Friday, December 20, 2013

Merry Christmas!




Flocking Wreath

I tried something new this year......
Flocking.  
Very easy, inexpensive but, I must say.......  rather messy.
I turned an otherwise plain wreath into something special.  
Now it's fabulous!

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas!
From my family to yours.
Happy Holidays!
Elizabeth

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Wallpaper Roses - A Rare Treasure




 Vintage Wallpaper Chest

I am a big collector and have many collections.
My style is romantic shabby chic.  I always gravitate towards roses and of course......  the color pink.
I love to go Junkin!  I live for the thrill of the hunt and can hardly wait till I discover my next "greatest" find.
This year was fruitful and I found many wonderful things.  
They are all my "favorite" but sometimes you find a rare treasure.
This old wallpaper chest is one of them.  It is absolutely gorgeous!  I love the huge cabbage roses and how the paper has yellowed over time.  Aged to perfection and.....  so imperfectly....  perfect.
I placed it in my crafts studio and use it to store my best and most cherished antique laces.
I would love to know what your favorite find this year was.

Have a wonderful week.
Blessings.
Elizabeth

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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Feminine Treasures ~ Ruffles, Lace and Ribbonwork




  

  


  Ruffles, Lace & Ribbonwork

I've been sewing and crafting since I was a little girl.  It's second nature and a part of my being.
Over the years I have developed a passion and respect for all things "handmade".  I appreciate the time and creativity that goes into making each piece.  
I love old things and I'm always thrilled when I find feminine lovelies such as these.
The two little bags (in first few photos) are Victorian era wrist bags.  Frilly little purses that held a compact, a hanky or a calling card.  They are very old.....  so delicate and fragile.  Both were handmade.  The fine stitching and handwork is amazing.  
I also found this French blue hanky holder.  I loved the ribbonwork flowers.
They are not only beautiful but are little works of art.
I am honored to be the temporary keeper of such beautiful things and hope to someday pass them on to someone who will treasure them as I have.

Have a lovely week.
Elizabeth

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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Old Saint Nick - Altered Art









Old Saint Nick Christmas Gift / Hang Tags

I love paper crafting and altered art.  
I was in the mood to create something unique...  OOAK.  Bored with Fall....  I decided to move on to Christmas.  
Didn't know where to begin.........  so, to get inspired I got out my trusty box of "scraps".  I have a big box full of scraps.  Bits and pieces of everything.  You name it...  it's in there!  Pieces of vintage fabric, bits of old lace, ribbon, tulle, feathers, antique sheet music, buttons, pearls, vintage rhinestone jewelry, etc.   
I also have a box of printed "seconds".  Images that didn't print perfectly.  I'm terrible.  I save everything!  I just know I can use it for something even if it's not perfect.
I love old things and prefer a vintage themed Christmas.  I decided to make altered art ornaments staying within the off white and sepia tone color palette.  These paper gift tags can hang on tree or....  would look great on a gift wrapped in brown craft paper.
I love the tone on tone look but I also love my Pink!  I may end up doing a pink and soft teal tree this year.  I suddenly feel inspired....  so, who knows what I'll come up with.  

Hope everyone is having a wonderful week!
Elizabeth

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Thursday, October 31, 2013

A Shabby HALLOWEEN!















A Shabby Halloween

Can you believe it's Halloween already!!!
It starting to feel like Fall.  The leaves have turned and it's cool and wet outside.  Go figure.....  it was almost 80 degrees and sunny last week.  It almost always rains on Halloween here.
I don't know where the time has gone but I did manage to get several handmade Fall projects done this year.
My decor is a little softer and a bit more shabby.
Here is a re-cap of some of my fav's.  

Wishing everyone a Happy Halloween!
Elizabeth

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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Sew Shabby Chic!











 
 



   
 





 
Shabby Chic Pillows & Vintage Flower Basket

Spent the weekend sewing throw pillows.
  They all coordinate with each other so I can mix and match for different looks.  Made from scraps of fabric and embellished with bits of lace, ribbon and buttons.
Isn't it wonderful when you can turn a bunch of "this and that" into something so pretty!

I found the fabulous vintage basket from the thrift store last week for $2.  So shabby chic with it's soft pink paint and old paper flowers.  I love how the flowers have turned yellow with age.
So perfectly imperfect.

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