Monday, March 22, 2010

Things I love.

Just a few things that I love .They inspire me and set the mood for something lovely.Like this darling old vintage doll dress, I love the sweet stitched tulle ruffles. Found it on etsy ,don't you just love etsy??

And we couldn't start out the week without a dose of fresh flowers like these pretty ranuculus. I think I spelled that right, anyhow there pretty and say english garden to me.
Hope you don't mind my name on the pictures, I just worry about photo theft, do you ever? I picked up this cute old album for less than 1.00. I get so lucky sometimes ,I guess that is the thrill of the hunt .I plan on doing something with this ,not sure what yet .


And isn't this just so lovely .A real vintage velvet strawberry pin cushion, just as sweet as day.It may not be pink but it still has beauty to me. Another etsy find.



And actually two of my best finds for the week ,is this cast iron candle wall thingy I picked up at Goodwill for four bucks .Thanks GW! And this pretty old pink hat with a pink velvet bow another etsy find. I just love the cast iron, it's texture and worn places I just love. So I guess all I have been doing is shopping, what about you??






17 comments:

junkdreams said...

Gorgeous inspirations!
xojanis

Cottage In The Sun said...

I love old cast iron - I want to go shopping!!

Doni said...

Love that cast iron candleabra! And you did your name so well, I thought the pic of the album actually had Andrea Tarling printed on the front!!! LOL!!!
Great finds!
Doni

Cheryl Carey Bass said...

Wow, Andrea, you ARE a talented shopper! You got yourself some snazzy finds there. I'm with you, I'm all about the thrill of the hunt. Goodwill, consignment stores, and especially estate sales are like drugs for me! Few things make me sparkle inside like a nifty thrifty. BTW, those flowers are lovely. I'm super impressed you know the name of them, let alone how to spell them. You're just so darn talented it kills me! :)

Lori said...

wow Andrea, you really found some amazing things on etsy!!! i LOVE the doll dress, just gorgeous...the pincushion is a beauty too...it reminds me of a satin horseshoe i just saw at one of my favorite shops, it had the best ribbons on it, but it was yellow so i didn't buy it...i may have to go back and see if it is still there...

A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Andrea...glad you are happy with the hat...everything looks so spring!

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

what lovely photos - name and all! Those flowers are just exqusite - and the cast iron candelabra is fine! Terrific finds!

Debbie Demmers-Lujan said...

Andrea, I can feel the softness of those strawberries. Whenever I find an old type pincushion....well, I have a hard time letting go of them....I will have to share them, "the find" like you are....thanks for sharing!!! blessings, deb

Kimberly said...

I just stumbled upon your blog, I love your sytle, everything is dreamy. I will be back!

Deborah said...

I think they are all adorable too. I particularly love the yellow strawberry pincushion.

aimee said...

thanks for the fresh flowers! love them.
blessings,
aimee

red.neck chic said...

Uhmmmm... I don't know what I'm drooling over more. The pin cushion, the cast iron or the hat or the fresh flowers! What BEAUTIFUL pictures!!! And I can't wait to see what the album turns in to!!!

;-) robelyn

Miss Sandy said...

Glorious inspiration! I wanted to drop in for a visit and to thank you for the beautiful tag I received from your creative hands in Karla's Alice Tag Book Swap. I put up a post today featuring the tags I got and left links to the artist. Beautiful blog you have here!

Secondhandrose said...

I really enjoyed looking at all of your finds. I especially like the velvet strawberries pincushion. How do you find all those great things on etsy? I love it there too but don't always know what to search for. Come for a visit. I live in Ohio, close to Lori.

karen

Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something said...

Absolutely beautiful images! Those flowers are delicious! I'm enjoying my first Pink Saturday hopping around to see all the pretties! I jumped over to your blog from a link on anoter... and am sooo happy that I did! I invite you over to my place to see my little Basket Full of Sunshine. until later...

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

Hi Andrea,

I received one of your Alice Tags in the swap. Just love it! Love the black and white tissue and the sweet little trim. Such a nice combination of old and new. Love all your treasures you found. That doll dress is divine!

Blessings
Kitty

emily ruth said...

that dress is so cute!

:)