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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Pearls and Lace Thursday #68 Vintage Dress Form!!

My very own Vintage Dress Form!!!
Here she is!  I'm so excited! 

She has a lovely figure from the front,

is a bit catywompus in the bust

and looks GREAT in PINK!!

I think she's gorgeous!  Love how the vintagy goodness just makes her perfect!
I found her online, and since she was close, my husband said, let's go get her!  He was so awesome!  He knew I've been wanting one for a long time! (in fact, have you shown one to your husband yet??? I did so he'd KNOW what one looked like should he see one when I wasn't around!!).
We traveled to get her yesterday from a wonderful lady named Judy.
Thanks so much Judy...you made my whole month!!!
I've got some ideas in my head for a name, but that will come in time. 

There are a number of lovely blog parties that I'm going to be joining this week, so take a look at the list to the right of my favorite parties!  The parties listed are so much fun!  I go there many times during the week to find posts that are beautiful!  You ladies are so artistic!!

It's time for Pearls and Lace Thursday!  Link up your blog post to the link below and share something lovely with us!  Please not a sales item or a blog addy, but your post's url code.
A huge welcome to my newest followers too! Thank you so much!
Hope you all have a lovely week! Y'all are making mine wonderful!!!
Blessings, Doni

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Gilded and Hand Painted

Gilding and Hand Painted Treasures!
The combination speaks for itself.

There are a number of lovely parties I enjoy joining for Teas on Tuesday, as well as wonderful Parties to share our finds!  Please see the list to the right of my Parties list!  I keep them handy for easy referral and always make numerous 'trips' to the parties for fun and inspiration!  Be sure and click on them to find some awesome blogs to visit!
AND...be sure and come back this Thursday for Pearls and Lace Thursday!  It's a time to share your lovelies...not just pearls and lace!
Hope you all have a blessed week!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Pearls and Lace Thursday #67

Recently I've been blessed with finding some AWESOME sales.
And with our weather turning cooler, it just really couldn't be any better!
I'd like to share some of my finds with you today for Pearls and Lace Thursday.

The silver dish above was such a beauty!  I love the roses detail on it.  I don't know quite what to call it or what its function is...but I'm sure I'll find something pretty to do with it!

The yardage above of the ribbon lace was such a great find!  I think it's lovely.  The collar is a crocheted piece that I'll add to my collection.  And below is a great find:  A player piano roll!  

A pretty embroidered dresser scarf with crocheted edgeing, and more lace pieces.

Isn't that a great title??

I hope y'all have had some great shopping this last week.  It's a lovely time of year and I know I'm going to be out looking for more sales this weekend. 
I've got the linky ready below for this week's Pearls and Lace party, so be sure and join me and show off your lovelies!  Please use your post's url code and not your blog's code, and come back next week!
Many thanks to my newest followers too!  Your sweet comments are such a joy to read!
I'm going to be joining a few parties myself!  The list to the right are some great parties to join.  Be sure and visit them to see some awesome blogs!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Porcelain Doorknobs and Lace

I always love it when I can find something I love for a very inexpensive price.
The rustic look of rust and white porcelain on these doorknobs makes them a wonderful find, but finding them for a song makes the find even better!!

And if you've visited me before, you know I just HAVE to have lace in my pictures!

A few pieces from Ida's Sewing Basket

The Whites just calm you when you look at them, don't you think?
Want to see more whites?  Check out the White Wednesday party here:
for more lovely whites.
Be sure and come back Thursday for Pearls and Lace Thursday!!!
I am really looking forward to showing you a really GREAT find from the Highway 80 sale!
Blessings, Doni

Friday, October 14, 2011

I'm Thinking Pink

It's official.  I have a new favorite color.  It's Pink!
Who knew?  I didn't like it so much as a child, didn't really think about it as a good color for me growing up,
didn't even decorate with it (2 sons and 3 nephews!!).
So.  All because of y'all, I'm now a Pinkster!!!
Everywhere I look, I see something pink that I've just gotta have.
There are some awesome shutters somewhere that I'm so in love with, but alas, not for sale!!
So in the meantime, these will have to do.

The tatted pieces above are my try at an edging I saw in a picture.  I'm working on a longer length now that I've worked out the pattern.

Hope you enjoyed the Pinks in my world!  I'm always on the lookout for more though...just so I can join this party!  Not really.  They are gorgeous and I'm having so much fun using pink in my home. 
I'm joining up with the Pink Party People for Pink Saturday!!
and join Beverly for a great weekend of beautiful PINK!!
As well as the Party Show Off Your Cottage Monday
Lots of lovelies!!
Blessings, Doni

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Pearls and Lace Thursday #66 Singer Hand Crank Machine

Here it is!!
It is a Hand Crank Singer Sewing Machine.
It has a few issues, and needs some TLC, but it's so sweet and fits my latest niche of vintage sewing items!

I just love the graphics on the machine.  There's something so nostalgic about it.  I guess it reminds me of my youth and seeing one of these gorgeous machines in an old house surrounded by a wrap-around-porch (which we played on for hours as small children).  The sights and smells and sights still linger in my mind.

I've used some of the vintage sewing accessories that I got recently and shared in my last

This piece of lace above was from an etsy shop....along with a few others. 

The small appliques above I've had for a while now...aren't they sweet?

A garage sale find above are German made scissors, and they came in a leather case.

This piece of lace above has a name tag sewn into it!!  I guess the work of a young girl or woman, or maybe a piece taken to boarding school or teacher's college back in the day.

This lovely machine now has a new home, and I'm so excited to get to share it with you.
Please join me for Pearls and Lace Thursday and share something beautiful from your own blog!
Just link your post's url code to the link below, and be sure and visit the other participants.
Please link back to this blog somewhere in your post or on your blog.

I'll be joining some other parties as well, so be sure and look at the list on the right side of my sidebar and visit the other parties during the week.  Many lovely items and beautiful places are shared and I'm always left with so many new ideas from visiting!

Thanks so much for visiting here today and I look forward to visiting with you!


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