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Friday, June 3, 2011

Think I'll Put................................

....................................a little 'light' on the subject, that I love to talk about.........................................
Reusing, Redoing, Recreating vintage textiles and finds into special keepsakes for my Brown Gingham Creations. I have a whole line I've created called Angelic Lights. I find vintage dolls from the 1930's to the 50's, usually, that need some tlc and recreate them into charming nightlights.


 This is Rosa She was a 1960's spun acrylic dresser lamp. Her skirt was created from a 1940's hand-tatted doily, as well as the hat and parasol embellishments, and a 1940's hankie I hand-embroidered. She found a home right away. Her two sisters................................................................................
Sunny and
Daisy, both created in vintage embellished textiles, Sunny's wings are created with vintage lace ribbon, while Daisy's a vintage quilted coaster. Both are ready to go to their new home. They are available at $49.99
This next Angelic Light is a votive...............................
Lovey is originally from the 1940's and she sports her original hand-crocheted slip that I used as pinafore over top of a 1930's hankie I hand-embroidered and embellished with brown Sworovski Crystals. The crystals also created her choker and she holds a copper charm that reads 'LOVE'.  Her wings were created by repurposing a vintage net and velvet flower hat. She sits atop a vintage Amber glass lamp shade which covers a battery powered candlelite votive. She too has found a loving home.
My favorite  Angelic Light is ..................................

'Lacey Rose' as I've named her. I found her and her Sisters (1952 little ladies) in a cold glass display care without a stitch on and bald! I knew immediately I had to bring them home and help them. Now Lacey  was given flowing long black tresses. Her dress (the lampshade) was created using tulle, black lace edging, hand-painted pink rose and tulle rick-rack, a 1940's hankie I hand-embroidered, and a hand-tatted vintage doily.
The wings are a Battenberg lace heart. Her crown and garland she holds is the same rick-rack. I placed a candle lamp into a vase as the 'votive' holder, which is surrounded by an Ivy wreath I accented with matching paper and porelain roses.Sh is actually 3 peices. Lacey Rose is also available for $69.99
I so enjoy creating these 'flights of fancy',  each has her own personality when finished. And I do love the fun of finding all the vintage components that create my Angelic Lights.

Don't forget to join me on a visit to Beverly's Pink Saturday

Souther. Lady's Vintage  Vintage Love Saturday
                                And Etsy Cottage Style Blogspot on Monday for Market Monday

7 comments:

Tami said...

Oh Melody these dolls are so gorgeous! Thank you for sharing!
Happy Pink Saturday..xo Tami

Jori said...

Those dolls are FABULOUS! Happy PS!

~Shabby~Prim~Delights~ said...

Hi Melody...I love vintage dolls and a what a wonderful idea to turn them into lights.
HPS
Michelle

Shirley said...

Hi Melody, Your dolls have brought back so many wonderful memories, that my mother would crochet dresses for when I was growing up. I hope the severe weather missed you and your dad is feeling better. We have been at the horse show and a t-ball game. Almost to much sun and heat. Next game is at 10:15 in the morning and then a birthday party for our oldest grandson. I will write more later. Hugs Your Missouri Friend.

mypinkprettiesaboutme said...

Melody I love dolls of all kinds. I enjoy decorating with them in my home. Thx for sharing.

Stay in the pink

LL

Daniella said...

I love them all!! But you know I really love rose! I am a lover of all things pink!!
xxDaniella

Look in the Nook said...

All the dolls are absolutely beautiful.
Don't forget to Look in the Nook.
ENJOY!
Jany