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Shabby Vintage

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French Shabby Chic is a favorite decorating style because it combines the seductive shapes and curves of popular French furniture pieces with fresh fabrics and chippy painted finishes for a look that feels both sophisticated and cozy. French Shabby Chic is

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French Shabby Chic is a favorite decorating style because it combines the seductive shapes and curves of popular French furniture pieces with fresh fabrics and chippy painted finishes for a look that feels both sophisticated and cozy. French Shabby Chic is

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The days are over when haphazardly shoving yet another novel into your packed bookshelf, only for it to gather dust, is acceptable for those who love their literature and their style. Now it's all about aesthetically delightful, beautifully designed bookshelves that make you want to crack open a well-worn classic, cozy up by the fire, sip on a steaming mug of hot tea, and bask in the aroma of burning candles. (Perhaps, as rain trickles down the nearby window.) And, if you've been obsessing over the recent #shelfie movement with book-lovers posting their gorgeous bookshelves all over Instagram, then these cozy bookcases are about to please your palette. From color-coded grouping to creative stacking, and from floating shelves to antique armoires, these bookshelf decorating ideas instantly make you feel warm and cozy.

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A chance visit to our local op-shop the other day garnered a lovely bundle of pre-loved linen treasures and one rather loved mini quilt... Six pretty doilies for $1 each. Five hand embroidered and one machine stitched... I had a few ideas for bringing the doilies to life again, but one in particular stood out immediately as perfect for 'framing' a sweet little tea pot motif I'm working on for the April Stitchery Club. Here's a sneak peek at that design. I chose threads that blended with the ones already used in the doily embroidery, and some a little deeper in colour so the completed motif would stand out... Still a few little embellishments to add, but it's coming along beautifully... I'll show you how this 'remade' doily will be used next week. Did you notice the country style appliqued mini quilt with all the chooks?! At just $1.50 it made me a little sad... ...because I know how much time and effort goes into making these projects, so my old/new chicken quilt is going to be cherished in the Elefantz home! These chooks sure make Mr E and I laugh as they run around the centre of the table at breakfast... But the vintage finds did not stop there... Do you browse Ebay? Mr E does, I don't. Unless I am after something very specific. Which is what happened recently. You see I'm planning a few winter makeover projects (if winter ever arrives because we're still sweltering in record temperatures here in the tropics) and something that's been top of my list for a few years now is a small suitcase that can be re-made as a sewing case. It occurred to me that an old vanity case (beauty case) would be perfect so I typed in 'vanity case' on Ebay and within seconds I had five to choose from. One stood out from the rest, so I placed my $20 bid and prepared to sit and wait out the 9 remaining days of the auction, fully expecting to be swamped by collectors with more money than I could afford. But nobody made a bid against me! So look what lives at my house now... It's more than 50 years old and smells a bit musty, but is in excellent condition... As I am still a novice in restoration and the makeover of delicate old things I asked my talented friend Julie from My Threadbear Life for advice on how best to treat my vintage treasure. She is the queen of this craft and I often find myself on a Friday night scrolling through her blog to see the beauty she so perfectly creates. It's inspiring and good for the soul. I have gleaned from her sage advice and now have a little more confidence in the correct way to clean the case, which I hope to make a start on after Easter. Might also begin sketching some ideas for how I'd like to re-create this as a sewing case in the future.. I did find a few makeover inspirations by searching on Pinterest. Here's a few that tickled my fancy. THIS shabby chic style has a tutorial... THIS one is sooooo pretty.... And what about THIS one for a bit of glam? So many lovelies to find inspiration in, but I have only one little case to play with. Well, I had better do it right because I think this will take a lot of time and creativity...and I'm really looking forward to the challenge. Make sure you visit Julie's blog HERE - seriously, it's one of my favourite online places to visit. In fact, Julie recently used a larger suitcase for something very special. Wouldn't you love to sit on her porch!? Here's a few more makeovers from Julie's hands to whet your DIY appetite... Today on the Tea for Two blog hop you can visit these lovely bloggers to swoon over the pretty projects they have made... April 2nd Creativity Amongst Chaos Hill Valley Quilter MaMAccessories Blessings From Our Nest SHORT BLOGGING BREAK I'm taking a few days break from the blog over Easter. Mr E and I are both in need of some R & R so we're heading north for an overnight road trip and have our cameras packed for some off-the-beaten track adventures. Sweet Blossom and her best friend are holding down the fort at home with Bob-the-dog, Princess Sophie & Private Charlie, and we're ever so grateful for that...I'd best bring something nice home as a thank you, right? God bless you this Easter and may we all sing with one voice on Sunday morn - "He Is Risen!" He is risen indeed. See you back here on Monday... hugs

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"\"Like charity glamour should begin at home.\" - Loretta Young, American actress. 'TAMMY' based on white colored beaded pearls curtain jewellery . Tie-backs with gold, silver and brass colored rings. Custom size available, please let me drop a mail with the length of desired Tie-backs and I will make for you custom. ALL MY TIE-BACKS ARE HANDMADE BY ME. DIMENSIONS: Length: 19 inch / 49 cm or longer How can you determine the length you need for? You can measure it with a ribbon and select from scroll-down menu the length. The rings at the end of strings include the full length. Price : from USD 18,00 / one piece. (Doubled string) NOT includes hooks. You can make magical interiors as : ♥ shabby chic ♥ romantic style ♥ classical style ♥ country interiors ♥ cottage style NOTE: The pearls have various tones and be aware of color differences represented by individual monitors - I will try to describe and photograph as accurately as I can in daily light. Spirit of My Home - feel the atmosphere !"

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