May 14, 2010

Timeworn And Loved...

Old lace, vintage buttons, my mother-in-law's favorite embroidery
hoop, and one of my own Hearts Desire Forget-me-not hearts.

When I was in Sarasota this week, a friend gave me a scrumptious
assortment of handmade laces - all crocheted or knitted by her!

These are breathtakingly beautiful in shades of white,
cream and all the other colors of "vintage"...
timeworn, special and loved. I'm sure you can imagine
how excited I was when I realized the gift I was given.

Now, they're mine...all mine...
with promises of more to add to the collection.
All are pieces I will use, enjoy, share and treasure as she did.

From a friend with a great many talents
to
this very grateful protege'.
JoySignatureAcorn
Please visit Button Floozies on Saturday, too. I've gone through my button boxes and found some real beauties to share. Here's the link: Button Floozies

17 friends clicked here to leave a note for me:

Lady Farmer said...

Oooohhhh! What treasures your friend has gifted you with! She must think you are very special to her, indeed! She knows you can appreciate all the time and effort that went into making them. What beautiful gifts and friend!
Be Blessed!

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Hi dear Donna!
Now that's a great friend!
And that's the thing about giving you pretties such as she did, it's with the utmost confidence that you will most certainly create something spectacular....and usually in record time, no less!

Have a wonderful weekend! Love you bunches!

Anne

Debra@Common Ground said...

Hi Donna, what a yummy collection of buttons and laces. Even better when you know the person they are from! Have a wonderful weekend,
hugs,
Debra

Lululiz said...

What a beautiful gift!

Michelle Palmer said...

Goosebumps! They're gorgeous! I gently hold some of the intricate pieces we have collected and wonder, "What was she like? What were her thoughts as she made these... was it a favorite pass time of hers..."
Such treasures shared~
Hope your weekend is wonderful!
Michelle

andrea creates said...

Very nice-I love adding lace detail to my creations :)
Great button photo over at Button Floozies too!

Debby said...

WOW!!! Your friend has given you a beautiful gift, they are so yummy!!! Love your photos today.
Debby

Beedeebabee said...

Hi Donna! Such a beautiful gift of gorgeous treasures! (The picture you took is so gorgeous also!) I know you'll make some wonderful things with those precious goodies! Have a fun weekend! xoxo Paulette

Deb said...

Those laces are beautiful - I can't believe that she made them herself. What a wonderful treasure you received.

Claudia said...

Oh my goodness, what gorgeousness! I am in awe of her talents.

xo
Claudia

Doni said...

Such beautiful items and she did a lovely job on them. I know they'll always be special to you!
Blessings,
Doni

Faerie Moon Creations said...

What beautiful treasures! How nice of your friend to share them with you. But then, what are friends for? It's all about sharing and caring for each other. Enjoy! Theresa

Michele said...

lucky lucky you... i wish!

Simple Southern Happiness said...

What lovely treasures you have there and especially they were hand crafted by her. Each time you look at them you will always be reminded of her thoughtfulness.

I have some lovely antique lace, I so want to make something with them but then I like them just to hold and look at. I have a lovely blue crochet doily from a friend, it graces the night table in the guest room. Its where I also sit each day when I am on the computer. I look over and its there saying "Hello".

Andi's English Attic said...

A treasure trove! Enjoy. xx

Michele's Treasures, Teacups, and Tumbling Rose Cottage said...

Oooo! Good for you! What treasures!
; )
~Michele

Michelle May said...

Those are so yummy! I love that square one. Is it like a frame???? So beautiful!

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