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Monday, August 08, 2011

Grandpa's Neckties

 
I love old neck ties.  Not sure why?  When I am browsing thrift stores and yard sales, I always stop to look at the "old man" ties...You know, the really wide ones from days long gone!  I guess the Cranky Queen is a little nostalgic, because I can remember my Papaw Wroten wearing them.
 Well, I decided to create something with some of the old neck ties that a gal pal had given to me a year or so ago.  Most were those horrid "clip-on" ties...Anyway, I had torn out a tutorial page from Country Living Magazine~June 2010 on "A Fresh Take On The Classic Father's Gift" & decided to "try my hand" at making some.  I created a nifty eyeglass case & not just for Dad! The ties are soft & won't scratch your lenses. Perfect for sunglasses too. It was an easy& fun project & a recycled craft.
I cut the manufacturer's tag from the underside & adhered it to the flap, along with a red button. Don't you just love the fleur-de-lis emblem?
 The Queen loves pasley patterns & this brown tie made the perfect case for my specs!
This Hanover St. tag was this tie's maker & it was made in the good old U.S.A.!
This was one of my favorites..maybe because of the color...or the gold button with the cool tag...
Once upon a time, the Cranky King wore neck ties to work 
(the picture above is about 13-14 years old!)
Today...he is a little more "casual"...either way...He has me "all tied up"!!!
STAY CALM & "TIE ONE ON"
Tiffany

18 comments:

  1. Wow! I see neckties all the time at the thrift stores, now I can pick some up to alter, thanks for the tip oh Cranky One, Marilyn

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  2. Ooh Love the Altered Ties! Neat Idea! Hugs,Tee

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  3. These are wonderful! There are always good ties to be found at the thrift store and this is such a great way to repurpose them!! My 20 yr. old loves ties, especially retro looking ones (but not the big "old man" ones). I have found some pretty cool ties for him for pennies....I'm teaching him my thrifty ways :)
    This one is going in my to-do file. Thanks!!
    Jane

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  4. Great idea! Love the glass cases, especially the first one!!

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  5. Now that's a royally cool idea Miss Tiff!! I've always had a soft spot in my cranky soul for old neckties too - probably because I saw how my great grandmother could work them into an amazing crazy quilt with her wonderful stitching...but I never thought of any other purpose for them. Thanks for the inspiration! (And with about 20 different pairs of specs laying around at a given time these days, some cases might be useful!!) Wishing you a week of blessings....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

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  6. Great reuse idea! I had stashed away a box of about thirty of the old wide ties and decided to get rid of them, just a few years ago. I couldn't think of anything cool to make from them. NOW i wish I still had them. ;)

    Hope to see you at the party tomorrow night.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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  7. Very cute!!! You are such a busy blogger queen! I enjoy your great posts!!

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  8. An inspiring idea for sure! Love 'em.

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  9. What a great idea! I love how yours turned out, Tiffany! t. xoxoxo

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  10. What a great way to give new life to old ties!

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  11. You are a smart and clever one. That is a super idea. Now a lot business places are letting their employees dress more casual. Much more comfortable and cooler.

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  12. Those are great!! You are so clever...Love them! Hope to find one in my Christmas Stocking this year:-)

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  13. I love old ties, too! Here are 2 more projects for you- I took the bottom 4 inches of a bunch of ties and sewed them to the hem of a jean skirt. The points make a scalloped hem. Then I took the straight narrow section of the ties and made a pillow top. Remember weaving strips of paper to make a placemat? Yep-just like grade school! It really turned out cute!

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  14. Love your idea. I too like mens ties for some reason and have collected a bag full. I hope to make at least one of these. I would love to see other ideas to use ties. Thank you for sharing.

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  15. Ha! Clever...my daughter needs a sunglass case....off to the sewing machine! :)

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  16. So cute and crafty!!! Love the idea!!!

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  17. I love this idea and the way you used the maker's tag on the outside. Mr. Cranky looks so much happier without his tie:-)

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