...when you go shopping, come home and unpack and find that everything kind of goes together?
A little bit of lace from one sale: some sweet little leather coin purses and a bunch of ironstone- kind of chipped, but so what, from another sale, a brown transferware plate.
A big box of crochet thread. For now, the crochet thread is just decorative- but I'm STILL trying to learn to crochet.
I found website with videos-Nexstitch.com and it does help to WATCH someone actually crochet, instead of just looking at still pictures.
So, maybe, the next time I show pictures of lace, it will be lace that I've made...well, I can hope.
This little bride doll is standing in a field of crochet thread with an ironstone plate in the background.
This is the mark on the back of the plate- I think English ironstone has THE BEST marks- they make the back almost as decorative as the front.
This art nouveau jewelry casket is missing its lid- but it's still pretty- and so are the books its perched on- the bindings are kind of loose but that doesn't take away from the great marblized covers.
At one sale, I found something BRAND NEW that I had to get- two leather journals with hand sewn signatures. If you've wanted to try a journaling- check these out- they are in my Etsy Shop.
Also in my Etsy shop - four sweet dolls, to add to or start a collection, or to "makeover'.
And, changing the subject with absolutely no transition, my mother in law told me that her favorite part of my blog is pictures of her grand dogs.
So, here's Buddy, waiting for me to open the door because "There's a squirrel out there- HURRY".
And sweet old white face Maddie. I wish I could get a picture of both my dogs together, but the dogs don't cooperate. If I can get them next to each other and they aren't biting each other's ears, they're usually in front of a garbage can, a pile of shoes, or a dirty floor- and I don't want blog readers to see how we really live.