Thursday, June 25, 2009

Tea at the garden

Hi, I am sorry there is no comentary with the Tablescape post, but my computer is not letting me write with the pictures. It was a wonderful tea in a beautiful garden.

Garden Tea Party

Saturday, June 20, 2009

My first on line trade

I have just made a trade with another on line crafter. We became acquainted via Etsy Cottage Style. I joined her group a week ago and already I am in a swap with a lady from Arizona, and have many on line friends. This is my end of the swap, several yards of vintage lace and some new as well. I in turn receive a darling tea cup pincushion, the tea cup has such pretty roses on it, if it has roses on it I like it for the most part, especially if they are pink, and these are.

You can join Esty Cottage Style also just go to the button on my side bar, it is a fun place.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Vintage millinery roses

I went garage saling this weekend and it was good. My husband drives and I buy, well actually this time he bought as well but that is another story, and a good one by the way. This is one of my great buys. These are vintage millinery roses, when I saw them I just grabbed them (I couldn't control myself) they were attached to a black felt hat. All I wanted were the roses. They are so fabulous

they are quite large and just the colors you see. Very modern colors, altho I do think chartreuse was quite popular in the 40s. They are about 8" across and have velvet petals mixed in with the others. I just love them... I am not sure what I will do with them but, I am happy I have them. And here is the best part I paid only $5.00 for hat and all. That makes me sooooooooo happy. :) TTFN

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

I have this little table scape in the guest bedroom. It is a gathering of found objects and the teapot lamp is a gift from a friend. She move to Hawaii and said I needed it, she was right it is so sweet. I found the lampshade at a garage sale and added the ribbon pansy and leaves, it is a much prettier shade of pink than in the picture. This is a better picture of the lampshade, the colors are more true. The hand painted rose plate is an other garaged sale find. The little castle ( hard to see) on the right, I made from clay and fired in my kiln.

The fabric covered box is topped with ribbon flowers That I have made, it is a gift for a friend, it is full of sewing things.

In this closeup you can see the teapot and the shade a bit better, but again the colors are off. I don't know how to make it better. The little square tin mirrors were garage sale finds. I always say just go to enough garage sales and you can find everything you want and need, (or don't need) LOL.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Summers roses

Isn't this the most gorgeous thing ever. It is one of my roses in my garden, but alas I cannot tell you it's name I lost the tag that came with it, but a rose by any other name would be as gorgeous. I love the shades of pink, such a beauty. The sad thing is we had a bad thunder storm and the bushes were so full of blooms that the heavy rain knocked them to the ground.

I do know the name of this beauty. It is Eden rose. It is the rose featured in my header. It is my favorite rose, it is so beautiful. It has lovely shades of pink with just a touch of green at the base of the bud. So very lovely.
This is Lordly Oberon, it is so tall it tops our fence by about 2' it is a lovely thing and it opens up to a full big bloom. It is a little more on the creamie side of pink, I have several others but these are 3 of my favorites.