Monday, December 20, 2010

Teacup Tuesday

Lenox Teacup

I finally attempted this pretty little project inspired by Lauries Charming Designs. I have been watching her make her lovely pincushions on teacups and spoons. She makes her own birds from wool. I'm going to have to purchase some of those.

So I used my Lenox tea set, my little cardinal winter bird and added some vintage buttons to the pincushion I found at my flea market. I thought it was a nice spot to also display my white buttons cluster I made a while ago.

Behind the teaset sits a vintage, silver mini dustpan and brush set. It's so old and worn but the details are beautiful.

Please visit these wonderful ladies at Martha's Favorites and Artful Affirmations for more teaparty fun, beautiful treasures and a special giveaway!! The french vintage postcard came from Artful Affirmations. Thank you Terri!!


Here is a peak of last minute Christmas gifts going out to our wonderful teachers. My girls (almost 9&7yrs old) made homemade book covers for these journals. They colored brown paper bags with oil pastels. We crinkled them into a ball, wet them, sprayed the wet paper with walnut ink and glitter mist. When they dried, I ironed them but they stayed pretty wrinkled. It made it a little tricky when adhering to the book covers but once attached I sprayed them with Triple Thick finish before they decorated the tops. The spray is really strong, I did it in the basement with a window open.
They did a great job with creating the look they wanted for each teacher.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Postcard Friendship Friday/Vintage Christmas Postcards

These embossed Maine postcards are dated 1911. They are part of a collection I rescued from my husband's grandparents farmhouse. I really enjoy their wonderful color and texture.
Please vistit Postcard Friendship Friday for many vintage postcards and charming Christmas stories which started many of our traditions.

The postcard in my banner is from 1912 and is made of a very thick non-pliable material. See my Postcard Projects for ways to display vintage postcards in your home.

My new friend Judy at Cranberry Morning has a fun blog with handcrafted soaps and great links. I wanted to share with you this acrostic that came to her one evening as she pondered Christmas and the love of God.

Christ left the glories of Heaven to take on
Human form, to die, to
Rescue us from sin and death. He is not an
Infant any longer. He will be either your
Savior or your Judge.
Turn to Him and find
Mercy. He
Always welcomes the penitent and gives
Salvation and life abundant to those who trust in Him.

She also included this verse as one of the verses that shows how quickly and lovingly He forgives us as He cherishes relationship with each of us.
'Therefore, there is now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and death.' - Romans 8:1-2
Christmas Blessings to you and your families and my you find true JOY through all life's trials!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Teacup Tuesday

Queen Anne Bone China #5

Displaying an Ireland Scarf Buckle and a vintage pincushion.
I like how the thistle leaves look like holly leaves! This piece doesn't seem to have
a name like my last teacup post, Autumn Rose.

I want to share with you Martha's Favorites and Terri at Artful Afirmations
as they are the hostesses of this fun Teaparty.

These images are from loose pages of an 1844 Collier's Cyclopedia. I purchased this tin
the 3 magnets, the bottle and the tags from our Library's fundraiser.

The tags are made from old library information cards. So clever! All the papercrafts made from old discarded books were amazing.
You may also enjoy my 1912 postcard in my November post below! It was almost a lost treasure but I am enjoying all my vintage postcards and teacups from Gram and Gramps old farmhouse.