Sunday, May 29, 2011
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Friday, May 27, 2011
I've been working on this assemblage for a long time. It is full of many of my favorite vintage jewelry pieces and other treasures and has been listed already in my Etsy shop. Enjoy!
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Monday, May 16, 2011
It all started with a pretty card complete with a tea bag. Isn't it just beautiful?
This is the complete picture. What a swap! She included a tea cozy, tablecloth, cookies, tea, fillable tea bags, and royal plates, cupcake liners, and two-tiered tray.
You may find these pretty things on her website. Hop on over for a visit at Set To A Tea. Thank you so much, Kathleen, for such a delightful swap. I shall enjoy everything you sent. Thank you also to Heidi for being the hostess for this enjoyable swap.
First of all, I wrapped everything up in gold boxes and pink tissue paper tied with English garden style floral organza ribbon. I made a card with two postage stamps (compliments of Jan from England and my nephew, Luke, from New Zealand), a rhinestone crown, and big sapphire rhinestone to mirror Kate's ring.
The show piece is this beautiful vintage teacup and saucer. It was pink on the saucer and outside the cup and had a beautiful fruit pattern inside. After I bought this, I really wanted to keep it because it is so pretty...but I sent it along to Kathleen.
Here is a porcelain rose pin from England--a vintage find--and a pair of vintage white gloves. Also, I had great fun making especially for Kathleen this British and wedding themed zipper/purse clip. It has tiny jewelry pieces in it all secured with resin--rhinestones, faux pearls, a cameo, a crown, and a pretty piece of teacup.
This is a "Woods of Windsor" vintage powder tin and a souvenir handkerchief from England.
I made these "royal jewels"--vintage jewelry thumbtacks in rhinestones with pretty jewel tones as well as an old piece with a crest.
I hope Kathleen enjoyed receiving her things as much as I enjoyed putting them together.
Kathy from Country Chintz sent along this prettily embellished box filled to the brim (and overflowing) with springtime embellishments. I especially liked the paper flowers and the little yellow bird!
Becky from Me&Mine sent along this beautifully embellished little box filled (I love the color of that flower on top) with wonderful treasures including a miniature salt shaker filled with mica sprinkles, a tiny embroidered pin cushion, a decorated flower box filled with tiny embellishments, and other little delights. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Many thanks to Kathy and Becky for the time they put into these pretty boxes filled with springtime goodies, and to Heather for being hostess. It was certainly great fun.
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Announcing my giveaway goodies for The Twice Remembered Cottage's 5th Annual Cottage Charm Giveaway. I participated the last two years and couldn't wait to participate again this year. There are a number of others taking part in this, offering some beautiful cottage style items. Please click on the link above to see what else is being offered. Here is what I am giving away....
1) A special commemorative edition of the King James Bible. As said in the post above, this past week on May 2 was the celebration of the the KJV's 400th birthday...it's translation completed in 1611.
2) A pretty, decorative, cottage-style California Perfume Co. powder tin.
3) A little gold tone box with a lady and gentleman painted on enamel set into it. It has a spring-type hinged top. 4 & 5) A glove clip and some vintage jewelry push pins/thumbtacks (those push pins made by me).
The rules are simple... 1) You must be from the U.S. and have a U.S. address only. 2) Please leave only one comment on this post to be entered. 3) I will draw a name sometime during the day on May 29, so please add your comment by midnight May 28. The winner will be announced on May 29. 4) You must accept the entire offering, and I will ship all of the items pictured above. Please email with any questions. I hope you like these cottage offerings. Please hop on over to The Twice Remembered Cottage to enter the other lovely giveaways. Thanks for entering!