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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Pearls and Lace Thursday #125 Pink and Cream Collage Inspiration

Pink and Cream Collage Inspiration

I know...it's not Thursday and I'm early, but who cares!  Maybe I should change my party day to Tuesday??
Pearls and Lace Tuesday?  How does that sound to y'all???
I have collected a TON of pinks and creams and spent a good amount of time thinking about a collage I want to work on.  The color scheme was easy to come up with, but I wanted to put it all out on a table and see what it looked like before I started the actual piece.
Please give me your opinion.  Do you see anything that stands out as NOT belonging??

I pulled out as many of my favorites as I thought would work with my pink and cream scheme.
All shades of white and pink were included, but not bright pink.  I went with more of a rosy pink and its shades.  The darkest piece behind the bindings is a never used card that an old fashioned picture would have been attached to.  I also have one in a lighter shade, more brownish.
The coronation cord (in the picture above touching the bottom of the picture) is one type of trim that I've fallen in love with.  Actually all of the pieces are my favorites...who am I kidding!!

Recent additions to my stash include this pile of awesome turtle lace trim and the lovely lace piece on the left (above).  If you saw my post back in January of last year (here), where I used avocado to dye some of my fabrics and laces a beautiful pink, you will see that I have used some of those pieces in this collection.  I have some dyed muslin, cording, cheesecloth, and some bits of old chenile squares in the group.

I think the one item in this collection that I'm not sure about using is the pink ribbon.  It just seems too bright to me, what do y'all think??

Below is the two piece combination I will use for the base of my newest collage.  I will use the solid pink piece covered by the white organdy piece.  The effect is pretty and will make a nice background I hope, with the pink barely showing through the white.

I always get out WAY too much to actually use on a single piece, but it seems like whatever I get out usually gets used on the next project.  And speaking of 'getting out' items....you know I'm working on my craft room, so some of you have asked how it's going!  Well, it never got there!!  I'm moved over to the new room, but I started working on stuff before I got it perfect!  SO with that said, you will probably have to wait until the summer when we all join in with Karen Valentine for the 'Where Bloggers Create' party!
I hope that by then I will have gotten everything right where I want it, and all the rest put away!

Well, I've just about posted every picture I took!  Sometimes I just get carried away!  And my less than stellar photography is evident!!  Sorry about that folks.  I'm still learning and have a long way to go!
It's time for Pearls and Lace Thursday!!!
Join me by copying and pasting your URL code from your POST, not your blog, to the link below.
I love it when you share your pretties with us!!!  A huge hug to all my newest followers, so happy to meet you!!  And for all of you who join me for the party each week, I've decided to have a HUGE pot of HOT COCOA ready for you.  The wind is howling outside (and I still have internet???), and the fireplace is going.  So be sure and take a minute and warm up by the fireside and grab a cup of chocolate.  Hope you enjoy the party!

I am joining some parties this week!
Check them out!!
Mosiac Monday at
Make it Pretty Monday
Today's Thrifty Treasures at
Craftastic Link Party at
Show Off Your Cottage Monday at
Cowgirl Up Party Monday
Just Something I Whipped Up
Knick of Time Tuesday
Open House Party
Cottage Garden Party
Hope in Every Season
Blissful White Wednesday
Adorned From Above
What's It Wednesday
Whatever You Want Wednesday
What We Accomplished Wednesday
Grace at Home
Time Travel Thursday
Vintage Thingie Thursday
Minute for Me Thursday
Home Sweet Home
Feathered Nest Friday
Show and Tell Friday
It's a Hodgepodge Friday
Frugalicious Friday
A Crafty Soiree
Vintage Inspiration Friday
Thrifty Things Friday
Simple and Sweet Fridays
Shabbylicious Friday
Potpourrie Friday
Flaunt It Friday
Pink Saturday
Sew Darn Crafty


Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

Looks like I'm the first one here! Be back later to visit...thanks for hosting! Hugs, Penny

Trisha said...

Love your stash...so pretty and so much fun!


