Vintage embroidery bunting

old embroidered linens turned into buntings with ric-rac and bias tape - I'll have to have my sister make this for me out of my ridiculously large collection of vintage embroidered hankies and linens.


A thing to do with all the silver platters I keep getting. **** If you come across some silver platters, simply place them on a plate rack, add towels and you instantly have a chic French Country Cottage look!

Wabi Sabi is the ancient Japanese wisdom of finding beauty in imperfection and simplicity in nature, of accepting the natural cycles of growth, decay, and death. Enjoying the simple, natural, and uncluttered, Wabi Sabi reveres authenticity above all. It celebrates cracks, chips, and other marks of time, weather, and use.

Wabi Sabi, Japanese Philosophy of Authenticity

vintage tea strainers would be a lovely package topper for a tea enthusiast.So glad to find is my newest collection idea! Now off to the antique shops.

♥ Pretty apothecary jars of buttons, lace and misc. sewing notions

♥ Pretty apothecary jars of buttons, lace and misc. sewing notions - what a beautiful way to display your button collection!

An old frame turned into a shadow box of memories.

An old frame turned into a shadow box of memories, what a great way to display a lot of small mementos! (I love the oval shadowbox idea!


pink drawer to hold vintage china. Good idea for display- paint an old drawer, add vintage style knob and you are good to go!

Child's sewing set with bisque doll

Child's Sewing Menage with All-Bisque Doll - Theriault's Antique Doll Auctions


Ivory - Thimble Holder Museum Thimble and sewing accessory holder: Carved ivory standing Russian figure, bearing French gold tools, Unknown origin.

nice display of vintage sewing notions

Mamie Jane's: Nifty Thrifty Tuesday nice display of vintage sewing notions

For when I have a little old English cottage! I'll invite my girlfriends over and we'll have a tea party!

DIY:: Romantic Staircase Update With Wallpaper ! (You can use wallpaper of choice, great use of scraps) How to Easily Wallpaper Your Stairs Step by Step Tutorial ! ugly wallpaper but cool idea!

"SEW (long ago)"    Altered art book featuring old-fashioned sewing notions and vintage buttons.

~ ~ ~ ARTiCREATE ~ ~ ~ by Lynn Lindley: " SEW (long ago) " altered book containing vintage sewing notions and ephemera