I wanted to show you what my sweet Mom made me. She apparently had been working on this surprise for a while now. She made me 3 lovely tea towels.
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
My hubby and I went junkin this last Saturday and found some treasures. Well at least one treasure, just look at this awesome antique perculator. I purchased it for $5.00 and have plans to paint on it maybe.
See what it says on the bottom, patent date, July 25, 1916 and made by Hotpoint. "Do not place pot in water if pot does not heat remove this cap and replace fuse - made in USA by Edison Electric Appliance". I didn't know perculators had fuses in them.
Also I found this neat towel bar (to put my new towel from Tea on) and I painted it white. I got this cute pink scarf to make roses out of.
The other antique store we went to had this great antique hat for $10.00 and the rhinestone necklace for $5.00. I absolutely adore the hat.
And I can't believe it, but I found two of these fringed shawls for $3.00 each. I am going to use these on my tables. All in all I think I scored big time. Do you think I should paint the perculator or just leave it in its original condition?
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Imagine my excitement of opening this wonderful swap gift from Miss Sweet Tea of Tea Girl. We decided to have a little swap between us and WOW was I in for the surprise of my life. The presentation of the box everything was in was just enough to send me over the edge!!!!!
Such beautiful work in each of every gift I was sent. Just look at this.
This towel just took my breath away, such delicate antique lace, beads and embroidered pink flowers, just beautiful. I have never owned a more beautiful hand towel in my life.
Do you see the bar of soap all decorated at the top left of the picture, be still my heart.
This is a closeup of the bar of soap, with a lovely cameo and it's even PINK, rhinestone jewels, sequins, glass seed beads, ribbon roses and pink pearl beads, eeeeeeeeeeeek!!!
And this darling little stuffed pillow with "a friend is forever". I just love this and Tanza will be my friend forever, such a sweetie. Be sure to go on over and visit her lovely blog and see all her beautiful pinks in her awesome home. She has some beautiful things and you can tell she puts love into every placement of her treasures. I adore her blog.
Isn't this the cutest little nest tussie mussie, I hung it on my birdcage on my mantle, I will take a picture of it later to show you. Soooo cute.
And last but certainly not least is this to die for handbag made from tapestry fabric and beads added and the fingerless white lace gloves with a ruffle on the top and adorned with beautiful ribbon roses and antique flowers.
I so enjoyed this little swap and I just hope Tea had as much fun opening her goodies I sent her as I had opening and playing with these. Like she says "It is OVER THE MOON beautiful". Thank you Sweet Tea!!!! Hope you enjoyed seeing my treasures. Have a wonderful Sunday.
Friday, April 23, 2010
It's Pink Saturday again and I want to thank Beverly for hosting this great party each Saturday. To visit the rest of the Pinkies just go on over to her blog and see the list of blogs participating. I just went around my home and took pictures of some of my favorite and pink items to show you this week. The above chandy is one I purchased from sweet Rebecca when I went to visit her wonderful booth. Right now it is in my bedroom but after I finish my front room it will live there.
A door knob I took off of my bedroom door in 1963 when I was 13 from a farm house we lived in before we moved to a big city, well I thought it was big, went from a class of 18 kids to 350. After we moved away, they tore down my childhood home and this is all I have from it. The farmhouse was built in the late 1800's and oh how I loved that home and all it stood for. I have many wonderful memories in that old house.
This is my bedroom, I just love dressing my mannequin when I get the whim.
This is the flower I made her to attach to her dress for a little pink glamour.
Now we are in my studio, this is where I keep some flowers handy for my creations.
One of my all time favorite movies, I could watch it over and over.
A little peek at my mantel the way it looks this week, told you I couldn't put that bunny away after Easter, it is so lovely.
Hope you have a creative, fabulous weekend.
Monday, April 19, 2010
This teacup I am showing for Teacup Tuesday tomorrow is one of a set of 6. It is not an antique, rather just a beautiful set I saw at an Oklahoma City tearoom that I couldn't live without. They serve their tea in a similar cup and I just loved it.
Transferw are has always been some of my favorites. Just love the English look of it.
