Saturday, July 31, 2010


This little girl and I bring best wishes to my give away winner....................................Candy at "Rock Candy" Congratulations Girl. I would like thank all of you that entered. You are the best group of friends and I adore each and everyone in blogland.

Thursday, July 29, 2010


I want to thank Lori "Katie's Rose Cottage and Rebecca "A Gathering of Thoughts" for my new lamp shade. Lori showed her new lamp shade last week, made from a tutorial that Rebecca gave us. I loved her lamp shade and went to see Rebecca's tutorial and thought I would make me one. It turned out so good and was very easy to do. You must all try this if you have some lamp shades that need dressing up. I covered the background with an old curtain that I had tea dyed. In fact I tea dyed all the lace that I used on the shade. The trim is some flat lace I have and the front ornament came off an old wedding dress. I also tea dyed some white fringe.

Don't you just love the vintage look of the lace and trims?

Here it is with a light bulb in it. All lite up to go to the mall for sale. I am putting some of my things in the Lone Star Antique Mall. One of my friends has a booth that she is sharing. The scarf that the lamp is sitting on will be in my Etsy today.

And I would like to remind everyone that my giveaway will end at Midnight tonight. Come on over and leave a comment and become a follower and you just might win. I will be drawing a winner Friday night. Good luck, some lucky person will receive my box full of treasures. It just might be YOU!!!
Hope all of you have a wonderful day!!!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


I promised a giveaway and this is it. I have gathered up all kinds of goodies and I hope whoever wins will enjoy them. These were all part of my collections and I think you will be able to put them to good use. There is laces, a roll of tatting, ribbons, jewelery, eggs, buttons, fringe, a rubber stamp, post card, a lazer copy, dictionary pages, music pages, contact paper, and an old book. Hope you enjoy!! In order to win is easy, just comment on this post, and become a follower, if you are already a follower, let me know in the comment. That's it, but it would be nice if you would tell everyone so they can have a chance to win.

I will draw the lucky winner on Friday, Aug. 30th.

I had over 100 followers so next month I will gather up some more things and have another giveaway. So watch for it.
Now I would like to thank all of you that visit my blog and give me encouragement. I love getting little notes from all of you and I love going to your blogs and seeing all the beautiful things you make. Blogland is a wonderful place to go, you always meet the nicest people. Hope you have a wonderful week.
One more thing, this giveaway is only to the Continental U.S. bloggers. I am on a limited budget and shipping is a problem. Hope everyone will understand.
I love all of you!!!!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


This is my 100th blog, thought I would never get there and just this past week I reached over 100 followers. I just love this blogging and all the friends that I've made since I started. I want to thank you Dawn for encouraging me and helping me. You will never know how much it meant to me to have you there to call on when I was stuck and that happened often. I'm still not good with this computer, but at least I have a lot of fun with it.

These are some things that I found at a couple of Estate Sales not too long ago. Thought I would share some with all of you.

I have been collecting watches, one of these days I'm going to make something with them.

And look at these little shoes. The little slippers are sooooo pretty and the other one must have lost its mate. Oh well, it looks good enough to stand alone!!!

Look at this dark crochet Lisa....... I know how you mind is working now.

This is more how it really looks, You will still like it

These are kind of butterflies, there are six of them

And I love the jewelery......Look at the pearl bee!

A shoe button hook and some metal things that I think would make pretty hat Pins to display. And just LOOK at that little pile of TATTING, that's one of the things that keeps me going to sales. LOVE that TATTING.

This is a hanky and it will be glorious when I tea dye it. All the embriodery will show up more.

This white lace needs to hit the tea bath too........

And this was an old box of buttons......... had a lot on cards still new, but most were just in the box.

I love buttons too.............

Now since this is my 100th blog and I have reached over 100 followers I need to have a give away!! So I will try to go through some of my lace, buttons, jewelery and other things that I have stashed away and make a Tattered Elegance Gift. I will give details later.

I want to thank all my blogging friends for being such sweet and gracious ladies. I have met more wonderful people blogging, a lot of my best friends, thank you Candy for bringing Charlene into my world. Just wish you was close enough to run around with us too. And thank you Charlene, Lisa, Lori, Carolyn, Cami, & Pat for being there when I need someone to chat with or craft with.

Hope every one has a blessed day tomorrow.

Sunday, July 4, 2010


Hope everyone has a wonderful safe holiday today!!! Remember to give prayers of thankfulness for our freedom. It did not come free!! Remember our men and women in uniform for making today a safe day for us. GOD PLEASE BLESS AMERICA AND KEEP HER SAFE. God also bless my blogging friends and their families!!!

Friday, July 2, 2010


These are some pictures of beautiful calendar ladies from 1894. I bought them in an antique mall here in Fort Worth, the lady was going out of business and she had been selling them for $25 each, but that day she was having a half price sale so I got both for that price. I really couldn't afford to pay that much, but Ladies, pictures or figurines are my weakness, so I put it on my credit card and that was several years ago. I have been looking for them for months, I knew I put them in a folder, but couldn't remember what I did with it. Well a couple of nights ago I was going through some things and there they were. I was so happy. So I thought I would share them with all of you. I think they are soooo lovely......hope you do too.

Here they are in black and white. Just as lovely this way

Hope you enjoy them!! Oh yes, and I hope every one will have Charlene and her honey Larry on their prayer list. Please pass the word around so we can get the heavens bombarded with prayers for them. This is the sweetest couple and they are really in need of our help.

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!!!