Pearls and Lace, My Favorites!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Pearls and Lace Thursday #33 and Giveaway Winner Announced!

The Best of 2010
Pearls and Lace Thursdays of the Past

As I've been blogging for the last year, I've realized a few things about myself.  I find that I love pearls and lace (of course) more and more.  I seek the laces and pearls wherever I go shopping.
But I have also found some new favorites.  Hand Painted items have become a HUGE love for me!  Even today I received a new object (to be shared later), and I'm on the hunt for more.

My mother's stichery, and dried roses are also some of my favorite subjects. 
I have a camera now that I'm trying to get used to, and as the new year progresses, I hope to capture new subject material in much better light and with much more appeal.

I've also found out that I love old books, especially pastel colored children's books!  I seem to use them all the time!

The hand painted bowl below has become my favorite piece ever.  It sits in a place of honor in my home.  I've only once seen a piece that compares, and now I own a piece to be proud of.

And along with the pearls and lace theme, I have begun making pillow recently.  I have opened an Etsy shop, and hopefully I'll be adding more and more items to it during the year.
The pillow below is the Giveaway item chosen by the winner of my Giveaway!
Purple and black are the main colors, with pearl and rhineston button accents.
A vintage embroidered doily was used to make a pocket, and the roses were crocheted by me.

Congratulations to Sherry at Blessings From Our Nest!  Be sure and click on her Blog name and visit her.  She has a wonderful family and lifestyle, and her blog is a joy to follow!

Now.  Tell me what your favorite Pearls and Lace Post was last year, and join me this week for Pearls and Lace Thursday.  Either share a past favorite with us, or share a new one, but please only add the url link to your single blog post, not for your whole blog, and please also include a link back to this site.
I hope the new year will be full of Pearls and Laces for you all!
Blessings, Doni


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Such a pretty post, Doni! I have lots of lace around but I've been so busy that I haven't been able to participate. One of these weeks I'll try to join you again. Congrats to your winner!


Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

Oh....I loved everything in here...especially that Battenburg lace and that firt painted piece...just gorgeous :) :) Congrats to Sherry on winning your giveaway :) :) :) have a lovely day tom orrow. Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

Sherry said...

I am excited about the beatiful pillow and I will love having it in my home. Your post is just lovely. The flowers embroidery with the dried roses in the picture is just beautiful Have a wonderful weekend.

The Paper Princess said...

Congrats, Sherry! Doni, Everything you shared this week is so beautiful!

I'm so excited I have a Valentine's card to share this week - I've been so busy (and so run down), this is actually the first card I've made this year!


Bohemian said...

Dear Doni, FINALLY I had some Pearls to share in order to participate in Pearls And Lace Thursday... love Pearls and have lots of them, but never think to photograph those I already have had a while... this was a new score that I was so excited about because it's the old style spring loaded stretch kind with lots of Rhinestone Bling too! *wink*

Your pillow creations are lovely, so Romantic. Have a great weekend!

Dawn... The Bohemian


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