I love small antique bottles, something I inherited from my mom, Joy. Here's a small sample of my collection. My favorite is the baby bottle by EvenFlo (front far left) that was intended for a doll. I especially like it because Mom used EvenFlo bottles when we were babies, and I did also when my girls were babies. I also love the look of the teal-colored ones! The poor soul in the front, second from right, looked as if it survived a fire, which is the only reason I purchased it (for a whopping 0.50). It needed a loving home.
A lovely Chinese porcelain dessert stand shows off my Gran's old reading glasses. Aren't they wild? They were made in Italy and have small rhinestones and a simulated pearl at the top rims. I keep them on a hall table I pass several times daily; it's a lovely reminder of Gran for me. Beside that is a small, beautifully stitched pouch I found on a trip to my Aunt Von's in South Carolina. I keep my digital camera in it. I love looking at beautiful things! Then again, don't we all?!
Fabric cuffs seem to be quite popular these days and I admit to thoroughly being entranced with them myself. So what's a girl to do? Make one (or more) for herself! This is my first attempt and I had a great time making it. I think it would look great as a wedding cuff. Might put this one on my Etsy site (FursdonHouse.Etsy.Com). They're a lovely way to spend a few hours without getting too hung up in a more involved project! Which means you can make more!
This second creation was almost too easy. I literally cut the cuff off an old lace shirt (purchased from the local thrift store for all of $1.29, proceeds of which take care of the animals at the Humane Society). By doing this, I was able to save the button hole (which I don't know how to do myself), then I just added a square vintage button from my personal stash. I stitched glass beads in palest pink and rose at the top and palest aquamarine to the circles on the bottom. I then wove two very pale pieces of aqua ribbon through the notches above and below the circles. I think I'm going to create one for Isabel next; she wants it to be a little wild, so I should have fun with that one! A pity my photographer skills aren't better. Oh well......
That's it for this posting. Take care and have a blessed day! Jan Fursdon of Fursdon House