Friday, August 27, 2010

Just a couple of things..

 I recieved the new (sept/oct) issue of Victoria Bliss.
It highlights "Romantic England" showing charming villages, gardens, and quaint shops.
Our favorite, Miss Potter's gardens and grounds.
A really nice issue.



Stop my music at the bottom before you start this, as the music is dreamy.
Kodak 1922 Kodachrome Film Test

Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Insomnia and Shoes



I awoke at 3am,,so I made a mosaic and played with  photos of my shoe collection.






Some of my vintage doll shoes, and none of them match.

These images are from the NYPL

1910 Eastwood add
I hope everyone is having a good week so far.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Enjoy - Art by Robert Duncan

I found this calming, we all need a bit of that, I hope you like it too.


There is music with this video...so you might want to stop my music first.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Guess What!!!

  
uh huh, another Jar.
Old Tassels and 2.5" Wooden Friend

MOMENTS IN TIME | Fashioning New Mexico: Victorian Secrets | KNME

Corsets and Bustles

If you like Victorian Fashion, you may enjoy this.
I became aware of it at Victoriana Magazine today, then went to YouTube.

"Stop my music first", at the bottom of the page.



I hope your having a nice Wednesday!

Elegant Table : Napkin Folding Demonstration - Real time

I love to watch a man work....lol...
No need to turn my music off for this one.
He dosen't talk.

I'm going to try this, you tube is loaded with napkin folding videos.
I was inspired to show this from my email update at Victoriana Magazine.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Playing with Jars, dolls, lace,



I was just playing around with jars again, reflections on glass is difficult, I decided to ignore it.
The dolls are 8" waiting for a costume.
They are content.


I made the mini crowns last year.
  The glittered stars and heart are by the magical Madai.
We miss you!

Sweet little bag of goodies


At an estate sale these were jammed in a plastic bag, with many other sewing odds and ends.
The bag was taped shut so I couldn't see, but I just knew to get it.


The booklet is an old "Work Basket", and it was folded so that I had no idea what the paper was, or what it held. It held the crosses. Also the instructions.


Little doily pieces, buttons, thimbles, crochet balls, embroidery thread, etc,,,,Heavenly!
If you want the instructions, you can email me or maybe enlarge this.
My Grandmother gave me my first bible, and she made a pink and white cross book mark for it...I  have it packed away, I will find it and add it later.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Sisters Are Presents..also, my Friends, Mentors, Shrinks, Teachers, and Junkin Pals...

My older sister showered me with gifts. So did my younger sister, I will show those another day.
As Rachael Z. would say,,I die...
Oh, beautifully wrapped hat box..I wonder what is inside...


OH... Awesome  box top!


She made me this! How sweet is that...she knows how much I love the beach.
Her first attempt at assemblage!  I placed it on
my baby quilt that Grandma made for me 58yr ago.


A sweet Peter Rabbit Basket!


He is permanent, always looking out,,,oh sweet little tail...
I have been collecting a little Beatrix Potter.
Each of my sisters put their radar up when I tell them of something I like.
Each of them love junking too.


In the hat box were these cups!!!


A darling photo frame, and a little white picture in another package.


And a yummie beautiful soap,,ver-ee special.


I cry happy, grateful tears.

God blessed me with "two" of the best sisters you could ask for.
They inspire me to be,,,,better.

My forever gift,,, is their love.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Photography Out of the Past


 If you love Victorian anything, this is a fun place to visit.... Victoriana Magazine Blog
They are having a photo contest of historical places.
I am glad to have a tiny digital, and a computer.