A bit of this, a dash of that..... That's what this post is about. I have some "pretty pictures" for you to see. This is from a recent "antiquing" day with Heather. She has already posted her pretties, so, I guess I am playing catch up :)It is no secret, I "Love" Ironstone, and all those shades of white, cream, and brown. Love, love, love it! Speaking of "Those luscious Browns", a little later in the post, I'll show you my "rose making" inspired by the sweet "Ann", of The Tin Rabbit. If you haven't been over, you must see her blog. Gorgeous! But, here are a few more pictures of the shopping trip.
Couldn't pass up the old ironstone sugar bowl. No lid, but who cares? Love all those luscious shades. The brown transferware dish was a great find. It is now one of my favorites.
I know, don't you just love this simple white jewelry box with the sweet pink velvet and satin lining? HMMMM? I was lucky enough to purchase all the jewelry inside, as well. 3 rosaries, a few chains (for creating vintage jewelry), a few pair of earrings, and a gorgeous blue stone chain. Ah yes, and one sweet Christmas tree pin wich needs a stone replacement. But, it is an oldey and so very sweet.
Oh, and the lovely millinery, we couldn't believe the luck!
So, as a continuation of "the browns", I popped over to Ann's blog and saw her tutorial on making coffee filter roses (thanks Ann, I love it!). So, I thought, why not? I dyed my coffee filters in coffee, cut them up, as per her instructions. Cut some hymnal petals, and then started on my first rose. It turned out so-so, not tight enough, not enough petals, needed more glue. You know how it goes ~ you have to do a few before you get the "hang" of it. But alas, I persevered, and was very happy with the last few I did.
I did decide to add one thing. I thought wouldn't it be great to hide a few petals of pictures inside the roses? How fun to walk by the roses and look and know you can have a peak anytime you want...:) I have a few other ideas that I am going to try. More on this at a later date :) :) :)
So, off to the printer I flew, printed out a few pictures of the grandkids (in sepia), inked the back side a bit, and tucked a picture petal or two inside the rose. Here's a sneaky peak of the one petal.
I just love the fullness of these roses. The lusciousness of "ALL THOSE PETALS". And you can have as many as you want ~ from something so inexpensive as a "coffee filter".