Monday, May 18, 2009

Pay it forward - Thank you

When I arrived home from my holiday in Florida, I had a lovely mailbox stuffed full of things and in amongst them was my Pay it forward prize from Floss over at Troc, Broc and Recup' . It is a handmade little purse/pouch made from beautiful vintage fabrics from Europe and China. Yipee! I am so excited it is beautiful and I really appreciate all the time and care that she put into making it.

Front view of the purse, beautiful lace or possibly woven thread work of a blue background.

Back view of the purse. A beautiful circular piece of embroidery with part folded over to cleverly make the flap at the front.

Detail of the front of purse and a French millinery flower from the first half of the 20th century.

Detail of the embroidered fabric. Stunning!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Birthday Present for me.....

I just had a big birthday yesterday. My Nana gave me some money and the rule is that I have to spend it on something for myself, I was browsing my favourites on Etsy yesterday and I came across a beautiful butterfly necklace made by neile's shop that necklace is long since sold of course, but I started looking at her shop, and then her sold items. I think I am going to comission a Blue Morpho butterfly necklace for myself. I think it is just beautiful.

The question now is do I need to get a whole set made (above) which would require me to add some money or would the neccklace be enough for me. Will I always be looking for earrings that match?

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Postcard of Daytona Beach c. 1960

I am on my Holiday in Daytona Beach, Florida. This is the first real day here having flown in yesterday. The condo we are in overlooks the beach, and I watched Dolphins out in the ocean as I ate my breakfast.. Here is a postcard circa 1960 of the beach, the skyline has changed quite a bit since then, they do still drive on the beach though.

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