Monday, May 4, 2009

This weekends finds

PhotobucketI love it when it spring comes because it means yard sales to me ~ Stopped at a church yard sale on found this whole shoe box full of pretty old seam binding ribbons, and look what was in the box. I found two of these~ One still in the package, aren't these just the prettiest you've ever seen!
PhotobucketI just love them because I have never seen any this pretty~ And this sweet old doll dress, I plan on doing more with this but for now I tucked a bunch of old velvet millinery to it~
Photobucket And these really pretty old sequins, theres just something about the old ones, there just so pretty!
And in the mail I recieved this darling journal book from Kristen's
giveaway ~ I just love it and it really does inspire me ~
Pretty pale colors ~
And I have been searching the thrift shops for this perfect lampshade with out a covering on it,just the bare wires , and I finally found one. I wanted to use some pretty tulle ruffle trim from an old prom dress that I got from my friend Sarah to cover the lampshade with. And here is the end result. I think it turned out pretty !With a floppy old velvet millinery flower that is so lovely ~But wait I didn't have this all glued down so I tried it another way ~ Can you please tell me if you like 1 or 2 better.
2. This pink one just has tulle around the top of the shade .
PhotobucketAnd a picture of the shade before ~this I found at the thrift shop !

Remember to tell me if you like lamshade 1. or lampshade 2.!Thanks, Hope you have a lovely day!~


TattingChic said...

What lovely, delicate finds you found! Love the millinery flowers and the pale softness of what you created on that wire lampshade. :)

Jenny Fowler said...

I love the bright colors in your seam binding! Those aren't often found so you did a great job at the yard sales! said...

I've not seen that packaging on old seam binding before, how pretty.

Thanks for the nice birthday wishes!

Lori said...

those are pretty packages on the seam binding you the little dress:) the lampshades you made are really beautiful...if i have to choose, i think #1 is my favorite...though both are lovely!!!

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

I like lampshade no. 2. Lovely finds.

Heather - Speckled Egg said...

What great finds! the graphics on the bias tape are gorgeous! LOVE both of your lampshades too!!!!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

GORGEOUS GORGEOUS shade! I know what you mean. I'm lovin the yard sale signs!

Fete et Fleur said...

I love all your wonderful goodies. The lampshade is a hard one to call. I love them both!!


debi @ life in my studio said... many beautiful treasures! Love the seam binding.
Your lamp shade is beautiful both ways...but #2 is really stunning! I like it because you can still see the pretty line of the frame.

Charmingdesigns said...

I'm catching up on your blog. Your photos are so beautiful. Love the packaging on the seam binding. Laurie

Tutti Chic said...

Just look at all your goodies!!! The lamp shade came out diving & I really can't give you a favorite! They are both fabulous~LOL! :) chris

Jeanneoli said...

Great finds!

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage said...

Pretty pretty and what wonderful finds ! I do love both lampshades also so there is no way to pick my favorite ~

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage said...

Pretty pretty and what wonderful finds ! I do love both lampshades also so there is no way to pick my favorite ~

the*pink*princess said...

I like lampshade 2!!

Hi There,

love your blog,very pretty!!! Well done!!

lesley : )

The Pink Door said...

Those are some great finds!
Love the lamp shade #2 the!

The Pink Door

Jennifer Paganelli said...

I come here for the roses and all the beauty.

Jennifer Paganelli said...

I want it all

Halo Hill said...

I love them BOTH! If I must choose, I'll choose #2 because I adore the pink rose, (is it vintage, or does it just look old)?

Both beautiful!