Thursday, September 2, 2010

Roller Coaster of Love

Look, isn't that little couple so sweet?  Their picture is in all six of these glass coasters, a house warming gift 3 years ago.  And it's been 3 years that my intention was to change these pictures, b/c this sweet little couple does not belong to me, although every one using the coasters asks who they are! 

Tsk, seriously, so sweet. I like to believe they are a real couple, of course, and they are someone's nonni and poppi, and that they are Italian. They're standing in front of a bakery, people, and they just made fresh cannolis.  You with me?  Mmm...cannolis.

And as much as we love nonni and poppi, or, you know, members of our own, real, actually existing and not made up family, we may not want to place our cold beer or bottle of water on their faces. 

Enter random bits of leftover scrapbook paper that match the room.

I merely used nonni and poppi for guidance, and inserted them in the slot in the back.  Easy peasy, and also free-sy. 

Ta da!  I made 2 of each kind.  Now when people use the coasters i don't have to explain my fictitious family, and they can pay attention to the actual photos around the house, not the cropped version beneath their beverage.


S said...


There's no such word as cannolis. Cannoli is plural, cannolo is singular. Just like J's last name has an i at the end for the same reason.

Just a pet peeve of mine.

Anyway, the coasters look lovely! Hope to see you guys soon.


Reunion Committee said...

I LOVE them and soooo happy you didnt put pictures in them. lol
weird to have glasses or bottle on faces.. I agree oh and thats a pet peeve of mine lol

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

Oh my goodness... What a wonderful project!
Thank you for sharing!
Have a wonderful afternoon~

Megan Gunyan said...

Ha! Well, at least the pictures were good ice breakers. I love the paper! You can always change it with the seasons, too! How fun.

I'd love it if you would link up to my Friday link party! Have a wonderful weekend.

Terrell said...

This is sooo creative!! I just love it! Thank you oh so much for linking up this sweet creation at the FABULOUS FRIDAY FINDS party today!! I hope your weekend is wonderful!
~Terrell @ Frou Frou Decor~

Anonymous said...

HAHAHA! My BF had some photo frames up on her walls for MONTHS and never got around to putting her family pictures in them so they sat forever with the models. I teased her mercilessly for this forever, but she'll be pleased to know she's not alone :)

Here from NFF!

Debbiedoos said...

How very clever and creative!~ Wow those are some major linkie parties you have joined:) Have a great weekend. Debbie

kyooty said...

I really like this idea!!

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Unknown said...

This was really clever!
Hi..following from bloghop...would love to have you follow back!
Have a look at my $35 CSN Giveaway while you are there.

Unknown said...

That is so hilarious! I love that everyone asked who the couple was for 3 years. Totally sounds like something I would do too, haha. Well, the new ones look fabulous! Very, very cute. Visiting from Cottage Instincts : )

Lots of love,

Dandelion and Daisy said...

That's alright, I have friends with no imagination, too. I make jewelry and have used old tin type photos and altered them, even. People still ask if I'm related to them! Nice change and a great way to use up some of those scraps.

Unknown said...

Love how you redid your coasters. I have some square ones similar to yours- might have to steal your idea if you don't mind! ;)

Jill said...

Oh poor nonni and nonna! What fun could be had inventing their life history when people come over for drinks!! They do look very sophisticated now though!!!

Thanks for linking to A Round Tuit!

Have a lovely week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

Decor To Adore said...

Such a crafty and clever creation!

Anonymous said...

I actually thought the coasters were interesting and different - but I do love the paper you used to cover them and the project itself. Great job. I found your blog on Jill's "Around Tuit" linky and I'm so glad I did since I've decided to follow you. Great blog. Hope you come visit me too when you have a chance. Smiles.

Happy Labor Day!

Atticmag said...

Good change out. I like astract best on coasters.

Please stop by if you have time. We'll have a great teen bedroom giveaway starting Friday. -- Jane F.

Entertaining Women said...

A new restaurant in town bought dozens of black and white framed photos at an auction of a woman, probably from the 40's or early 50's, and her family and friends. She might be sitting on the back steps drinking a beer, or sitting at the laminated dinette set in the dining room with friends playing poker...all kinds of vignettes. They call her "Irma," and they named the restaurant "Irma's." They actually have no idea who she really is, but everyone who eats there thinks that they know her well. I love your coasters. Thank you for sharing your project. Cherry Kay

My Dream Canvas said...

This is beautiful. I am hosting a 50 dollar CSN Giveaway on my blog. I would love for you to stop by.

EBeauty03 said...

Glad you finally changed those pictures, and so easy. Sometimes the easy jobs take the last project slot.

Its A Blog Party said...

Very cute!
Thanks for linking up!

Amy Meyer said...

Very cute and simple! Great paper choice!

Melissa said...

Do you miss nonni and poppi?

Cute coasters. I have a coaster fetish - never can have too many coasters in my mind.

Its A Blog Party said...

Thanks for linking up!