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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

St. Patrick's Week!

Oh I am so glad you stopped by today! Let's go down the kitchen hall.............







......and sit on the porch....................................


 
I can't wait to show you some St. Patty's inspired designs...............................................
Okay ya comfy? Wow it still looks a little wintry, but boy it sure has been warm. Here, let me get this stuff outta the box........................................................................
You said you were looking for a different birthday gift for your friend.....This is Colleen......
my March Angelic Inspiration ($27.50). She is a little (4" tall) lady from 1950. She has the prettiest blue eyes and long strawberry blonde curled tresses. Her dress was created from a 1930's hankie with a daffodil motif (daffodil is the flower for March) accented by new hand-tatted flowers embellished with glass beads. It has an overlay of a vintage hand-crocheted potholder in coordinating colors. The bodice and hat is embellished with a smaller hand-tatted and beaded flower. Her wings are embroidered tulle and she holds a bouquet of dried Babies Breath and a little charm that reads, 'Make a Wish'. Now, I just use this candlestick she's sitting on to show off her flowing gown, but she sits on the edge of a shelf prettily with her dress hanging down. And, she'll also sit on a small pedestal cake plate with her dress flowing over the sides making a unique cloche display. 

Here's another cute idea.....I know it smells wonderful....it's a potpourri pillow ($24.95). The pillow was created by using a 1950's linen hankie with machined-embroidered daisies as it's accent. I then took the 1940's dress potholder and added it to the center of the hankie. The potpourri (in a small cloth bag) is tucked into the bodice of the dress. To change the potpourri you just untie the the ribbon and take it out. The material on the back of the pillow is a coordinating yellow. It is soooo springy and St. Patty looking. Did you know the Celts of Ireland believed that when daisies bloomed in the Spring fields where children were buried it was God's way of letting them know they were okay and in heaven...isn't that a nice thought.
Oh, and look what I did for a Lady who was making a shadow box for her new little Granddaughter........
She brought in a 1950-60's Irish linen and lace scalloped hankie with little shamrock's that were machine-embroidered. I was worried the material would shred if I tried to hand-embroider the wee ones name (and what a truly Irish name it is!) directly on it, so I created a small fabric name plate 
I was pleasantly surprised it didn't take me long to hand-embroider those letters at all and the dye lot of today's thread matched the vintage perfectly...phew! Within the week she was off to the framers and then flying to meet the new bundle of joy.
Hm...what else is in my box......well.................................................................................

This big throw pillow was created by combining new lace over a pillow form and embellished with a 1940's Southern-Belle hand-tatted doily...perfect for your inner little girl..hehe......I love the black centered white daisies..Oh ya that is a 1960's enamalware black and white daisy pin she's holding..LoL, two gifts in one... pillow for decor and jewelry to wear! ($44.95)

You saw the other apron I did like this. The apron ($24.95) is from the 1940-50. I embellished the pockets with  vintage  hand-crocheted rick-rack edging and flowers, then I hand-embroidered some little flowers on the apron to match. My Aunt had one of these...plain, nothing on the pocket or anything...the same color...that matched her waitress (dress) uniform. Couldn't you see yourself in the kitchen Saturday...Oh my gosh.....speakin of kitchen...I gotta run inside and check on dinner!!!...wait here I'll be right back..........Can you call Hubs and have him meet ya here for supper? And, go ahead, check out the Weekly Blog Parties Page to see all the fun goin on in Bloglandia!
Made it....nothing burned. Can you two come for dinner? It's Irish Stew, Soda Bread, and Emerald Isle Cake.........Oh good. 
Ya know it has really been nice this week.....up in the 70's down in the upper 60's........how bout we eat outside. It is really Springy..what am I saying next week is the first day of Spring isn't it. I'll have some other things to show ya next week like a new music box and a pillow I'm finishing. Let's go in..you can help me get the plates and all to set the table...............................

13 comments:

Annesphamily said...

This is so sweet! I love the Springtime and so much going on at our house! Glad I came by. Enjoy the week and come visit soon. Anne

LV said...

You are making St. Patrick's Day more interesting with all your goodies. I like the way you are displaying your vintage things.

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Hi Melody!

Look at all your goodies, so much fun!

Happy VTT and St. Patrick's Day!

Shirley said...

Hi Melody, I have some of the gold molds that you have hanging on your wall. I don't if that is quite the right color. How have you and yours been? We have been through a lot lately and we aren't through yet. This is going to be a year of doctor visits. I just want answers. Our son likes his job in Louisiana. Got an apartment and doing well. Well need to run. Have a great weekend. Take care. Hugs Your Missouri Friend.

Keetha Broyles said...

I love that afghan on the porch glider!

Maple Lane said...

What a thoroughly enjoyable post, Melody! Love all your vintage treasures. Happy St. Patrick's Day to you and yours.

Karie's Chic Creations said...

Very beautiful. I loved seeing all the beautiful things. Thanks for sharing. Karie

Mrs Sarah Coller said...

I love all your pretty things! I've got a neat collection of those doll dress pot holders!

HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!
Sarah

The French Hutch said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day! I love the old vintage collectibles on your wall and I love all the Greens your sharing. Hope you have a great day.

~Emily
The french Hutch

Tobi Britton*pinkpixieforest.blogspot.com said...

Love all of your Irish goodies!
Happy SPD and Happy Pink Saturday!
Sparkly Hugs,
Tobi and the Pixies!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Melody,
Love the goodies in your Kitchen and adore your porch and all the other wonderful things that you have shared with us today!
Thanks so much for your visit and kind comments!
Hugs,
Deb

Diann said...

Oh, I love all the vintage treasures on the wall! What fun things. Thank you for sharing at TTF and have a wonderful week!

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Every thing is just lovely! I love the way you embelleshed the apron pocket! So petty!