The Key to my heart!

February 2nd, 2010 in member junk     
oldnews oldnews, member
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My youngest son, who is 30 collected keys when he was little. Wed go junking and hed be off digging through boxes and shelves looking for these.
I picked up an old paperweight for 99 cents at a thrift store, took out the old picture of Yosemite and decided to make one in honor of my two adorable grandsons.
Both boys names begin with a K, so one stands for each of them. Their birthstones are next to their initial. April is the Diamond, and June is the pearl. Then I used one of THEIR dads keys to represent the one that they hold to my heart! And they definitely do!
My youngest son, who is 30 collected keys when he was little. Wed go junking and hed be off digging through boxes and shelves looking for these.

My youngest son, who is 30 collected keys when he was little. We'd go junking and he'd be off digging through boxes and shelves looking for these.


A roof leak in my workshop forced me to go through some boxes of my grown son's stuff being stored in a back closet. I found his key collection from when he was a child! I decided to use one of them in a paperweight for my desk at school.


Pattern or design used: My own design - Marie Wirth
posted in: member junk, artwork, glass, whimsical, office, paperweight

Comments (14)

oldnews writes: Starla, These were actually my son's key collection from when he was about 8, and he is now 30! I do see them all the time though in antique stores and at flea markets. And actually they have reproductions of old skeleton keys at Home Depot! i just saw them there this weekend in the key making area. Wish I could be more helpful! Marie Posted: 1:29 am on February 9th
Starlamoss writes: Can you tell me where to find keys? I know antique stores have them but I was wondering if you had any good ideas. I love keys, I live in an old farmhouse with the old key holes, but no keys! Thanks, Starla Posted: 1:16 pm on February 8th
JunkArchitect writes: Marie, what a beautiful and sentimental creation.

Jim
Posted: 11:59 am on February 3rd
oldnews writes: Just an FYI - if you want to see some REALLY cool paperweights that Kathy did, check out her post in Blogs called "Weight just a minute...there's junk in those paperweights". They're awesome!! Marie Posted: 8:11 am on February 3rd
CottageElements writes: Marie, very cool piece. Love it!

Lani Posted: 1:04 am on February 3rd
OnEaglesWings writes: Okay, so looks like there will be a run on paperweights all around the country. You could single-handedly be responsible for raising the value! LOL Love what you've done...really great idea!

Susie Posted: 6:20 pm on February 2nd
TinTinJunkFan writes: I just love this...it's soo sentimental...lovely job! Posted: 5:40 pm on February 2nd
54girl writes: Love your key collection and the paperweight you made!! What a beautiful sentiment to treasure forever!! Absoluttely wonderful!! Mary Posted: 2:54 pm on February 2nd
itsnotjunk2me writes: Marie,
this is so sweet...love what you've done to keep son & grandsons close to your heart! I too didnt know the paperweights could be taken apart..will be on the lookout now.
~judi <3 ;) Posted: 1:09 pm on February 2nd
alicemom writes: SWEET PIECES! GLAD YOU PASSED THE JUNKING ON TO YOUR SON.
SMILES, ALICE Posted: 11:41 am on February 2nd
RustyDiva writes: Great project Marie! I love that you taught your son to be a collector at a young age and very cool that you still have his collection! Awesome heirloom to pass down. Posted: 9:55 am on February 2nd
suewhitney writes: Very beautiful Marie! What a very special and sentimental piece you have created...Love!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 9:06 am on February 2nd
chippingcharm writes: Love everything about this Marie...the key, the sentiment. Really special "junk" :) Laurel Posted: 8:14 am on February 2nd
CraftingWendy writes: I absolutely love this. (I never knew you could take apart old paperweights and put new goodies inside them!)This beautiful piece really honors your son and his sons. I love it! Posted: 6:38 am on February 2nd
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