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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Pearls and Lace #142 Blue Toile Pearls and Lace

Well, I did something that I thought I would never be able to do.  And it worked.  So far.
I updated my Internet Explorer Version 8 to Google Chrome.
Now you think, what?  She did that NOW??
I know it's been a while since it came out and I've been kicking against making the change for a year.
But I finally had enough of it.  So here I am....a Chrome user....for the moment.
(side note: it's working so far this week and I THINK I like it!!).

At least I can place my cursor while I compose my blog post!!

So, on another note, how about some Pearls and Lace??
Warning...lots of pictures!

 There are some very lovely people out there, and I have been honored to be a giveaway winner numerous times.  Below is a gorgeous dish I won from Maureen at http://www.victorianstudio.com/
It is such a sweet dish and a lovely addition to my work space!!  Thank you so much Maureen!!

I also found this lovely cup some time last year.  I so hope to find some matching pieces!

On a side note...does anyone know where I can find the fabric I have displayed behind the pictures below?
It has a blue background with brown flowers.

These sepia photos are really interesting to me.  The one of the two ladies is just so typical of the era.  And the one below is something that I look at and study and wonder about.  I can almost think of a story that would depict the scene!  You might want to click on it to enlarge it so you can see the people.

I've played with the settings on my camera and tried a number of different ways to photograph my laces.  Some are better than others.  I tried to get some pretty closeups below, but well, let's just say, I'm still learning!

 Can you see the lace trim with the airplane on it??  I LOVE IT!!

Below is the card I made that shows all the examples of lace-making tapes and turtles (yes, turtles).  I love love love the big ones on the left!!

Kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation.  I am so glad it's not something I have to do to 'keep' myself all my life.  God does it, and He does it through faith.  Remember though that faith is a gift from HIM...not something we muster up in ourselves.  If you wonder about your faith, ask Him to give you faith to believe in His Son, Jesus, as the only sacrifice able to save us from our sin.  Long years ago I remember when someone told me that when Jesus died on the cross there was a reason for it.  I grew up learning about Jesus, but never realizing that He died on the cross to atone for MY sin.  And that HE ALONE is the way to heaven made me quickly respond in belief.  I am so grateful to God for giving me faith to believe!!

Thank y'all so much for your input and wisdom!!  I asked you to tell me your thoughts and you did.  With that said, I am changing the Pearls and Lace Thursday party to only be once a month, around the middle of the month.  I hope that you will join me and share your own pretties with us!  I adore blogging and sharing thing with you, and love it when you show us what you've blogged about.  Please add the url code from your post to the link below!  And please NO Halloween themes.
Blessings to you!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Wedding Lace

So, how do I get my groove back?? 
I've Pinned, I've blogged, I've played with all my goodies, but I'm still feeling grooveless.
Just not getting back into the excitement of blogging again.
I wanted to show y'all a few more pictures of this gorgeous wedding bib that I have displayed on one of my dress forms. It is probably one of the best pieces I own! And I've loved looking at it and dreaming about its history. I know for a fact that it was worn as the front piece for a wedding. The piece came in the original box and has been lovingly cared for. 

I think I have finally decided to change the way I host Pearls and Lace Thursday. I still want to blog and share some pretties with you, but I don't think I am going to be hosting the Pearls and Lace Thursday parties every week any more. I think I might just host it once a month instead. With that decision made, I will hopefully feel less like I HAVE to blog and more like I WANT to blog!! 
Would y'all please give me your honest opinions and let me know what you think?? I don't want to make an issue of it, but I think it's time I relax the pressure on myself!! 
Let me be sure and tell you all that I LOVE to share my pretties with you and I LOVE to have you come by and visit me. In fact, I have been so blessed this last year with so many lovely people visiting and following and leaving comments and sharing their posts that I have been overwhelmed! I have made some lovely friendships and hope that I have been an inspiration to each of you. I'm not quitting, just gearing down a bit. I hope that you all will be blessed! 
Lots of hugs to you! Blessings, Doni 

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Pearls and Lace Thursday #141 Baby Dresses in the Morning Sun

The sun is gorgeous shining into my east window.  I have hung some dear old baby dresses over the curtains and love how the sun shines through them.  The transparant quality and lightness of the material is so pretty.  And then the tiny tucks and stitches...just so sweet!


This crocheted dress above was one I found with an old wedding dress tucked into a cedar chest at an estate sale last year.  It was such a prize to find!!  Now to find a sweet set of baby clothes hangars to use to display!  Always looking for something!

Would you like to join me for Pearls and Lace Thursday??  The link is below. I was so excited last week to be back blogging, and there were so many of you who joined me!  Even after a huge break!  Thank you for coming by and sharing your posts with us!!

I hope you each have a lovely COOL week!!


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