Here's my latest project that I finished today. I'm calling it my vintage Mickey Mouse cardholder, and it's hanging in a corner of our kitchen.
I was originally going to use this as our Christmas card holder. I love to display our cards, and I usually hang them on two long ribbons. But I wanted to do something different this year.
This past Monday, we found this old frame at the auction. Today Leo spray painted it black and attached some chicken wire to the back.
I had already spray painted some clothespins and decoupaged some scrapbook paper to them.
But when we hung the cardholder up in the kitchen, I realized that it really wasn't large enough to hold all our Christmas cards.
In the meantime, I had been wondering what I could do with these vintage Mickey Mouse club Christmas cards. They were made in 1956, and I've had them since the 1980s. A special friend gave them to me as a gift.
So it didn't take me long to think about displaying them on my new cardholder!
It's just perfect for displaying Mickey and the gang.
I added a little greenery to the top, and you can see the decorated clothespins in this photo.
I've also been working on some ornaments for the tree that we have on our porch and
some ornaments with names of everyone who comes to the Crossroads on Christmas Eve.
I'm hanging these cute little burlap stockings on the porch tree that I bought last year at the dollar store.
And when I finish all these projects, I'm going to relax like Henry!
Jane I love the clothes pins. Soooo cute. The vintage cards and really nice and suit your kitchen. What a great idea to use the old frame and give it new life. Jean
A perfect display indeed! and Henry is adorable!
Love Henry! That is pure trust! Tell Henry, there are some mice on the kitchen wall. He better get on it!
Love your Mickey Mouse Christmas cards. They look so cute on the kitchen wall.
Shelley @ Calypso in the Country
I am in love with Henry! He makes me miss having a kitty in my life! I love your cardholder! What a cute idea! I am always trying to think of creative ways to display my cards!
Kelly @ Eclectically Vintage
Love it! And love Henry!
Excelente proyecto, me gustó muchísimo y me inspira a crear algo para mis tarjetas navideñas. Me recuerda hace algunos años, recibíamos tantas tarjetas con motivos especiales en navidad y las colgábamos en el árbol, ahora ya no se reciben tantas, solo virtuales, y me parece una buena idea también para ello. Saludos
How very creative!!! I love the vintage cards !! What a great project!! Gorgeous.... ummm.... I'm with you... relax a bit..like the cat!! 🙂 Terri
Jane that is very creative!
This is wonderful, Jane! The vintage cards look adorable displayed on your clever holder (love the chicken wire).
Great ideas! I love the photo of Henry! So cute.Thanks for sharing your lovely home .
love the repurposed card holder...i'm a sucker for chicken wire! the clothespins are adorable too! your cat is hilarious! have a wonderful day!
Love the cat!! 🙂 The card holder is a great idea! Love it!
That is the cutest project. I really like all of the detail you put into it. It certainly does make a great card holder!
The picture of your cat is a hoot! I love your project...especially the clothes pins and your little stockings are adorable!