Wednesday, September 28, 2011

ROSES!....More Frost on the Pumpkin..........

Okay, so here she is all dressed up......

I found a glittery gold tulle;
 I knew immediately that this is what I wanted for her roses.
Just a few to off-set all of the creaminess.

I didn't know that tulle would curl.....
I cut a narrow strip and pulled it against the scissor blade;

it curls just like gift wrap ribbon.....

Love It!!

So what do you think? 

or No Roses,   as she was in my previous post?

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Monday, September 26, 2011

Frost on the Pumpkin........

The weather was miserable today.....
Cold and Rainy!

A good day to stay inside and do some handwork.

I'd been wanting to make a pumpkin with a creamy off-white fabric blend I found in a remnant bin.....
It has a bit of sparkle.

I picked up an inexpensive bag of lace at a thrift shop.
 Not just any  ol'  lace.....this was wedding dress lace with lots of sequins and pearl beads....just beautiful!

So I proceeded to add some
"Frost" on the Pumpkin............

A lacy ruffle around the pumpkin stem.....

What do you think?  

I'm still contemplating if I went overboard adding too much "frost".

But yet, I'm thinking of adding some coffee stained gauzy roses to give her another texture and color element  while bringing down the fufu-ness.


I'd love it if you'd share your thoughts.....


Saturday, September 24, 2011

A Victorian Antiques Store

Victorian Era furnishings were highly ornamented,
elaborate and opulant.

Over-the-top beautiful in its day;

I can't stop myself from thinking how a coat of creamy white paint would make many of these furnishings 

Monday, September 12, 2011

Garage Sale Treasures.....

This weekend was a particularly good one in terms of great garage sales finds.

Take a look...........

A shabby china basket, a Teleflora piece, but will be soooo cute as a side table candy dish.
A glass dome with wooden base....the base I will paint and distress and use as a cloche.
A 14" long mirrored dresser tray.

Here's a closer look at the porcelain roses on the basket........

Have you seen all the lovely buntings online made from vintage ladies hankies and doilies??
And I love love love the table linens in these photos that Nita at Mod Vintage posted a few weeks back. I believe she found them on Pinterest.

So that was my inspiration to purchase $11.00 worth of Vintage doilies, hankies, linens;
some crocheted, some embroidered..........

Sweet little embroidered basket on a vintage napkin....

Vintage Rogers Bros. flatware, service for 6......

A pedestal plate cake stand purchased for $2.00 that I will plan to use as a cloche base.......

Pretty Vintage Fostoria 14" Serving Tray
in the very desirable Baroque pattern........

And a crystal double candleholder........

Vintage candy cookie box,
love all the little verses around the sides..........

Another little vintage china creamer to add to my collection. Marked "Made in Germany".
I love the feminine shape and all the little details, so pretty.....

Here's the other side........

Three vintage crystals that were all wired together with plastic beads and used as a window suncatcher.....$2.00.  

I've removed the wire and beads and will add the crystals to a chandelier I purchased last year,
I've been adding crystals to it whenever I  find them.  It's almost complete now, unless I decide to add some garlands.

So, I was lucky enough to be at the right place at the right time this weekend and came home with some great pieces.
Some I will keep,
some I will sell. 
It's all about the thrill of the hunt!!!!!!!!!!