Thursday, March 14, 2013

Adding more to the collection of "stuff"...

Greetings from The Perch!

Today I am going to attempt to do some very late decorating for Easter, so I am sending you just a quick hello. I thought I'd share some photos of a few things that I acquired over the last couple of weeks. Of course, I haven't had much time for any creative pursuits since we returned home, but I'm hoping to find some inspiration from my finds. I did, however, do a lot of hand-stitching on fabric collage pieces during the evenings while we were camping last week, and hope to share the finished products with you soon.

 On old tintype of a grandmother and
grandchildren taken at Coney Island, NY...

A group of vintage beach post cards (purchased
as a set from eBay)...

Three beautiful vintage photos. I couldn't resist the
outfit on the little boy, the adoring little sisters, and
the beautiful family with the gorgeous baby carriage...

...and another group of vintage photos. I love the
one on the left in the middle as it looks like it was
taken at a baby's birthday party...I'm thinking of using it
for a birthday card for my grandson's first birthday...

An ecru lace umbrella, which I purchased in
Savannah. It is new, but I have given up on trying
to find an old one. Where in the studio will this
sweetie go? Hmmm...

A close-up of the lace detail on the umbrella...

Yesterday I took a quick trip to Vintage Village,
and bought these old satin roses and perfume bottle...

...and this old hankie and sequined barette...

...and stopped at WalMart for pills for my headache
and found some ribbon that forms roses, some lace,
and some beige cotton machine quilting thread. I am
thinking that I spend way too much time hand-sewing
my fabric collage pieces, and should start using my
machine. Projects are taking way too long...

I guess it's a good thing that I am addicted to cheap art and decorating finds instead of fancy purses and shoes, or I'd be headed for trouble!

Have a great day!


  1. Hi Sue I can certainly relate to that last comment. Thrift finds are invaluable and give so much joy to create with.
    I love your vintage photos and every thing you found. Have fun with these!
    Thanks for leaving such a sweet comment on my blog.
    Happy creating,

  2. Hi Suzy. Thank you so much for your comment. I will indeed have fun playing with these! Sue


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