Saturday, August 15, 2009

Finds of Favorite Things

This is my first week to participate in "Sunday Favorites". Hosting this event is Chari at Happy To Design. Visit all the people signing in at:
Thanks Chari.

Tonight I went upstairs with good intentions of straightening out my pie safe cupboard that I use to store fabric, sewing stuff and anything else I just want to keep! Well, I found a box full of stuff and before I knew it, it was midnight. Well, now it is really Sunday!

Now, this was one of my favorite things!! . . . Until my dog thought it was his toy. I rescued it but it needs some major repair!

Just some things I had put away to save in the cupboard. There was a whole box of things.

Always liked this little picture. It's true (as with most animals), "A dog loves you no matter what."

I used to paint animals and wildlife, way back when the kids were little! This is a little one of one of our Abyssinian cats that I did.

I ran across a snapshot of Jack and I of the day we got married. (A younger me!! Wow look at all that hair, and what color is that anyway!)

This is a large piece of tatting that my Mom did. She used to work really fast with the little shuttle. (I think that's what it was called, not sure.)

A close-up of the tatting work.

A little piece of tatting my Mom did.

This is a beautiful, very old baby bonnet done with tatting. I don't think my Mom did this. Maybe her mother did. Isn't it precious!

The inside of this little bonnet is soooo fragile.

All this old lace.

I have bags of old lace that I used to buy at garage sales and estate sales, auctions etc. when I had a shoppe. I haven't seen it in awhile. There must be something I could do with this. I know there are some crafty, beautiful things I could make but I don't know what. Do any of you have any ideas?? Something vintage or cottage looking . . .
Well, that's all for this evening. See, I never did get my cupboard straightened up. I constantly get distracted! That's why I have trouble getting anything done. Oh Hum! There's just not enough hours in the day.
Have a great Sunday.


  1. Oh the little bonnet is so precious. You should have it stored in acid free paper in an acid free box.
    I have seen lots of Christmas angels made from lace. Maybe search out some pictures on the internet.

  2. Thanks for visiting -- what great treasures in that cupboard.

  3. What precious things. I just love running across stuff I haven't seen in a while, even when I'm on another task. I love the tatting.

  4. Hello Shirley...

    Just wanted to give you a warm welcome for joining in with Sunday Favorites for your very first time!!! It's so nice to have you participate!!!

    I seen a little note that you left on Lori's were wondering if it was alright if you posted something that you had done on friend, NO strigent rules for Sunday Favorites! Of course, we usually post a favorite post from the's just nice to have you join in with us!!!

    Ohhhh...I love your pie safe! I sure would have had some fun going through all of your "goodies"!!! Hehe!!! I do the very same thing...sit down to rearrange or go through something like that...and the time really flies...not to mention, finding some things that you had completely forgotten about! Hehe! Loved the painting you did of your's gorgeous, my friend! You're a very talented you still paint? That painting really is good!!! Ohhh...and I loved seeing those beautiful pieces of tatting that your mother made...that is quite an art! I would love to know how to do that..but it always looked complicated to me! Ohhh would be nice if you could use some of that pretty lace! Maybe on a few pillows...cloths for tables???

    I really enjoyed your post, my friend! Thank you so much for joining in with the fun of Sunday Favorites this week...hope you'll join us again!!!

    Warmest wishes,


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