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Monday, April 11, 2011

Looking beyond the obvious ~


Remember the tulips I found popping up in our flower bed a few posts ago?
Well, we were going to have a fierce thunderstorm the end of last week
and I decided to cut them and bring them in the house to enjoy!
I was just sure the rain, wind and hail would destroy them....
Well, they were gorgeous in my vase and I could tell this past weekend
that they were beginning to wilt :(
So.....
I kept looking at them wishing there was some way to preserve
their wonderful color and beauty ~


I pulled out a few sheets of vintage sheet music
and with a little matte gel medium
underneath and over top
I decided to preserve them!!!
I just LOVE how transparent they are!!!
I'm not sure what I'll do with them yet...
but I'll come up with something ~








A precious new friend of mine,
Abby of Little Birdie Blessings sent me the most
WONDERFUL gift package!!!
I have to share all of the sweetness with you...
because I know if I love it all ~
you surely will too!


Everything was wrapped so beautifully ~



Just look at the bounty!!!
Absolutely everything I love....


I just about cried when I saw these booties...







Thank you so very much sweet Abby!!!!
You truly are an angel ~ you know I love it all....




And lastly,
a peek at a very busy little gardener!!!





With one tiny flower just for you!!!



Have a beautiful Monday precious friends ~
hugs and love,
Dawn

20 comments:

Barbara Jean said...

Oh such a sweet post.
Wonderfully clever idea with the tulips!!!

Such a nice little package of treasures you received, and of course the best till last, your sweet little Clara.

Thank you Dawn, and blessings
barbara jean

suziqu's thread works said...

I love what you have done with those tired tulip leaves. I did a very similar thing with our ornamental grape vine leaves and popped some
into one of my journal pages and they look lovely. What a sweet gift! Those little booties are exceptional!
Hugs, Suzy

Dorthe said...

Sweetheart Dawn,
the tulips looks so beautifull on the old sheets- a wonderful idea.
And your gift packet is WONDERFUL -yes the booties are a dream- so cute,the stockings,too.
And thankyou for the flower from your little angel, dearest friend.
Love and hugs-Dorthe

Mammka said...

Wonderful idea to preserve the petals!
You have a beautiful gift! I love these treasures.
A very charming little gardener!
Love: Mammka-Monika from Hungary

Hopelessly Romantic Art Studio said...

Thanks for sharing all your goodies! I love the tulip art! All the stash you were gifted is lovely too! OMG, those booties are sooooo sweet. I've been knitting booties lately and am so interested in the construction. Your little darling is the best!
Hugs, Gerri

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Dawn,
That is a great idea for the tulips!
It makes me so sad when flowers start to
droop ~
What a precious gift from your friend and
your precious little gardener, so sweet!!

xoxo
Lori

ThereseMarie said...

Dear Dawn, you are always coming up with so many beautiful and original ideas. I love your "why not" attitude. You've talked me into the medium, it's on its way to my house, and let's see what it will do for me!! Thanks for sharing, love that little girl! therese

Al said...

What a sweet post! From the tulip project, to the little gardener. Such a very nice place to visit. That gift from Abby. filled with wonderful things, wow! You are a lucky girl. Have fun creating with the lot of goodies :)
www.skylarkmanor.com

Sheila R said...

Flowers wilt too fast for me... what a great way to preserve their beauty.

What a sweet little gardnerer!

Have a wonderful day.

bes53913 said...

Those booties are just too precious. Tiny baby shoes just melt me, and I'm not a melt-y kind of person. All of your little gifts are really special! And I love how you preserved your tulips - I never would have thought they'd be so translucent. I'm sure you'll think of an incredibly creative way to use them!

Candy said...

Loveliness from flower petals, to parcels, to a gardening granddaughter.
I appreciate your sweet comments about my work and anticipating holding your little nest.
Blessings ;-)

Little Birdie Blessings said...

What a clever thing to do with the tulip petals. The page would look nice as a background to one of your collages. Little Clara is just the sweetest. And... I'm so glad you liked all the vintage goodies. You photographed them so beautifully. Your post warms my heart. Blessings to you and yours. ~ Abby ~

Vee said...

Oh my! I hope that you are framing that photo of Clara. She is darling. So very like you to wish to preserve tulip petal goodness. I swept mine up and tossed them with a pang, but tossed they were. A creative week to you!

Rella said...

I just smiled to see the last photo of your little angel offering you a flower.......this needs to be framed, right? So precious.

xox Rella

FarfallaDK said...

What a fantastic way to preserve those tulips!
Thank you so much for sharing the idea.

Greetings from FarfallaDK

Jackie said...

OMG Dawn, your Granddaughter looks just like you!!! Beautiful!!! Jackie

aimee said...

that is a great idea for the tulips! clara is one beautiful flower herself.
blessings,
aimee

Rustique Gal said...

Hi Dawn,
The preserved petals are so beautiful! I wonder if the color will stay? I hope you will scan them for posterity. I love pressing pansies-I may have to try this with them.
Your gifts from Abby are so sweet too-she surely knows what you like! And your adorable gardener with her one flower--Adorable!
Have a wonderful week!
Hugs, Sherry

Susan Hemann said...

What a clever way to preserve your tulips. i usually press them in my flower press, but that takes a long time. What a sweet gift! Such treasures. Is that your daughter? So precious. I have been teaching my grandson (3) how to garden.

The Rustic Victorian said...

Hey Girl,,
The tulips are very kewl...I have been phone book pressing, one could spend loads of time at it. I am sure you will turn out something wonderful with your pages of petals. I love the transparency of them. The package from Abby is wonderful. I about fell off my chair at the shoes,,,Look.. http://www.flickr.com/photos/therusticvictorian/4926518078/in/set-72157624814761704
Not quite the same, I wonder what the age and story is on these. I suppose it dosent matter as they are the sweetest thangs. Speaking of sweet,,,Clara,,, does she just melt your heart or what. Is she learning crafting yet? I bet she loves your studio! Of course she does.
Love
Marcie

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