Archives for September 2012

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Rise and Shine

I am SOOO not a morning person. Don’t get me wrong, I love mornings. I love the fresh air, the dew on the grass, and early morning sun is so gorgeous. The only thing I don’t like about morning, is how early it comes. I’m at my most productive self in the middle of the night.  Every good idea I’ve ever had came in the middle of the night. That becomes a problem when you need to get up early {Read More}

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Time Well Spent

Time is “well spent” for the clock and watch faces I’ve used, to create this sign, but I think it is also serves as a gentle reminder to spend our time wisely. I love, the crackled look of the varnish on this old wood. I used CeCe Caldwell chalk paint, in the colors Vermont Slate and Johnston Daffodil.  I lightly sanded the whole sign and did it a little heavier around some of the edges. The sign was purchased by {Read More}

A Theme for Thursday {stencil it!}

Nothing was safe from getting stenciled this week. I picked up a few new sets of stencils and couldn’t resist putting words on anything that couldn’t escape me. I started off stenciling pages for the “GIVE THANKS” banner I showed you HERE (and you can print the pages).Available in the shop to purchase HERE. Next, I thought I’d “LIVE LIFE” on the industrial sideby painting a few old metal drawers.Available in the shop HERE. This one is sure to bring some {Read More}

Antique Graphics Wednesday – Corticelli Thread Advertisements

I have quite a few old Corticelli spools that I love, so it was nice to see these advertisements from a 1906 Ladies Home Journal magazine. I’ve removed the backgrounds from both images so they can be layered over other images, using programs like Paint & Gimp. The image above came from this advertisement. These advertisements were all sent to me by Audrey @ Timeless Treasures. – thank you, Audrey! Blessings, Angie

Antique Graphics Wednesday – 3 Dress Form Images

These 3 wonderful images of dress forms are from the early 1900’s and were sent to me by Audrey @ Timeless Treasures. This one was in an ad in a 1911 “The Modern Priscilla” magazine and is a Hall-Borchert adjustable dress form. Click on image to enlarge  I’ve removed all of the background from it, so if you use programs like Photoshop or Gimp, you can layer it over other images, like this. The next two images both came from {Read More}

Antique Graphics Wednesday – Sewing Border

I love this wonderful border showing a variety of sewing notions.  This image came from a 1913 magazine called, “The Modern Priscilla” that was sent to me by Audrey @ Timeless Treasures. Thank you, Audrey! This graphic was used as the header of a column in the magazine called, “The Home Dressmaker”, which provided patterns and instructions for a variety of garments.   I think it would be perfect for stationary or business cards. To see all the past images I’ve {Read More}

Knick of Time Tuesday #53

Welcome back to the 53rd This is the place to share anything  old, treasured, passed-down or tattered. Share anything vintage (or newly created to look that way!) I would SO appreciate it if you’d take a moment to add the party button to your blog and help spread the word.(the button will appear smaller on your blog) The giveaway for a set of 5 storage containers from Packawaysends at midnight tonight, so if you haven’t entered yet, you can do so HERE.The {Read More}

GIVEAWAY – Treasured Word Scripture Packs

If you love God’s Word, you are goingto love the giveaway I have for you today.I was Etsy browsing one day and came across a shop calledTreasured Word, and instantly knew this was a shop I wanted to introduce you to. Shop owner, Kellie Jeffrey has a simple goal for her business…  “…encouraging others to treasure His word more than their daily bread; to meditate on His word day and night.” Kellie creates little “wallets” that are designed to hold {Read More}

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