Thursday, February 21, 2013

The Sound of Music

I am a proud member of the Vintage Etsy Society Street Team and honored to have been chosen to create a treasury for this week's Friday Movie Night. This treasury and my NorScott Etsy Shop will be featured on our team blog tomorrow. Several of my fellow team members items are featured here. For more information on any one item, just click on the picture.
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'The Sound of Music' by NorScott

Friday is movie night on the Vesties team blog. And this week's feature is "The Sound of Music" starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer.

See the feature presentation here

1905 Antique Dated Map of Salzburg and Salzkammergut, Austria - CabinetOfTreasures
Vintage Sound of Music VHS - energyforthesoul
Austrian Crystal necklace -Austrian light blue crystal flowers necklace - Klassic
Antique Royal Bonn ceramic cabinet plate with flowers and gilded edges - SimonEtCie
City View of Salzburg, Austria  8x10 Print- Travel Photography - aroundin80frames
8 Vintage German Embossed Edelweiss Flowers - juliecollings
Maria's Brown Linen Dress from the Sound of Music - tulipdesign
Sound of Music // Gift Table Wedding Signage // Cream or Kraft Paper - LADYBIRDINK
Edelweiss Bloom and Grow Forever Print - OrganicBird
sound of music plate - Inmagionable
Vienna Summer Palace 8x10 Fine Art Print - affordable home decor - Gold Chandelier - rebeccaplotnick
1950s vintage wedding dress- ivory lace and tulle 50s wedding gown- small / medium - circa1955vintage
Childrens Grey Suede Leiderhosen - saltydogvintage
Wool Jacket, Cream Woollen Blazer, Wool Jacket Made in Austria - taffetablue
1934 Duesenberg at the Loading Dock  - Sepia -11 x 14  -Classic Car Photograph - Luxury - Bygone Days -Fine Art Photo - ForDaGuys
vintage Swiss Alps & Chalet  Landscape Framed Wall Art Print, German, French, Austrian eclectic European cottage decor, shabby objet d'art - stellabystar

Monday, February 18, 2013

Reader Submission - Baby Booties Using Upcycled Vintage Hankies

Sue, one of my readers, contacted me after finding my Hanky Dresses online to let me know how much she liked them and that she had pinned one on her Don’t Cry Pin Board - We started comparing notes and I found out she was a hanky lover and crafter too.

Isn’t this a sweet idea! Sue makes these cute little baby booties from upcycled vintage hankies.

These little girl's booties incorporate white ladies hankies. The special white booties on the bottom were made from a vintage hanky that had tulle lace on the edge and tiny embroidered flowers.

Both sets of the of boy's booties incorporate men’s hankies.


Here is what else Sue had to say:
 I have been fascinated with hankies since I was given a box of them from a relative's estate sale. When I opened my Etsy shop, Greenbriar Creations, one and a half years ago, I began selling the bridal/heirloom quality hankies and upcycling the ones that weren't so perfect. I'm always looking for new ideas, so I was delighted to find your Hanky Dresses today.  
 All these baby booties are available at Sue's shop, just click here:   
Thanks for sharing Sue!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Valentine Cupid

Vintage Valentine Hanky Dresses
These three Hanky Dresses are from my private collection and are very dear to me.

The first one on the left is especially wonderful. Notice Cupid floating across the bodice. I was so surprised when I folded this up and Cupid appeared!

Remember the classic song "Cupid" as sung by Sam Cooke. 

Cupid draw back your bow
And let your arrow go
Straight to my lover's heart for me
Cupid please hear my cry
And let your arrow fly
Straight to my lover's heart for me ...

If you would like to listen to the song, you may click on this YouTube link.

The dress in the center declares the sentiment, "Forever Dear Forever".  Now picture is the late 1950's ... a pretty young woman is standing in her spotless mid century pink appliance kitchen. She is wearing a cotton fitted-waist dress, high heels, and a pretty little apron. Her husband comes through the front door and shouts, "Honey I'm home!"  He waltzes on into the kitchen, slips his hands around her tiny waist and gives her a big hug from behind and a kiss on the cheek. Then he says, "Now close your eyes and hold out your hands." He reaches back around the corner to pick up the gift he hid on the way in. He places a valentine card and one long stem red rose in her hands. She opens her eyes and an adoring smile spreads across her face. He excitedly requests, "Open it, open it." Tucked inside his romantic valentine is this lovely vintage hanky which brings a tear to her eye as she reads...Forever Dear Forever. You know she tucked that hanky away in her dresser drawer along with the memory of that moment when they were both young and so in love. How romantic it would have been to receive this hanky from your husband back in the Fifties!

Now the hanky on the right is what is known as a secret fold hanky. This one would have been folded a special way to reveal a heart and flowers.

Oh, and by the way, there is also a Valentine Hanky Dress on my front door.