Sunday, 9 October 2011

Pink Saturday ( on a Sunday, oops )

I meant to post these photos yesterday, but......... didn't, lol. DH and DS3 went to France very early yesterday morning (3am), so that was it for me as well, no more sleep. Then I had a town walk with a group of German school kids in the morning, then the doggies demanded my full attention because they were already missing Andy and Nicholas, and I was just too pooped to even go anywhere near the computer, lol. So I am late with my Pink Saturday post.

I found this sweet little tin at a French vide greniers in the summer and loved the gorgeous shade of pink -

I went to a boot fair a couple of weekends ago, and came across a lady who had a small box full of fabric scraps. Of course anything fabricy is like a huge magnet to me. I started digging around in it, and found some really beautiful vintage and antique fabric pieces, most of them from period clothing. I spent way too much time there, according to my poor long suffering DS3, who usually comes with me, but oh, it was such a pleasure fondling these wonderful old bits and pieces. Fabulous beaded inserts from Flapper dresses, silks, lace, little bits of velvet, it was delightful. And yes, I did buy some scraps, because when you make fabric collages, you sure don't need huge pieces. Amongst all the other delightful bits, I found these pieces, fabulous patterned shell pink silk embroidered with fine metallic silver thread and gorgeous turquoise silk thread -

This piece of silk crepe fabric is a much richer pink and embroidered with much brighter colours -

These vintage fabrics have such an amazing texture, they feel so soft and drape beautifully, and I can just imagine what it must have been like to wear such dresses. One of these days I must bring out all my vintage dresses again and have a good ooh-and-aah session. My favourite vintage dress is probably a 1940s dress I bought in Paris, on a school trip, when I was 16 years old, my very first vintage buy and the start of a life long passion for treasures of the past.

But now I have to get back to my craft table, my fingers are itching to make another little domino book.

I am linking this post to the wonderful HOW SWEET THE SOUND blog for the weekly PINK SATURDAY linky.

Enjoy your Sunday! Toodlepip xxx


Terry said...

Wow! That is a lovely tin and so perfect for Pink Saturday! Love those fabric pieces as well! Have a wonderful Sunday!

Rhonda said...

Oh, lucky you, digging around vintage and antique markets. I love your pink tin box and fabric. I agree, wouldn't it have nice to have worn those wonderful clothes?

Have a great day creating. I needed a bit of inspiration this morning.

Lyn said...

great find, I couldn't cut them up though!

Anonymous said...

Happy Pink Saturday!!
Such great finds. I know I would zoom in on the tin and fabric if I had spied them.

Debby said...

The pink tin and the fabric are beautiful.

Floss said...

Exceedingly pretty, Liz!

Dorthe said...

Oh my dear Liz-
all so very beautiful,-the fabric are fabolous, so richly embroidered-and the tin, so special in those colors- LOVE it all.
I guess you finished creating by now, me too- and also had my mom for dinner- so now ,late ,catching up, with friends.
Hugs-from Dorthe

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi dear Liz,
beautiful tin and the fabric is to die for!TFS.
Have a wonderful week.

Anonymous said...

Pink is good any day of the week, Liz! Lovelies!! Nice and vintage, nice and aged with patina!

Hugs, Diane

Jann said...

I loved your photos! What small treasures we can find sometimes when we are looking through boxes, especially someone else's!--I'm not sure what a "boot fair" is, but it must be like what we call a swap meet here in the US. (?)

Cindy Adkins said...

WOW, I love the box and fabric--Happy Pink Saturday on Tuesday!!! lol

Xela said...

Hallo meine Liebe, ich habe ein ganz schlechtes Gewissen weil ich schon so ewig nicht mehr hier war.
Deine Dose ist ja ein Traum! Rosa gehört eh zu meinen Lieblingsfarben, der Stoff ist auch super. Klasse Funde Liz.
Ich wünsche dir einen schönen Tag meine Liebe
*knuddel* Alexandra

Barbara Jean said...

Love your pinks!!
Thanks for coming by.

hugs and blessings
barbara jean