Saturday, September 20, 2008

Wonderful treasures given & found ~

What a sweetheart you are Diane!!! Diane Knott of Diane's Musings gifted me one of her beautiful lavender sachet pins thanking me for her giveaway prize! Diane won the little nest baby in a jar and has it displayed with the most precious collection of baby shoes. Thank you so very much Diane, the card, the pin and the tag are all beautiful!!

I just couldn't wait to show you what my girlfriend Dawn gave me Friday, her "vintage" wedding dress!!!!! It's circa 1982 (not really vintage:) and I just LOVE all of the lace and plan on using it for future projects. Remember the Christmas ornament that said "Wish" a few posts back that was in one of the Advent Calendar pockets? Well, this is the same type lace . . . it's just gorgeous!!

I found these beautiful old books on Etsy and just loved the illustrations. I'm sure that you've figured out by now that I collect old books with bird or children's illustrations. The stories in both books are lovely too ~ I'll scan some of these for you soon too!!!

How in the world could anyone discard this beautiful book? Oh well, it was meant for me to love ~ I've been working on a few more orders and then I'm going to start on a new tutorial ~ a nature journal!
Have a great Saturday!
xxoo, Dawn


vikki said...

the little books are sooo sweet. since going thru all the things in the farm house, i came across my moms' wedding dress from the year 1952. so pretty with all the satin, lace, pearls! soiled in some areas ~ but still very beautiful. just last week i cut it up. cried & hated to do it, but what do u do with it? so am thinking a collage for the grandkids with bits of the dress, lace, & their wedding pic. that way we can all have a piece of the legacy. a remembrance. have a blessed week-end m'friend. hugs, vikki ♥

Tina Leavy said...

very cute books Daawn..and how wonderful for your friend to let you have the wedding dress to create items from. and the gift you received from a blog friend is so sweet too.
I love your new blog header as well.
looks like you had a great week. may your weekend be just as sweet.
hugs, Tina

Nancy Dooren ~ Nans said...

These books are great!!! They are little treasure's!!!

Nans xoxo

Sandy said...

Most modern day illustrators just don't compare with the illustrators of older books do they? I also collect children's books and have several favorites. Thank you for sharing your titles.

The wedding gown is awesome. I can see some stunning stuff flowing from it!

Have a great day!

A Wild Thing said...

The stamp 'discarded', however sad, would be so cool used in something precious, giving it new meaning and a not so somber feeling. I too love old books, mostly books of poetry.

Have a wonderful sunny weekend friend.


Vee said...

Such a pretty sachet...

The illustrations in your vintage books are so charming. I know that you'll find wonderful ways to use them.

Anonymous said...

Dawn, you're very welcome for the gifties!

You are always finding the most lovely old books and illustrations! So precious!


Debbies-English-Treasures said...

Hi, sweet Dawn

So nice of you for leaving me such an encouragement comment!
You sure cheered me up! And made me think about it... differently!
And I couldn`t agree with you more!

If I stop blogging... For sure I would miss talking to you and other wonderful friends!
And just like you said... the bullies would win!

Many Kisses and no amount of words can express my gratitute to you!

Debbie Moss


P.S - Thanks for sharing so many wonderful art with us, ALWAYS!
You are so INSPIRATIONAL to us all!


Those books are precious and I absolutely LOVE your new banner!

*wishing you a lovely weekend*


Betty said...

Such fun to give and receive, eh? The wedding dress is absolutely beautiful; you are so blessed to have such a good friend. I can hardly wait to see what you do with it! Take care.

Wish on a Whisker said...

Dawn~ I LOVE the little Bird Stories book and I keep meaning to tell you how much I LOVE little Ellie! Have a nice weekend!! ~Mandy

Unknown said...

Wow, those books are beautiful! And I can't wait to see what you come up with for that gorgeous lace!

Renee Thompson said...

LOVE the bird book Dawn!! Very lucky to find them :)


Unknown said...

Those book are very sweet. Congratulations on your giveaway win! I can't wait to see what beautiful things you make with the dress. I think it's a lovely way to recycle such a beautiful treasure.

Vintage Indie said...

Those books are charming. I can't wait to check out your tutorials store.

Have a great day,

Jann said...

I have collected old books for many years, too, Dawn--these are real treasures--and I do believe you were meant to have them--that's they found you! You will give them a new home where they are loved and appreciated, and a new lease on life! Smiles, Jann

Sarah said...

Oh i love all that. Those books look darling. oh thank you for your sweet comments. God bless xoxo- Sarah

Anonymous said...

The wedding dress is gorgeous! I have my wedding dress packed away and now wonder will never ever fit again, my son got married but she couldn't wear it (6'1") and I'll have have grandchildren to pass it on to. I'll have to think about this one for a while! Your little books are sweet too! Can't wait for the new tutorial!

Storybook Woods said...

I love Maud Lindsay, I used her books in school all the time. Clarice

Heidi said...

I love those books! I always buy these when I'm out and about. Great find!

Anonymous said...

Oh, you are sooo lucky! I love old books, and these are especially wonderful! Do you make photo copies of the book or use the originals in your work? Just wondered because I love the look of the old paper, but have a hard time parting with the art work once done. Thanks for sharing. Deb

Juniper Hill said...

Old books always evoke such childhood memories of playing in my moms antique shop! Wonderful!


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