Saturday, April 24, 2010

Shabby Challenge Layout & A Shabbyliscious Swap Gift...

Hello Dear Blogger Friends
Today I have Shabby Challenge Layout to share with you

"The Well Appointed House"

The Challenge...
Can be be found here at

Use these Images as Inspiration.....
To Create a Shabby Layout

My Inspiration was the Formal Lounge Room Setting and the Color Scheme...
Along withe Chandelier from the Nursery Photo!

You must use:

At Least 4 paper's
I have used Webster's Pages and an Old Book Page

Must have flower's either in the paper or as an embellishment
Flowers are both on the PP and Have used Prima and Mini Roses

Laces, trims, ribbons
Have used 2 Laces, Silk Ribbon and Crepe Paper Trim 

Sprinkling of Buttons
3 Buttons

And a Vintage Inspired Journalling Block that You have Created........

Here is mine - It's a hidden Journalling Block 
" A Woman's Work Is Never Done!!"

The last date to upload is the 31st of April and 
International Bloggers are More than Welcome to Join In....

Just a close up to show the Shabby....
Achieved with Mr Tim Holtz Tattered Rose...
Mmmm One of my all time favorite colors!

So You still have time to enter...
So come and say Hi and check it out!!!

Now For ....
A HUGE Thank you to Sarah....
And a Gorgeous Swap Gift to Share
I feel like the luckiest girl around!!!

My Secret Garden Swap Gift Has Arrived
From Lovely Sarah

A Parcel filled to the Brim with 
Gorgeous Shabbyliscious Gifts and Supplies!!!

Full of Sooo Many Lovely Shabby Chic Treasures...
 Including a Gorgeous Cuff made by Sarah (bottom R hand corner)
Oh Sarah I have been eying these off for a while..
They haven't quite made it to Aus yet... so this may be the start!!!

Lovely Lady Charlotte, as I call her... made by Sarah...
A Beautiful Bling Bird.... 2 rolls of delicious vintage wallpaper..

Vintage Millinery like I have never seen before!!!
And lots of my absolute favorite.... Seam Binding!! Gosh I love this stuff!!!

Absolutely "To Die For" Rhinestones and Glass Pearls
A bag of delicious shabby white buttons.... sigh....

And these absolutely stunning vintage crochet squares!
And sooo many other fabulous things....

Thank you Sarah so very much for all of these gorgeous lovelies!
I have thoroughly enjoyed my very first Swap..
And I sooo hope the Postman arrives for you today!!!!

Well Ladies that's all for today...
Hope my post wasn't too long ....
See you again soon,
Lou xxx

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Tea Cup Tuesday Is Served With A Dash Of Art Deco

Hello Ladies &
Welcome to Another Edition of 
 Martha and Terri's
Teacup Tuesday

Today I would like to share with you
One of my favorites....

Shelley Orington

This beautiful Art Deco Set was made by Shelley 
Between 1925-1940 in England.

This is the Demitasse Cup Shape

This white Shelley China is whimsically decorated 
With hand painted beautiful Green Raise Enameled Flowers and 
Black Branches. 

 I will admit I love the elegant shape of the Shelley Coffee Pots 
More so than the Teapots....
Just a personal taste thing I am sure....

Besides being a vivid spring green with handpainted enamel foliage
It has pale green trim.

The same design was called 
Orington, Peony, or Chippendale, 
At various times. 

Creamer and Sugar
The Pattern Number on the bottom is 13216.

A perfect match with Shelley Orington would be some 
Gorgeous Art Deco.......

Art Deco has certainly made a resurgence lately...
Including  a Collection by the  
Wonderful and Talented Mr Karl Largerfield

The House of Chanel

So Today I thought I would indulge you with some gorgeous Chanel pieces...
That I wish I could also say were from own wardrobe.....
Sigh...... If only..... lol

Chanel's Fall-Winter Ready-to-Wear Collection
Included several stunning Art Deco accessories.

Like this Classic and Stunning Chanel Belt

True to the classic Art Deco aesthetic,
The pieces were streamlined, geometric and made of
Traditional Deco materials - jade, quartz, enamel and strass.

 From both the Day and Evening Collection....

The bold jade-green and pale-pink quartz necklaces,
Rings and belts were a striking contrast to the
Classic black Chanel suit and white silk/organza blouse.

 And No Collection would be complete without a
Sensational Pair of Shoes....

Art Deco Style of Course!!!

I hope you have enjoyed this post featuring Shelley Orington and
These gorgeous Chanel Art Deco Accessories.

Tea Cup Tuesday
Is hosted each week by 
Lovely Terri and Martha.....

So be sure to check out  
Terri's Blog Here

To see more wonderful teacups and inspiration from around the globe....

I Must also take this opportunity to apologize for not sharing in 
Last week's Teacup Tuesday.. 
I was just too tired after a busy night shift and headed straight for bed...

Thanks for visiting today and see you again soon....
Love Lou xx

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Lets Get Shabby Challenge Entry - Easter Themed Creation

Hello Again Dear Friends and Welcome to my Blog
Today I can share with you my 
 Lets Get Shabby Challenge Entry 

An Easter Themed Creation


The Challenge set was:
We want to see all that Easter Shabby -ness!"
 Another View

My Easter Creation started out as an Easter Gift Box 
But I decided instead to create an OTP instead..
A piece that I can use for my  Easter Vignette next year....

Side View

I have used lots of vintage and shabby material to create this piece 
Including Vintage Wallpaper, Crepe Paper, Seam Binding, Lace,
Vintage German Scrap, Beading and Millinery.....

I totally enjoyed making this Shabby Piece for the Challenge 
And am happy with the result.. :)
This months Wonderful Sponsor for the  

Lets Get Shabby Challenge 

I'm definitely looking forward to next months challenge..
You still have until the 20th April to get youe Easter Entry In
So come and play along...

To see all the other fabulous entries just link to the 
Lets Get Shabby Blog Here....

Thanks for visiting and look forward to seeing you again soon..
Lou xxx