Wednesday, May 5

Trash to Treasure...

Trash, meaning I saved these from the trash!
The friend who shares mounds of antique ephemera,
buttons, books, prints etc. offered Sweet 16 and I
boxes and boxes of antique lace and linens.
I don't know anything about these pieces... except...
...they're old
...they're stained here and there
...they were used
...they're loved
...they're perfect for pen and ink!

So old and delicate~ I hand-washed several pieces.
Boxes and boxes for a song~
Because imperfect doesn't sell.
It was a nice break from a few deadlines and
our computer printer that is making me grumpy.

I'm going to list this collection in my
Etsy store...
(Please click above to visit)
I will have a collection of birds listed soon.
Several will be on muslin~ with a few on old linens.

Thank you for so many sweet comments!
I love to visit your pages after I read your notes~
You're all so fun, creative, unique... treasured!

Tomorrow I will blog about an original giveaway!
I LOVE giveaways! We'll be celebrating 300+ sales!!!
Coming up with something extra special to share~

Hope you have a wonderful Thursday, sweet friends!


Createology said...

What a wonderful treasure trove of old linens for your wonderful drawings. Happy creating...

marie said...

What a great way to give new life to old linens! I can't wait to see what you put in your shop!

It's always a treat to visit you!

bee'nme said...

Hi Michelle!

I have been enjoying seeing you create these little gems...the vintage linens as canvas just makes them all the more sweet! LOVE your wonderful creations...and I am a big fan of your licensed artwork as well...very inspiring!


Bearly Sane said...

How have perfected the art of recycling! Must check out you latest editions to your Etsy shop.

Warmest Hugs,
Sandi @ Bearly Sane

Lady Farmer said...

I didn't think it was possible to have your artwork be any sweeter, but here it is! Treasures on vintage linens! How divine! I am anxiously awaiting the birds ~ my favorites!

Tina said...

They are so beautiful Michelle - what a great idea.
xo Tina

Loveforpiemonte said...

What a beautiful gift you have! I love your drawings. Congratulations on your 300+ sale!!
Enjoy your day, Madelon

Dorthe said...

they are making perfect backgrounds for your wonderfull drawings, so lovely.
And congratulations, with the number 300......
Hugs, Dorthe

Elsina said...

What a great idea! They are really gorgeous!

Sandi said...

First, you are so lucky to get these beautiful pieces for so little.
Second, OMG, what you have done with these are amazing. You raised the beauty factor up beyond belief. Love Them!!!!!

Beehive Needleworks said...

Beautiful linens made into treasures with your sweet, gentle drawings. Such a delight!

Blessings to you...

Cheryl @ Bingle Bears said...

LOVE them! I just couldn't resist--one little guy just called to my heart!

Ascension said...

Que maravilla, que bonitos!!
besitos ascension

PocketsOfInspiration said...

Treasures indeed. Great for your beautiful sketches.

Thanks for stopping by today.

RobinBirdsNest said...

how sweet!! What a great idea for these pretty little vintage pieces! Can't wait to see the birds!

Terri Smith said...

Adorable Michelle! You have such an incredible talent! For sure I'll be stopping by your Etsy Shop. I've simply falling in love with your work!

Blessings, Joy & Thursday Sunshine, Terri

Katy Cameron said...

Oh, what a great selection of treasures!

Erika said...

Michelle, I just found your blog and Etsy shop today. Your work is amazing , you are so talented.