The first thing I wanted to share was this set of 3 vintage books from The Women's Institute. I love the one with the colored cover. The others have lost the covers but are lovely. Also note my little brass key on one of the pages on the left.
Sorry for the shadow of my hand here but, this is one of the pages in a book. Do you love the illustrations as much as I do?
This is one of 4 crocheted place mats that I found. And on it is a tiny Tea Set in the Blue Willow pattern. I love this pattern because this is what my precious Grandmother had. I am thinking it would be wonderful to do a necklace with it. What do you think? Can you see these pieces (or some of them) wired with pearls, blue beads & some soldered charms of old photos of Grandmother?
Another view of the Tea Set & a little china head (hand & feet) doll that I also found. I have no idea what to do with the doll. She is about 3 inches tall. Suggestions welcome. Please leave a comment.
A lovely lace runner that has a few holes (not serious damage) & is approx. 3 feet long. Already it is turning a wonderful shade of taupe.
And this is a length of lace that is so perfect to edge a dress, or sleeves, or who knows what. Or maybe I will use some in a long soldered charm. ??????????? It is VERY FINE lace. So Sheer!
This is just a few of MANY vintage Pearl buttons & buckles I was lucky to find. I can see them on pillows, necklaces, jackets... endless ideas here & I just love to look at them. I think I will put them all together in a pretty container to place on my worktable in the studio.
Another piece of lace with two vintage pins. I LOVE BLING!!!!!
And a small bottle of vintage BLING buttons & a BLING pin. Also, this very interesting gold pin. Oh I see soooooooooo many things using all these goodies. Where do I start?
And last but, not least... a pair of earrings (clip style backs)that have the most wonderful sparkle. My Grandmother used to sell this line of jewelry & she had a pair of these. After her passing they ended up in my mothers jewelry box. But, I had always LOVED these earrings & was thrilled to find them.
Which of my treasures is your favorite. And how would you use it? Have a wonderful weekend.