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Monday, July 19, 2010

Vintage goodness....and a simple tip!

First, I have to pass on this precious beauty to you.....
I know you'll love her as much as I do!
She was part of the sweet goodness package below ~
(click twice for full size!)

My sweet friend Lisa of Tarnished and Tattered
sent me a little something
a few days ago and I just HAVE
to share the goodness with you!

FIRST, she found this amazing box a Michael's and said
she knew right away it had to be mine!
Isn't it gorgeous????
I looked at my Michael's...nothing. Nada.
Thank you so so much Lisa, I absolutely love it!!!!

The sweetie made ME a paper cowgirl's burlap clutch and also
shopped for a few goodies for me at vendor night TOO!

A precious quilt piece....

Old ledger papers purchased from our dear friend Jamie of Art-e-ology....
a sweet baby dress, Lisa knows I LOVE them ~

Wonderful old photos of little girls and babies ~

Have you ever seen a photo album mat quite like this one?

So many gorgeous treasures.....
I want to keep them all safe in the beautiful box too ~
Maybe I AM a hoarder!
Thank you so much sweet friend ~ you know what I love and
are such an angel for sending me these wonderful gifts!!!

My little tip is......I found this roll of drawing paper
in the children's department of Ikea
a while back. It was only five bucks and
I thought it would be great to have around
as a "drop cloth" of sorts while I'm using
my inks or matte gel medium.
Just to tear off a piece and use it to protect my desk top.....

Wishing you the most wonderful Monday ever!!!
hugs and love precious friends,


Tarnished and Tattered said...

Yes I did say to myself, 'that is Dawn's book'! I knew I had to send it to ya & I couldn't send it empty! I had to show my gratitude for all you did for me during my PC days. You had a lot to do with the sucess of it all. Love ya lots. Lisa

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Dawn,
ooooooh,all those gorgeous treasures make my heart go nuts.The box is simply to die for and I
agree Dawn is written all over it.What a sweet angel Lisa is.Thanks for sharing.Have a wonderful day,my friend.

Dorthe said...

Oh Dawn, so many treasures,
yes Lisa is endeed an Angel,
the burlap clutch is so beautifull, and the lil quilt, oohhhh -sweet,, but I love all she collected for you dear,friend. So many lovely pieces.Enjoy, dearest, and have a happy monday.
Love and hugs to you.Dorthe

Theresa said...

What a wonderful gift! I just adore that beautiful box and all of those goodies... too much:) Have a blessed day and thanks for the tip on the paper use! HUGS!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

EVERY SINGLE ITEM SHOWN is absolutely perfect and charming. I so love the old linens and that little round charm with the bird...ahhhh!

Have a fabulous day, Dawn! Anita

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Dawn ~
Those are beautiful things that Lisa sent you ~ She finds such wonderful treasures !! What a sweetheart!


Anonymous said...

Oh such pretty things.I adore the clutch.She is such a sweet friend to find such lovely things for you, thanks for sharing.

Happy New Week!

Vee said...

What an amazingly beautiful box filled with scrumptiousness. You really do have the very best friends.

Miss Sandy said...

Lisa is the best isn't she? Her artwork is just amazing and her heart is to generous. Wonderful bunch of goodies. I use those white rolls of drawing paper for gift wrap too, you can really dress it up. I hope you have a sweet Monday!

Claudia said...

What fabulous treasures from Lisa! We really meet the most wonderful people through blogging.


Sweet Old Vintage said...

Wonderful items to work with Dawn.. Hope summer is good for you and much happiness in trinkling over the top...

Lorraine @ creativedaily said...

Wonderful treasures Dawn!

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...


June said...

Hi Dawn!
Lisa is just the sweetest thing, isn't she? What a thoughtful gift that little burlap clutch and box is. She makes a great personal shopper too! So many pretty things to create with and I know you will put them to good use in your artwork.
Thank you Dawn for your sweet message you left for me about the garden. I am ever so grateful to have your friendship.

Lisa said...

Wow! What a beautiful gift. That box is exquisite! Receiving an unexpected gift like that must really lift your spirits! Thank you for sharing it all with us,

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

That is so sweet! I love the look of it and the precious items inside!~Hugs, Patti

The Rustic Victorian said...

Oh lucky you!!! How fun to recieve treasures of heart gifts. I hope you are able to creat some magic this week, and relax a minute. Seems like you to up to the NW soon????

Myrna said...

Wow! How blessed you are to have such sweet friends send you lovely treasures. You will have such fun with those goodies!

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Isn't Lisa just a sweetie? She has sent you such wonderful goodies to use yourself and for your artwork - or to hoard ;-). Enjoy the treasures, dear Dawn!
Have a lovely afternoon!
Hugs to you,

Sea Angels said...

Such fabulous goodies I am 'green' over the scripted papers, just how kind is that xxxx
Hugs to you Dawn
Lynn x

nancarts said...

That is a lot of great stuff, Dawn! Am sure you will put all to good use! Happiness...

Smiles and Blessings,

heartspun said...

I'd like to add another tip to yours - most newspapers give away the end rolls of a run for free. I have stopped by our local paper and picked up several rolls at a time. Lots of paper left on them and I use them just as you suggested! Great minds think alike!!

A Vintage Chic said...

Such a beautiful gift, Dawn...and what a wonderful tip! Hope you're having beautiful day!


Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

I'm so glad that Lisa sent ya a little piece of Paper Cowgirl! Next year, I fully expect to see you there! :-)

Love ya!

Laura @ Just For Love said...

Hello Sweet Dawn,

I just left you an award at my blog to pass on some love! Don't feel obligated to post about it if you find awards annoying or anything though, okay?

Just wanted you to know I love your blog and you sincerely inspire me. Love ya, girl!


jenny said...

Oh my gosh what wonderful treasures and such a gorgeous box too and a lovely friend as well :)

MosaicMagpie said...

Lisa has sent you a treasure box that is for sure. What lovely things and that sweet little baby dress. That book is right up your alley.

Romeo said...

No way!!! We were at IKEA last month and Steve found that roll of paper! I told him I didn't need it and got on the elevator. He stayed on the elevator and rode back up (or was it down) to get the roll of paper LOL And I love it! Who would have thought the quality would be as good as it is?!?! And for FIVE bucks!!!! IKEA is a very dangerous place!

BTW - I am LOVING your gifts!!!! Such sweet and thoughtful friends you have....of course you deserve nothing less ;)


"Her" and Romeo

Barbara Jean said...

What wonderful treasures, and so perfectly you

Have a super week


barbara jean

PS another tip: you can also find rolls of paper at garage sales for table covers, or even to experiment with to crinkle up and tea stain for backgrounds.)

Anonymous said...

Dawn, but....if you don't have the stuff in your stash, what could you create with?! This is all beautifully once-loved and now loved again! So much nicer than being cast away unappreciated.

Lisa said...

lots of lovely treasures to cherish and create are one well loved lucky lady!


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