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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Pearls and Lace Thursday #32 and Last Days for the Giveaway!

Well, they did it.  Victoria Magazine absolutely has the BEST magazine this time!  And I got it before I saw it on the shelf at the store!
Imagine my SURPRISE when I saw the PEARLS section, an article about Treasure from the Sea, mother-of-pearl pieces that are gorgeous!  What could be better for a Pearls and Lace girl than that????

I fell in love with the cutlery and gazed at the beauty of the arrangements.

Even the cover was gorgeous this time....Glad the drool wiped right off!!

Then a few pages over I see this:

The Allure of Lace.  Ahhhhhhh, I was in heaven.  I know my husband was looking at me with a strange look as I looked and sighed, he asked me a question I think, but who could hear with these gorgeous laces to gaze upon?? 

And it wasn't just a page, or just 2 pages of lovelies, it was numerous pages!
Oh I'm in heaven with with issue.
Thank you Victoria, you made my month!
And you made this a very special Pearls and Lace Thursday!!!
Perhaps we need to clue them in to the Pearls and Lace Thursday going on over here!!!

Don't forget that my Giveaway is STILL going on !  Please be sure and visit the Giveaway Post here to sign up!!!  Last day is close! December 31st!
This is the 32nd Pearls and Lace Thursday, and I'd be honored if you would join me.  Please add your post's url to the Linky below, and please link back to my blog somewhere in your post.
I'm delighted to have y'all join me and really look forward to seeing your pearls and laces, or anything that you think is beautiful!
Blessings to you all for a safe and happy New Year!

I'm joining in a few parties, so please stop by and join us!

White Wednesday

Show and Tell Friday

Vintage Inspiration Friday

Victoria Tuesday


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Pearls and Lace Thursday #31 and the Giveaway is Still OPEN!

Remember the song in the movie Oliver Twist where the boys are singing, "Food, Glorious Food!"?
Well, I see these laces and think, "Lace, Glorious Lace!!"
I will never have enough it seems.  Whenever I look on Etsy, it's for lace as well as buttons.  When I go to a garage sale or a thrift store, it's the lace as well.
The textures, the beauty, the colors, I just must have more lace!

Whether crocheted or tatted, hand made or even machine made, beautiful elements add up to make my heart skip a beat when I find some.

Above is some treasured tatting edging that I found for a song at a yard sale.  The person who made it took HOURS of precious time to tat these many many yards of beauty.

And these piles of crocheted lovelies?  Perhaps they were intended to be a tablecloth or a bedspread, but close to 200 of them were my very latest purchase.  Oh the possibilities!!

And these below are just a few of the numerous cards of laces I found at a local garage sale.  I couldn't believe how much was there!  I have throroughly enjoyed making pillows using these beauties and hope to have many more made this coming year and available at my Etsy store.
And speaking of the Etsy store, don't forget about my current Giveaway!
Please follow the rules for entering here at this post.  The last day to enter is December 31st, and I will pick the winner soon after that.

And, since this is a Pearls and Lace Thursday post, please feel free to join me with your post of lovelies.
Add the url of your post to the Linky below, and Please, refer back to Pearls and Lace Thursday using the url and button located on my sidebar somewhere in your post.
Hope you each have a blessed week,

Be sure and check out the parties below.  I'm joining them and they are sure to be wonderful!!

White Wednesday

Show and Tell Friday

It's a Hodgepodge Friday
Frugalicious Friday
A Crafty Soiree
Vintage Inspiration Friday

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Pearls and Lace Thursday #30, and the Giveaway is Still Open!!

Button Joy!
I don't know why I love buttons!
Maybe because as a child, like many of us, I loved going through the 'button jar' and looking for treasures.  Those shiny bits of color, some singles, some threaded together with some sturdy string, some not so pretty, but all there in the precious button jar.

No, these are not from my mother's button jar.  These are some I've collected along the way.
These are the rhinestones and pearlescent ones I'm using for my pillows recently.

Aren't they fun??
Now, what are your favorite buttons?  Want to share with us??
Join me here for Pearls and Lace Thursday #30!!
Add your post's link to the linky below and show us your fave's.  Please only use the url for your post about the buttons and link back to this post.  No Etsy shops or other ads please.
And don't forget about the Giveaway that's still open!!
You can go to the giveaway here and sign up until the end of the year.  Winner will be picked on January 1st.

I'm going to join in a few parties as well!
Please check out the LOVELY blogs below!!

Show and Tell Friday
It's a Hodgepodge Friday
Vignette Fridays

Frugalicious Friday

A Crafty Soiree

Vintage Inspiration Friday

Pink Saturday


Monday, December 13, 2010

Garnet and Cream and Don't forget the Giveaway!!!

