Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Vintage Things Thursday

Hello, and welcome to another fun vintage things Thursday, hosted by Suzanne ofhttp://coloradolady.blogspot.com/search/label/Vintage%20Thingies%20Thursdays. Thank you so much for hosting this fun party each week. Today, I am sharing some vintage things from around my home. Here is some of my collection of vintage laces, and white lace hankies. On the top is a tatted doily, made by my dear mother-in-law. There are some lace hankies with tatted lace edges. She tried to teach me how to tat, and I just couldn't get the hang of it. Tatting is a very intricate kind of lace making, using one single cotton thread, and a tatting shuttle.
Under this glass dome, is a vintage wedding photo, and silver vintage clothes brush, and some more lace. This lace was crocheted by my husband's grandmother.
Here is some more vintage lace pieces I have displayed in a jar, and a display of some vintage white buttons.


A wreath I made from vintage white buttons.



This was hard to photograph, as the camera kept reflecting off the glass. I had to take kind of a side view of it. It is a collage I put together in a shadow box frame, using some of my mom's, grandmother's, and mother in laws things. I love cottage, and Victorian decor. I wanted it to look more Victorian. I took a shadow box, and distressed the outside with gold rub on paint, then hot glued a lace edging around it. Two layers of lace around the outside. In the corners, I used single
flowers in different hues of burgundy. I just hot glued them as I went along. For the background, I used a shiny material in sage green. Inside, I tacked jewelry that my mom wore on the nights she would get dressed up and go out with my dad. I would sit on her bed, and watch her get ready. I put my grandmother's pearls, and watch, and some flowers made by my mother-in-law out of ribbon. Everything is just tacked down with a needle and thread. No glue. I want to make another one using pinks and whites, for a more cottage look. Well, I hope you enjoyed your visit. Please visit Suzanne, to see the other participants. Thanks for coming by.




18 comments:

Pam said...

That collage is a great idea. You have some very pretty things and I love your blog design!

Elizabeth said...

Your button wreath is so elegant! I made a wreath with all sorts of different vintage buttons, so it came out very "country". I am going to steal your idea and do a 1-color theme!

LV said...

All the treasures you shared today are great vintage items. The vintage button wreath is my favorite. That is a great idea

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

Your post is beautiful. I love old lace and buttons. I have made some shawdow box items with old things, but like your idea of using family items.

nancycreative said...

Your vintage things are so pretty! I have some vintage lace and hankies, too--thanks for sharing!

Postcardy said...

I like the way your vintage lace and hankies are displayed.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Debbie I love your shadow box...thats just beautiful girl...Hope all is well in your world...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Mary said...

Very pretty post! I love the shadow box you put together. What a sweet sentimental piece!

Maureen said...

Your wreath is beautiful! Great job.

Mary said...

What lovely treasures, love that crocheted lace :-)

Miri said...

Beautiful lace family heirlooms!

Coloradolady said...

What beautiful things. I sure love that button wreath...it is so pretty! I really love your new look!!! It is so pretty! Have a great VTT!

Ruby said...

Great ideas for displaying your lace, linen, buttons and other family items! Gorgeous!

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Everything is so lovely! Your shadow box is so precious, what a great way to showcase your keepsakes.

Happy VTT,
Sally

Creative Breathing said...

Hi Debbie, Yes I do have patterns and a tutorial on making the pom pom birds. I have somehow misplaced my sidebar list that links you to the posts. I am so sorry I have so many to wade through, but it is there! I will work on getting the list back in place. Thank you so much for visiting! Have a lovely weekend! Elizabeth

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Love all your vintage treasures especially the button wreath that you made!1
And your shadow box is just charming!!

Debbie

Anna said...

What a beautiful post. Love that button wreath and the laces are so pretty.

Vicki said...

Hello, Debbie, my sweet and kind friend,
You always have the prettiest vignettes, love your laces, cloche, vintage wedding photo, precious shadow box, all so charming!! That many of these pieces have been passed down through the years makes them even more special. Have the best of weeks~ Love and hugs~ Vicki