Friday, November 11, 2011

HANDMADE AND ANTIQUE TREASURES

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Many of my personal treasures are things I have created by hand. I love to create books and fill them with artwork. The book here has not been filled yet but wanted to share it. It is titled Ribbons and Lace for obvious reasons (smile). It is a vintage, scallop-edged book filled with pages in various tones of pinks and rose. The vintage image on the book has a lovely metal frame. I am a mixed media and digital artist and will fill it with that type of imagery and hopefully present the pages at another time.

The vintage table frame was hard to photo because of the glass covering the vintage image. I love this antique enamelled frame, it has such beautiful details. I made the jewelry box by padding and covering a chipboard oval box with a dainty patterned fabric. The inside is also padded and covered, as is the top. The top has a layer of pearls around the outer edge. The jewelry shown here is antique jewelry inherited from my mother when she passed away. All pieces are treasured.



I love birds and love to create birdhouses. This is a little wooden birdhouse that I have embellished with black and white tissue, a variety of pink flowers, feathers, and a butterfly. See the pink and burgundy feathered bird perched on the roof. Some of my embellishments include flourishes and a flower that I have glittered. Love glitter. I hope you enjoy these personal treasures. Hugs, Gayle.


I AM SHARING MY TREASURES WITH:

* SHOW AND TELL FRIDAY WITH CINDY AT MY ROMANTIC HOME
*THINK PINK SUNDAY
* SUNDAY'S BEST - MY 1929 CHARMER
* WHITE WEDNESDAY WITH KATHLEEN@FADED CHARM
* PINK SATURDAY WITH BEV

27 comments:

Trisha said...

It is all very lovely...I just love all the shades of pink!

~Trisha

Judy said...

What cute treasures :). Thanks for stopping by my blog...I am following you back.

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
I love your treasures !! The little wooden Birdhouse is Beautiful so sweet. I also love Vintage!! the frame looks great to me. The name of your blog is also You A Tasteful Touch this is a great name. I would like to thank you so much for your sweet comments on my Tablescape and becoming my newest follower.
Im a follow on your blog now.
I hope you come back and see me Im putting a new Tablescape on tonight for are Veterns.
XXOO Diane

La Vie Quotidienne said...

How pretty these are...the little birdhouses would look so charming on a Christmas tree. Have you ever done that?

Dezinaworld said...

Wow Gayle, thank you for sharing such beautiful treasures. these are all so pretty and beautifully crafted. I love them all but i think my favourite has to be the gorgeous little jewellery box, thats so full of your own mother's treasured jewels.
hugs June x

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh how beautiful, Gayle!!! And Happy Pink Saturday to you. I love your creations--they have a "heavenly" touch!
XO
Cindy

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

So pretty and creative. Thanks for stopping by CITexas Gal and following...I'm on your Followers List, too. Very pretty pinks.

Tricia said...

That is a beautiful book and a beautiful birdhouse. Happy Pink Sat.

Antiques And Teacups said...

What lovely things! You talented person! Glad you have some family Shelley...I love them! Thanks for visiting!
Ruth

Cindy said...

Gayle, thank you so much for visiting and following my blog site. Your work and birdhouses are precious. What a gift you have been blessed with! Looking forward to seeing more of your goodies in the future.
Hugs,
Cindy

Barbara Rosenzweig said...

Beautiful!
I'm your new follower.

Ginger said...

Thanks for stopping by, your blog is lovely and I am a new follower. Love your art.
Ginger

betty jo said...

Your creations are beautiful Gayle! My maiden name was Page and I have a cousin named Gail Page. Thank you so much for your visit. I'll be following your blog too . . .

Cindy said...

Such beautiful treasures! I love it all, Gayle! Thanks for stopping by ~ I'm glad you enjoyed my pink poodle skirt/vintage post!
Hugs, Cindy

Audrey said...

How wonderful to have your mother's jewelry. Love your art.
Audrey

Sares said...

What beautiful pink treasures! The best thing are the ones you make yourself or are given to you by a loved ones. Happy Pink and have a wonderful week!

Chelsea said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog, now following yours, too! I love all that vintage jewelry, I am such a sucker for sparkles and pearls!

Kathleen said...

What lovely treasures you have. I will be watching for updates on the book.

Andrea @Oasis Accents said...

Such beautiful little treasures! Thanks for sharing with us at Sunday's Best =)

A Scrap-a-Teeny Girl said...

Gayle,
Thanks so much for the lovely comments on our blog & for following us! I am following you on Twitter as well as your wonderful blog now! What a gorgeous little table full of such treasures! I wish I had more room in my house to display something like this! Such memories! :D Becky

Casa Corpo e Cia: O jeito mulherzinha de ser. said...

I love it!
xoxo

Lori said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing it all, I found you at Sundays Best Party.

Cathy @My 1929 Charmer said...

Love your treasures, and I really like the birds. Im a bird girl. You are one creative chic. thanks for sharing at Sunday's Best.

A Touch of Grace said...

Hi Gayle
Happy Pink Saturday to you...
Wow you are very talented,love the books pretty! That gorgeous frame, how did you make that?
I'll go back and follow you,and learn a few things
Blessings
Grace

Kerrie said...

Your blog is beautiful! I am now following, thank you for your Pink Saturday visit! Hugs, Kerrie

Carla said...

I followed you home! I'm so glad I did you have wonderful work to look at and be inspired by! Thanks for sharing.

SAMARA NAVI said...

OMGosh Gayle you ARE crafty...and pink...well you have ME! lol I love pink. This is adorable and I love it! I wish I could do the altered stuff. I would love to take a course in it. btw I am just outside Toronto. When my daughter was travelling around the world last year, they washed up in the Wallmart in your town! lol Divine Love and thank you for your personal email. Keep in touch. You sound like a sweetie. Divine Love, Samara