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Friday, August 5, 2011

Welcome to the New Brown Gingham!

I'm glad it's premeire week for my new sites!
I'm tickled pink to debut my new Blogger and Website on Pink Saturday!
Woohoo it'll be a red letter day! It's Rednesday Wednesday at Sue's It's a Very World
Holy Cow It's Thursday already! It's time to do a little traveling over at Brambleberry Cottage and to see some vintage thingys at Colorado Lady's and Friday theres more vintage things to see over at the Thrifty Groove. See the Weekly Blog Parties page at the top.  Can't wait to see you!
 Sorry I've been gone sooooo long and thanks to those who've e-mailed to make sure everything was alright. Yes everything is fine. I just decided it was time to redo Brown Gingham here in Blogland. It was creativity Under Construction., actually to combine all my sites under

 I've added new music to all the pages, added new pages to the blog, and added a whole New website, but it's still filled with favorite vintage things........and I did all by myself!!! Yes, the computer disfunctional.....and believe it or not it was relatively easy...time consuming, but worth it in the end result. At least  I hope you think so too.

Here at the Brown Gingham Cabin we'll be able to really sit and visit.

There are more pages on the Blog......E-zines that will be added too frequently........Apronation, a small Etsy site tied to Brown Gingham by apron strings, that is my vintage inspired apron collection that is all one of a kind and usually come with a vintage cookbook......Brown Gingham Exclusives at Etsy is another Etsy site that I have with special price creations.........Blog Party is the page of fun. It contains links to sites that really know how to party.......Links are to sites that have great info sites........Tablescapes is a pictorial collection of all my table designs.....and I Love Cabins and Cottages is a pictorial collection of buildings and places I'd love to visit. I have some other ideas to add to my Blog in the future to keep it fresh.
Now I'm really excited to debut my Btown Gingham Creaations Shoppe.........................
              Just click this picture and follow the path to my embroidery world.
.You can visit my 'Design Room' to see how my creations come to life. Of course there's 2 more links to Apronation and BG Exclusives at Etsy and there are many new designs I'll be adding in the coming weeks.The new Brown Gingham Shoppe is open with new creations and more to come There is Angelic Inspirations (vintage inspired angel), which includes Angelic Lights (nightlights) , and Angelic Music (music boxes). Brown Bags (totes and purses), PillowTalk (vintage inspired pillow), Table Linens, and still with creativity under construction......Flourishes and Broadstrokes (hand-painted home accents) and Home Decor (wall accents and more) and BGC Sandwich Glass (servingware with a fabric twist) There is a special Custom Order page, which I love to do...the picture I used...............
was for a lady who brought  me the vintage lirish linen handkerchief. She asked if I could embroider her new Granddaughters name on it so that it could be placed in a large shadowbox with other vintage irish items. It was so fragile I was afraid it would shred, so I created a medallian using a newer peice of Irish linen and hand-tatted rirckrack from another project I did and embroidered the name in matching green of the Shamrocks. It worked beautifully. Be sure to check my ideas on that page. Then come some fun pages. I have 2 Emboidery Library filled with vintage and classicv embroidery and sewing stitches and the other is a favorite, the Antique Textile Library, which contains information about everything you ever wanted to know about textiles. There is a BGC Gallery still under coming, which will showcase items previously sold such as this.................................

and this.................................

and that.

As a thank you for visiting I hope you visit the Free Embroidery and Other Sewing Patterns. It will be filled with  new and vintage patterns sure to sure to please the beginner and expert sewing enthusiast. Well,
I'll be quiet now and let you browse.
I hope you enjoy your visit to both at the Blog and the website...and be sure to let me know what you think
Oh..and don't forget to stop by Beverly at How Sweet The Sound for Pink Saturday.....her link is in the Weekly Blog Parties.!


Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Beautiful blog...I've signed up to follow!

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Congratulations Melody!
You've been busy...The new site looks wonderful.
Wishing you lots of success. :-)


Daniella said...

WOW Melody!! You have been busy!!
This whole thing came together wonderfully! You must have been VERY busy!! And it is beautiful!! Very well done! YOU should be so proud!!
I still don't know what I did to get a thank you, but YOU deserve a big huge pat on the back!!
You are awesome!!

Pat said...

You have been busy. Your blog looks great - good work!

Marydon said...

So love evrything but that shamrock embroidery grabs my attention ... full of Irish heritage here. Lovely hanky design.

Have a great weekend ~

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Hi Melodie, I was wondering what you have been up to...seems you have been very, very busy. I love the new website and your blog is great. It is all beautiful!
♥, Susan

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Melody,
I tried to email you, but for some reason, the letters came back to me!! I just wanted to say "hi!"

Emily said...

Welcome back. You blog is lovely, and I'll be you newest follower. Loved all your work and photos are great.

The French Hutch

Sarah said...

I clicked to enlarge the photo of your porch swing. I had to get a closer look at that wonderful flag quilt. Did you make this? Glad you're back.

LV said...

I loved seeing all your pretties today. You certainly have a nice selection of things to share.

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Love your redo ! Everything looks wonderful !

Ric Rac and Polka Dots said...

I'm your newest follower. Your blog looks like so much fun. I am really going to enjoy going through it. Please come visit me at my new blog, Ric Rac and Polka Dots. I'm brand new, but have lots of really fun things planned to share with everyone. I hope to see you there!

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

I'm so glad I'm finally able to get through. I tried a few times, last week, to leave you a comment, but it wouldn't let me do so.

Congratulations on your new blog/website. I know you must be thrilled, Melody. And I'm SO impressed that you did it yourself. ;)

Have a wonderful weekend!
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

Cinderella Moments said...

That is so cool! I love all the pages. The site looks terrific!That was a lot of work. And thanks for letting me know about your new email.

Mecky said...

Hi Melody. You have a very nice blog!
Thank you for viiting mine. I am so happy you did and were able to give me some information on the apron. Do you happen to remember which magazine it was that you saw the apron in? I would love to see it.
Thank you

Marydon said...

Just beautiful, Melody. I'm going to come along for the ride with you. Love the pictures of your tresures.

Would you be so kind to leave a comment on my BLOG ONLY, for the Miracle Makeover fund drive. Charlie, 8 yr. old, & his story are fabulous. Every comment brings us a $1 for the next person that will be sponsored.

Have a beautiful weekend.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Goodness! You have been very busy. The webpage looks wonderful, congrats!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Hello Melody!! Hope all is well with you :) The blog looks great - love the header!!
Karla & Karrie