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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Pearls and Lace Thursday #130 Pastel Inspiration!

Hello to you all!  I hope the weather where you are is warming up for those of you above the equator, and cooling off nicely for you ladies below the equator!! 
I am so excited to have some new followers to my blog!  Welcome to each of you, and for those of you who left such lovely comments last week about the pink and cream collage tutorial, thank you so much!!

I am currently having major problems with my satelite internet for my home computer, so I do not know if I will be able to place a link for the party below.  If you do not see the link, I cannot add it!!
(The repairman just left the house and I'm in business now!!)
I have another collage in mind, and these pastels are the ones that are inspiring me for the project.

I have always loved the look of these colors together, variegated beauty!  The J&P Coats threads are some of my very favorites.  I found a listing ages ago for a lot of pastel threads, and when I got them I was delighted!  Just like a kid in a candy store!
The bits of tatting and trims along with the gorgeous crocheted doilies I've collected are so much fun to play with!!  And to top it all off, I recently picked up this little pink dish (above) at a yard sale for a dollar!!

Have you ever seen any bobbins like these before?  The whole collection was offered for sale on Etsy sometime last year, right before I began the big Craft Room REDO where I traded our guest room with all my craft room supplies.  Now that it is finished (well almost!), I have found some items like these that I have not previously shared with you.  I thought they were so cute!
You DO realize I have a thing for not only pearls and lace, but thread and sewing notions??

Above is a pineapple heart pincushion that makes my heart beat fast to see.  It will be one of my projects to try to recreate in the future.  Below are some interesting pieces of French knot roses that previously were decorations on some type of textile.  I bought the pieces as is, and therefore they were already cut out, but the colors and textures were right down my alley, so I just HAD to have them!!

The crocheted roses below are some that I made last year, and one of you lovely ladies has asked me for the pattern for them.  SO, next week I will share the pattern I made out.  I am not an expert by any means, and want you to know that up front.  I will do my best to give you the correct way to make them, but you'll have to go by the pictures I took to really get the idea!!

So, did you remember that today is the day of the Giveway winner to be announced?
This lovely collection of laces and trim, buttons and ribbon are going to a new home.

Congratulations to MARILYN over at Heart Song who is the winner!!
Please send me your address so I can get this package to you!!

It's time for Pearls and Lace Thursday!  Please join us as we share our pretties!
Just link the url code from your post to the link below, and be sure and visit the other participants!
I'll be joining a few parties too, and that list is below this party.
I hope and pray you each have a lovely week.

Parties I will be joining:

Make it Pretty Monday http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/
Today's Thrifty Treasures at http://southernhospitalityblog.com/
Craftastic Link Party at http://www.sewcando.com/
Show Off Your Cottage Monday at http://houseinroses.blogspot.com/
The Scoop Party Monday  http://farmhouseporch.blogspot.com/
Just Something I Whipped Up http://www.thegirlcreative.com/
Hope in Every Season http://www.hopeineveryseason.com/
Blissful White Wednesday http://www.timewashed.com/
Whatever You Want Wednesday http://www.freeprettythingsforyou.com/
What We Accomplished Wednesday http://www.greenwillowpond.com/
Grace at Home http://www.impartinggrace.com/
Time Travel Thursday http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/
Vintage Thingie Thursday http://coloradolady.blogspot.com/
Minute for Me Thursday http://marciascraftysewing.blogspot.com/
Home Sweet Home http://thecharmofhome.blogspot.com/
Feathered Nest Friday http://frenchcountrycottage.blogspot.com/
Show and Tell Friday http://romantichome.blogspot.com/
It's a Hodgepodge Friday http://itsahodgepodgelife.blogspot.com/
Frugalicious Friday http://decormamma.blogspot.com/
A Crafty Soiree http://www.katiesnestingspot.com/
Vintage Inspiration Friday http://commonground-debrasvintagedesigns.blogspot.com/
Inspiration Friday http://www.atthepicketfence.com/
Thrifty Things Friday http://thethriftygroove.blogspot.com/
Simple and Sweet Fridays http://rootedinthyme.blogspot.com/
Shabbylicious Friday http://shabbyartboutique.blogspot.com/
Potpourrie Friday http://twenty-eight-0-five.blogspot.com/
Flaunt It Friday http://chiconashoestringdecorating.blogspot.com/
Pink Saturday http://www.howsweetthesound.typepad.com/
Sew Darn Crafty http://sewmanyways.blogspot.com/


Linda said...

