Saturday, January 12, 2013

Thifty find and sewing

It was so hot outside this week,that I was fiddling around amusing 
myself inside.
I had some very nice soft dusky pink silk in my stash
and a lovely cream lacy doily 
So what to make, I just needed more cushions ( I don't think)
But the fabric just shouted cushion. So cushion it was

I added a nice blingy brooch and I love it.

This is a picture from a lovely book I have
It has so many projects to make
and lovely pics of lace,like the one below. I could
browse through it for hours.

This is a nightdress case I made from the book.
I used up a scrap of white sheeting and embroidered it

I haven't been thrifting for a while,I had decided to use and enjoy 
what I have instead and save
Today though it became a little cooler
We decided to go for a much needed walk in the cooler air.

Of cause you can't walk past our local second hand shop
without a peak inside,we we can't anyway
This is what we  found all mixed up in a box of old cutlery for 20cents a piece
We managed to make up two complete sets plus some jam and tea spoons
and a little ladle $3 the lot and they are silver plated.

I think I enjoy shopping in this shop when I haven't been for a while
I could have spent more, but I had decided to restrain myself this year. :)

A little vignette on my sitting room mantle

Don't forget there is still time to enter my give away to win one of

 Give away drawn on Australia day 26th January

I am linking up to my favourite linky parties
The links are on my side bar

What are you making this week?

xx jeanetteann


Alessandra said...

Dear Jeanetteanne, the cushions are very lovely and very romantic. What a beautiful shopping!!

Shelia said...

HI Jeanetteann! Oh, I love your treasures and your pillows with the vintage lace and fabrics are so pretty.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Stephanie said...

What lovely treasures :) Your pillow with the lace is stunning and has inspired me to make one.
Many blessings to you!


Annmarie Pipa said...

gorgeous pillows!

Ana said...

I just love all the treasures one can find at a thrift store...great finds. Your pillow turned out just lovely. Love the bling :-)

Hugs and Kisses,

Nancy said...

Hi Jeanetteann, you should be able to copy the URL of your 3rd Anniversary Giveaway post by pulling it up on your browser. The URL will look like this: Highlight the URL and copy it. Then go to the word "HERE" on this post in edit mode, highlight the word and hit the link button. It should pull up the link prompt and you can then paste in the URL you copied. Save, and that should do it. Hope this helps you. I love your pillow, the page from the book and the cutlery. Can't believe you were able to come up with a 2 complete sets. The nightdress case is so sweet. You do beautiful embroidery work. Are the roses in the vignette from your garden? They're gorgeous!

Little Susie Home Maker said...

It all looks so pretty! I am not really doing too much of anything with my dad in the hospital, but look forward to life becoming a little more normal.

Elyse said...

hi jeanetteann!

thank you so much for the wonderful comment on my blog! i'm so happy that it lead me to yours. so much prettiness here!

i hope that your 2013 is off to a lovely start!

warmest congrats on your new book!!!


Jann Olson said...

Hi Jeanetteann, you pillow with the doily and brooch is beautiful. Such a romantic feel. I love that you call them cushions! You found some great finds. And what a great price. Hope it stays cool for a while. I am freezing here. Coldest winter in years. Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.

Bethany said...

Very pretty! Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above
Bethany @ Whistle and Ivy

chateau chic said...

The cushion you made is lovely, Jeanetteann. Love the bling you added!
Mary Alice

Doni said...

OH wow, how pretty! I love the combination of the doily with the pink!!!!! You've made a lovely heirloom out of it! GORGEOUS!!! it must have taken you a whole day to stitch that doily perfectly onto that lovely silky pink....lovely job!!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Jeanetteann,
How lovely the pink and doily go together, so soft and romantic! Very girly, which I love! Thank you for sharing your pretties at my HOME. Your post was one of the top viewed last week at my HOME party so I will be featuring your post tomorrow. Have a beautiful day, my friend.