Saturday, July 23, 2011

Timeless Treasures

Hello friends.  Goodness, it's been a few days since we've visited!  I hope you've been busy enjoying the summer while staying cool with this heat wave (for those of you here in the US).  The temperatures drove us inside this past week.  It's been the perfect time to read, crochet some doilies (replenishing my supplies), and catch up on a few home improvement projects.

I love the look of a handmade doily layered with embellishments ... it's like icing on a fancy cake.  This pattern is from a book I picked up called "A Year of Doilies" filled with one for each month.  All are too big for my purposes (meant for table tops) so I just stop when it's the size I want.  This pink doily is paired with a flower print, a splash of yellow and black polka dots.  My seam binding is dyed with So Saffron Classic Ink and topped with a pretty pink button from the Designer Button Subtles collection.

The chair is stamped in Basic Black  on Very Vanilla cardstock.  I used a floral stamp with a light pink ink to "dress up" the edges.  Of course, everything is antiqued with Distressing Essentials.  The chair is from Timeless Treasures.  I love this stamp set ... it has so much to offer a vintage loving gal.

I'm sure you recognize the flower.  I do hope you don't tire of them ... they are such a joy to make.  A pearl adorns the center of this one while pink velvet leaves add a gentle softness.  The tag stamp is new - I just got them and am smitten with their phrases and the font.  Here's the entire set for you to see ... Occasions Alphabet.

Today's post was inspired by this Tuesday Trigger over at Moxie Fab World.  The photo is wonderful ... I'd love to have this coat for spring!  The print in the background is equally fabulous.  Cath and her team are incredible.  How could you not stop and stare?

Thanks for stopping by today ... I appreciate the time you spend here.  Enjoy the rest of your day!


  1. *lost for words*
    This is really stunning, I adore it!

  2. Wow! This is just stunning - love the crocheted doily, the pretty flower and tag - such super shabby goodness!

  3. This is beautiful Joanne. Love the pretty paper and seam binding bow. :0)

  4. This is lovely, what a way to wake up on a Sunday morning to this beautiful creation, love every bit of it!!!!

  5. Your card is sooooo beautiful. I just love your doily.. I have tried to crochet little flowers. I think I need to practice a little more.. Your bow and flower just top off this beautiful card..

    Stay cool my friend..

    Hugs, Linda

  6. Gorgeous creation again ... love the doily and the beautiful flower

  7. Very posh.. love what you've done here. so pretty:)

  8. LOVE this!! What a SWEET CARD!! I LOVE the colors and patterns that you used!! The stamp too!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

  9. Hey Joanne! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

  10. Absolutely fabulous card. I love the combination of dsp, it works so well. Joanne, thanks for visiting my blog and for the wonderful comment too. Very much appreciated.

  11. You are gifted with a special talent to create handmade jewels. I know these flowers :) and it has been so much fun to use them. IRL they look even more grogeous. I love them!
    The stamp of the chair is so chic and your card; I am drooling over it. You really have outdone yourself; this is pure beauty!

    And the doily..sigh.............!!!!!