Pearls and Lace, My Favorites!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

February Lovelies

No matter the weather, I can usually be found busy doing 2 things in my home.  Well, OK, 3.
Pinterest, Etsy, and Crafting.
Not always, but often!!

This month has been fun.  I found a new friend on Etsy and her shop is fantastic!!
Here are some lovelies I bought from her:







Don't you know I was having a blast opening up the package???


The most wonderful buttons and rhinestone creations!!!
Laces, trims, vintage postcards, crocheted flowers, lace medallions, oh my.
I feel like I should be singing "A Few Of My Favorite Things" like Julie
Andrews.  Oh if only I could sing!!



Thank you so much Stephanie for making my day!!!
If you'd like to visit her Etsy store, you can find it here!
But she may be sold out if I beat you there!



I hope you all are staying warm!!!  My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Blessings,
Doni


Saturday, January 17, 2015

January Memories

It's a nostalgic time of year for me.
I have lots of things to be thankful for, and so much to look forward to!


 And it's the time of year I share with my birth-mother.
We both have a January birthday.
If you would like to read my adoption story, it is available on my
sidebar.  Just look for the painting of the stork!



Having some of her play-things brings me so much joy!!


The past year has been full of surprises, lots of blessings, and lots of work.  But it was such a good year that I have to look back and say, I can't believe how quick it passed!




There were the purchases of some lovely old laces...






And the time spent with my church family and the Word:



And my hubby proved that yet again, he was the most perfect husband!!


Thank you honey for my new toy!!
And my thanks to my dear friends who over the year have blessed me with emails and lovelies, prayers and love.
Hugs and love to each of you!!!
Blessings too,
Doni

Monday, October 27, 2014

Sewing Notion Collection Goodies

As the end of summer and the beginning of fall approaches, I am so excited!  COOLER WEATHER!
It makes me actually want to move around again.  The coolness permeates the house through the open windows in the mornings.  It is invigorating, and I think, 'What will I do today?'

Now don't get me wrong.  I'm not so full of spunk that I am going to clean all the rooms in the house today, or get that huge project finished, or anything funny as that.  But I do see some progress in my work, which to me, is quite exciting!

Sewing is one of my favorite pastimes. Collecting sewing notions is something that I just cannot stop doing!  I decided to pull together some pretties and show them off this week.









Below, packages of Silhouette trim were a recent find that are going in the 'keep' collection!








I hope you are all having a lovely week!  And that cool breezes and refreshing days are part of your future!  Take care and thank you so much for visiting me!
Blessings,
Doni

Friday, October 17, 2014

Playing With My Laces Again

Doesn't it feel wonderful this time of year??
Those of us in the northern hemisphere are experiencing cooler temperatures as we get to fall weather, and those of you in the southern hemisphere are warming up and having spring!
I love both times of year, but fall it seems is just a place to take a breath and relax.

Here in the US we celebrate Columbus Day in October, and though I may be a bit late (it was this past Monday), I'd like to share a bit of Columbus with my laces!



Lace cuffs are some of my very favorite things to collect.  I think they have an elegance as well as romantic flair to them.  I wonder about the women who might have worn them...were they teachers?  Were they ladies who strolled the streets and had tea with their friends?  Did they wear them every day or just for best? 


The red white and blue boxes are a pair I found on Etsy this summer.  I thought they would be perfect as a part of my collection, and I was not disappointed!  I love blues and reds, and creams too.  Just so many colors I love!


In the picture below you can see the glove box where I have placed some lace tape packages.  The graphics on the packages are lovely and ever so colorful!  I wish you could see them in person.  





As I was perusing through some children's books I found a piece on Christoper Columbus!




I want to think Columbus wore clothing that had fine laces at the neck...you do know that men wore laces right?  In fact the paintings of royalty show extravagant laces worn by the upper class gentlemen of previous eras.  But I'm glad they don't wear them today.  
My husband would look ridiculous in lace!!
(I hope he doesn't read that!!)





The brilliant blue of the jeweled buttons are so exciting!  
Although I have lately been interested in my watercolors, I haven't lost my zeal for the laces!
I've even tried painting some laces...but that hasn't turned out very nice...YET!!!
I believe lace will be something I will accomplish at some time, but not without a lot of practice!

I hope you have enjoyed seeing this post.
I know I enjoyed getting it ready for you!

Blessings to you!
Doni


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