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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Cherubs

 I have been going through the boxes of products and vintage goodies that I did not sell at my first vendor show. If you remember, I didn't sell much at all. Including these little cherub candle holders. I think I was asking $3 for the pair.
 I love my new off-white runner I found at Goodwill. It was $2.99. How about these ribbons? They are currently at Michael's for $2. They had other colors as well. I also bought one in pink. But, today I am going white and off-white.
 I added some of the ribbon to my Cherubs and my old creamer. Everything is very subtle...

 I like this monotone look. My next project, perhaps this summer, is to paint my living room. I think I like the color of this table runner. Maybe I'll go with that.


                         Here you can see the baubles on my little cherub...

 I like this neutral Valentine's Day look. My red polka dot  mugs are back in the hutch.








 
I recently found these curtains at Goodwill as well....I knew it was a mistake, number one...there are four. I have three windows. Not two. I just couldn't resist. They were $2.99 a panel. I have washed them and ironed them.
They were handmade curtains, and she/he used a lot of fabric. The red and white stripes cover half the back of the curtains. Oh, the things I could make if I could sew...or had a machine. That's my garage sale goal this year. I see machines all the time. So I am getting one this summer! I'd make a table runner, a pillow for the bench at my table, little stuffed heart pillows, maybe some valances for the kitchen.....what else could I make? Do you like this fabric as much as me??

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38 comments:

  1. How is it that no one bought those cute cherub candle holders for $3???? I'm loving them! Nice arrangement of everything girl!

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    1. No one bought anything. It was a bust. Lol. I had a vintage picnic basket, a big rusty bucket, tons of stuff. Go figure. I have been going through all the boxes and trying to use everything. Kind of glad I still have a lot of it.

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  2. The cherubs are precious...aren't you a bit happy they didn't sell? You have such a romantic arrangement on your table now!

    The fabric is gorgeous! With a little iron on fusing you could make a few runners and napkins. I can't sew either and I love that stuff. I bought s brand new machine a few years ago and couldn't even thread the bobbin. I was going to have my SIL help me learn and then just lost my enthusiasm...so much measuring and math and patience!! I hope you come up with something beautiful to use it for! :)

    XO,
    Jane

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    1. Oh, Jane that is such a great idea. I think I could do that. I am like you. There is no way I could use an actually pattern!
      Karen

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  3. The curtains are lovely. Can you use them elsewhere or make a valance out of them and a contrasting fabric on your windows? Too bad you don't have enough to do all three windows.

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    1. I would love a valance in the kitchen! Maybe I could do that!
      Karen

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  4. great finds! love the new arrangment on the table!

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    1. Thanks, Daniela! I like it too. Simple. I can totally understand the appeal of all white. Soothing!
      Karen

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  5. The table arrangement is very sweet and calming! I like the little ribbon touches a lot. Love that fabric, both sides. Oh the things that could be made with it!!

    Linda

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    1. Thank you! I know. I think there are so many possibilities, but I just need to have the confidence and map out what I could do. I should be patient too and wait until I buy a sewing machine at a garage sale. :) Maybe few little hearts could be hand stitched??? I could try!
      Karen

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  6. I love your cherubs. 3 bucks? What a deal, but it looks better on your table anyways! Love all your white ornaments and dishes. Looks so Martha Stewart!

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    1. Awwww wow! Thanks! Very kind of you. I do like the feel of all white. :)
      Karen

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  7. Oh Karen! Your little cherub candle holders are so adorable! I would have snatched them up if I had come upon them! I love the layout on the table, the soft white pieces look so pretty. I have a sewing machine, and I know how to sew, but I never do ANYTHING with my machine...except make my crazy quilt squares. I always see such great creations, but I never get it out and try my hand at sewing curtains or covers. I have an ottoman that I really want to cover, but I just can't seem to make myself do it.

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    1. Oh, Leslie, you are so lucky to know how to sew and have a machine!! Come over and help me!! lol I have a an old bench that need re-covering in the hallway and my bar stools need to be re-covered too. I can't do that. No way. Think of the great post it would make if you did your ottoman!!! :)
      Karen

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  8. Karen
    I love the fabric! Maybe you can find a coordinating fabric to add to this beautiful florals so you can do the three windows. I hope so.
    Yes, you definitely need a sewing machine! I can't imagine life without one.

