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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Did it just for me!

      I wanted to figure out a way I could not only have all the
vintage trimmings and doily's I have found at thrift stores,
antique malls, shops and yard sales this summer,
but display them as well so I can enjoy looking at them.  

I thought I would go and get some of the drawers 
to a antique sewing machine I have in my garage.  
My wonderful sister brought it to me this summer from Arizona.
But I am just not sure what I will do with it yet.  In the mean time
I will use the drawers in my creative space.  I am just so tickled with
the look of all this vintage!
This little heart ceramic pendant  with my name on it, 
was made and given to me 
by my Aunt when I turned seven years old.  It is so dear to me. 
I can't believe I still have it.  It is one of the few things I have
from my childhood.  
                                 Most all of the trims are vintage. I made chipboard cards covered
                               with scrapbook paper, then distressed them, and wrapped them
                                    with the trims and used some of the vintage or vintage look pins
                                   I have found or been given to inhance the look. To me it is worth
                                           the work, to have the eye-candy to look at everyday!

These are all vintage pieces, accept one, which is stamped
cotton and bought on Etsy. The large pin is from Karla
at karlascottage.typepad.com

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The Polka Dot Closet said...

Thank you for stopping by, I am your newest follower I have been looking for some new blogs to follow and your is right up my alley! I love vintage linen and lace, that drawer is perfect for the lace, mine is in a basket, but difficult to keep organized. It's grea! to have a new friend!


Connie said...

Those are darling, honey!!! I think I should try something like that also. Now, what exactly is chipboard and would just poster board work just as well. I think it might. I have a plethora of poster board so I think I'll cut some out. I need to find a box or storage thing to put it in though. Wonderful idea!

Laura Quaglia (Fun With This and That) said...

The trim looks so nice and nice to be able to see it that was a job. Laura Q

Home and Heart said...

OOOO! Yummy!! It all looks totally gorgeous! Good for you!! Great inspiration!!

Valarie said...

Love, Love, Love this!! What amazing eye candy the ribbons and trims are on the incredible boards. Way to go.
Have a fabulous day.
xxoo Valarie

Kimberly at ArtJoyStuff said...

Hi Michele,
These are so wonderful! I love this idea, it beats my "system" by a mile. My treasures are sadly mistreated, stuffed, tangled, and often misplaced.


Anonymous said...

Okay, this is inspirational and gorgeous! what a combination! I recently purchased a whack load of laces and they all came in four plastic bags...all tangled up and messy...so my daughter and I spent the afternoon rolling all the laces onto cardboard and now I have baskets full of gorgeousness!

It really is creative fuel, a delight to our senses...it spurs us on to the business of art making!

well done...thanks for sharing!

ciao bella
creative carmelina

Laurie said...

Oh, these look amazing! I have some of those drawers, too -- I would love to do this! I think I may copy you! Thank you for visiting my blog lately -- I love to see you there! I'm just getting caught up on my blog reading after a really busy summer of activity and travel. I wish I could participate in your swap BUT I'm doing six swaps for Silver Bella! Most of which are creative! Meaning, I have to make stuff -- so I'm sort of swamped on swaps probably until after the holidays! But, in a good way...

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

These are really pretty! I don't blame you for fixing up a way to wrap them and show them off. Chipboard with scrapbook paper works well! I'm off to check out your swap post and see if I can't sign up! : )

Susanne said...

I love this beautiful idea! My lace is in one big, actually 2, big snarls at the moment. I have the sewing boxes, just got 2 more this weekend, and the scraping paper (I like to buy supplies more than I like to scrap!), and you've given me the inspiration. Now if I can just get someone to kick my butt into gear.....

Lyric said...

This is too stinkin' cute, Ms. Michelle. Thank you for this sharing eye-candy.



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