No, I'm not giving away a puppy!!
But I wanted to add this picture to my Garnet and Red post because it fit so well!
This is Van, and he's a smooth haired English Cream.
Gorgeous baby!!
Available too!

I made this pillow a few weeks ago and didn't list it on my Etsy page.  It is PERFECT for my Grandmother!
I'll be seeing her soon and will give it to her.  Her favorite colors and red and black together, so I think she'll like this!

And just a few pics that turned out to be some of my fave's for the year.

Please check out my giveaway here as well as my Etsy store here.  Have a blessed week!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

From This to That! Lace Pillows and a Giveaway!

Piles of Vintage Lace, Jars of Buttons, I'm having a blast over here!
Making pillows!  Hearts and squares, rectangles and who knows what else I'll think of, I'm going through all my laces and buttons, and finding some more I just 'have' to have...

All those lucious laces, from whitest of whites to darkest of creams, all shades of beauty!
And the buttons!  Have you ever seen anything so pretty??

These are Rhinestone buttons that have pearl accents and they are absolutly the prettiest things I've ever seen.  I've also found some buttons that have just pearl accents that are fantastic.  They give the Bling needed to make my pillows pop!

Accent colors in buttons as well as my hand crocheted roses and maybe even some ribbon make a pleasing to the eye motif.

And I'm having another Giveaway!!! Be sure and click here or scroll down to the Giveaway Post to be added.  Directions are there for signing up.  Also, these pillows are for sale in my Etsy shop!!  Click on my Etsy shop button up at the right hand corner of the Blog, or click right here!  I'm adding more each week and will be happy to ship more than one for savings on postage (I'm still new at that, so hang with me while I get it figured out!!).  The Giveaway will be a special pillow made just for the winner with touches added of favorite colors, etc.  Ends December 31st and winner will be drawn the first of January.

I'm excited on this White Wednesday to share these with you!  Hope you like them!
I'm joining with Faded Charm Cottage at http://fadedcharmcottage.blogspot.com/ for White Wednesday!
Please go by and visit all of the lovely blogs out there!
Blessings to you!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Pearls and Lace Thursday #29 and a new GIVEAWAY!!

I'm Back!!
Had a bad cold with fever and coughing (still have that nagging thing!), but feelilng much better now.  I've even started my new Etsy Shop!!!
I know, I just posted about it, but today is the day I get to show you some close-ups of what I've been doing all summer!
To see these pillows in my Etsy store, please click here!

I've been crocheting roses.  LOTS of roses!

And I've been sewing! And playing.....LOTS of playing!!

My collections of LACES and DOILIES has grown and grown, and now I'm using them to make these!

The buttons range from Vintage to new, Rhinestones to plastic, Pearl and Shell, but all are gorgeous!

The Pearlized are my favorite.  And the Lace.  Of course...the lace!!
Therefore, for today's Pearls and Lace Thursday post, I wanted to share what other than pearls and lace!
Please feel free to join me with your own post of your Pearls and Lace, rhinestones or buttons, it really doesn't matter as long as you love it!

I'm also having another GIVEAWAY!!!
Leave ONE comment on THIS post only and let me know if you are a current follower or a new follower, but you must first go to my Etsy store here and pick out your favorite pillow.  I'll be adding more as the week goes by, so just tell me which one you like from what's in the shop for now.  AND, tell me WHY you like it!! I need input and value YOURS!!!  If you don't have a blog, please leave me your email address so I can contact you.  Please, only US addresses at this time.  I'm still learning how to ship further!!  The winner will receive a pillow made by me JUST FOR YOU!  I will take into consideration your pick from my Etsy shop.  Please include your favorite colors, and the color(s) you despise...just to make sure I make you something you LOVE!!!
Winner will be picked on January 1st, with entries ending Dec. 31st, so this Link will be open until then.  If you want to earn another entry, post this GIVEAWAY on your blog sidebar!!  Then TELL ME YOU DID HERE ON THIS POST!!!
Use the picture below and this post's url for the link.
Thanks so much!

To join me for Pearls and Lace Thursday,
Click on the Linky below and follow the directions.  Please only use the url from your POST, not your Blog.
I'm opening my new Etsy store, so all of the above are for sale.  Please check them out!

Now, I'm joining some parties! 
Show and Tell Friday at http://romantichome.blogspot.com/
It's a Hodgepodge Friday at http://itsahodgepodgelife.blogspot.com/
Show Off Your Cottage Monday at http://houseinroses.blogspot.com/
Just Something I Whipped Up at http://www.thegirlcreative.com/

Come and check them out!!
Thanks so much, and may you have a Blessed week!


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