Friday, October 21, 2011

Antiquing Trip

Today was yet another fabulous Autumn day! 

 I woke up with a wild hair this morning and decided to act upon it.  After taking care of the necessary household errands and putting up the cold stuff from the grocery store, I hopped in my Jeep and took off for some good antiquing fun!

I found this lovely vintage poinsettia hanky and super-cool antique Czecho-Slovakia red glass buttons. 

The thread pictured above is from the Valdani "Two at Christmas" collection and are colors M26, M43, O580, & M41.  I will porbably use a couple of these gorgeous Valdani pearl cottons to tat an edging on the hanky.

The antique buttons are probably from the early 1920's.  The cards they are on are very fragile.  I saw these and could not pass them up!  Won't they make fabulous center focal accents for Christmas earrings, pendants & brooches?!?

Here is another image of the buttons against some Christmas fabric I will be using to make yoyo ornaments adorned with tatting.
While I did not find a lot of things I could use today, what I did get is going to be fun to play with.

This is the last weekend before the end of the October Piney Woods Event!  If you do not follow the blog, click on the google "Join this Site" button for your chance to win the loot I'm  offering.  Deadline is MONDAY, OCTOBER 24TH!!!  The winner will be picked by a random number generator and emailed first thing TUESDAY,  OCTOBER 25TH & announced on the blog later that day.  Good luck!

Well, I am now off to make my to do list for the weekend.  It will include:  cleaning my favorite outdoor tatting areas, tatting, cleaning house, and cooking for the week ahead.  May you have a marvelous weekend filled with lots of tatting enjoyment.  I hope to have some new things to share with you Monday.  Until then~
Happy Tatting!


  1. Your items look wonderful! I can't wait to see what you come up with!

  2. Looking forward to seeing those button creations!