Saturday, May 25, 2013

A Little Fixer-Upper

After a long journey, a little "fixer-upper" arrived on my door-step.  I welcomed it in, wondering at the sound that it made... "clink-clink-clink."  A sound of... brokenness.  I unwrapped it to discover a sad state of affairs.

You might recognize it... a popular mug from Anthro.  I was lucky enough to win it.  And... I think it was meant to be.  When I first saw it, I was sure that I could fix it.  Like a puzzle-worker over her puzzle, I sat in the sunlight at the kitchen table working and reworking.  But, to no avail.  All of it's pieces simply wouldn't be put back together again -- kind of like a certain storybook character!  But look at that sweet yellow flower still intact.  I knew there was hope.  The mug itself is in perfect condition -- only the handle suffered damage.

I knew that rather than a mug, I would use it as a small bowl to hold odds and ends on my desk.  The issue was how to cover up the points of breakage.  But... where there's a will, there's a way!

I set it aside and waited.

Days later, I was working on a project for which I had purchased a bag of miscellaneous buttons.  I found some sweet little flower-like buttons in various colors, and I knew exactly what I could do with them.

I picked out the colors I wanted, which was easy considering all of the colors on this mug.  A little E-6000 adhesive (my new friend), and Taa-Daa!

What do you think?
I'm not going to lie.  I kind of love it.
It might be my new favorite.


  1. Great fixer upper, Sally. Really cute. xo

  2. What a terrific idea! I have a couple of broken handles on few cups and am going to try this. Where did you get the E-6000 adhesive? I am visiting from A Favorite Thing party and am your newest follower. I like the name of your blog. What a wonderful way to look at life! I hope you have an opportunity to visit me at Still Woods Farmhouse. The door is always open!
    Blessings from Still Woods

  3. I kind of love it, too. Not only that, you've sparked my imagination. Thank you.

  4. I'm so sorry your darling mug arrived broken ... what a great idea you came with though to patch up it's boo boo's and make it all pretty again! I love it too :)

    Happy weekend!

  5. It is even more adorable with the additional flowers! Great way to make something broken work for you!

  6. Pretty and creative - buttons are so sweet. Visiting from MHC :-)

  7. Saved!!! You did great! Now I want to go teacup shopping...

  8. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your nice comment. I love your little "bowl". What would we do without E-6000! I will check out your Pinterest boards next.


  9. Talk about taking lemons and making lemonade! I think the resulting bowl is fabulous!


Thanks so much for taking the time to comment! I read each and every one, and truly enjoy "conversations" with you! ~Sally

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