Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Tales of a white wednesday

I would like to say a big thank you to Karen at Valentine Design for giving my blog a fabulous make over. I am delighted with the result, so if you need help she is sooo... clever
This week is my second white wednesday and I am loving being part of it.

My inspiration this week comes from this beautiful Italian Corded lace, I have several metres of this and am now using it in my designs.

I have used it to embellish this bolster cushion, it
looks so pretty over the natural linen. I have stitched small white pearls to highlight the edges of the lace. The ends of the bolster are finished with a rolled linen rose.

I'm using up lots of my lace collection in these pictures, the photograph is of my grandparents dancing on Blackpool Pier I think possibly in the early 1930's. Grandma has a white dress and white sunglasses and grandad is in his Oxford bags. Fancy wearing a suit to visit the seaside.

Talking of seaside, on my walk on Easter Sunday I found some white pebbles on the beach, I have put them with some pearly shells given to me by a friend and with a big shell from the beach in Cuba. They sit on a shelf in my bathroom.
Hope you like my whites this week , thanks so much for your comments last week.

Happy WW.


Allison Shops said...

Oh my, the lace on the pillow is fantastic! Love the pearl beading. The other items are also nice.

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Anonymous said...

what a beautiful collage and the photo is so special! lovely piece! :)


raggygirlvintage said...

Gorgeous vintage lace and I love what you did with that photo of your grandparents.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and happy WW.


Victoria said...

The pillow is gorgeous and I love your picture:) Happy 2nd WW to you!

Cindy Geilmann said...

Wow, I think what you do is amazing. This boarder is so soft and feminen. That lace is worth a million buck and your pearls, oh boy. I'm going to visit you again.

Big Hugs
come visit

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Thank's for stopping by. Your blog is done verry well. And your pic's are great....Julian

Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something said...

absolutely delightful! What pretty laces! ...and I love your inspiration board. Hope to see you back at my place. I have become a follower and hope you'll do the same! until later...

T's Daily Treasures said...

I'm hopping over from Karen's Designs to see the blog look she gave you. It is so lovely. That Karen is one talented lady.

I love that lace and embellished collage around the photo of your grandparents. It's so pretty and delicate. Look forward to seeing how you alter the lovely bottles you found.

Have a fabulous Friday! :) Tammy

Karen Valentine said...

Hi Angela! Thanks for coming for a visit. I love that lave collage it's just beautiful!!! Have a wonderful weekend!

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