Saturday, 29 May 2010

My New Cloche

After rummaging in my head for quite some time now
I finally came through that shop again
carrying 'my' cloche

I have been wanting one for so long


and finally the price was right
so this is what I bought home today


I love the shape and
the buttom with the beautiful blue and cream floral pattern

Now I have to find out what to display in it


old sewing notions?







old doilies, lace and wooden spools?


vintage pocket watches



some of my lastest finds?

Can´t wait to decorate it for Halloween and Christmas too.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend
Tina ♥♥♥

Monday, 24 May 2010

and More Finds

We have been celebrating the Whinsun this weekend
and I have spend some great time with family and friends

As they all - by now - know my love for
'old junk' as they call it, they had sheduled
some junking time for me too.

A trip to my favorite flea marked
and some saved boxes from and old lady
stored in secret at my family.

This is what I brought home 

from the flea market



an antique pair of binoculars



an old photo in frame




vintage glasses, handcrochet lace, some metal buttons


from the family

a bunch of old petticoats in cream, pink and peach
they are going to be transformed into altered suitcase pockets
[I think]




some old tools and a bunch of plasticcovered?  lace doilies



an old glass bottle, spectacle lenses and vintage hairpins



tins and a sweet french  powder canister



old cristmas candles and ornaments
and a stack of old bingo cards and numbers


a box of wooden spools and handles



and two big journals


with original Danish ledger paper from the fifties.
almost unused.
Would have been better if they had been used
but you can´t have it all, can you.....

Going to be busy in the studio the next days....
some of the stuff is already listed here.

All this together with a wonderful time
with family and friends
Who could ask for more...

Wishing you all a wonderful day
Tina ♥♥♥

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

New Bears

I have been working on new bears
~ finally you may say ~
and have just finished two little ones






this one is Olivier - a handsome little french guy
only 4 inch
wearing his red scarf around his neck




and this sweet lady is Cateline.
She is only 4 inch too
and she´s wearing her beautiful white skirt
made from one of my vintage handkerchiefs




A handsome couple - don´t you think
They are both available here

One more is in the making
so back to work....

au revoir
Tina

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Todays Finds


You know
there are 'nice to dos'
and 'need to dos' 

and visiting flea markets are definately a 'need to do' thing
in my house, so I went for the lokal market today.
Not much to bring home though
but I did get a few things



a little bunch of old tin boxes in some great colors



a few ladies watches
going to pull them apart and use the part for jewelry - I think..




three little packages with old photos
from Sweden, Norway and Denmark



inside each there´s a bunch of old turist  photos
the colored ones are from Copenhagen
many years ago.

After visiting the Flea market
we went to visit my 90 year old MIL on the way back.

When we got there she draged me to a drawer
and wanted me to look at some old stuff she didn´t want to have anymore
and if I could some of this....



IF I COULD USE ANY OF THIS......
ofcourse I could

oh - and I have some old clocks too
would you like to have them too



just look at these
the big one at the right with the green color
is a perfect cream on the outside
and I just love that green and cream one to the left too



this is a very old jewelry box she had tucked
in the bag of her old cabinet
here, take this - she said
I don´t want this old junk anymore



and this is what I found inside....



lots of old jewelry parts, pins, earrings,


and a bag with vintage pearls and broken necklaces

I don´t think this junk
I think it´s a treasury

Don´t you think there could be some
great new jewelry out of this?

Wishing you all a blessed sunday
Tina ♥♥♥

Thursday, 13 May 2010

With Hinge and Tags


Some time ago I came across a tiny old hinge
at a flea market, and I knew exactly what I wanted to use it for



and since then I have been hunting for more.
I haven´t found more at flea markets yet
but I did find some that could be used
in my husbands gems in the cellar....





I don´t think he´ll miss them though
you see - they are a bit rusty too
they must have been there for some time...
naaaa - he won´t miss them



so, using tiny key, lots of ribbons
and lace



old paper
and some grunge tags



I have been having fun creating
Tiny French Inspired Tag Books



inspired by all those beautiful
garden journal I see around in blogland



instead of garden and nature
I keept these french inspired
and had great use of my newly bought
Cavalli Stamps too




just need to go hunting for some
more of those hinge now
so I can create more tiny tag books.

Thank you so much for visiting
over here today and
I wish you all a wonderful weekend.

Tina ♥♥♥

Friday, 7 May 2010

May Basket Swap

After visiting each others blogs and flicks Carola
and I decided to do a private May Basket Swap



here´s a few photos of what I send to Carola



Carola have taken some beautiful photos
of my stuff, so pop over here to see more pics.

so -here´s what I received



the most beautiful embellished box
decorated in French Style.
How about that....
That box is sooooo wonderful
I just can´t image she wanted to part with it.

I have to tell you Carola and I share the same love
for neutrals, flea marked finds, old stuff ect.
We are so close in style



so when I opened it, this is what I saw



Lots of goodies - I so love it all
everything in my favorite colors
of cream and sepia


beautiful old cards, cabinets cards, bird cards and
a lovely silver ornament with lace hanger


vintage cake molds, a fantastic set
of cobber stencils in a sweet box
and one of Carolas handmade
soldered charms with my initials - yippee



a sweet frosen charlotte doll, a beautiful crystal ornament
and another soldered charm
I sooo love those


old sewing notions, candles, vintage lace
and the most beautiful old key hole

I couldn´t have wished for more.
Everything is SO beautiful.

Thank you SO much Sweet Carola
for creating and gathering all this for me - your rocks
This just made my day
and I´m still wandering around with a big smile over here.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend
Tina ♥♥♥