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Sunday, February 8, 2009

Vintage Stocking Swap Part two

Here are the goodies I sent my swap partner Sherry for the Vintage Stocking Swap.
I Beaded her stocking and added some vintage crocheted laces. And was lucky to find an old hankie with her initial on it. :)


She has SUCH a Beautiful Home . I wanted to make her a few things that would fit in a few different rooms. Firstly, Blues. Soft shabby shades of blue. I made the paper tussie, The vintage wallpaper frame, embellished the tree and strung the vintage mercury garland from a box of antique beads I had. Every girl loves Vintage China, Right ? :)



Next, Cream, Silver and Gold inspired me. I took an old doll and made a cone under her skirt so that she could be a tree topper, or to sit on the mantle. I made her little crown, and tree. Isn't she sweet ? The tree with the bells is vintage, as well as the flapper girl portrait and old cameos. Sherry has a bowl of old cameos, so I thought she might like these :) I also glittered a wooden JOY block for her, because SHE is such a Joyful person :)

And finally Pink !!! I am pretty sure that she has pink in every room. :) I painted her a Pink Rose in a little Rose frame that I shabbied up for her. Made her one of my beaded felt hearts, another paper tussie, and a Pin cushion. The I embellished the pins with a few old Rhinestone buttons I had, and the pincushion with a vintage pearl earring and a glittered soft pink rose. And Finally, I painted a Vintage electric Candleholder pink and added ribbons, rhinestone buttons and vintage millinery and silver glittered leaves.

This was such an absolute Joy and I have made a very dear friend in the process. Thank you SO much for being my Wonderful Partner Sherry !! :)

Hugs,

Rhea

10 comments:

Lori said...

Rhea, that must have been a wonderful package to open...you gave Sherry so many beautiful things...i love the idea of making the doll into a tree topper!!! the wallpaper frame you made is so lovely!!! and i love that bottle brush tree...everything is so beautiful and Sherry is a lucky girl!!!

Connie said...

Beautiful, honey. I love the white vintage look of it and all the other stuff......WOW! You did fantastic as always, chick! Hope today finds you well. I'm going to try and call you after lunch.
SMooches and hugs,
Connie

MARIA said...

Being here is like being in heaven.
Absolutely beautiful arts!
Doll is really sweet and she looks fantastic with this amazing white tree.
All your arts are amazing!

My best wishes to you, dear, beautiful Rhea!

SherryRoseBella said...

Sweet Rhea...I am such a lucky girl to have been the recipient of all these beautiful things! Each treasure was absolutely breathtaking!! I was in heaven on earth as I opened each little tissue wrapped & tied with pastel seam binding package!! I love everything and still can't believe you made those treasures for me! All you girls out there...you would not believe the precious stocking!
Love & hugs, Sherry

countrygirl3031 said...

What a lucky lady Sherry is...she received some wonderful gifts from you. You are so very talented!


Hugz,
Michele

LW said...

Oh how beautiful…

You really out did yourself and put so much thought into
Everything you sent…

Louise

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Rhea,
You received BEAUTIFUL items and I looked to see that you sent BEAUTIFUL items. Looks like you were perfect swap partners:)
All very lovely:)
Warmly,
Deb

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

I bet your friend was tickled to bits!! These are all just beautiful!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Rhea, this has to be the best swap EVER!! Even two or three of these things would be HEAVEN to receive! I always love seeing your pretty creations.

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

TattingChic said...

Oh, Rhea! Those gifts are all so breathtaking! Your recipient is so lucky! You have such a gift for making such beautiful things! :)