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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Pearls and Lace #142 Blue Toile Pearls and Lace

Well, I did something that I thought I would never be able to do.  And it worked.  So far.
I updated my Internet Explorer Version 8 to Google Chrome.
Now you think, what?  She did that NOW??
I know it's been a while since it came out and I've been kicking against making the change for a year.
But I finally had enough of it.  So here I am....a Chrome user....for the moment.
(side note: it's working so far this week and I THINK I like it!!).

At least I can place my cursor while I compose my blog post!!

So, on another note, how about some Pearls and Lace??
Warning...lots of pictures!

 There are some very lovely people out there, and I have been honored to be a giveaway winner numerous times.  Below is a gorgeous dish I won from Maureen at http://www.victorianstudio.com/
It is such a sweet dish and a lovely addition to my work space!!  Thank you so much Maureen!!

I also found this lovely cup some time last year.  I so hope to find some matching pieces!

On a side note...does anyone know where I can find the fabric I have displayed behind the pictures below?
It has a blue background with brown flowers.

These sepia photos are really interesting to me.  The one of the two ladies is just so typical of the era.  And the one below is something that I look at and study and wonder about.  I can almost think of a story that would depict the scene!  You might want to click on it to enlarge it so you can see the people.

I've played with the settings on my camera and tried a number of different ways to photograph my laces.  Some are better than others.  I tried to get some pretty closeups below, but well, let's just say, I'm still learning!

 Can you see the lace trim with the airplane on it??  I LOVE IT!!

Below is the card I made that shows all the examples of lace-making tapes and turtles (yes, turtles).  I love love love the big ones on the left!!

Kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation.  I am so glad it's not something I have to do to 'keep' myself all my life.  God does it, and He does it through faith.  Remember though that faith is a gift from HIM...not something we muster up in ourselves.  If you wonder about your faith, ask Him to give you faith to believe in His Son, Jesus, as the only sacrifice able to save us from our sin.  Long years ago I remember when someone told me that when Jesus died on the cross there was a reason for it.  I grew up learning about Jesus, but never realizing that He died on the cross to atone for MY sin.  And that HE ALONE is the way to heaven made me quickly respond in belief.  I am so grateful to God for giving me faith to believe!!

Thank y'all so much for your input and wisdom!!  I asked you to tell me your thoughts and you did.  With that said, I am changing the Pearls and Lace Thursday party to only be once a month, around the middle of the month.  I hope that you will join me and share your own pretties with us!  I adore blogging and sharing thing with you, and love it when you show us what you've blogged about.  Please add the url code from your post to the link below!  And please NO Halloween themes.
Blessings to you!


Ivy and Elephants said...

Hi Doni,
So happy to see you back and posting.
I love seeing all your gorgeous pearls and laces. The airplane lace is just amazing! Thanks for always being such a sweet and gracious hostess!

Diane | An Extraordinary Day said...

There are lots of things I like about Chrome. A few I don't... Accidentally closing a tab and not being able to retrieve it. There used to be something that allowed it, but no more. And Flash seems to crash all the time on Chrome and slows things down. I wish someone could explain that one to me. Aside from that...it's good. I think I've used Chrome since it came out. You'll be fine.

I love the reminder that faith is given to us...we just can't work it up. That's so freeing. Yes?

Hope your week is extraordinarily blessed!

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

Sorry Doni!!! I did not read your post until after I had already linked up a Halloween home tour...just delete it if you want to. Hugs, Penny

Christine M said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely photos. I always feel so inspired when I see all the lace the pearls. Then I remember I have chores to do! LOL!

Tea Cottage Pretties said...

Hello Doni, hope you are doing well. Your post is just beautiful. How lovely your lace is with the beautiful blues in your fabric and ribbons. I love all your photos. Just a lovely post through and through. Hugs, Beverly

morkaren said...

Kære Doni, din blog indeholder alt der kan gøre mig varm om hjertet, perler, blonder og vintage billeder jeg elsker det. knus morkaren.

Cynthia said...

Lovely photographs, Doni. I'm so glad to hear that you decided to blog as you're comfortable. Have a great weekend!

Crafts a la Mode said...

I love your lace stuff. Beautiful! Thanks for the party. Linda

SarahGeorge said...

Hi Doni,

I arrived from "sweet magnolias" blog. You have a pretty blog :). All your pictures make your blog look beautiful. Had a chance to read your miracle story as well. And it was a blessing :). Thank you for sharing.


Lynn Stevens said...

Gorgeous photos! and I love Chrome its so much faster!
Thanks for entering my giveaway ,who knows maybe you'll be adding to that lace collection!!
Hugs Lynn

Tea Cottage Pretties said...

Hey Doni, we got our cold weather!!! So happy! Hugs, Beverly


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