It is very versatile and you can put it with almost any color and make it look beautiful.
My little black teapot goes with it very well and in the fall I set my table with this set. Would love to have the teapot that goes with it.
Burton and Burton made this one also, I had shown a burgandy transferware a couple of weeks ago, they make the prettiest dishes.
Be sure and click on the teacup on my sidebar to the right and it will take you to Teacup Tuesday and you can see all the other beautiful teacups.
I am an Oklahoman and today has been a very solemn day for us. It is the 15th anniversary of the Murrah Building Bombing that killed so many and left us all changed forever. I have been thinking about it a lot today and not only do I have feelings of such loss of those who perished but also remember how our great State came together and everyone tried to help those survivors, and tried to do anything we could to make it better. We just wanted to do SOMETHING!!! It is something so wonderful about our human race, that people want to help those in need.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
My last post was showing what I made Hope for the tussie swap and now I am showing all the treasures I received from Hope. She showered me with beautiful things like this gorgeous tussie so wonderfully created. Notice the bling and the wooden spindle at the bottom. LOOOOVE it.
This is a closeup of the dangly at the bottom that she hand soldered. That is wallpaper inside.
This bling was at the top on the hanger. Isn't it just wonderful. I love bling.
A little peat pot she made with roses and lace and chocolate. Soooo cute.
She knew I loved frozen charlottes and she showered me with 3 little ones and a big one, I am in charlotte heaven. How clever is that to put movie film around a gift.
Isn't she just beautiful, I will keep her forever. Thank you so much Hope.
This is another charm/ornament she made and soldered with a crystal on the bottom, she is sooo talented with the soldering gun. The little tag was on a package of goodies she lists.
There were so many things in her box, buttons, spools of vintage thread, german pages, the wonderful needlework, bingo card, lace and ribbon and everything was packaged so beautifully.
I have really enjoyed this swap and thank Linda of A Swap for all Seasons for all she did. And thank you Hope for being such a wonderful, talented partner. Be sure and watch for Hopes post later on when she gets to go to Silver Bella.
Friday, April 16, 2010
This will be a double duty post for the Tussie Mussie swap hosted by A Swap for All Seasons and also Pink Saturday hosted by Beverly of How Sweet the Sound. These are the projects I made
for Hope. I so enjoyed making this Tussie Mussie, once you get the juices flowing it all seemed to just go together. I liked the way it turned out.
I put those cute little tickets on the back and inside of the tussie and some music paper from an old book. I antiqued the edging on the top.
Sometimes I over do the tulle, but I just love it and think it romanticizes it (is that a word?).
I was on such a roll with the tussie I made her a match box too with her name on it.
A little file folder, a scrapbooked recipe card and some misc. lace and edgings.
A little file folder, a scrapbooked recipe card and some misc. lace and edgings.
I hope that HOPE liked my swap box I sent to her, she said she did, and I will post the beautiful treasures she sent to me later on. I am not sure but I think we do that May 1 for May Day.
Be sure to go over to Beverlys blog to see what other pinks you can find.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Do you ever wonder when you buy an antique what their story is? I purchased this teapot several years ago and I think it is probably my favorite. Not because of the colors or the shape or the flowers so beautifully placed on the teapot. No, it is because of the discoloration of the inside of the teapot and the beautiful crackling through years of use.
This teapot says "Sadler - England". My ancestors were from England and I am naturally drawn to anything that was made in England.
Can you see the crackling on the side of the teapot? Can you imagine this little teapot in some quaint little cottage in England and the ladies (and maybe gentlemen) carrying on serious or happy conversations about the days events or functions coming up. I just try to imagine the conversations carried on while this little teapot is being loved with its current brew of tea. I imagine this teapot serving guests with beautiful dresses and lovely hats and gloves. It is a very well taken care of teapot, so sad it is not still in the family where it came from. Oh, the things this little teapot has heard!!
See what I mean? This is the inside of the little teapot. Stained from probably hundreds of pots of tea being served to its wonderful English lady. I would not try to whiten these wonderful stains from the inside, I love the character it gives it. Just wanted to share.