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.  
  
Blessings,
Elizabeth

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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!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Vanity Affair ~ Bedroom Update


















I can hardly believe it's fall already.  
The leaves are falling and it's cold and cloudy outside.
It's time to add some fall and winter touches to my bedroom.
Even in winter I like to keep things bright and airy.  Rather than use orange and brown in the fall and red in the winter....  I prefer pink and white.  After Thanksgiving....  I will add my pink Christmas tree to the mix.
I started with the window treatments.  I changed out the white cotton panels for vintage white sheers.  They are so pretty with roses, ribbons and swags.  They add a shabby - Victorian flair to the room.
I love this cute little 50's vanity!  I love the antique gold decoration and little rhinestones.  The middle part lifts up and has a vanity mirror inside.  I store my collection of vintage crowns and tiaras inside. 
I love my vintage Fashion Tres mannequin head!  Once a store display piece......  I now use her to display my vintage hats and jewelry.  I dressed her in a vintage fur hat with a large rhinestone clip and winter white pearls.  Her choker is actually a vintage pearl bracelet to which I added a handmade flower.  
By adding a vintage vanity tray and a few pink accessories.....  I have a whole new look.
So shabby.  So feminine.
I love it.

Hope everyone has a wonderful week!
Elizabeth

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The Dedicated House for Make It Pretty Monday!
A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday
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Shabby Art Boutique for Shabbilicious Friday
Rooted In Thyme for Simple & Sweet Friday
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home
My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday!

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Vintage Patina ~ Farmhouse Style Project











 


 
 Farmhouse Kitchen ~ Decoupage Project

As neat and as organized as I am......  I always seem to have this annoying pile of paperwork, bills, receipts, etc that ends up on my kitchen counter.  I love stuff but hate clutter!  Tired of looking at it.....  I needed something to contain it.
I found this wonderful old box a long time ago at a local flea market.  It was missing it's original knob but had great patina and nice old hinges.  It's been sitting in the basement ever since.  I thought it was a great piece and knew that some day I would do "something" with it.
It cleaned up nicely but was still very plain.  It needed some personality.
I decided to decoupage it!  I used pages and artwork from an old 1950's cookbook.  I love the vintage graphics and how the pages have yellowed with age.  The book was already falling apart so I didn't feel guilty about cutting it up.  I decoupaged a fabulous "measurement conversion scale" to the inside of the lid.  That will surely come in handy!  
Several coats of Mod Podge, a new "old" knob and a few hours later......  I have a wonderful farmhouse style addition to my kitchen. 

Have a wonderful week!
Elizabeth


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The Dedicated House for Make It Pretty Monday
A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday
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Lavender Garden Cottage for Cottage Style Party
The Dedicated House for Before and After Wednesday
Ivy and Elephants for What's It Wednesday
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays
A Delightsome Life for Home and Garden Thursday
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Rooted In Thyme for Simple & Sweet Friday
My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Party