Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Decisions, decisions . . .

A new year, a fresh nest!

I so enjoy all of the beautiful Wednesday Whites posts from Kathleen's blog Faded Charm and I am linking my winter whites there.
Stop by Faded Charm to see other dreamy white inspirations!

I am a textile junkie.  I don't know that there is a twelve step program for that.
I do love to use what I have in various projects though.
A moment of inspiration hit me ~ why not create some vignettes with vessels to hold the many laces and crochet pieces blossoming in my craft room?

Storage and decor all in one - I love that!

I gathered a few other things like this small bottle I found one day junkin' and an old watch face which I thought would be a cute nod to a Father Time and a new year.

Hmmm, what about a textile bouquet?
The vase is a thrift store find.
Some of crafty girls might like to receive a bouquet like this.
{you know I would ~ wink, wink!}

Cloche added, here is what I had so far.
Still, it looked like it needed a little more.
Hmmm, what to add, what to add?

More pretties?

The sweet brush I found in Linda's booth of Willow Nest Farm when they came to the Country Living Fair, HERE.
 I love its diminutive size and patina.

I received this sweet ornament from Cheryl in the post HERE.
I know its a Christmas ornament but it also makes a great winter ornament too!
The colors are soft and creamy vintage.

I have a strand of pearls that I bought from a friend who sells Silpada jewelry.
Why not include them?  Open yourself up to possibilities, anything outside the box ~ that is when magic can happen.
This is where it is so far ~ it is starting to look just right.

Cloche added, winter whites adored!

Speaking of adoration . . .
what fun valentine decorations are you smitten with?

Another storage and decor project.
I piled laces and crochet pieces into a glass jar.
{I love using my craft supplies as decor!}

*Librarians cover your ears.*

I cut a heart out of a random book I use for decorating and sandwiched it between the glass.
Then added a sepia picture of a woman.

As I am putting this together, I wonder, who was her first love?
What were the treasured moments in her life?
I think my love for antiques and vintage finds also comes from the stories and possibilities that are carried with them.

A large jar of buttons with a random valentine couple would be sweet too.
For now, I love the layers of crochet and lace with their dreamy whites this winter.
What are your favorite projects for the new year?

Thanks for stopping by sweet friends!
xo's ~ Heidi


sissie said...

Hi Heidi!
I just love what you have done with all of these beautiful elements. I think lace in itself is so pretty, but when you addblingies and glass and trinkets.....it's perfect.


Patti's Artful Design said...

Your textile bouquet is wonderful...may have to do one of those myself, since I have a thing for textiles and whiteware too! Just beautiful!

cindy-stitches-n-stuff.blogspot.com said...

Hi Heidi - I am crazy about all of your objects and it make the most beautiful piece of art every.

come visit

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

I just love your little vignettes. So very pretty.


Bead and Needle said...

OK...what an AWESOME display! I am a textile junkie, too, that I doubt the 12 step program could help. Beautiful post - Happy White Wednesday - Tanya

Anonymous said...

So pretty! I would love to run my hands through the piles of lace. The colors, the textures, the possibilities... I love to see all of the creative ideas you come up with. They are always so lovely.

Sandi said...

Loving all that old lace! Blessings~

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Rarely have I met a vintage textile that I didn't like:) I love how you have combined everything so beautifully. Happy White Wednesday:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Sarah said...

Hello Heidi! I am a textile junkie myself. Its especially hard for me to turn down vintage crocheted lace. Love your blog and I will be back to visit!

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Girl you are just full of creativity and inspiration ... I am just sittin' here freezin' :) hope you are stayin' warm

Ellen said...

Hello. My name is Ellen and I'm a textile Junkie..... ;o
I love it and am looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful textiles!


Angela said...

I love the way you display your precious lace, I will do the same with mine, too pretty and delicate to use, behind glass they are safe.
Thank you for sharing.

Cozy Home Scenes said...

How funny telling librarians to cover their eyes. I once knew a librarians who told me she cringed at seeing how people "abuse" books by lying them decorative on their side instead of upright. I haven't talked to her in years, but I bet she's having a heart attack at the using books for other things trend.

I like how you've displayed your pretties. I too have a similiar arrangement with a vase and doilies.