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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Pearls and Lace Thursday #86 Vintage Threads #1

I know...I've already posted about thread.  A LOT!
But there's just something about them.
Their colors, their sheen, the shape of the spools and cards.
The items made by them and the potential for lovely hand-made items.
They just make me happy to look at!
What do you think?
And today is the day for Pearls and Lace Thursday link party!!  Get your post ready to share with us!

OK...the picture above this and the picture below this are the exact same picture...the only difference being that the one above was NOT resized, and the one below WAS.
Question:  Do you resize your pictures?  And if you do, does it make a difference on your blog post as to the
clarity?  It took twenty minutes for blogger to upload the picture above, and about five seconds to upload the picture below.
PLEASE let me know what you do!!

The rest of the pictures I will share today are resized using a version of free ware called PIXresizer
that I uploaded from the web.
I just don't have the time to sit here and let them upload in their full sizes.  Maybe I'm just doing it wrong!!!

Anyway...here are a few more shots of my vintage threads.  I find them full of charm.

Is anyone else having problems with Blogger today???  It seems really sluggish even on the resized pics now!
OK...at least I got them posted!!!
Join me for Pearls and Lace Thursday!!!
Add your url code for your post to the link below.
I'm going to be joining in on a few parties too, so be sure and look at the list of my favorite parties in my sidebar and see all the pretties this week.
Blessings, Doni


Angie @ Knick of Time said...

Yes, resizing does diminish the quality of the photo, but like you, I don't do it all the time, because it takes forever and a day!

Thanks for hosting again this week - love all your vintage threads - gorgeous!

Angie @ Knick of Time

Trisha said...

I think blogger is always having issues! Pretty threads!


Swedie said...

Your vintage threads are gorgeous - the colors are so rich! Thanks for hosting the link party.


Blessed Serendipity said...

Hi Doni,
Your vintage notions are wonderful. They would be pretty all displayed in a glass jar. Just lovely. Thank you for hosting the party.


Crafts4others said...

Love the threads and vintage items in the pictures. I don't resize any pictures that I post, whether they be put on blogger or another website.

Ivy and Elephants said...

I love the photos, the colors are so vivid! Who knew thread could be so amazing? You did!
Thanks so much for linking.
Big hugs,

LV said...

A very nice assortment of threads. I would not attempt to re-size anything. If I did, I would probably destroy everything. I just do the basic and hope it works.

Chelsea said...

What beautiful threads!

Instead of resizing, I have been taking a screen shot selection of the picture. It does take away from the clarity a little, but it loads faster. I feel like my images aren't that large anyways so its hard to see a significant difference.

Phyllis @Around the House said...

I adore the vintage threads...I have many of my moms on the old wooden spools...so vintage...I am a new follower

Missy Shay said...

I love old threads too, in fact mt friends give me ant wooden spools they find.

concretenprimroses said...

What a nice collection of thread. I have a hard time resisting buying old crochet thread at yard sales and flea markets too.

Unknown said...

I so agree with you.
I love the colors and the look of old (spools and such) together.
Thanks for sharing.

Marti McClure said...

Oh I just love your vintage sewing supplies! Your collection is wonderful. Happy Pink Saturday. ~Marti

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

LOvely ! I love thread, embroidery floss, well almost all vintage sewing items.
I resize in PhotoShop so don't have a problem with photos loading and I don't think it affects the quality...it's my picture taking skills that do that LOL

Brenda said...

Love your vintage threads. I would love all the pink spools in my sewing room, they would be right at home. I was only able to link up to one of the three parties I wanted to tonight. On two of the blogs the linky pics never did show up. I think there is something weird in blog land going on today.

Michele said...

i haven't been by for awhile. everything is as beautiful as ever! happy pink saturday. i guess i should link up here too! xoxo

Chubskulit Rose said...


My Pink, have a great weekend.

Bohemian said...

I'm loving all your Vintage Notions... I just bought bags full of Vintage Thread on a Goodwill Hunting Forray and will display it in Glass Jars... the various hues and Old Spools are just so pretty.

Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

Heirloom treasures said...

Oh I love vintage threads,I have a box of vintage silk threads and love using them.
I use piccasa 3 to load my photo's from my camera to. Then I export them to my pictures at a reduced size. Then when I post,they are already reduced. Hope this is of help.
x jeanetteann

Lorraine said...

Beautiful photos!
I love each and every one of these!
Happy Pink Saturday!! ~Lorraine ♥♥♥

Mindie Hilton said...

Really pretty threads. I have a linky love page on my blog, and if you would like to add your linky to it you can! You are also welcome to link up at my weekly party on Fridays too. Your pictures are lovely.

Cottage and Broome said...

Love your vintage notions! I always buy them when I find them they are so hard to resist. Have a great week, Laura

Jill said...

I'm a fan of thread too! (and string..) I think your thread cards are awesome!

Plumfield House Gardens said...

Love your pictures, I love old spools, threads, too, thanks for stopping by my blog and the nice comments,

Bonnie said...

I am so jealous of your stash of vintage sewing threads. I love old textiles and threads and sewing tools. Thanks for hosting. I'm following along.

Pamela said...

Those are simply divine!! Thanx for joining the party!

Tablescapes By Diane said...

Hi lovely lady.
I also love your vintage threads so pretty, Your photos look great with all the colors sweet. Im your newest follower on your new Linky now,hope you come join me also.

Diann said...

I love the images on this post! Vintage thread is just so pretty. They are like jewelry or candy! Thank you for joining TTF and have a great day!

The Charm of Home said...

It's all very pretty! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

Anonymous said...

Your vintage threads are gorgeous! I just want to jump into each picture and play!

Linda M. said...

Happy Pink Saturday, You have a gorgeous studio space. Joyous Wishes, Linda


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