Susan said...

I am drooling over your stash. I would love to know where everyone in blog land finds their beautiful laces. I occasionally find some at a yard sale but rarely.

Melanie said...

I always get so excited when I see your posts ! One day early too (We are a day ahead of you). I love everything in your pics. The pink ribbon looks fine to me but maybe the texture is too new looking and that's what doesn't fit ? It's one of those things that you have to feel and touch and see. I am so tired that I could sleep standing up so I will take another look tomorrow. Sending you love and hugs my friend xo

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Your posts are always filled with so much eye candy!!

Thanks so much for hosting!!

I just linked up...


ornate splendor said...

Oh my! Your laces and tattings are just so very lovely...I'm quite a crochet/tatting/lace admirer, myself. All the shades of pink look pretty together. Can't wait to see what you make!

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Yummy cream and pink - a feast for my eyes :) Thank you for hosting, Doni! Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

Curtains in My Tree said...

You can never post to many pictures of that delicious looking lace, love the pink I think we all do

Chenille Cottage said...

Hi Doni,
Your pastel post is simply wonderful. Just look at all the pink and the intricate laces.
All your pinks are the ultimate eye candy!
Have a happy week and thanks so much for hosting.
Carolynn xo

Tea Cottage Pretties said...

Oh my dear Doni, you are a lady after my own pink heart. I so love all your beautiful lace but when you combine it with my pink. You notice I say my pink. teehee Lovely pictures and even lovelier things and of course a lovely lady as well. Hugs, Beverly
PS I sent you a reply to your email but I haven't heard back from you. Hope you are well.

Diane | An Extraordinary Day said...

I've brought my own cocoa this week...Irish! Hope you join me for some. :)

Sew Can Do said...

So many lovelies - I especially like the trim with the embroidered pink flowers. Thanks for hosting!

Mrs. Sarah Coller said...

I can't wait to see what you put together with those pretty things! You always have the neatest treasures. :) Thanks for the party. Hope you're having a nice week.

Mrs. Sarah Coller
Homemaking Linkup is going on now---join us!

Ana Love Craft said...

Hi Doni, I always love your amazing posts. I absolutely love cream and pink and your precious treasures.
Thanks for hosting.
Hope you are having an awesome day!

Hugs from Portugal,

Ana Love Craft

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Lots of pretty pinks! You have a wonderful collection of trim to work with. Great photos!

Warm Heart Bears said...

Hi Doni,

I love visiting your blog.
Your posts are very inspiring.
I enjoy working with and looking
at laces.

Happy Saturday
Bear Hugs

CEO Lisa Anne - L.A said...

Love your pearl and lace collection! Beautiful pinks. Happy Pink Saturday!

Anonymous said...

I thoroughly enjoyed looking through your photos. You have some lace and pieces that remind me of the post I did back in January (search for) "Vintage Swatches" - things my mom did with a treadle sewing machine - if you didn't get by to see it, you might want to look at it - a couple of your rose pieces and those strips with the threads gathered are two of the things that are similar.
And, I went over to see your avocado dye post -wow. Had no idea! And your poor husband thinking those were his mistakes in the wind! ;)
Enjoyed your post - Happy Pink Saturday!

Anonymous said...

Hi :) I agree with you, the pink ribbon is a bit sharp in the color.. I was to late to share but maybe next time :) I wish I could get hold of some of that kind of lace, do you know places to order online.? or is it only in garage sales and flee markeds? Looking forward to see the resolt of what you are making! :D Lisbeth, Norway

Anonymous said...

Just stopping by to let you know I'm mentioning your blog, this post and the avocado dying post on one of my blogs tomorrow (Just Put The Pan On The Table.)
Loved scrolling down once again and seeing all the lace. And, I never answered the question about the pink ribbon - I agree with you on it.
:) Thanks, Jenn

The Charm of Home said...

Beautiful colors! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!

ViLmus said...

I LOVE your blog!
i love the laces!
i love God <3

Husg from Chile
Vilmus :)


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