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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Can old, speckled linens be art?

I bought these hankies quite a while ago.
They have age spots, speckles and have turned a pretty ecru color. They've never been removed from the packaging either! The folds are still tacked down to the backing and are just as crisp as ever ~ I'm not sure if I'm going to use them in this particular piece but I am sure that they are art.....
and deserve to be displayed....
....simply for the love of old ~



A new addition to the studio ~ wonderful paper lanterns!!! I found them a Walmart in the garden section. I'm not too crazy about the dark green cord but I'm thinking I may make some of those scrunchie covers ~ how about from aged gauze?


My wall of babies ~ and I have room for more!



I'm still gathering some goodies to take with me Friday to the art class......millinery flowers,


odds and ends,


images, sheet music, pretty papers, ribbons, buttons, twine


and of course my tid-bit box.....
you can read about that HERE ~

Well, it's been a week since Noah's accident and thank goodness we've got that week under our belt!! He has improved greatly and the pain is finally starting to subside. He only had to have pain medication Tuesday morning when he woke up and late Tuesday evening when he went to bed! His school is being so amazing about it all. They were having CRCT testing this week and they've had someone come to the house to personally give it to him.

Thank you all so much for your sweet prayers and well wishes for him ~ we are so very blessed.

May is tiptoeing around the corner....this year is flying by!
Treasure your moments, these are the good ol' days ~

Wishing you a great Wednesday dear friends ~
xxoo, Dawn


22 comments:

alicew said...

Can't wait to see what you come up with Dawn for the linens! I know you will be able to create amazing art with them. Glad to hear Noah is doing better...hope he continues to improve day by day!

White Linen ~ Lavender Field said...
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White Linen ~ Lavender Field said...

Love any linen, yours are pretty. Your 'nesting supplies' are sweet.
Glad to hear Noah is doing well, take care.
Linda

The Rustic Victorian said...

Heal Noah heal.!. The hankies are pretty just as you have layed them out,,that is art just as shown. The lanterns are too fun,,good choice to make the studio more magical,,more light is also good.
I am looking forward to the class photos Dawn. You are going to be a great teacher. I wish I could be there.
Love
Marcie

Lori said...

Dawn, i love all of your little tid bits, odds and ends, and millinery...how have a lot of fun things to play with there...i can't wait to hear about your art class...i'm glad to hear that your Noah is doing well:)

Jill Bruce said...

Dawn,
I love the hankie layed out under that awesome mat! Can't tell if it is old (the mat) or just aged but I love, love, love it. I am obsessed with milinery flowers, loved seeing yours. I followed the link to your "tid bit" box, and found out that I have the same box! It is such a warm feeling to connect with women who share so many things, who likely would have never met. I am so happy to hear that Noah is doing well. Wish I was taking the class on Friday. Kiss the cheeks of Clara.

Jill

natalea said...

can't wait to see you Dawn!! I'm so excited for your class!!!
glad your son is getting better...
xo natalea

Hopelessly Romantic Art Studio said...

The hankies are beautiful!!! I too, cant't wait to see what you do with them!!!! Glad your son is healing well. Oh to be young! Have a great class! I would love to dig through that tid-bit box.lol Blessings, Gerri

Denise said...

Hello my friend,
Boy I wish I could go to your art class, it looks like you have some wonderful supplies. I am glad Noah is on the mend, but I will keep you guys in my prayers.
Love you, Denise

sepiadreams said...

Happy that Noah is better. You would have thought that they would have had pity on him and allowed him to skip the tests (wishfull thinking). Have a great workshop-sounds like a wonderful retreat for the mind....Love Tiina...

Charlene said...

Your stash of treasures are amazing! Glad Noah is better & you can think about your stuff like the class. I so wish I was closer.

Donna said...

I'm glad Noah is getting better....as a mother of three sons, I know all about the "boy" accidents.

As for the hankies...perhaps you can wrap an old frame with one....how pretty would that be?

Vee said...

You always have the best treasures. I love the wall of babies. I have just one in that style...BPG.

So good to hear that Noah is doing much better and happy to hear that his teachers are being so helpful.

Christine D said...

Love the vintage hankies- very lovely. I'm happy to hear that things are going better!

Miss Sandy said...

Oh Dawn, I so wish I could be in your class! It looks delicious! I am glad to hear that Noah is doing well. You are so right, these are the good old days, you have a sweet one!

sistersoftheart said...

Hi Dawn - Love the soft colors of the hankies - makes the mix of textures the focus. And the paper lanterns are especially wonderful! Have you thought of spray painting the cords a lighter color (since they won't be handled a lot or be in the weather the paint won't come off)? Or even wrapping the cords with some type of greenery garland.

Glad Noah is feeling better and on the mend!

xoxox Patte

Cheryl ~ZanyMayd said...

Hi Dawn,
Glad Noah is doing so well, nice of the school to be so considerate with the testing..... Paint the cords the same color as the ceiling, that way they will just disappear ~ I have used the very same paint when wanting to conceal the cords~
take care
cheryl

Joy said...

I just love your wall of babies..so adorable. I am a big fan of Bessie Pease Gutman's art work.

Anna said...

Fabulous idea to frame the hankies, have a great class, wish I were going, too!

Sweet Romance said...

Love those lanterns Dawn! I bought about 15 from Micheal's in pink, blue, green and purple with plans to hang them in my tent for outdoor shows. They were only $1
each. Glad to hear Noah is on the mend ;)

Elizabeth G. said...

Dawn,

I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with your hankies. I have a lot of old hankies, myself, and would love some ideas.

I love the lanterns and I soooo wish I could go to your class. I bet it will be awesome! Please take pictures and let us see what happens there.

Blessings,
Elizabeth

maryboys said...

dawn - it's always a pleasure to read your beautiful, gracious and inspiring blog:) thank you for sharing so much...

(i also wanted to tell you that i found the little paper lanterns with a white cord at kmart this year! i was thrilled - i had bought some at target but returned them because of the green cord...)

happy tuesday:)
mary

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