Oh, Doni! You have the most romantic collection I have ever seen! You are gifted, my friend.
Thanks for hosting such an awesome event every week. I am really enjoying it.
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

I love those French knot pieces! Have a great week...hugs, Penny

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Eye candy - as always, Doni! Beautiful pastels ... :) ~Pernilla

Diane | An Extraordinary Day said...

I don't think I have ever seen such a lovely thread collection as you are sharing. And...so artfully photographed as well.
Hope your week is Extraordinary!

Marilyn said...

Great day for me! Thank you so much for being so generous! I did send an email with my address and look forward to playing with all the pretties! Did you make the crocheted piece with the variegated thread with the larger cream motifs? That is so pretty!! Again, many thanks!♥♫

Anonymous said...

I'm amazed by all the gorgeous colorful items - love the crochet laces, love the bobbins filled with awesome colors of threads. Thanks for sharing the beauty with us.

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

Doni,such pretties again. I always have to go back for a second look when you post your pics. xx

Mrs. Sarah Coller said...

I can't WAIT to see what you do with these! I know whatever it is, it will be gorgeous!!

Thanks for the party. I've just posted this week's Homemaking Linkup and am showing off my recipe for Fresh Strawberry Cream Torte. I hope you'll come link up!

Mrs. Sarah Coller

Gloria Erickson said...

Thanks for hosting and your site is so lovely!! I just adore the lace and pearls, etc! This is our first time and a new follower. So nice to meet you!
Gloria @resourcefulgals.blogspot.com

maggiegracecreates said...

I am so excited about the pattern ---- and I adore all these pastels too.

So glad I happened upon your lovely internet home here.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh, Doni, you have such a pretty collection. I love all those pastels. Wish I had learned to crohet. Thank you for sharing at my Home and Congrtas to dear Marilyn for winning your wonderful Giveaway!


Tanya Rachelle said...

Beautiful photos and blog! A new follower here.

Tina said...

You have such pretty things! I have a soft spot for vintage sewing notions too.

cURioSItaELlyA said...

These are so adorable. I too collecting vintage laces, ribbons and spool threads. Thank you for sharing.

Tea Cottage Pretties said...

I am excited!!! Can't wait to see what you do next Doni. Oh and I love your pineapple heart pincushion! I have one that I got for $1.00 and it is pink but your's is so beautiful and different. Hope you have a splendid weekend. Hugs, Beverly

Melanie said...

Oh Doni yes we would be quite the team out lace shopping together ! It would be like a storm in a tea cup with us searching for lace at the fleamarket....hehehe
We truly are 2 peas in a pod when it comes to antiques !
I LOVE your beautiful rainbow of pastels and am quite drawn to that wonderful spectrum as well. Life would be so boring if it were in black and white.
Would you be kind enough to email me your address again, I found something for you a while ago and would love to post it to you. It will fit in an envelope so it will hopefully arrived by regular post.
Big hugs to you xoxoxoxoxo

Chenille Cottage said...

Blessings, Doni!
Oh...I am just in awe of your gorgeous post. What a treat for the eyes. How I love all the soft pastels and incredibly beautiful laces and handmade treasures. I've never seen so many all together in one place.
I couldn't help but sigh when I spied all your wooden spools. They look so pretty and are such treasures.
Thank you for hosting wech week. I love stopping by!
Carolynn xoxo

Mom E. said...

So Gorgeous!
I have somethings you would absolutely love!!!
Your threads card if beautiful, I have a few of newer, retro, 80s 90s DMC cards, I ahve used and used and used....for cross stitch pattern making. YOu bowls and dishes are lovely, and the crochet with the teeny flowers in a length is beautiful! I am going to ask my MomIL to help me do that! I know she knows how!
Love all your goodies....I could spend HOURS in your workroom just gazing and ooooing and aaahhhing!!1
Hearts to you!

Mom E. said...

And Congratulations to Marilyn!!!!!
I have a sister named Marilyn and so I am so glad a Marilyn won the lace! I will try to not be envious!!! LOL

Mom E. said...

And Congratulations to Marilyn!!!!!
I have a sister named Marilyn and so I am so glad a Marilyn won the lace! I will try to not be envious!!! LOL

Anonymous said...

Doni, I'm excited to see what you do with all these lovelies. I don't have the time to hook up to the Linky follow link, as I have to run off to work, but I will be coming back to your blog often.

Blessings for a lovely Sunday,


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