Monday, 28 March 2011

Going GREEN


It is time for the Cottage Colours Party again, and this time round, the colour prompt is "GREEN" . Perfect for Spring, of course, and I probably should have gone outside and photographed all the beautiful Spring greens, those delicate shades I love so much. Instead I went through my stash of bling, and boxes, and books and bits and pieces. This is what I came up with -


I think I'll start with a bit of bling -


I love this cross -


and the pale green beads on this vintage rosary -


This beautiful antique book from 1866 has a gorgeous deep green and gold cover, I especially love the spine -


I know these pages aren't green, but I just had to show you a teeny glimpse of the inside of this lovely book -


Old postcards -


A beautiful old French box, possibly a glove box -


I love the tiny gold design on this rich green background -


This faux shagreen box is also from France, and came with these cute hat pins -

The deep green velvet lining is soooo luscious!

And then there are the buttons, green buttons in every shade and shape -


And of course French buttons on their original card -


And I'll finish my GREEN post with another bit of sparkly yumminess, a small length of gorgeous trim, with tiny beads and sequins -


I hope you have enjoyed taking a look at a little bit of green prettiness.

Toodlepip, xxx

18 comments:

Green thumb said...

Yes Lizzie, please stay indoor also for the next colour challenge, so we could get another post full of prettiness!
xxx

Barbara Jean said...

Hey girl!
Just lvoe your books and that box, well, love it all!!

blessings
barbara jean

Diane Writes said...

Hello Liz! It's greenery! I am amazed by your book that dates back to 1886. Priceless piece! I love the blings too. Great collection!

stampdiva said...

Liz, you have the coolest items. WOW!
Have a great week.
Wishes
Lynne

Regina said...

Owwwww Liz....shiney shiney pretty pretty!! I love all of your goodies..you lucky gurl to have all of them.

Hugs,
Regi

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Liz,
I never thought green could look so gorgeous!! TFS.
Have a lovely evening.
Hugs,
Marie

Croap Queen said...

Blimey, how long did stash-rummaging take? I've seen some of your stash, lol. All very pretty though, and the tags from the previous posts are very pretty too.

JJ x

Home and Heart said...

Absolutely scrumptious!!! Hurray for Spring!! (Thank you too for joining my giveaway!)

LissyLou said...

gorgeous green things x

Bunty said...

My favourite colour! You have some lovely items here.

Thanks for your good wishes by the way!

Barbara

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

WOW is all I can say! Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Dorthe said...

LIZ- you have the most wonderfull collections- just look at all that beautifull green bling-- I LOVE IT--
the cross. and the rosary-oh my how beautifull- all the books, with
wonderfull drawings inside.
Gorgeus color choice and pieces, dear.
Hugs, Dorthe

Melody said...

Hi Liz! So happy you came for the Cottage Color Party! I'm certainly glad you didn't go outside for your post...love your 'Flowery' bling.
Melody (Co-Host ECS)
Brown GIngham Creations

pepeetje said...

Oh I love your green collection ... and the little cross is so beautiful :-) I love crosses :-) you have a beautiful blog.

romance-of-roses said...

Amazing items, all of them the jewelry is stunning. What fun collecting it all.
Hugs,
Lu

JeanFB said...

Well, I am positively green with envy! *groan* Yep, that was bad, but I absolutely love your stash!!! Thanks for sharing. ;)

Diane said...

Hey, Liz, wow! What eye candy! Georgeous photos!

Debbi said...

Okay, I am so LATE visiting all the party goers. I am absolutely drooling over all your green treasures. When I got to the jewelry and buttons I am truly jealous! Just amazing:)