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    1. I know. It's a small skinny window too. Currently it only has one panel that drapes to one side. I tried to imagine how it would look with no curtain on the at window, etc. or using the stripes (there is ton of the red and white striped material on the back of each panel) on that small window...not sure. Before I cut up all the fabric, I might try it. :)I am so enamored by people that can sew and use their machines like you!! I know that if I do find one this summer, I'll have to get my husband to help me thread it lol.
      Karen

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  9. Hi Karen, I love fabric too and I do not sew. I buy and sell linens old and newer. I found a ruffled twin sheet (never used) Saturday that I may have someone make tab curtains for my kitchen with. Your drapes linen in red ticking stripe are a great find. xo, Olive

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  10. I love those sweet candlesticks and the curtains are beautiful. I try to think of them as fabric, too. You need a sewing machine, my friend! You could make pillows...or pillow covers. I make covers now to put over my throw pillows. I don't have room in the linen closet for more pillows! lol Hugs!

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    1. Thanks! I know!! I will find a sewing machine this spring. My friend Marcy and I have already been plotting our garage sale days. Here in California we have a "garage sale season"...so we are patiently waiting for March when it starts back up again!! I cannot wait. I see machines all the time. I should have asked all of you what to look for in a machine! i suppose I just need something cheap and simple...since I don't sew after all! lol
      Karen

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    2. Try to find a simple machine that does simple stitches...less to go wrong! I mentioned you on my blog this morning. Hope you can stop by! Sweet hugs!

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  11. I love your all white vignette Karen...very pretty! I love the fabric that you picked up at Goodwill. Wouldn't it make good throw pillows as well as curtains? Have a wonderful week! Angie xo

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    1. Yes!! I thought about throw pillows! The fabric matches my couch perfectly!! For those I would really need that garage sale machine. :) Can't wait!! Thanks for visiting Angie!!
      Karen

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  12. What a pretty runner! I would snap that up in a heartbeat! Your whites are so pretty together. I want to do an all white Valentine theme, but pink keeps creeping in! You need that sewing machine! Lovely fabric you found.

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  13. Yes, I do like the fabric. I don't sew either. Wish I could as I see all the fabulous things fellow bloggers do. XO, Pinky

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  14. I love your decorated table. The fireplace is so pretty in the room. Super pretty curtains you found. I love all the trim too.

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  15. I adore your cherub candlesticks. (I can't believe someone didn't snap them right up!) You absolutely MUST get a sewing machine. I bought an inexpensive one on sale at Jo-Ann.com last year, and I swear it changed my life! :)

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    1. Aww! Thanks for the encouragement, Laurel! It's on my garage sale list! Can't wait. Let me know what to look for as a beginner!
      Karen

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  16. Karen,
    I love the all of the white and the cherubs. I also love the white trim. Beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above
    Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures
    Nichi @ The Mandatory Mooch

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    1. Thanks, Debi!! I still need to go visit Nichi!! I love your parties! Thanks for hosting.
      Karen

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  17. Fabulous fabric, you did find a good deal, love the cherubs,

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  18. I love your tables ape with all the white accessories. Really pretty.

    I really love your fabric - but then I have a real addiction with fabric. If you want something made, holler at me. I see six days a week. I can imagine all kinds of pretty things with that beautiful fabric!

    Judy

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  19. Karen, I love the neutral tablescape. It truly is romantic. The addition of the ribbons, though subtle is lovely. I really need to go grab some for that price. I love, love the fabric! It's my colors. I would have snatched it up in one big hurry. Can't wait to see what you do.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  20. Lucky for you they didn't sell - they look perfect on your dining table!

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  21. You have some lovely things. The right person will come along and take them all.

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  22. Looks very classy! I like it. I actually have a table big enough now (our old one was so skinny) that I could do a table runner now if I wanted.

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  23. I love the soft colors of your fabric...so many possibilities. The little cherub candle holders are adorable. Aren't you glad they didn't sell? Beautiful table scape!!

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  24. Hello,
    I DO love those curtains as much as you. The material looks very similar to the cushions I have on my couch. My son gave me a sewing machine 3 years ago for Christmas (at my request), and I'm ashamed to say, I haven't used it. But I'm like you in thinking of all the cute things I'd like to make.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog, too.
    Donna

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  25. Love the white cherubs!! I have used some too in my Dining Room Valentine's Day decorations that i have yet to post.

    Just wanted to let you know that i am following you now and added your blog to my Blog Rolls..

    hugs,
    Deb

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