Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Sugar, ah honey honey...

Hello!
It has been a little quiet around here just lately! It seems, I have mislaid my mojo...not sure where it has gone but I am hoping it returns soon!
Sewing and making are a little limited at the moment and because I wanted to touch base with you, I thought I would walk around our house and take a few photos of some of my 'things' that make me happy!

French linen...adore it, handwoven, slubby, imperfect, monogrammed gorgeousness. Can't get enough of it.
Buttons... I have been collecting buttons for a long time now and they don't really come anymore gorgeous than these m o p carved French beauties...

Just a few pretties...a painted powder puff box with a tiny round box sitting on top, which was a gift from a lovely lady. Hand carved doggies and a tiny nest...I adore nests, to me they are small miraculous sculptures. One pleasure of winter is to see dark nests sitting in bare branches.


A darling little teddy, at least 60 years old and a papier mache painted box given to me by a very dear friend.
More pretties...

French bowl with French mop buttons, hand carved stone and a bone tatting shuttle thingy...
Back of a picture, which is definitely more pleasing than the front A vtg Ostrich feather and a small collection of handmade vessels, made in Shropshire.
I have been collecting empty domed glass picture frames and just lying them on the mantelpiece, alongside family photographs and a vintage wax orange blossom wedding head piece.
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Another domed picture frame and two more vintage tiaras. How I love them, they give me the greatest pleasure every time I look at them..to me they are exquisite.



and finally, on my tour of household pretties, a stunning glass slipper...the one that Cinderella lost, I believe...
and speaking of things that make me happy, have a look at these two little button noses ...
Thank you so much, once again to everyone that has followed, commented and written to me, so very much appreciated.
Thanks for stopping by. x

32 comments:

marigold jam said...

Lovely things. Can you use the tatting shuttle? I did a wee bit for my C&G Creative Textile course - musty say I wouldn't want to do the edge of a wedding veil or anything but the couple of bits I did were fun. Love those last two pics with the black button noses!

Jane

Emily said...

These are all lovely. Love all the buttons and cinderella's slipper! : )

Pink Tree Studio said...

Such wonderful treasures! I love MOP buttons and the Nouveaute button card is a treasure indeed!!!

I dearly want to have one of your pieces with Liberty snippets :~) One of these days...

Victoria said...

Love all the doggies, both decorative and real!

Magic Bean said...

Don't think your mojo has gone. That was a lovely creative post. Thanks for the tour, Ax

Gorgeous Things said...

Thanks for sharing those little scenes of gorgeousness. The tatting thingy is interesting - can you use it?
Gorgeous x

A Time to Dance said...

Hello lovely lady, how I would love a snoop around your home you have such interesting things. Is that a real nest? We have one in the shed which I have always wanted to bring indoors. Hope you are keeping your spirits up. Let me know when you journey up north next

A Blessed Life said...

Goodmorning,maybe your mojo is hiding in the corner with mine they are in a secret little place with that little dash of self pity I have been sipping on and over on the left is a tiny little woe is me,however coming through the edge of the cutain nearby is a little ray of sunshine,and that means that hope is creeping in and that it is almost or maybe definately time to shake myself off,get over the hump and get on with it,I am not terminal so what gives me the right to think I can go within and curl up feotal like! lol you have your mojo it is right there in your lovely post,thankyou for sharing your pretties,even doing that must have made you feel so warm and nice.Have a lovely day and know we are all in this blog life together.Carole xx(no readers I am not mental lol just trying to get over myself lol).

Linda said...

...you are my candy, girl!!!

Love that song! Great post...great pictures!

Pearly Queen said...

That teddy reminds me of the mummy of Tutankhamen...

andrea creates said...

thanks for the tour! love all the little doggies :)

The Cloth Shed said...

I'm with you completely....handwoven, slubby, monogrammed French linen....love it....
Julie x

All things nice... said...

Oh your home looks so lovely with all those treasures, so pretty. Thanks for sharing

All things nice...

Jackie said...

Its lovely to hear from you again. I enjoyed the tour.

Carrie said...

Gorgeous French buttons! I don't think I could ever bear to use them, they deserve to be framed. Thanks for showing us around!

Penny said...

Thank you for the tour -- it wouldn't gone half as fast if I'd been there so I could touch each and everything. Its all beautiful and each grouping tells is very own story.

Wild Somerset Child said...

Such lovely treasures. I count myself lucky when I have to go into town and stop by a charity shop that has old linens for a few pence. I am stashing them away against a winter project.

What, please, is a 'mojo'? Sorry to be so ignorant.

Twiglet said...

What a little treasure chest of delightful bits and bobs. Hope your mojo returns soon - I love looking at all you do!

Sweet Birdy Love said...

Hey Viv, keep looking your mojo is there somewhere. Lovely photos, gorgeous MOP buttons and bits and pieces that you have collected.
Love the butterflies too.
Sending sunny, Springtime greetings from Oz.

JANE said...

Ooh, Viv, pure prettiness! You are so extraordinarily talented. Thanks for sharing. J x

jenny elkins said...

viv-I think I lost my mojo too. Too many things going on. I visited a new artist friend on Monday for help. Ive been doing ART for a long time and with my Ed's bad health etc. I feel worn out. She had some great advice about using Facebook more and just trying to reconnect with people and I have been doing so over the last couple of days and I already feel inspired. I love selling vintage stuff too. I feel it is an art of sorts. I hope you do feel better soon. It has to be so frustrating. Thinking of you! jenny

wendy said...

What a crative post! Such great treasures!! I love the domed picture frames! Wendy

Sheep Rustler said...

How gorgeous! We all need to remind ourselves sometimes of the little things that make ourlives worth living :)

Tea Potty said...

Thanks for sharing your treasures with us!

Clare said...

I feel sure your mojo is just taking a short break and will return asap refreshed and ready to create yet more yummy things! I have fallen for that ted..he needs a good snuggle!!

Donna said...

Oh lovely lovely Viv, you are such a talented lady with a wonderful eye for the pretties :-)

I think this time of year is quite common for losing ones mojo. I have felt rather flat and listless lately and other creative friends of mine are feeling the same. It will come back.

I have LOADS of the Tibor fabric so if you wanted a bit I have plenty to spare and at a good price for you. See you soon xxx

Chrissie said...

I think if you wore one of your tiaras all day today it might help you rediscover your mojo. Hope so.

Aaaaaah, the Archies ....

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Darlink - how is it possible for you to ever leave the house when everywhere you turn is filled with such gorgeousness?
That doggy on a bobbin, that teddy, beads, buttons,bows, flowers......bliss.......

Now Mr.Mojo, I want a word with you
"it is high time you got your a*** into gear, get thee to home of henny teeth and do your stuff Mr.!"

I think that should do it Viv!

Flowery spriggery from The Lane,

Sarah x

Cowboys and Custard said...

I love to snoop and feast my eyes upon the treasures that folk gather around them. So many things to please the eye and fill the heart... particularly those glass domes and the little wooden doggies..

Michele xx

silverpebble said...

What a lot of truly ;ovely things to look at - such treasures Viv. I adore those MOP buttons on their little card - seriously precious. I hope you're having a good weekend x

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Raggy Rat said...

a friend came over the other day and will be popping to your blog shortly - she adored the creation you made for me and the way it helped me let go of stuff - files my dad had for example, and his leather jacket ...
thanks for always sharing lovely things ...