Sunday, August 25, 2013

An Old Window & a Gumball Machine

What does a window and a gumball machine have in common?  Nothing really, they are just two of my latest projects!  This weekend I was in the crafting mood so I completed a few projects.  The first one is this window.  I have a lot of these windows and Cody was like "why don't you make something with one of those!"  Okay, I will!

 I took some pages of vintage sheet music, hand-lettered LOVE in them and then burnt the torn edges a bit to make them look even better.  They are stuck on the window with double-sided tape.
 It is the perfect backdrop for my desk in the corner of my living room.  Lot's of natural light makes it the perfect spot to do many things.
 I created some burlap flowers and roses and hung them on some vintage lace.  The flowers have pearls in the center.
 I think I might have to make several of these with other pretty words.  It could really be changed up with the seasons.

This gumball machine isn't the same one that you see in the pictures above.  This one is a small one, it is a Jelly Belly machine.  I scraped off the picture that was on the glass part and then spray painted it white.  I sanded it a bit and added some pearls to the bowl.  That was a few weeks ago.  This weekend I embellished it and made it look even prettier!
 Going through my vintage jewelry collection, I found lots of fun things to use to make it perfect.  Pearls on the top and diamonds on the bottom.  I just love how it turned out!
 I could seriously spend hours going through all that jewelry.  By the time I am done, my finger tips are so dirty but it is worth it to see all of the fun pieces.
So now you see what old windows and gumball machines have in common...they were a big part of my weekend!

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NanaDiana said...

I love both - your old window AND the gumball machine. Both are sweet as sweet can be- xo Diana

Art and Sand said...

Oh, that window - just perfect.

And, a gumball machine - who would have thought?

I have a bunch of glass hearts in red, white and pink. I am now on a mission to find a gumball machine to decorate it for Valentine's Day.

Thanks for the inspiration.

Ivy and Elephants said...

Sounds like you had a fun weekend. Your gumball machine turned out lovely, they are so much fun to decorate. Have a great week.

Donna said...

I love old windows, and yours is a pretty transformation! And I have never seen such a pretty gumball machine as yours! What a fun project!

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

I love both projects Trisha. The minute I saw your window I thought, "I need to see if I have one with four panes and put the letters F.A.L.L. in it for my mantel. I love a window pane up there and that would be great! I love how you burnt the edges. The L.O.V.E. window and glitzy gumball machine go together so perfectly!

Crystelle Boutique said...

LOL!!! that was a fun sentence to start this post off with? I was really wondering... What do they have in common???
LOVE the LOVE window! super adorable....

hugs x Crystelle
Crystelle Boutique

Nici @ Posed Perfection said...

So very pretty! I love the "love" window and the gumball machine is gorgeous! Have a great week.

Laurel Stephens said...

I love your romantic window, Trisha. Your gumball machine is darling, and so unique and you!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

I like both crafts and especially the gumball machine...that is so creative !

Unknown said...

Both are great projects, but the gumball machine is just to cute. Would be just to cute in a little girls room.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh my goodness, that gumball machine is unreal. Thanks for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

DIY Vintage Chic said...

Wow! Great projects! Love the window and gumball. Thanks for sharing! Stop by my Friday's Five Features and link up this post (and others)!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

A ton of those windows? Lucky girl, the one you did is gorgeous! I have yet to find a gumball machine...I will one day..That one is gorgeous!


curiositaellya said...

Love the window. So pretty!


June said...

Oh how I love how you decorated the window!!! That corner looks so inviting Trisha. The gumball machine is pure genius my friend.
hugs from here...

Simply Simplisticated said...

Beautiful job on the window!just adore all this:)

The Farmers Daughter said...

Love the simplicity of the window and the burlap roses. And, what a way to display old jewelry pieces! Beautiful!

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Wow, I love what you made and you have such a beautiful looking blog! You are really creative and talented and the picture looks so nice on your desk. I saw it on share your cup.
Julie from

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hi Trisha, I am now following your blog on Bloglovin and I look forward to getting to know you and your blog. You might find something on my blog that you like too!
Julie from

betty-NZ said...

The window is so cute! I would never think of putting pearls in a gumball machine--great idea!

must love junk said...

Oh, these are both so creative and fun! I have lots of old windows, and this gives me great inspiration! :)


Well done! I love that window especially.


Bev said...

Very pretty!

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hi Trisha, I love what you created and I love your blog! I am a new follower to your blog and I am following you on Bloglovin now. Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog for the crochet baby poncho! Take care.
Julie from

One More Time Events said...

Love your gum ball machine so unique! Would love it if you came by and shared it at One More Time Events..

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I have an old red one like yours...I hope you keep it original but now I'd like to find one to redo, too!

LV said...

How creative. You had some great ideas and carry them out very well.

Unknown said...

LOVE your window!!!!
I just did a post today on a window we found :)
But that gumball machine is just awesome - now I have to be on the lookout for one of those too! lOL

Paola T. said...

Hi Trisha, transformation of the car tyre Distributor is beautiful! Any object becomes romantic with the right colors and accessories! You are talented! Greetings from Italy. Paola from

bj said...

Oh, gosh, I am beside myself to find a gum ball machine to pretty up like yours. Love it.

Anonymous said...

Love it all Trisha! You did a great job. I'm your newest follower and I just love your blog!

Suzie @ Dorothy Sue and Millie B's too

diane said...

Wow .... beautiful stuff.
I wish I could find old windows .... and I'm off to buy a Jelly Belly Gumball Machine ;-)

Trish said...

Love Love your sweet gum ball machine!!!

Laura Turner said...

Great ideas! Both the window and the gumball machine are SO adorable! Thanks for linking up with Sunday View!

Stan and Jody Gabara said...

Sweet Ideas!! Thanks so much for sharing at Simple & Sweet Fridays!


Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Hi Trisha, I decided that I will start sharing the top 2 blogs with the most visits from SYC. Congrats, you were one of them!

Unknown said...

Hi. I was stopping by blogs in hopes of getting some help on a Martha Stewart Contest....I've been nominated and I was trying to get Votes to help Win...if you have time I would love to see you come by my blog, Vote and also enter in a giveaway for your support!! Your able to vote 6 times in a row daily until Sept. 13th!! I would greatly appreciate it!! Thanks so much!
Loving the gum ball machine pretty!

Libbie said...

THanks for tearing up with me about Bo :) I hate to cry alone :)

I love your hand lettering! It's perfect! Just the personal touch to make it perfect! I always always sit in awe of all your creativity! It someone suggested I make something out of a window...It'd be a hwile before I came up with anything...blanking even now :) But LOVE yours!!!!

Red Rose Alley said...

This bubble gum machine is sooooo pretty, and feminine. I love it.