Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Lace, Buttons and Bling

I always enjoy visiting my friend Delores. We have so much in common and I just love her taste. We both love old vintage things, buttons, ephemera ...well you know the girly things we all love. A few years ago she and her husband built a shed for her to store her ever increasing collection of stamps, papers and ribbons. It's so well organized and even though it's not all that big she actually has a great work table and a lot more room to create than I have, and I have a whole room. Ahhhh to be organized ....what a concept. Maybe someday???
We started playing with some of her vintage buttons and ribbons. She pulled out a old wooden cigar box full of her silver tinsel .....some from Tinsel Trading in NYC onces called The French Tinsel Co.~one of our favorite shops. Some are from Brimfield which she tries to go to at least once a year.

This was a little gift tag she'd been working on. She had just figured out how to work her Photoshop program to position an image on to a page. Seemed pretty neat but beyond my skills.

We're both button collectors but she's the bling-bling girl.

She uses them when making cards but I love them on just about everything. We can spend hours shopping for buttons.

The old silver tinsel years ago was used for elaborate costumes~ mostly military uniforms. Now we use them for creating beautiful art projects and crafts. Don't you just love the old spools???
She had just made this and my eyes went right to it when I came in the house. I love it under the glass dome. Looks so sweet with the feathers on top of the birdy's hat. Her house is full of unique pieces ...many from her Mom who handpainted on porcelain...That'll be a post for another time.

I feel lucky to have such a sweet and talented friend.

Thanks Delores for sharing your special treasures......


tales from an oc cottage said...

You are so lucky to have such a friend, and she lucky to have you!!!!
What treasures and such a darling creation!

m ^..^

Tami said...

Oooooo so many beautiful treasures...what great fun!!

Have a great day!

Laura said...

Wow! Delores is both so talented AND organized!.... And a sweet and fun person to be with as well! Those treasures look so enticing and I love her little bird under the cloche and her tags....makes me want to come over and play!
Hope to see you soon!

Bleudelavande said...

Wooowwww another fantastic friend of you! You are so lucky and she is lucky too to have you!!! Wonderful treasure and creations! Have a nice day

Christelle said...

Ce sont des trésors ?Tu as trouvé la caverne d'Ali Baba ? C'est un enchantement que de voir ces photos !

Deborah@ The Painted Nest said...

What a sweet little Birdie!!!! And look at all those beautiful treasures!!! PRETTY!!! Blessings. Deborah

sylvia said...

I love it all!! this Delores must have a house like a dream I guess...We want more...we want more....

lou said...

What beautiful treasure, it must be lovely too have a good friend too share it all with.
I love the things your friend has made too!
Have a lovely weekend…love Lou xxx

Sea Angels said...

What gorgeous treasures, and like Lou says to be able to share is just the very best thing.
Hugs, have a great weekend xx

Laeriss said...

Je vous remercie pour votre lien vers Un Cœur en Provence, j'en suis très flattée.
Je me suis permise de vous citer dans ma rubrique "Mes lectrices"

Crinoline said...

Your photos are beautiful and the reasures are gorgeous.

Chrissy said...

No need for me to tell you how much I love this post...lovely is the word that comes to mind..those photos are so inspirational,just what I needed today!!! Talk soon, Chrissy

Rosemary said...

You and your friend remind me of me.
We would get along great!
Answer to your question, my daughter made the diaper cake, and I made the topper.
If you have any questions on how to make the cake, I will try to get the link from my daughter. She found it on line.
Thanks for you sweet comments.

Crinoline said...

Hallo,Carole. Yes, you are right. Not everyone are dresses in "bunad",but many. Have a nice week.

QueenBe said...

Your blog is amazing... thank you for visiting mine and for introducing me to yours! What wonderful finds you featured!