Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Turning Treasures Into Heirlooms

 
I thought it would be fun to take one day a week (if possible) and show you what I do with some of my Saturday Treasures.
 
I know that there are some Saturdays that I do not have an item that I can use in a different manner, but I'll try, OK?
 
Today, I'm giving you an idea of what to do with those old, vintage pieces of lace that I collect so fast.  I seem to always be able to find some lace each week at the Flea Market.  Last Saturday, what I found was a bag full of small, beautiful pieces of different varieties of lace.
 
I made this heart this week for my Etsy shop - www.20northora.etsy.com - and adorned it with some of those pieces of lace.  I added buttons, an old pearl earring and some crinkled seam binding from which hangs a small key. 
 
I just love the variety of lace used in projects - even if it is worn or discolored. I always hand sew my vintage lace onto a project because alot of it is very delicate.
 
So, try using up some of those old pieces of lace.
 
Enjoy!
 
Till next time, Judy
 
PS I have several new items in my Etsy and am trying to add a new one each day for a while.  Come visit.


10 comments:

Cozy Little House said...

Oh, I love this one, Judy!
Brenda

Marissa said...

That is such a nice heart..I love the muslin pillows on etsy!! so pretty.

Olive said...

I love the pointy hearts you make. Old lace has a certain charm doesn't it?

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Ah ha a lace hound...lol.

I was one also...but when we moved, I gave it all away..silly of me wasn't it?

I love your heart.

Jen

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Ah ha a lace hound...lol.

I was one also...but when we moved, I gave it all away..silly of me wasn't it?

I love your heart.

Jen

NanaDiana said...

Judy- That is just a darling piece- I love it! xo Diana

Linda @ A La Carte said...

That is just a beautiful heart! I love how you put your own touch on all you do!
hugs, Linda

MeMeSue said...

Yea!!!! That is my heart!! I can't wait to get it!
Sue

Claudia said...

Love your heart. I have bunches of lace I should be using. I love your idea of showing us what you do with your Saturday treasures.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love your heart, Judy! The lace makes for a pretty and romantic looking touch. My sister sent me a bunch of lace she bought from a local church sale recently. I'm looking forward to adding it to a few different things.

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