Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Oh la la French WHITES

Yay, it is WHITE WEDNESDAY again! The weather has been horrible the last few days, so I haven't been able to photograph anything new, but I have a bunch of photos of delicious antique French nighties etc. which I had put together to show to a friend a while ago.

Here is a small selection of French antique nighties, bed jackets, and.... bloomers! -

Antique French Nightdresses -

Beautifully embroidered pure cotton bedjackets -

Amazing bustier, the embroidery is incredibly well done, and check out the fabulous handmade button -

The sweetest little children's garments - 

A tiny little jacket -

A child's bloomers -

A little girl's nightdress -

And last but not least, ooh la la...... 19th Century bloomers! -

I love antique and vintage clothing. Happy White Wednesday!

Here is the link to the fabulous TIMEWASHED blog, where you can find many more beautiful and BLISSFUL WHITES! Toodlepip xxx

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Halloween Tag Swap

We didn't really want to come back, we were feeling so nice and cosy in the cottage in France, but I am happy to be back in my craft room! I didn't take any crafty stuff with me for the couple of weeks we were going to spend in France, and by the end of the two weeks, I really wanted to mess with paper and glue, and fabric and lace, and all that stuff. At least I had the wool to start on Vicki's wonderful PINK SCARF project so my hands weren't completely idle. 

Oh heck, I have so many things to show you, from before we went to France as well. You remember the Halloween tag swap I was in? Kimberly at ArtJoyStuff is such a fabulous swap hostess, have a look at what I received just hours before we went to France -

Beautifully decorated package-

The tag book -

 Kimberly made these great wooden tags for each tag book -

And I was so pleased with the tags I received back. In the order they were arranged in the tag book -

This is JoAnne's ( Vintage Dragonfly blog ) tag - Front 

Back -

Michele's tag ( Something Special blog ) - Front 

Back -

Sylvia's tag ( Little Treasures by Sylvia blog ) - Front

Back -

Carol, unfortunately I don't have her blog details- Front

Back -

Marcia's tag ( The Shop around the Corner blog ) - Front

Aren't they all great? These are the ones I made for swap, you have probably seen them on my blog before, but I thought I'd remind you ;-) -

I have to go over to the Tag Tuesday blog now and post this week's tag challenge. Dang, I have missed so many in the last couple of months, I have a heck of a lot of catching up to do. Ah well, lets start with today's.

Toodlepip xxx

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Blissful Whites Wednesday - French bedlinen and some purchases

I am so happy that we can carry on sharing our WHITES on Wednesdays, I got so used to posting whites and visiting other blogs for their beautiful whites. Having said that, I don't have an awful lot of whites here at the cottage at the moment. I showed you some last week, and this week, well, I was a bit stumped. So I decided to show you just a few little bits of French bedlinen ( most are in the UK waiting to be listed ) which I use here. Everybody knows about the beautifully embroidered sheets of course, I love them so much, linen is such a fabulous fabric. Ah, and the lovely pillow cases, they are so pretty! 

Treasured linens were carefully darned -

Crocheted lace edging on a pillowcase -

Lace edging, lace inserts and embroidery on a pillowcase -

This is one of my treasured little boudoir pillows, finest embroidered net lace over fabric -

Somehow that didn't seem quite enough for the first Blissful Whites Wednesday, so I set off to the sort of brocante shop in Etang. No lace, sigh, just doilies, which were way too expensive, but I had a rummage and found a couple of white things which I quite liked.

The two little urns are pretty, not entirely sure what the material is, onyx perhaps? Heavy stuff, whatever it is -

This little jug also looked rather sweet I thought, so I brought it home as well 

Of course this post is linked to the first BLISSFUL WHITES post over at TIMEWASHED

But because the photos were taken in our cottage in France, and just for once show a bit of the interior, well, the mantlepiece, lol, I am linking this post also to - 

Show and Tell Friday at the beautiful My Romantic Home blog,

Feathered Nest Friday at the equally gorgeous French Country Cottage blog, and

Shabbilicious Friday at the oh so charming Shabby Art Boutique blog.

We are going back to the UK on the weekend, I need to catch up on so many things, inchies, tags, swaps....... and listing lots of lovely stuff on Etsy of course.

Toodlepip xxx