Friday, December 4, 2015

What to do with your stash of crochet pieces and more...

When it comes to collecting vintage crocheted pieces, I'm sure that many of you are just like me. We stash them away and wait for a creative moment to strike.  Today one hit me square in the face!  I reached for some padded hangers and thought why not make these prettier.  So, I added a doilie, some ribbon and more stuff and here's what they look like now.

 Pretty little hangers that are so soft and feminine.

The bottle brush trees in silver and china sugar bowl and creamers, is another project I just completed.  These have already sold.

I'm in love with this snowball trimmed faux fur basket.  I just added some faux gifts wrapped in white paper, embellished with curly ribbon and a sprig of greenery.  Sold!
I decorated our tree over the Holiday weekend.
This year I went with whites, silvers and soft golds.  It is still needing a little something and as soon as I find it...I'll know. But for now it looks quite pretty.  Of course I had to add the Jeanne d'Arc Lace Angel Wings to the top.  You can find them here.
I fell in love with this deer pillow.  He's happy sitting by the tree.
Well that's it for now.  I know you are all busy getting ready for the holidays and you have lots to share.  So, I'll be stopping by to take a look.  


Donna Wilkes said...

Love the bottle brush trees in the silver. I have three large bags of vintage linens waiting for a project - I may have to borrow your idea. Mr. Deer is delightful.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

The hangers are pure inspiration! I want to make some too! So pretty. Who wouldn't want a few of those. Of course I love your beautiful tree too!

Blondie's Journal said...

The hangars are so pretty and such a clever idea. A great gift, too. Where can we find those padded silk hangars that keep out clothes crease proof?

Your tree looks gorgeous. You are so ahead of the game. I'm a procrastinator and quite simply lazy. Hope to get at a little of it over the weekend.

Good to hear from you and Happy Holidays, Sissy!

Jane x

Sea Cottage said...

Sissie you make everything beautiful. Those hangers are so soft and lovely. I do not have a stash of crochet bits but I need one! Your entire home is gorgeous...the mirror and glow of your trees...Oh and the wings as a tree topper..Just absolutely beautiful. I wish I could come by and visit you. Happy December dear friend. xo Kerrie

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Sissy:
Everything is so beautiful and festive! We'll be decorating next week. I've asked for a live tree this year - we have nowhere to store artificials anyway - so we'll shop for a nice tree to put up. I'm looking forward to it!
Happy Christmas holiday, my dear.

Birna Jönsson Kranich said...

I love the hangers :-)
Thank you for sharing

Junkchiccottage said...

Hi Diana,
Your new creations are so pretty I can see why they sold fast. Love the bottle brush trees in the creamers. So pretty. Your tree is gorgeous and love the wings for the tree topper. I will have the wings I got from you in my reveal for the upcoming home tour I am in. They are so pretty. Thank you again for my treasures. Have a wonderful week end.

Victorian1885 said...

Lovely post filled with romance and charm... thanks for sharing with all of us...

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Love all your creations...but the angel wings as your Christmas tree topper is out of this world AWESOME!!!


Debbie said...

I had to catch up on your posts, as I have been away for a few days. The mannequin is gorgeous!!! LOVE the tutu with the lights on and wings hanging behind her!! You are SO creative, Sissie! Your home is so festive for the holiday season. Love, love, love it all!! you are welcome to share that I have the JDL tunics and scarf and bag a matter of fact, I'm wearing the newest tunic this evening for our first holiday party, along with the lace scarf!!
Much love to you.

Linda said...

So pretty! I love all of these lovely items...and I have so many of them myself. We just moved, and I may not have quite as much space to display them...but I will pull them out and rotate them from time to time so that I can still enjoy them. :)

Merry Christmas!

Linda Hogeland

Donna said...

What a terrific idea, Sissie! I think the hangers would make pretty and useful gifts:) I adore your gorgeous mirror, it's just beautiful with the reflection of your tree. You have been busy!!

chateau chic said...

Your crocheted decorated hangers are so lovely, Sissie. And I love anything with bottle brush trees. Beautiful post!
Mary Alice

Okio B Designs said...

What a sweet idea for the hangers. Love this idea! And all of your holiday touches are simply stunning. =)


Shelia said...

Hi Sissieness! Oh, you really are the most creative! I love these doily hangers you've made! So pretty! Everything you do is pretty! Your tree looks so lovely too. Thanks for popping in to see me and I thank you for your prayers for little Carter. Thank you.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh, so many things to love here! The doily covered hangers are tres chic and I love that pom-pom basket! How cute is that! I like setting bottle brush trees in silver too. Your tree is really pretty, Sissie. Thanks for sharing all your lovely creations with us and have a wonderful weekend.

Christmas blessings,

CIELO said...

All lovely


The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh I love your Christmas decor...Just my style, wow how we have evolved, but good for us for keeping up with styles. I love the trees in silver wares. Thanks for the idea with the crochet, I have boxes of pieces

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