Saturday, May 31, 2008

Winner of my Cottage Charm Giveaway is . . .

Thank you all so much for entering my Cottage Charm Giveaway! It was a lot of fun and I will most certainly do another giveaway soon ! The first name selected on May 31, 08, was given 7 days to respond and never did :(. I am movin' on girls . . . . a giveaway must be given away after all. The second name drawn on June 6, 2008 is:

~~~~~~~~~~~ The Tatting Chic ! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Please send me an email at with your shipping address.

Yeah !!! We have contact and your prize will be mailed out today ~ June 6th !
I will do another giveaway soon : )

Friday, May 30, 2008

Friday Flea Market !

Hello and Welcome to another great Friday Flea Market, hosted by Polly at Counting your Blessings . This week I have posted my items in my New Etsy Store (just opened this week!). Lots of goodies are available. Please visit my Etsy shoppe to see the details on the following items:

Vintage Barkcloth ~ Pretty in Pink

Hand Painted Pink Demitasse cups ~ set of 4 ~ lovely cottage style

Hand Embroidered Runner with Florals

Vintage Apron ~ tiny rosebud pattern

Sheer Pink Vintage Apron ~ Roses

Vintage Lot ~ Polka Dot gloves and 2 Sheer Scarves

Today is the last day to sign up for my Cottage Charm Giveaway!

Please see the link at the top of blog ~ sign up before midnight (Eastern Standard Time)
May 30, 2008

Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

My Charming Designs plate arrived today !

It is fun to walk to the mail box when you have a parcel from Laurie at Charming Designs waiting for you. Laurie had a giveaway a short while ago and I was the lucky winner! This lovely cottage style plate with chalkpaint and hand painted roses arrived today. Isn't it sweet ! Thank you so much Laurie! It displays my buttons and floral appliques very nicely.

Laurie also makes adorable birdie pincushions and combines them with vintage china, baby shoes, buttons and other vintage treasures. She sells her charming designs on eBay and Etsy. Take a peak at her latest creations ! Thank you again, Laurie.
She even made the shipping box look pretty ~ what a sweetie!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Show and Tell Sunday ~ China and Tea Service

Welcome to another great Show and Tell Sunday. This week's theme is your favorite China. To see the other participants please visit Analise's Blog at Sugar * Sugar .

I certainly do love antique white Ironstone from England. The shape and the lines have to stand out . . . there is nothing else to hide behind.

This lovely little Milk Glass candy dish looks wonderful with Candy Canes or Easter eggs

I like to display my favorite pieces in my Kitchen

This soup taureen is so pretty with the raised detail.

I like pitchers too . . . . great for Lemonaid in the Summer time!

This fancy Tea set does not get used very often ~ but it certainly is pretty!

I guess I go from plain white . . . to fancy. I also love hand painted Nippon

This is a 40 piece set ~ complete with Luncheon plates, tea service and cookie platers. I bought it at a local auction. Not very many people seemed interested. I won the 40 pieces for $40.00

Someone hand painted every Rose and Petal

I love the tiny little feet on each Teacup

Thank you for Looking ! Have a great weekend. ~ Karen

Friday, May 23, 2008

Welcome to Friday Flea Market

Another Great idea in blogland :-). I am thrilled to participate in the weekly Friday Flea Market, hosted by Polly at Counting your Blessings. To see the other vendors with items for sale, please click here . What a wonderful way to shop!

Update: Items have been moved to my Etsy Shop ~ please view them here thank you !

The next lot available today is a sweet set of four Linen Napkins with hand embroidered detail ~ Southern Belles. MINT condition. They each measure 9 inches square.

This sweet little table coaster is from England. It is a Victorian style print on 1/4 inch board. I use it as a decoration (too pretty for teacups). It measures 5.5 x 8 inches in size.

A lovely Vintage tea towel is in MINT, never used, condition. It is still crisp. The colors are vibrant. It measures a generous 19 x 28 inches in size.

Thank you for looking and have a great weekend ! ~ Karen

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Shop Update ~ Vintage and Antique Clothing

I have updated my shop today . . . with lovely vintage and antique items, baby clothing, doll clothing and woman's clothing. Many wonderful items.

Sweet Pink and White Knits

Doll Clothing with Ruffles and Ribbons

Edwardian Clothing with Irish Crochet

1950s Prom Dress with a Lace Head Piece and Bows

Amazing Victorian Undergarments ~ Lace and Embroidery

Ayrshire Lace ~ Embroidery ~ Christening Gown

Stunning Tea Dress or perhaps a Wedding Gown

Adorable Baby Dresses with Intricate Embroidery

A wonderful Silk Scarf ~ Victorian Ladies ~ Afternoon Tea

I will be adding a few more items tomorrow as well ~ Thank you for Visiting

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Vintage Linens ~ Show and Tell Sunday

Hello and welcome to another Show and Tell Sunday ! This week's theme is Vintage Linens (a personal favorite of mine !) Thank you Cerri for hosting this week's theme. To see the other participants, please visit Cerri's Blog at Little Pink Studio .

A Linen Press or linen holder is a wonderful way to safely store and protect your favorite linens. Isn't this green "linen keep" a beauty !

I often look for absolute treasures that need a bit of TLC. I happen to have the perfect match for this antique red embroidery thread. A few stitches here and there to replace the lost threads and it will look as good as new. This is an oldie ~ home spun linen.

I love luncheon size tablcloths with lace detail or crocheted inserts.

Matching sets are always nice ~ linen tablecloth, napkins and a bun warmer.

I look for linens that are a bit unusual . . . like these lovely butterflies.
A nice change from florals and great for Spring decorating.

Cutwork , embroidery, linen and lace has a stunning impact !

Embroidered Linens are a personal favorite.
It must take so much work to complete !

Table Linens from the 1950s are wonderful.
There are so many themes and colors to choose from.

This tablecloth is all weather-vanes.

Roses are so pretty !

Raised Crochet ~ Cabbage Roses are even better !

Pretty Linens make your tea set look wonderful !

I hope you have enjoyed some of my favorite pieces. I have many beautiful linens available in My Shop . I will be having a store update on May 20, 2008.

I am participating in the Cottage Charm Blogwide Giveaway ! Please see the post below to sign-up for my giveaway. The draw is on May 31, 2008.

Thank you for visiting ~ Karen.