Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Collar me and some other random things.

So glad you all enjoyed my Basket post now do you remember my collars on it? Well on my way into town yesterday arvo I stopped in at an oppie (you know I have to) and lookee what I found.
Can you believe it 5 awesome vintage collars, how cute are they?

The sweetest tiniest seed shaped button ever
All the way from Switzerland this was only one with a tag

Dakota  had a lovely one on in this post and she rocks old vintage like no one else her age can.

I also want to give a shout out to 2 dear friends of mine that blog on occassion but are both talented crafty ladies.
Jen from Nanas Nook does the most lovely machine embroidery ever and she sent me these for my newest grandson Seth (who I still havent met yet sadly and he is now 3months old.)

wasnt that so sweet of her.I actually havent seen her for years but found her again at FB.We knew each other thru a couple of pregnancies 20 odd yrs ago.Funnily enough Jens daughter and my grandaughter (Miss 10s) Aunty are best friends down that way.The aunty is how I found Jen again on her FB page.
So if you need some machine embroidery work done do ask Jen.

My other shout out is to a friend who knows how to do any crafty related thing and thats CraftyCarol.She is a newish blogger and has  done and will do tutorials and will do more once the nice weather comes back and gives her solar to run her PC.At the momemt she is asking if anyone wants to learn how to do folded roses or  pansies I presume using ribbons (she is amazing with that)  if so just let her know and do go read her earlier posts there are a couple of tutorials there.

Other than the collars I  also got  these  too
Vintage lace and binding (for buntings yay)
And another tea cup (like I need another one) but its got Roses (an excuse) Was only $1 sooooo..

Now this randomness is for all the tea towel collectors out there Kylie from Lucy Violet Vintage is a huge collector and finishes of her posts with one every time (bar once and we roused on her for it lol) .I found this pic in one of my new old Notebook magazines and liked it so I thought Id share.

Great way to use up and display your collection.

Now as I have to read blogs while I do my posts I just saw this competition that  Perditas Pursuits is sharing with everyone and thought that many of you style icons should maybe enter?

I think thats all the randomness I have left in me.
I am just so happy that I have people following and leaving comments it makes me feel so good.I read them all and always read your blogs even if not commenting just at the mo.Slow speed and had to topup again till the 18th then I can go crazy again.

Nelly xxxx


Kylie said...

I just wish I had the skill to do something as wonderful with my tea towels as Suzie Stanford!
Those collars would look lovely in a frame Nelly...x

Vintage Coconut said...

HEY NELLY! *I like to shout!*
That collar with the flowers is soooo sweet!
I was super happy to see that quilt for your Grandson. I haven't EVER made a quilt.. but I decided to try my luck on doing a Scrappy crazy quilt. I am having SO MUCH FUN! making it.. I think this is something I could become obsessed with! *lol* I will blog about it soon in the future!

My Husband would laugh at it but I would love it!

A Treasured Past said...

Hi Nelly, isn't that chair just crazy cool!

What do you have in mind for the collars?? T x

PJ said...

that chair is BEYOND unbelievable!

Protector of Vintage said...

Very pretty collars and I love the teacup!!

Vintage Sunday said...

Oh such beautiful collars Nelly ~ what a great find! As was that lovely rosy tea cup and saucer. Hope you have a great day, Love Brenda

Lyndel said...

Oh lovely finds, collars especially. All I found today were some scraps of Mohair for my knitting box! :(

Liz said...

Love the collars - what an amazing find!
Must have a look at some of these blogs.

AngeliqueDama said...

Lovely! Love it. It's so vintage and romantic.

Scarlett said...

Aww those collars are so cute, amazing how you find such amazing vintage things. Love the tea cup - bargain! Scarlett x

Erica Louise said...

Love those collars!!

ladychiara said...

Nelly your oppies have the coolest things! The collars are wonderful. The daisy one is my fave. Will go check out Jen and Carol's blogs. Loving that teacup and the chair is pretty creative! :)

Vix said...

Those collars are gorgeous, Nelly! I can see Desiree rocking them to perfection. xxx

Fresh Garden said...

A miracle! This post is a miracle!

fabriquefantastique said...

Wow,,,5 collars....thats a find

Helga! said...

O,heavenly collars,darl!!!
That chair is phenomanally(sp?!) inspiring!!!
Sorry I haven't been by recently,thakn you for all your lovely words of support recently!Bless!

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

Well my eyes are hanging out of my head at the sight of your collar haul - are you trying to give me a heart attack?!! ;))). Sheeeesh!!! Aren't they just so beautifully delicate? Vix knows me well:). Oh and I love the chair - I want one! Such a fabulous way to showcase those really strong linen tea towels - I will have the image in my head all day! xoxo

Nick said...

Sorry I haven't got back to you, my internet is on the go slow took two hours to do todays post. Nothing would load...very frustrating. Thank god I've got this cold, I have nothing else to do but sit in front of the telly all day.
Have look at the Made It store and tell me which one you like the best. I have also put three on the Etsy as tokens . I am trying to see the difference in hits on both sites

Vintage Jane said...

Love those sweet little collars - what a find. And as for the chair - awesome ... I wouldn't know where to start! M x