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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Last Day for the Pearls and Lace Thursday 100th Post Giveaway!

Well, Today is the last day!  Join me today for Pearls and Lace Thursday and you will be entered in the drawing for this Giveaway!  I am celebrating my 100th post and the items pictured in this post are the prize!
One winner will win the entire thing, so be sure and enter!  Go to the ORIGINAL post to enter by commenting and following this blog.  For ADDITIONAL ENTRIES, read the rules at the ORIGINAL post, follow them, and maybe even come back here and join me for Pearls and Lace Thursday to have a chance to win.

Winner will be chosen and revealed on the November 4th Pearls and Lace Thursday party. Winner will have one week to contact me (I will send an email to the winner, so be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you!).   This Giveaway open to the U.S. and Canada only.

If for any reason this Linky does not work (like last week's), leave a comment on THIS post and leave the url address for your post.  I will visit your blog and you will be entered in the giveaway.
Please remember only the url for your POST, not your blog or a shop/store. 

Thanks so much to each of you who have joined me in the past, and I look forward to seeing each of your entries and comments for the giveaway!!

Monday, October 25, 2010

I Heart Blue! and Only a Few Days Left for the Giveaway!

When I saw this button with the GORGEOUS blue stones, I knew it was destined to be part of a very special pillow.  I worked and worked and finally got it just right. 

The laces and edgings are all vintage and some are handmade.  The 3 crocheted roses were made by me.  I've been crocheting roses while I watch t.v. in the evenings and have a Mason jar full of them!  I can't wait to see how they look on the pillows I'll be making.

The embroidered flower was from a doily, and its edging of white lace was so pretty, I just had to use it!

Did you know buttons are really difficult to sew onto a pillow especially INSIDE a crocheted flower???

Don't forget the 100th Post Giveaway I'm having!  Only 3 more days left to enter.  Be sure and check it out

I'm joining in the Monday parties listed below!
Be sure and check them out!  There are some INCREDIBLY talented people out there!
Blessings, Doni

Mosiac Monday at
Today's Thrifty Treasures at

Show Off Your Cottage Monday at
Just Something I Whipped Up

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Pearls and Lace Thursday #25 and 100th Post Giveaway Info!!

I'm Having a Giveaway!!! Be sure and check it out Here!

I'm also linking up for a Pink Saturday Party!! Be sure and check it out at http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/ and see all the beautiful Pink Posts!!
Beverly does a wonderful job at hosting this party each week.  Come on by and join in the party!!
And now for the Beautiful Garage Sale Finds!!

There's something about the old and unique that just captures my interest.  I don't know whether it's the shape, color, texture, or object, but if it's old and it's different from the ordinary, I like it!
I recently found 2 bird items...one a glass piece with what looks like molten glass for a base with 2 sweet birdies facing each other on top.  It's a very pretty piece and I've never seen one like it before.

The other bird I recently found is the cast iron birdie.  She was evidently sitting on a cast iron something else but has been separated from it somehow.  She's a bit rusty and old looking, but charming in her own way!

The jeweled cross piece is also a recent find.  I'm so glad that I found it!  It's so pretty sitting in the small pink glass bowl that I found, perhaps it just needs to stay there!

What could be prettier than flowers, all kinds of pretty colors, and a nice sized dish?  Well all of them put together to make a pretty bowl!

The hand made tatted edging is a real find!  It was included in a baggy full of odds and ends, some good, some not so good.  This was wound around a piece of cardboard and was just waiting for me to find it!  I think my eyes just gravitate toward the sewing things and jeweled things first!  Of course the china pieces grab my attention as well!  Do you ever get that feeling when you go someplace of not being able to see?  I mean, I look at something, but don't quite take it all in, then look again later and see things right next to it that I missed the first time!  Why is it I get so excited that I practically have tunnel vision!!??

Going along with the bird theme, the verse below from Matthew is one that my husband has recently preached on.  When I think of the birds of the air, I think of these verses:

The gorgeous pink rock that I saw at a sale a few weeks ago....I was thrilled with this!!! PINK!!! It will look very nice alongside the pink rocks I've found previously, don't you think??

All along the roads I travel, I wonder who made the laces, who loved the dishes, who held the items or loved them before I came along and found them.  Do you ever wonder about your finds?  Wonder what their story is?  I really wondered about the Irish Lace tablecloth or bedspread starter that I found last weekend.  An elderly man and his mid-40's son were having a yard sale.  I think a dear lady must have spent many hours making things of beauty to have in her home.  Now it's a forgotten relic of a bygone day, but precious to me who will cherish it for the art form it is. 

