Thursday, July 30, 2009

New This Week!

We have so many new paper creations this week! I couldn't wait to share a few of them with you. These pretty pinkish tags are so dreamy.

We loved this paper so much we had to make another Marie journal with it. This one is for Pink Friday's Pretty Pillows and Purses this week.

It has a little, tiny copper purse on the front cover. We hope you will join us and all the boutiques of Make Mine Pink this week. Click here to see what's new this Friday!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Tuesday Treasures

This weeks Tuesday Treasures are a mix of pretty vintage lace and trims we just added to our site. We also included some lavender pearls and velvets too. These are just waiting to be made into something beautiful!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

A Break to Recharge

I know from time to time we all need a little break to recharge our batteries. Well, after a long, busy, fun week I was ready to disconnect for a few days. Without thinking I walked over to the bookshelf and grabbed my old standby. I wonder if we all have one of those? A book that we go to every few years or so. It brings comfort, and even though you know the ending, you get whisked away into another time . . anticipating perhaps something different may happen this time in the end. While this isn't your typical feel good, happy ending story, it is one of my favorites. Come to think of it, my favorite stories have always been a little "dark." This has been my go to book since I first read it many years ago as a student. Kate Chopin has always been a favorite author of mine as well . . a woman in many ways ahead of her time. So I have spent the last few days, book in hand, letting my creative mind rest a bit.

Now as a new week is about to begin. I feel clear headed, ready to work on some of the projects which have been resting on my work table.

Included in my stash are these bright, bubble gum colored tinsels that just called out to me. I can't wait to see what becomes of them. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time and a special book to help you recharge in the midst of a long, hot summer.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Pink Saturday

Happy Pink Saturday! I want to thank Beverly of How Sweet The Sound for letting me be a part of such a fun event. I really enjoyed it last week. Although I wasn't able to leave everyone a comment I did my best to visit the amazing blogs that participated and was wowed by such a beautiful flurry of pink!

Well, looking back over the week I think I did my pink post already. lol If you scroll down a bit you will see a sea of pink trees. Christmas came a bit early, too early for me I think, but it was fun looking ahead at the direction I want to go in this year.
Well, getting back to my post. This week I wanted to share one of my new "stuffed" tags. I stitched fabric onto paper covered tags and filled them with a few of my favorite things. Bits of vintage lace and trims, flowers, buttons and even a little bird made its way in.

Somehow this vintage salt shaker made its way in too. I couldn't resist it for my buttons. It has just the right amount of tarnish and had to have pretty pink seam binding of course. Thanks so much for visiting. I can't wait to stop by and see what everyone has this week. Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

New Treasures

We have so many wonderful new things to share with you! As you can see we came up with a use for those alphabet cards. What do ya think?

There are several new bottles of vintage buttons, almost too pretty to use.

We also have these wonderful limited edition "stuffed" tags available for Pink Friday this week.

Won't you join us this Friday, July 24th for A Stitch in Time. Be sure to visit all of the wonderful boutiques of Make Mine Pink this week as they bring you beautiful treasures. Click on the link above for a list of where to shop!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Tuesday Treasures

Well I'm a little late today with my Tuesday treasure for the week, but better late than not at all. I wanted to share something new I can't wait to use. These great alphabet flash cards can be made into so many things. I plan on distressing them a bit and making a garland with a few of them. With any luck I will have a picture to share tomorrow. Until next time . . .

Sunday, July 19, 2009

A Pink Christmas Preview

We are so excited to be taking part in Make Mine Pink's Christmas in July Shop Hop this coming week, and wanted to share of few of our new holiday creations with you. As you can see we are on a bit of a pink Parisian kick.
There are lots of pretty tags in shades of pink, blue vintage creams/whites and more! We chose a softer color palette this year and so far are very pleased with the results.
We have some wonderful vintage wire and wooden trees in pink and full of sparkling pink glitter.
Here is another look at some of the new holiday tags which will be available beginning tomorrow.
We will be having new items each day this week and wonderful free gifts with purchase!
There are some amazing prizes to be won so sign up now and be ready for the fun!Just click the link above for more information on how you can be a part of this wonderful event! Happy Christmas in July!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Pink Saturday

I am really excited! This is my first Pink Saturday! Thank you Beverly of How Sweet The Sound for letting me be a part of all this wonderful pinkness! I have been a fan for a while and finally decided I should get in on the fun. I thought I would share one of my favorite treasure chests. A vintage jewelry box lined in pink and filled with pretty notions just waiting to be made into something beautiful. I really enjoy putting these together. Collecting what goes inside is half the fun! Thanks for stopping by. Please leave me comment if you have a minute.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Pink Friday

Please join us Friday, July 19th for Pink Friday's An English Cottage. We will have some lovely new items available at special prices. We also are busy stocking our site and will be adding some great new treasures in all of our categories. Stop by and see what's new!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Tuesday Treasures

This week's Tuesday Treasure is a one of a kind journal called Vintage Paris. It is made with a lovely collection of ephemera and accented with vintage lace and trims, glitter and includes a bookmark as well. It is new and now available here.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

The Little Things

This weekend I was packing up orders and thought I would share a few of the things I like to include for my customers. I know when I shop it's always nice to open a package and find a special treat inside. It really is the little things that can mean so much, from the presentation and wrapping. . . to letting people know you appreciate their business.

So . . here goes, I like my work space to be pretty. This is just an old coffee can I wrapped up a bit and inside are my customer discounts I give. I wrapped some seam binding around a popsicle stick or skewer and added a little yo yo or embellishment at the top with a discount card.

These are library pockets that I filled with goodies as a free gift for shopping.
Just a little something I thought I'd share. Hope you find pleasure in the little things too.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Pink Friday is Coming!

We invite you to join us this Friday, July 10th for Make Mine Pink's Pink Friday. This week's theme is Summer Porch and Garden. We will have some pretty things to help you enjoy summer both out in the garden and relaxing on the porch. Be sure to visit all of the participating boutiques this week as well. Click on the link below this Friday for a list of participating shops. Happy shopping!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Tuesday Treasures

Welcome to Tuesday treasures. I decided to share a little something new each week. This week I hit the jackpot! Don't you just love it when you find a big grab bag of goodies for a steal, then you get home and it is full of surprises? I found yards of pearls, giant spools of trim, a beautiful vintage apron and this great pink jewelry box. To top it off FedEx just rang my doorbell and delivered something very special. . .meet. . . Olivia. The next time you see her she will be a new woman!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Down The Rabbit Hole

This week I wanted to put a little piece of my collection into one of my creations. For a long time I have been enchanted with Alice in Wonderland.

It started when I was a child with a very old copy that was my mothers. I have always enjoyed the original drawings in many of the early copies, including those of Lewis Carroll. Here is a picture of the "real Alice" in a new vintage trunk I embellished. It is an envelope with drawings and pictures form the story.

Though I didn't photograph any pieces from my collection for this post I did want to share this perfectly distressed trunk with you. I will perhaps save "Alice" for another post, another day. .

This, along with many new treasures are available this Friday at Noelle Garrett Designs. Please join us for Pink Friday's Red, White and Blue, and Friday Flea Market as well. Have a wonderful holiday!