Most inventive use of old bulbs . . .

Elizabeth said...

I love those vintage bulbs which remind me of the past.
Good to be in touch again!

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

What a colourful art you've found, girls? Hmmm... it's still summer though our summer seems like autumn so, for me... no Christmas, ye, pls? §:-))

ENjoy your day, 2K's...

xoxo always!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Now, that is cool! Love it!

XO,

Sheila :-)

twinklestarart said...

That's a creative idea and makes a colourful shadow shot too. Nice work!

Rita said...

Very original idea for artwork. Love the colors. The shadows are so faint I had to take a second look.

As to who saves all that old stuff. Almost anyone who grew up during the depression learned the value of saving everything.

My father was an auctioneer and did many estate auctions where we went in and cleaned out houses, barns, out building and even a couple of old privies that were packed to the rafters with every conceivable cast off.

One lady was so organized that every box had a label. There were used light bulbs, old magizines, and all the expected junk. But, I kid you not there were also boxes labeled "washed aluminium foil", "bits of string to short to use", "used envelopes good for scratch paper" and dozens more just as odd.

Chris said...

This might be silly but this post left me singing the old "Lite Bright" commercial jingle...

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