August 26, 2012

Vintage Photo Sunday - What Kind of Getup is that?

This woman is wearing an elaborate dress and hat, or as my mother would have said, "what kind of getup is that?"  She is in Nebraska, but I don't know anything else about the woman, or when this photo was taken.  By looking at her clothing, do you have any ideas of when this could have been taken?  Do you know what is the style called?
What Kind of Getup is that?

August 13, 2012

Button Jar Buttons

I sorted through butons that my sister sent to me, and put some of the more interesting ones in this cute little jar that she also sent to me.

And, here is what is in the jar.

August 12, 2012

Vintage Photo Sunday - Oops! In the Ditch

Looks like they ended up in the ditch.  The men are working to get the vehicle out of the ditch, and the women are supervising.  They are pretty dressed up, and probably on their way to some timely event.  Don't know the location or date of this photo, and I can't see the license plate close enough to know where it is from.  It was with a group of photos that are labeled from various parts of  California. 

August 11, 2012

A Little Pillow Surprise

I received this pretty little pillow in the mail yesterday.  It came straight from the EBay seller where my sister purchased it.  The same sweet sister who sent the buttons. 

I placed it on the seating area in the bedroom that I created using an antique iron/brass baby crib.  I think it is perfect for this spot.

I loved this crib the minute I spotted it buried in an upper room of an antique store.  It's very sturdy, a baby crib mattress is a perfect fit, and I use the removable railing as a magazine rack.  We redid this little house in Cottage Style, and I liked the way this area turned out.

I made a mattress cover, and pillows using some my vintage textiles.

August 10, 2012

Butterfly Bushes and Butterflies

The best part of a pretty Butterfly Bush, is the beautiful butterflies it attracks.  Here is a short video of the type that are eating here today.

August 8, 2012

Button Treasures From My Sister

My sister sent a box of goodies to me the other day.  Here are some of the buttons - aren't they wonderful?  Sweet sister!

These Indian/Buffalo Nickels made into shank buttons are so unique, and there are nine of each.

Indian Head

Large buttons and Wooden Nickel

Small Buttons

August 4, 2012

Fabric Collage Greeting Cards

I like to send handmade cards to family and friends. I made three of them a couple days ago. I used bits of vintage fabric, lace, buttons and images printed on fabric. Each collage is stitched to the front of a card, and vintage sheet music is adhered to the inside of the card to cover the stitches. I left a blank page for the handwritten message.