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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

See I'm Trying.......

Oops..a little update...........I have gotten a couple e-mails asking the price of the placemats.  They are $34.95 a set of 4. Also, I do do custom orders so if there are special colors or motifs you like we can work together on a project. The other items aren't quite finished yet so no price yet. Ok sorry for the interruption if you've just stopped by...please continue with your reading 80)

Holy cow, I have another post! In the same week! I told you I was gonna try really hard to start keepin up.
In my last post I mentioned some new things I had completed..some I had to finish...and some vintage finds.

Well, first I don't know if you all, but i host some parties for my Blog Pals over at the Etsy Cottage Style Blogspot. They are weekly Blog Parties and all are different themes. This week is................
To pop over and join the party click the pic. These parties are open to all not just members of ECS.

One of my completed projects are these Autumn inspired placemats................................................

I took vintage inspired paper

like these and used them as a main frame and then used coordinating colored papers completing the frame with small rounds of color. The centers are created by using a 1950's table cloth with  
a lake and ducks motif.

Here's a close up of the hand-embroidery

They are all encased in vinyl for easy wipe-ups. I made a set for myself, but upon finishing them I realized while looking around that there were a lot of accent pieces at the antique mall with the same motif done in the same era like glass decanters with glasses, TV Lamps, and framed prints. That table cloth must've been a popular home accent.

I have a few more almost completed items, but I think I'll just give you a peak

a new Angelic Inspiration

and newest Pillowtalk  design
When they're both fully completed I'll give you the full view.
Now this vintage inspired apron is almost finished...............................................
I found this hand-crocheted beauty in a bag. She needed a little nip and tuck in places, but she mended nicely. Then I found a vintage dishtowel that coordinated very will.................

So I hand embroidered and beaded a patch of it for the soon to be pocket
I'm gonna call this the 'Sunday Supper Apron' cause it reminds me of Aunt Bea from Andy Griffith.

Below are couple of my vintage finds. First this perfectly Autumn quilt, which isn't really vintage, but looks like it, was found at Wal-Mart and will go just right on my porch.

And, then there is this souvenir Great Smoky Mtn.Salt and Pepper set
I'm guessing it is from the 50's. It's cast metal done to look hammered aluminum with red Bakelite handles and pot lid tops. For $3 I could not pass these by.

So, Blog Pals, it's time for me to close and try to visit some of the Blog Parties later..... you'll find them all on my 'Weekly Blog Party' page at the top of my Blog. I hope you follow with me, there are so many really fun, creative, and inspirational Bloggers at these parties


Dragonfly Treasure said...

Great idea for the placemats! They look so cute.
So we live new each other? I'll bedarned! Aren't you glad it's been cooling off a bit?

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Wow! Lots of creativity here ~ beautiful creations ~ (A Creative Harbor)

'thanks for coming by' ^_^

Little Susie Home Maker said...

That is my little sisters name! I just found you through redness day and am following now. What lovely creative things you have here! Did you crochet the apron or just mend it? I c was confused, but love that vintage crochet style!

LV said...

You are very creative and make some lovely things.

Antiques And Teacups said...

What a great post! Love what you did! Especially the embellished dish towel. So cute! And the salt & peppers are fabulous! Happy VTT!Ruth

Coloradolady said...

everything is so cute! I love how you used that towel as a pocket. I have several of those towels I have picked up and that would have never crossed my mind. Great post today. Happy VTT

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

Very pretty, Melodoy! I am still in summer mode and it is going to be close to 90 here, today.
Your design is darling and clever!
♥ Jil

BeckyKay said...

Very cute Salt & Pepper! I am not a collector of them, but I'm always taken in when I see them at an auction or sale! Thank goodness I have a booth to send them on to better homes than mine! :)

Ann said...

Lovely placemats, they sure will make a pretty table for fall. The salt & peppers are darling.

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Hi Melody!

There you are! Hope all is well with you.

Glad to see you've been busy creating and having fun. I found a couple of very worn tea towels in my mom's kitchen and for some reason I can't seem to part with them - now you've got me all inspired to embellish them with some embroidery. :)

Happy VTT!

jeanetteann said...

How clever the place mats are, love them. Thank you for coming over for tea today. xx

romance-of-roses said...

Everything is so pretty, wonderful work, wish I had more time for sewing.
Thank you for visiting me. Hugs, Lu

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Hi Melody,
Love the placemats! So cute.
The blog party sounds fun, I'll have to check it out. :)
And a big Congrats! on getting the booth space at Ohio Valley. Mom and I may be heading out there later this week.