Sunday, January 31, 2010
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Friday, January 29, 2010
A 1905 ceiling tin is the backdrop for these so, so shabby dreamy aqua hooks. Whatever else I do or do not do this weekend, this baby will be hung; I can't wait to see it on the wall in my sunroom! AND, won't it be the perfect place to hang patchwork stars for photos? Or vintage aprons?
Thursday, January 28, 2010
So, my new idea for Thursday posts will be modelled after the "pickers". I'll show you an item I found, the price I paid, and the determined value!
I'll start off the series with this covered butter/cheese dish purchased this week at The Salvation Army. It is by Raymor / Roseville Pottery and was conceived by Ben Seibel. Seibel was a prolific mid-century designer hired by Roseville to revamp their company when sales began to falter in the early 50's. The dish is in near mint condition.
Did I know any of this history when I made my purchase? Of course not! Did I know just how rare it is to find both parts of the dish in such fabulous shape? Heck no! I just knew that I'd heard of Roseville Pottery, and that the piece was a beautiful color with an appealing design.
Price paid: $2.99
Value: up to $300.00
Oh, happy day!
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
From the listing description: "Ten hearts make up this 5 foot, 11 inch long *heartstring* garland...one for each year of the last decade. With every increment on the string (just like years that go by), you'll find something different to love along the way. From perfectly tattered lace to dusky rose velvet ribbon, something here is sure to stir your memory and soul.
Monday, January 25, 2010
This fabric didn't want to be anything but a coaster. And guess what? I have the entire queen sized set!! Do you know what that means? Yep... I'm thinking rug. Want to get me moving on it? Just send me a message and say, "I want that rug!!!"
Happy, happy Monday... May your week be bright and sunny
(and rosey and pink)!
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Pastel banded pitcher
I hope you are having a wonderful Sunday! Come on back this week for Makeover Monday, Team Challenge details, and many more treats :)
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Some of the balls won't work for stars at all, but I may be able to use them for another project. I can, however, make good star use of 11 of them! As far as I can tell, I can get an average of 10 stars from each ball.
The average rag ball price is about $6. The stars are 5.25"-5.5" across, with an additional strip tied for hanging. Each is one of a kind. The fabrics are antique and vintage; varied, but mostly cotton. Lots of feedsack.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
And would you believe that they are handsewn?
The stitching is so painstakingly even and tiny!
These works of art are in pristine condition, save for the fact that they are unfinished.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Monday, January 11, 2010
When I found this sweet cotton sheet last week, I couldn't resist the siren call of the hearts. Well, and the pink. And the flashback of super prep Pappagallo and Izod memories (nightmares?) from high school.
I thought, "Oh, won't this be so cute for Valentine's Day?!" But alas, there was no trace of the hearts once the fabric was cut and crocheted. That wouldn't do.
So, I made a lid. Much better!
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Lavender rhinestone owl brooch
Enamel sailboat brooch in ecru, navy and red
Antique metal "pierced earring caddy"
Adorable flocked basset hound- rhinestone muzzle!
I also have at least two jewelry boxes to clean up, and some earrings that I'm trying to decide how to describe! Busy me! What are you working on this weekend?
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Friday, January 8, 2010
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Pair of pink fleur de lis and faux weave St. Mary's bath towels
Turquoise and avocado "Terri-down" by Martex bath towel
Minty-jadite green roses Martex handtowel
Fab, fab, fab untagged terry bath towel
What do you think of my plan? Do you have any words of wisdom for me? Can you sympathize with my issue? Please leave a comment!
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Monday, January 4, 2010
Sunday, January 3, 2010
I'm pretty sure this is the most beautiful yarn I've ever laid eyes on. It is hand-tied by Turkish women whose husbands are unemployed. There are SO many different fibers used and specialty textures included.