Thursday, August 23, 2012
Cork Board by Aunt Coco
I had GREAT intentions of posting this early this morning, but it was not to be.
So, rolling with what was handed to me, it now gets posted tonight. I think you'll enjoy it now just as much. ;-) Of course since we nearing the end of our day, Australia will enjoy it in their morning. Hey Australia!!! Morning!!!
I have been waiting for this project for years. I can remember my Aunt Connie (Or her Paris nick name Coco) collecting these corks for years.
LIKE YEARS PEOPLE.
I was little. VERY little. Little enough to think a taste of wine was nasty...
Having watched someone make a very small cork board the other day, I realize how long these corks take collect, even if you drink wine frequently. ;-)
Look at the sweet copper insets. My Aunt CLAIMS that I got these for her somewhere. She is probably right. I have amnesia occasionally but I am sure if I spotted real embossed copper plates at a second hand store or garage sale, I was ALL OVER IT like white on rice. Even if it was a real long time ago.
OK, I am going to digress here just for a minute. I was on Anupama's blog the other day, Scrapbooks from India and she wished me a HAPPY HUMP DAY. It was the best part of my day. Anytime we can hook other people up with our really crazy American terms....as if Wednesday was a big ole hairy caterpillar....or the top of a hill....
Anyone want to tell me now if "white on rice" is just an American slang thingie? I use it all the time. In fact, I only ever recall an long ex boyfriend saying it. It was one of the more useful things I think I took away from that relationship....that and a pair of earrings my Mom loves.
Anyhow, back to copper insets. LOOOOK at all those pretty labels on the corks. Holy wow, that is pretty stuff right there. A bit jealous.
Yeah. Exactly. You like it too...all vintagy...and a wee bit stained from the red wine. Delish.
THIS is the same Aunt with all that good dark birthday chocolate which just arrived.....so enjoying her successful project over a glass of wine and a piece of chocolate! Enjoy your success, Aunt C!