Saturday, June 18, 2011

Retro Racks and Aprons

Yesterday, I brought some of my handmade goodies to a local shop called Made in Lake Tahoe. I'm sure I probably mentioned a long time ago, that I made a bunch of retro racks (as I call them), but I don't think I ever shared any pictures of them. Well, today's the day. And I'm also sharing the aprons I made recently.

I got the idea for the Retro Racks a few years back while browsing the kitchen wear section at one of my local thrift stores. I saw these poor forgotten pot lids, orphaned and alone without their mamma pots. I saw such beauty in their fun retro colors, worn tarnished metals, and ornate knobs. So I rescued them. And found them some friends to play with. I created a fun place for them to hang out and show off their beauty. Now, it's time for them to get noticed.

These 9, plus the black/white/silver on aqua board, 3 silver with colored knobs black/blue/red on white board, and the copper/silver/copper on brown board, were chosen first to be offered in the store. (for some reason or another, I don't have 'cute' pictures of the 3 previously mentioned, but here they are before being dropped off yesterday.)

When I was planning the photoshoot for the racks, I knew I needed to find them some pretty duds to wear. I had little time and no sewing machine handy. So I went thrifting. I picked up some tank tops and skirts and even pillow cases. I cut them up and just safety pinned them together. They were a nice splash of extra color... never can have too much! Although, I chose aprons, they also look gorgeous in flowing scarves, fancy hats, and jewelry... ooww and lingerie .

A few weeks ago, I decided to finish the aprons. So happy with how they turned out!

the end :)


  1. The green, blue, and brown on the white board is my favorite.

  2. Thanks April! It's yours if you want it! =) It should be hanging on the wall soon if it isn't already. Oh, and it's closer to a yellow then green. A retro-ish yellow I had mixed based off another vintage lid.

    Thanks, Julie!

  3. You've got some mad skillz! I love your work....

  4. the lid coat hanger was a realy rad idea! i'll have to try that :)