Sometimes things happen while I'm out hunting for the Mother of all Finds.  Like this:
Somewhere out there is a lady who got all kinds of awesome finds at a sale I was at...it was at a huge old warehouse and there sitting out in front, next to the table where you pay, was a pile of lovelies!  A vintage dress form for only 25 dollars!! Already taken, a box lid full of vintage crochet thread!  Already taken.  Another box lid full of vintage aged perfectly tags!  Already taken.  Frames, frames, frames.....oh you know who you are!!! I waited to find you for a few minutes to see if I could purchase some of these finds from you before you even got to your car!!!!  Never found you!
Do you follow my blog??? Are you out there???  Contact me!! I want some of your lovelies!!!
Maybe when I grow up and become an expert 'Finder', I'll have a pile of lovelies to get for dirt cheap!!
But at least I found the old wooden spools before you did!  I love those things!  Anyhow, I love your finds and hope you have a great time with them! 

Now, it's Pearls and Lace Thursday and we want to see YOUR lovelies!  Do you have some finds that you want to share with us?  Link your url to the Linky below (please just the url of your post, not an etsy shop or your blog's url), and join me for my 25th Pearls and Lace Thursday!!!
Don't forget....one more week until the big giveaway!!!  Be sure and check out the Giveaway Post here!!
This Pearls and Lace Party is also good for extra entries, so be sure and go to the post here and see how you can enter!!!

Blessings to you all for a lovely week!!

Be sure and check out the blogs below for the Friday Parties! 
I'm linking up with them so go by and visit the talented blogs listed:

And since Blogger is acting up, the listings look all wacky!! But trust me, on my Edit page, it looks fine!

Show and Tell Friday

It's a Hodgepodge Friday

Vignette Fridays

Frugalicious Friday

A Crafty Soiree

Vintage Inspiration Friday

Vintage Thingy Thursday
I'm having trouble with my Linky right now obviously, but I still have each of you who have joined the party listed for the giveaway...
If it comes back up, please join me!!  If it doesn't come back up, please leave a comment and let me have the url to your post...I'll visit and then add your entries to the giveaway!
Thanks so much!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

White Roses and Ribbons and 100th Post Giveaway Information!!

If I only knew how to take gorgeous photographs!!!
Can anyone help me??  I have a new Nikon camera and can't figure it out!!!
Here I have the camera of my dreams, and I don't know much about it yet.....
If you have any blogs or sites that you used to help you get started, please share with me!
Or even any hints on how to just get started with the camera!!  I've played a bit, but these were the best I could do, without that silly flash!
I even had EVERY light on in the room and they came out yellow!

I have the first 2 Scott Kelby books that I ordered from Abe Books, and have perused them enough to know that I'm missing a lot of beginner information.  And the book that came with the camera is over my head! So again, I need your help!!!
Help me become a fantastic photographer like YOU!!!

Below is the Giveaway button for my 100th Post Giveaway!!
There are more prizes than just what's in this picture!!!

I'm joining up with the White Wednesday people for the awesome White Wednesday Party!  Be sure and visit Faded Charm and see all the lovely posts for White Wednesday

Many Blessings to you and thanks in advance for your help!!

Fruity Teacup and 100th Post Giveaway Information!!

Don't you just love a good Garage Sale?  One that has TEACUPS or TEA THINGS???
Like this sweet Teacup!
It's an English cup and saucer with a pretty fruit motif tranferred onto it.
It kind of makes me want a cup of Orange Tea!!!

I like the scalloping on the saucer.  It makes it look so dainty.
I'm joining in the Tea parties below! Be sure and click on the links and check out the other posts and all the pretty Tea Parties!

Here are some of the items in the Giveaway! 
All rules are located at the Giveaway Post Here.
There's still time to join and still lots of ways to enter!!
Giveaway ends October 28th. 
Come by on Thursdays and be a part of the Pearls and Lace Thursday Party!! Show off your finds of pretties and laces, jewelry and baubles!

Have a Wonderful Tuesday!
Blessings, Doni

Teacup Tuesday at

Tuesday Tea for Two at

Teatime Tuesday at

Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday at

Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday at

Tea Cup Tuesday at

2nd Time Around Tuesday at

Sunday, October 17, 2010

I've Got The Blues and My 100th Post Giveaway Continues!

The Color Blue
There's just something about cobalt blue...I don't know if it's the deepness of the blue, the almost black aspect of it's shading, or the lighter parts that grab me, but cobalt anything is gorgeous to me.
The color of the sky mixed with the color of the ocean, light shining through them to make them look like sapphire jewels.  Blue Beauty!
These appear to be broken cobalt bottles that have been tumbled to make them into what I was told are rocks for the bottom of a fish tank!

I think my new relish dish is the prettiest way to display them...and no fish are needed!

Hmmm, perhaps I need to add a few of these pieces of Blue to the Giveaway???
If you want to join in my 100th Post Giveaway, just click here and it will link you to my Giveaway post where you can read all of the ways you can join.  It will also show you the entire Giveaway pieces.
Hurry and join me!  The Giveaway ends October 28th.

I'm linking up with these Monday parties:

Mosiac Monday at

Today's Thrifty Treasures at

Blue Monday at

Show Off Your Cottage Monday at

Metamorphosis Monday

Just Something I Whipped Up

Have a wonderful Week!!!
Blessings, Doni


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