Thursday, 28 August 2008
Posted by The Nostalgia Fairy at 14:59
Wednesday, 27 August 2008
A few of the little things found this weekend whilst out and about. I love the soft colours on the old sequin applique piece. This was from the most incredible vintage clothes shop. I could have spent hours in there just drooling at all the loveliness. The beaded purse was from another antiques emporium but in a rather sorry state. After some repairs and a nice gentle wash it looks much improved. I love these old lustres - I think of them as room jewellery. They need a good wash too. The large silver locket opens up - it reminds me of a pocket watch but is meant to hold photo's. I think it will look good on a piece of narrow velvet ribbon. My daughter bought me a real gem which I have coveted for so long - a vintage top hat which I have blogged about on http://thenostalgiafairy.com/
Posted by The Nostalgia Fairy at 14:17
Ohhhh, when my daughter bought me this as a gift from a vintage clothes shop I almost floated out of there!!!! It needed some tlc which I was more than happy to do and now it looks really good. It is a collapsible opera hat - so that the owner could sit on it during the opera and with a light tap open it up again. All very clever!!!!
Sunday, 24 August 2008
I find that some of the nicest little 'vignettes' in my home happen quite by accident. Not contrived, just things looking right together. I glanced at this little collection on my windowsill and liked it. I hope that you do too!
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Until next time,
Posted by The Nostalgia Fairy at 20:07
I bought this huge hatpin many years ago from an antiques market. I have several more but I try not to collect too many of one thing. I think an open mind is essential when you go on the hunt for old bits and pieces.
The thrill for me is finding something that I am immediately drawn to - it's an instinct born from years of practice trawling through lots and lots of tat.
If something is out of my price range or I hesitate and then later wish I had bought it, I have learned to be philosophical. I used to fret over 'lost treasures' but I believe that everything comes to those who wait. I have found this to be true time and time again over the years.I love the clasp on these old costume pearls and I do have quite a few of these. If all of these lovely things could tell us stories, of who wore them and where, wouldn't that be fascinating. My mum wore pearls on her wedding day and I wore a large silver locket on mine. Memories are treasures too.
Until next time.
Friday, 22 August 2008
I bought a bag of lovely fine wool from a charity shop. After making some miniature cushions for my dollshouse I knitted these lavender bags.
The possibilities for decorating the bags are endless and so much fun to do. I love the fresh, clean scent of lavender - much nicer than any artificial room sprays which seem to make me cough.
I'm off now to knit some more.
Until next time,
Cherish you creativity - it's priceless.
Posted by The Nostalgia Fairy at 14:16
As soon as I spotted this feather stole in a charity shop I had to buy it. I adore the colour and am always drawn to anything glamorous. I made the crepe paper collar adding old lace, real silver glitter, buttons and angel hair.
Thursday, 21 August 2008
I have been able to knit for as long as I can remember. The result is that I have amassed lots and lots of left-over bits of wool. To use them up I have made quite a few of these crocheted throws. The nice thing about these is that they grow very quickly and it is easy to add to them as and when time allows. If the odd hole develops over time I leave well alone - I feel that it adds to the vintagey charm. The teddy is reclining on two silk hankie cases which I have had for a while - one is hand painted and is so pretty. The teddy cost 10p and I knitted the jumper. The flower garland came from a charity shop. I rarely spend much on the things I bring home - I think that finding little inexpensive 'treasures' is so satisfying.
At the moment the rain is pouring down yet again so I'm off to my craft room to make some more pages for a nostalgia scrapbook I have started.
Until next time,
Enjoy your creating,
Posted by The Nostalgia Fairy at 13:11
Wednesday, 20 August 2008
Tuesday, 19 August 2008
"Within the fairy country I knew nothing of the passing of time, and so for me it did not pass". Morgaine speaking from The Mists of Avalon, chapter 13, by Marion Zimmer Bradley.
Posted by The Nostalgia Fairy at 12:36
Friday, 15 August 2008
Thursday, 14 August 2008
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Wednesday, 13 August 2008
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Friday, 8 August 2008
Wednesday, 6 August 2008
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Monday, 4 August 2008
Sunday, 3 August 2008
Sparkly mushroom peeping out from the plants.
Shabby candle holder which I recently made.Roses still looking gorgeous.
Day Lilies...oooooooh I love this colour.
Posted by The Nostalgia Fairy at 18:36