Monday, June 9, 2008

Show and Tell Monday

My show and tell is a mixed bag today, something old, something new, wait a minute, this is sounding like a wedding. To start off we have a little thing I call a stationery purse, it opens and has a matching notebook and pen. It is polka dot and has a rose pattern on the sides and inside as well. Next is a little pink box/purse I found the other day for only $3 and love! I want to do something to it, just not sure what to do yet, but this one is mine!. Moving on . . . I am making a little space for me, I covered this organizer in paper and I still need to add some embellishments. I just needed a place where I could find paper and a pen. I know this doesn't sound like much but with 2 kids who love to write on anything and everything, this is important to me.

Finally, I saved the best for last. I received a box of treasures last week from Lilli of Lilli Blue's Vintage Rescue. If you have not visited her Little Pink Boutique yet you must. She generously gave me this wonderful assortment of vintage laces, buttons, ribbons, paper goodies. . .you name it, it is in there. I am so fortunate!. What more could a girl ask for.

Well, this is it, a variety of trinkets for your viewing pleasure! Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful Monday!


Craft Diva said...

love it, gail. the stationary keeper is so sweet. i absolutely LOVE that pink suitcase/bag. can't wait to hear what your plans are for it. your organizer is so cute too. but how wonderful that you are also the beneficiary of lilli's kindness. you are one lucky lady!

Lisa said...


I love everything. You are very creative chickie. I love love my tags that you and Pei Li collabarated on, they are amazing. Thanks so much.


Cottage Flair said...

Hi Carrie,
What fun stuff. I love boxes of old lace, etc. I always feel like I've come across a treasure! Great family photos too.

Brandie said...

Oooh, lace and ribbons are some of my favorite things! Thank you for sharing your treasures. I know just what you mean about being able to find a pen. It is a running joke in my house that if you need something to write with you should look under the children's pillows:)

Miniature Patisserie Chef said...

Carrie, oh wow! Love your new creations. Those were such great gift ideas! Love that black and white polka dot look!

Pei Li

Susan said...

Well, the English teach in me loves anything having to do with pens, papers, pencils!! As nice as this e-box it, there is nothing as satisfying as paper and pencil!
Susan (dutchrose)

Inka Thomas said...

Your new creations are wonderful and I love the ric rack and lace from Lilli. My bookmark is great! I knew it would be coming from you. Thanks, Inka

gail said...

Hi Carrie, Love your polka dot box, cant wait to see what you do with that. The stationary keeper is cute. All of your work is so pretty. What a great gift from lilli. How fun was that...luv, gail

mommasquirrel said...

Wow!! Carrie you hit the jackpot this week. I cannot wait to see what you come up with out of all those goodies!
Hugs, xoxoxo

Beloved Creations said...

Don't you just love all those vintage ribbons, ric-rac etc.

Michelle M. May said...


What fun and pretty things. That box of goodies from Lilli is fantastic. What a great present!

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

Oh everything is so sweet ! I love getting the bits and pieces too...


Janet Bernasconi said...

WOW Carrie!

What beautiful stationary. That pink suitcase with the polka dots inside is fantastic! Love all the lace too. Great pics and great Show and Tell! See you next week!
Janet's Creative Pillows

Sweet Necessi-Teas said...

Carrie, I love the organizer best of all. I know it will be even more beautiful when you add the embellishments!

Marie said...

Everything is bo beautiful. That box of goodies looks like something you will have lots of fun with.

Patricia said...

Carrie, they are all great but that paper/pen caddy is a great idea. Could you rig up a mousetrap for the pen thieves??? Can't wait to see what the treasures from Lilli turn into,


Lilli Blue said...

What great stuff. I am so glad you like all that silly stuff I sent you. You are a wonderful artist and a good friend. Nice of you to be so generous and mention me.
Happy Monday.lilli

Cathy said...


What an amazing lot of trims. Don't you just love when you pull it all together and see it all piled up? It looks so pretty ~ then I go and mess it up when I'm


Susie said...

Carrie, What a nice array of goodies you shared with us today. Quite a nice stash of creativity embellishments from Lilli. Can't wait to see what you come out with.
The Polka Dot Rose

Debbie said...

Hi Carrie....lots of pretties here today! I especially love your stationary box....of course, I love anything that organizes! What a lot of pretties that Lilli sent you! :)


Couture de Papier said...

ooo! what a stash beautiful blog and banner!