Monday, March 16, 2009

Creating & Finding Treasures

Today I was busy finishing up some things for my Easter/Spring Swap that I am doing with Monica & since I had the hot glue gun out... I thought why don't you create that little treasure you have been wanting to work on. Last week I found a sugar bowl that is the same as my Grandmother's "Companies Coming" dish pattern. She had Blue Willow as her everyday dishes & this sweet floral pattern for her good dishes. I made a pin cushion with that little sugar bowl. And put it on the shelf on my buffet. Next to my two china doll heads that I love. The one on the right is just like one that same wonderful Grandmother bought for me & made the doll & her dress. I need to find that doll. She is packed away somewhere.
This a close up of the sugar bowl sitting up on the mantle over my fireplace. See the pretty pins dipped in glitter or just plain in pearl. Do you love the china pattern? I do. I had enough for place settings for 6 but, I gave service for 4 to my cousin (who has the only girl on that side of the family & just like I think guns should go to grandsons... dishes should be with granddaughters). I did keep enough to do dinner for 2 but, when I lucked upon the sugar bowl, I KNEW I HAD TO HAVE IT! Last weekend I went back to Lone Star Antiques & found this wonderful old piece of lace. The tag was marked "1800's Lace". I decided to put the lace together with a couple of Counter Cards that I had gotten from Jamie at Arteology & my favorite dove.This card is so sweet with this baby in his/her Christening gown.
Jamie named this card "Andy Dick Says Hello"
He is a precocious little guys isn't he? :) Go visit Jamie because she has some cool free vintage images that she gives away each week. And also, she sells wonderful things (like these cards) in her Etsy Shop.
And here is just the lace. The work on it is wonderful. Thank you Dorothy for having this treasure in your booth. Hope you have enjoyed my treasures. Hugs!


Anonymous said...

I love the sugar bowl pin cushion. What a great idea and you did such a nice job. That pattern is so lovely. The card does look like Andy Dick. What a hoot!

Anonymous said...

Your little sugar bowl pin cushion is so neat. I love that pattern too. My aunt had one something like it. The lace a pictures are nice too. I found a few pictures the other day, must get them on and share.
Let me know when you want to get together.

Coastal Sisters said...

Oh I am loving this!

Happy Monday Sweetie!


The Feathered Nest said...

I LOVE your pincushion Charlene!!! It turned out just beautiful...the lace piece is gorgeous to me, and love little "Andy" too! xxoo, Dawn

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Thank you so much for visiting me and commenting on my posts, I really appreciate it. I guess we are both having fun with pincushions, aren't we?

The French Bear said...

OMG I love the doll heads!!! Love your pin cushion too!!!
Margaret B

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