Thursday, September 29, 2011
This cigar box, was not cardboard, but a thin wood. The past owner, had taken and put small little cardboard boxes inside the cigar box. Each held , her much needed possessions. Tiny wood spools of thread, a little pair of rusty scissors, thimbles, and paper tape measures, an occasional button. Laying on top of this was, this big spool of blue thread??? I really wonder, what this was? Possiably... something from a spinning loom? I don't know?
I walked away from this treasure, knowing I had no need for it, and I already have an overflowing sewing room. I wandered around the store, while Kenny talked with the store owner. While, I was away, Kenny went and bought the "special little sewing box" for me. With much delight, I brought it home, and it sits in my over crowded sewing room. Not only does it bring memories of yesteryear.. but of a very nice day with my thoughtful husband.
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Do you just love vintage table ware and table cloths. My friend Cathe, sent me a blog to look at. Retro Deco Settings A Day, I have really enjoyed looking at their daily place settings. As you all know, Red is my favorite color, so Of course, I tend to pick out red settings.. But they have so many different colors and ideas. All of them are beautiful and fun to look at.
Thankyou Loran for allowing me to use your beautiful pictures of your table settings.. I have so enjoyed looking at your daily displays. Please go to Retro Deco Settings A Day, and check out this blog. You will love the daily table settings.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
#1- top left- this is a fall fabric that I want to make a wrap dress. I love the wrap dresses that Olivia Walton wears on the Walton shows. I am going to use this new pattern to attempt to make one, similar to hers. I will use the solid gold for the collar.
#2- Top right- This is an aqua teal blue with tiny red and cream flowers.. I will attempt to do this remake of a 50's retro pattern. I have a red sweater/cardigan , that will make a cute fall out fit.
#3- Bottom left- This a peice of baby whale corduroy that I have had in my stash. It is green and brown. I want to do the colette skirt pattern. [Thankyou Cathe,]. I have a brown sweater , that will be warm and cozy with this skirt.
#4- Bottom left- ?????????? I can't decide what to make out of these fabrics. I love them. The floral will be some type of blouse. The gold linen will be a skirt.
I am looking forward to adding these items to my fall wardrobe. And I have items to match them .
Thursday, September 8, 2011
and it was very easy to use. I am really computer dumb and it shows,ha. But , this is an idea of things , That I like and colors, I want to use in this challenge. I will be adding some actual fabrics , patterns and ideas that I am intending on doing , as well.
Note: I just loved this sweater.. I would love to buy a sweater [no knitting skills here] and add some lovely details, such as these.
Saturday, September 3, 2011
Friday, September 2, 2011
I love Olivia Walton style dresses. Eva from the Oppulent Poppy , has made several of the wrap dresses ,that Olivia wore.. [Please check out her blog, she is fantastic} She suggested using this pattern,
for the wrap dresses that Olivia wore.. and to do some adjusting to the bodice. So, I was proud to add it to my stash.. I look forward , to trying to make an "Olivia Walton Look Alike Wrap Dress'. Thankyou Eva, for sharing this information.
I was at our local thrift/junk store recently.. and nothing really caught my eye. Just as I was fixing to leave. I saw this adorable , watering can.. It is milk glazed ceramic. With the most beautiful flowers painted on the front. And in my favorite color....red!! I knew, it had to come home with me.. There was no price tag on it, I held my breath , while asking the clerk the price...When she said $2.00, I hurriedly paid her , and left with my wonderful find. When I got home, I sit it on my kitchen table, and added some greenery.. Just perfect!! You just never know what you might find at the thrift/junk stores..