Thursday, October 29, 2009

Light the Way Words of Joy and Peace. Give Away Riddle!

What do these old bedsprings (from the moth eaten base of an antique bed my parents in law were taking to the dump)

This old drum

and these antique shoe lasts (found under a pile of metal at a flea market)

all have in common?

All correct answers left as a comment on this post before Sunday 11pm Toulouse time will be in the draw to win a 4 piece set of ...

THESE little Words of Joy & Peace!
Hand made this week (see yesterday's post), and embellished with recycled ribbon
and other flea market finds like these

Use them as gift tags (with a hand written note on heavy tracing paper lightly pasted behind as I do) or christmas decorations, presents for the kids' teachers ...

3 Winners announced on Monday!
PS - There is a hint in the title...

Happy Thursday - Peace to all...

and even though it's Thursday - I'm linking this to
Small Footprints' Change the World Wednesday 
(I'm always running late...)
Reinventing new uses for old junk is also good for our Environment!


  1. Could you be making a lamp with the all the interesting pieces?


    L xx

  2. All of them look like something I would take home as well? LOL!

  3. They all hold things up? (The springs hold the mattress up, the drum holds the drum skin up, and the lasts hold the body of the shoe up..."light" as in weight vs as in illumination.)

  4. The 3 items come are to be recycled?
    They light up the way to a better life?
    Help! Can't think of anything else!

  5. These charms/ornaments are charming!
    Well these are all hand made, the coils, maybe even the drum and the shoe lasts most certainly. They are all now being recycled. So maybe, we will find ourselves in a world of joy and peace when we make things by hand and reuse, recycle, appreciate and share ~ perhaps this has something to do with the answer.
    Lovely post.

  6. These comments are so wonderful... I'm not giving anything away though till Monday! Thanks for the first guesses... Let's see what else comes up!

  7. I'm imagining that you will make some pogo springy footed scarecrows that will patrol your vegetable garden while beating the drum to keep the birds away from your vegetables.

    Am I close?

  8. Ok, this is a bit random but it's the best I could come up with !
    They all symbolize christmas carols ("Words of peace and joy").
    1."A Marshmallow World" (that well known carol-NOT) has the's a sugar date, what if SPRING is late.
    2. Obviously "Little Drummer Boy".
    3. "The Christmas Shoes" (another well known carol,lol)
    That's my story and I'm sticking to it!

  9. I think Lulu has to be close. But in case she's not - I think the springs, attached inside the drum, will hold some candles to make a beautiful light, and the shoe lasts.....??? Well I just love old shoe lasts, and I am so envious and amazed that a pile of them would be hanging around half-hidden at a flea market, so obviously you couldn't leave them there.
    Lovely to meet you!

  10. oh dear, I haven't got my thinking cap on yet... music puts a spring in your step???

    Maybe you're going to make a lampshade/mobile from the old drum and hang the shoelasts using the springs??? maybe not...

    Need to come back to this one!

    PS Lovely, lovely vintage finds, I think we'd have a field day together!

  11. humm,
    ce sont tous les trois des objets utilisés, ils sont vieux mais beaux etindispensables : dans la vie il faut savoir avancer, mais aussi rester zen et toujours écouter de la musique.

  12. Reading all your comments just goes to show that there are a lot of exceptionally creative people out there. Now THAT's INSPIRING!... Two days to go...

  13. Hello Ange,
    Lovely to meet you and thanks for visiting me on my blog, I just love this blogging stuff and being able to connect to other creatives!
    I am going to have a go at trying to work out your clues...could it be you will be making a work of art with your items and it will have a light in it with the words Joy & Peace on it? By the way love your blog.

  14. alors,
    ce sont de vieux objets de récupération pouvant être réutilisés pour ma chère angie à l'imagination si débordante qu'il va m'être difficile de me prononcer ! faire un bonhomme ? construire un nouvel instrument de musique ? Qui sait ...

  15. Hm! I could see an interesting lamp ... perhaps the wooden shoe lasts as the base, the drum "skin" as the lamp shade and the bed springs wound together in some interesting way to hold the whole thing up. Oooh ... I can't wait to see what these items become!

    What fun!

    Small Footprints

  16. Ooh I just saw your tweet sorry!
    I have no idea, perhaps they are all second hand?

  17. Ange, you are an amazing artist! Love your "giggle" piece. Recycle, yes! What fantastic creations by reusing. I am inspired by your attitude about the world. I am an instant fan and look forward to seeing what you do next. Thanks for taking a peek at my blog. Oh, the riddle...You're lightin' up something with all those goodies but I'm in the dark right now : )

  18. Oh Dear
    My befuddled brain is getting nowhere
    too much work in my head.. i will need to purge the work stuff to be creative...

    Well i love all these finds and your lovely crafty pieces... I'm going off to think and will return... 'With a spring in my step and marching to the beat of a different drum' [???]

    Be back with another guess if anything better comes to mind

    Lovely 'stuff' Ange!!!
    xx Julie

  19. I think that it has something to do with the fabulous old rescued door with it's lovely light attached... They are all certainly things you have "rescued", but the question is, do you have a plan for them...?
    I can't wait to hear what you have in mind!


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