Tuesday, March 29, 2011

What a FUN weekend I had! On Friday I dropped off some pillows at the Cottage and was immediately overtaken by spring fever! The store was layered with fresh colors and looked amazing....loved the paper pinwheels Linda made. Her eye for style continues to impress me :)

Linda had asked that I make some pillows using vintage lace. I picked up a lots and lots at the last Big Flea! I had done this before, and I really didn't take time to "design" and combine pieces that I had intended to, but I was still pleased with the outcome. The fabric is not actually a burlap-it's softer, more like a burlap fabric. I bought it last summer in South Carolina. Anyway, I intend to be a bit more creative with the next lace batch.

This was the bottom of a petticoat that I cut up.

My friends, Ann and Sue arrived from Richmond on Friday night. On Saturday, we spent the day antiquing and heading west...final destination...Frederick Maryland! We did more looking than buying, but had so much fun just hanging out and enjoying being together. I did buy these 3 silver trays, all from the same dealer. The most I paid for one was only $20....I thought they were a great prices! The plan is to use them at the Betsy's wedding reception. I've pictured little pink bite size cupcakes on them.

Here we are.. just before they headed home. Notice Ann's "cigarette"... we've been eating these candy cigarettes together forever! It doesn't take much to entertain us!

I ended the afternoon on Sunday going to Marshall's with Betsy where she got this cute gray chair for her and Stephen's new home. It will live in our living room until closer to the wedding. Jack Cat decided to try it out for a late afternoon nap.

It's Tuesday night and I wish I was looking forward to all the fun again!!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Bling- Bling!!

My latest obsession is vintage earrings. I am always keeping my eyes open at thrift stores and the flea market for little pieces of bling at reasonable prices....it seems as though it's not only my obsession! Finding them at a good price has become a challenge within the last year.
I put together these bracelets for the Chicks Pics boutique. I'm honestly not sure they are very practical, but the little bits of bling together just make me smile!