Saturday, August 22, 2009

It's my birthday and I'll post more dolls if I want to...

I know you are probably getting sick of my little doll posts, but doggone it, this new one I just did up is SO cute! And, this Pink Saturday, it really is my birthday, so I guess I will ask for your indulgence in putting up with yet another little doll. This antique bisque doll is larger than the ones I've done before, so I was able to be a bit more bold with the trims I used. This one has an antique silk velvet bodice and a very pretty scalloped lace trim skirt. Vintage rayon seam binding forms her belt, shoulder straps, and little rosette "dress clips". Topping it all off is a wonderful garland of vintage velvet flower trim at the hip and forming her headband. I just love her gold hair (not golden, really gold!). She is SO 1920's. And SO sweet.
Now, before I go off to eat my celebratory birthday sweets, I'm going to pop over to Bev's at How Sweet the Sound to check out the other Pink Saturday participants.
Until next time,
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Saturday, August 15, 2009

Nothing to Wear on Pink Saturday

I found this little bank at an antique show recently along with the "Pin Money" bank in the background. Isn't it the cutest thing you've ever seen? I had never seen a "Nothing to Wear" bank before, but here it is in all of its pink glory. It's in pristine condition. I should probably start putting my change in it for the fall and winter season-its a tough economy these days, but a girl's gotta look good, right? Well, I don't know if I'm actually going to put my pennies in this little cutie, but its going to look adorable sitting on my shelf.

While I count my pennies, you should pop on over to Beverly's at How Sweet the Sound to see the other Pink Saturday participants. Its always fun and always a bit eclectic with something for everyone.

Hope you're having a great summer!

Until next time,

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Saturday, August 1, 2009

New at Our Cottage Garden Boutique

Just a quick note to let you see some of the cute things I just posted at Our Cottage Garden. They just make my heart sing and I thought they might "sing" to some of my blogging buddies as well.


This is a precious vintage pincushion I found while out antiquing a couple of weeks ago. Can you even believe how cute it is???? Can you even believe I would sell it????


This is a vintage hanky box which I repurposed as a sewing box after I dolled it up with some great vintage wallpaper, antique millinery, trim, and then filled it up with great notions and a little bit of whatnot!


Lovin' the whatnot, especially this little bisque basket pincushion!

The top got a beautiful vintage millinery rose along with some of Heather's FABULOUS wide silk ribbon.



This little bisque doll is from Japan, circa 1920 or 30. She was in need of some clothing, so I used antique lace and old trim from the 1920's which I hoard like a mizer. I'm surprised I pried a couple of inches out of my little hand to make the bottom of the skirt! I think she is just precious with her little pouty face and pretty dress (and socks and Mary Janes, of course!).



Hope you are all having a great weekend! I am going to be playing outside with my family, so cross your fingers that the weather cooperates!
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