Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Boudoir ~ Feminine Collections

  The Boudoir......  a place of my own.

My spare bedroom is a place where I can decorate and display my most feminine treasures.  
A place where there is never enough pink or too many roses.  
It is filled with everything I love.  Lots of lace, tulle, millinery flowers, vintage rhinestones and glitter.
I love vintage clothing.  Everything from vintage lingerie and fluffy prom dresses to puffy tutu's and 1920's wedding dresses.
It all started with a 1950's prom dress.  Mint green with layers and layers of tulle ruffles.  I was smitten.  I snatched it up for $50 at a local flea market.  At the time....   I thought the price (orig $65) was outrageous for a dress I wasn't going to wear.  It was so pretty that I hung it on the outside of the armoire door so I could see it all the time.  Now I have a large collection all in minty pastels.  I find them irresistible.
Lately I've been into "hangers".  Vintage and antique hangers on which to display my beauties.  One of my fav's is a hand painted 1920's silk hanger (photos 5, 6 & 7)  with a hand painted lavender sachet attached to it.  Gosh....  they don't make things like they used to.
I love old hat boxes.  They are not only beautiful but are very useful.  I use them for storage instead of ugly plastic containers.
I hope you enjoy the photos.
I would love for you to comment and share with me what you collect.

Have a lovely week.
Elizabeth

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The Dedicated House for Make It Pretty Monday
Ivy & Elephants for What's It Wednesday
A Delightsome Life for Home and Garden Thursday
Rooted In Thyme for Simple & Sweet Fridays
Shabby Art Boutique for Shabbilicious Friday
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
My Romantic Home for Show & Tell Friday
How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday!


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Saturday, December 27, 2014

Happy New Year and Pink Saturday!


I have really enjoyed blogging these past few years.  
I have met so many wonderful and talented women.  If it weren't for blogging....  our paths may have never crossed.  I am constantly amazed and inspired.  I love and thank all of you.

Wishing everyone a 
Happy Pink Saturday!
and 
a blessed New Year!

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Time for Reflection and some of my Favorite Things

Edwardian Dress with fabulous ribbonwork - circa 1910

1950's Tulle Hat

Altered Victorian style cuff bracelet

Antique Heart Pillow

Antique French Net Lace Pillow 
 
Antique French Tambour Lace Pillow

I can hardly believe another year has passed........  where does the time go?
This time of year is for reflection.  I am thankful for my family, my health and my many blessings.

While re-arranging one of the bedrooms I found an old hat box tucked away under the bed.  I hadn't had it out in a long time and had forgotten what was inside.  What a nice surprise.....  it was full of old photos, cards and tid bits from the past.  Pictures of the kids when they were little, black and whites photos of my parents (gosh! they were young), pictures of my wedding day and cards my husband and family have given me over the years.  A box full of wonderful memories.

I found several more boxes full of things I've collected over the years.  All wrapped in tissue paper and packed away so carefully.  I am quite the collector.  I love old things!  and I love Pink!
My style is very feminine.  I love old lace, ruffles, ribbonwork, tulle and millinery flowers.
I have such fun shopping the flea markets and antique shops.  I found some lovely things this year.......  and thought I would share some of my favorites.  
  
Happy Holidays and many blessings!
Elizabeth

Sharing with
Ivy and Elephants for What's It Wednesday
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday's
A Delightsome Life for Home and Garden Thursday
Rooted In Thyme for Simple & Sweet Friday's
Shabby Art Boutique for Shabbilicious Friday
My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Party
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday!

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HERE

Pink Saturday!