Pearls and Lace, My Favorites!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Pearls and Lace Thursday, Spring Giveaway Continues!!!

The Spring Giveaway Continues!! Don't forget to join me and enter for all of the chances to win!
I am still adding new items, and this week I will add a rope of pearls! (faux of course...)
Link up with this Party as one way of joining the Giveaway, and read HERE for the original post to see all the other ways to enter.  Giveaway ends May 10th.  Still lots of time!

OK...Pearls and Lace.  It's a Linky party, but it's become the time of the week for me when I really take the time to get the best pictures I can take of some of my favorite things.
When I begin, I usually have some idea what type of vignette I will be working on, at least a few items I want to share, and where I will be setting up.
But for this one: Well, let's just say, the sun was shining through the kitchen window and I was running around the house 'gathering' items that I wanted to share.
Here are the results!

My FAVORITE hand-painted bowl, full of pearls.  LOTS of pearls!

Some of my collection of hand-painted buttons, which I am so excited about.  I just wish my photography was better so that I could do them justice.

I grabbed my newest books, each of them covered with different flowers in a chintz like pattern, and with the beautiful gold embossing, they worked well with the bowl's gilding.

I don't know about you, but if I took pictures of my everyday home, you know, the couch with the walls of pictures above it, or the side tables next to the chairs with our various 'must have's' on them, it would be dull and not exciting in the least.  Some of you have beautiful homes and can walk into any room of your house and snap pictures of beauty, but not me.  My home is LIVED IN!  The carpeting is not new nor beautiful, the place is dark, and the preference of my husband is to NOT have lace curtains in the windows...
So I revert to the vignette.  And yes, I do decorate my home with these lovelies, but they look better like this!

Below is a picture of the items I started out with for the Giveaway, and more items have been added.  Be sure and check out the original Pearls and Lace Party here for the rules, and then join me with your lovelies for chances to win.

May you each know the love of God first, the love of family, and the love of friends...
Sometimes we seem to forget that it's all about LOVE!!

I think I'll be joining a few linky parties!!
Have a look and join too!

Vintage Thingy Thursday

Treasure hunt Thursday

Home Sweet Home

Feathered Nest Friday

Show and Tell Friday

Vintage Inspiration Friday

Pink Saturday


Curtains In My Tree said...

I like your small group like pictures of your treasures.
also those hand painted buttoms WOW I love buttons

I entered your give a way

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What sweet vignettes you've created!! And I couldn't stand it if your pics were any better!! I'm sighing here.....those buttons are beautiful, the bowl and pearls are gorgeous, and I've not seen any prettier books ever!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Doni: I love your buttons. You do beautiful vignettes. Have a wonderful day. Blessings, Martha

Bohemian said...

I Love your hand painted Buttons and those beautifully covered Books! So very Romantic. I'm joining Pearls & Lace Thursday rather late... but hey, I FINALLY had something with Pearls represented on a Wednesday Post that qualified to enter the Thursday Blog Party! *Whoo Hoo! Winks*

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend... Dawn... The Bohemian

The Tablescaper said...

Your bowl and buttons are breathtaking.

- The Tablescaper

Lady of the Woods said...

Hi Doni! I'm browsing a bit through your blog and keep coming to a more and more beautiful post with more beautiful things and pictures....I want to say, if you ever want to part with some of those hand painted buttons and some lace I'm surely needing some because I use them in the clothing I make and would love to wear them, not collect, but actually use their beauty in my own creations...they would go well! As for the books, did you cover them yourself? they're gorgeous! or did you buy them like that?? Please let me know...ok, now I have to get off here before I get depressed...lol...


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