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Sunday, July 27, 2008

A few beautiful old things ~

Old watches and watch faces ~ perfect to use in artwork . . .



I love this statue ~ I'm not sure if it's old but it looks so fairy-like!


A sweet little butter pat with our initial. I love the hairline crack and the tiny crazing all over.





This beautiful old cameo pin (I think it's old) ~ it's so pretty to me.





Look at this amazing piece of ephemera from 1889! They must have given it out to all who attended the service that day. How in the world can this little piece of intricate paper survive all of these years? It truly is beautiful ~




Wishing you a peaceful, relaxing and blessed Sunday ~

xxoo, Dawn

16 comments:

Peggy said...

just found your blog and LOVE it!

Trish said...

when I step into your blogworld I have such a sense of peace and your graceful presence is in each word you post. Beauty in all you find Dawn....this is a wonderful gift that you then give to others.

How does such tiny intricate beauty remain survive time....sounds like a writer's post to me :)

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Awww that "E" is especially nice. And even if the statue isn't old, he certainly is unique...what a lovely pose.

vikki said...

love the watches & faces ~ the butter pat is gorgeous with the 'e' & i also love the crazing! what a beautiful piece of dainty paper! love the aged look, too. my mom & grama wore cameo pins ~ i love the small collection of them that i have. they are so pretty. have a blessed one m'dear sweet friend. much love & hugs, vikki ♥

Abbie said...

Hi Dawn!
Happy Sunday to you too!
xoxo~
Abbie
thank you for the images below..

Dorthe said...

Dear Dawn, Your ephemera picture are so beautifull , and think its not atall damaged,and the cameo
I love them too, but havent got one, they are very expensive in Dk.
Oh and thanks for the sweet images you lovinglyshared yesterday.
Dorthe

Lady Em said...

I love it all!!!!! I really love the plate, it is so wonderful!!
Love ya'll!!
~Emily~

LostLuggage said...

mama mia! That holy card!! It's magnificent!

Jan and Tom's Place said...

Dawn...thanks for sharing these beautiful things! I enjoyed them!

~Blessings,
Jan

GardenGoose said...

Dawn..stop by to see what I have created! using a bit of inspiration from you..and one of the pieces of art you have just shared.thanks for the idea.:0)
I had so much fun creating it last night.
The items here are so pretty..it always amazes me as well that art/scraps of paper can survive so long.Do you own that little fairy statue? It is so pretty. I am working on refurbishing a very old/antique statue that is concrete and quite heavy..it was given to me by a ..sad to say..used to be friend..who was given it by a very elderly blind woman who had had it in her family..anyhow..it is a statue derived from a William Bougereau image I believe..and has a mother holding an infant son in her arms who is then holding a ball in his hands...it used to be the top of a fountain I was told.
Anyhow..it had been in my yard for several years and over the years it has had several layers of paint..so..I am sanding it to repaint it and use it indoors.
I probably should post a before..and after image on my blog come to think of it.
Anyhow..your statue made me mention it.
Hope you have a lovely week.
hugs,
Tina

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

Old things are so dear to my heart..You wonder who held them. I am envious of the old watch faces..They are my favorite things in the world. Have you ever read Elizabeth's House blog? I love her old clocks she has everywhere.
Sending you love, nita

FrenchGardenHouse said...

I love all your treasures. The clock faces, the sweet butter pat, and the beautiful antique Cameo.

Happy week, sweetie,
xo Lidy

Nita Jo said...

Looking at your treasures made me want to open boxes of things I've saved... cameos, watches, vintage postcards, old letters & photographs. Your pictures and your blog are so inspiring to me.

The cameo looks like quite an old, possibly valuable one. Such a beautiful treasure, and the 1889 Holy Mass piece is lovely. Wonder whose hands held that and treasured enough to save it all these years...

Nita Jo

TattingChic said...

Wow what beautiful old things, indeed! I especially love the cameo and the beautiful and exquisite ephemera from 1889. What a lovely thing to receive at a church service!

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

1889...that was the year my grandmother was born but not until October... a Halloween Baby!

That is beautiful and in amazing condition for how old it is!

Julie said...

I have a very similar cameo that hangs on a chain. It came from my mom's jewelry box way back when. Now I just have to go find it, lol.

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