Hello, Dear Friends,
today I would like to share a few
beautiful cards from my collection.
Sweet Sentiments from special people.
I love to showcase these charming tokens
of love and friendship in little vignettes.
The handmade paper and sweet posies give this
card simple charm.
Sweet Sentiments from my dear Sis, Donna.
She lives too far away and I miss her.......
I painted the vase years ago.
The tiny tea 'cookbook' was a gift from
my Dear Mother and is illustrated with hand-painted
images of tea-cakes, teapots, and on these pages -
a whole tablescape.
A lovely reminder of treasured visits over tea.
It's wonderful to pass by this sweet vignette
with its whispered memories.
Tucked safely on the shelf in the blue cupboard.
Handmade cards are extra special
and this one, especially so.
Dear Connie, from the blog,
'Connie's Crafty Creations,'
made this especially for me.
(You can find her on my blogroll)
She makes beautiful, personalized cards.
This one captures my life so perfectly....
With two cats in the yard.....
Thank-you, sweet Connie.
Aren't blogging friends wonderful?
This vignette is in celebration of nature.
A gentle reminder to stop and appreciate the beauty around us.
And sweet, blogger friends.
This handcrafted card was sent from another
blogger friend a couple of years ago.
Each little flower is cut from handmade paper.
I created this vignette with my own crocheted baskets.
If you are interested in the baskets,
you can see my original post Here.
This vignette features another handcrafted card
from my sweet Sis, Terry.
The handmade sachet was a gift from her, too.
This vignette inspires my needlework
and resides on a work tray in a corner of
my sewing room.
So easy to just pick up when inspiration strikes.
Vintage bits and pieces for creative moments.
We are thousands of miles apart,
but close in heart.
A childhood ironing board
makes a perfect perch for gathering
Here I am, once upon a time.....
Too bad irons don't work on all wrinkles :)
This vignette features a card that is
very special to me.
It's from my Dear Mother.
Here she is as a child, and as a young woman
when she first met my Father.
The hand-crocheted lace is from
the ring-bearer's pillow
at her wedding, made by
her Grandmother, Ellen.
Her card is a thank-you note in her lovely handwriting.
This vignette is on my vanity.
A place to pause and reflect before I start my day......
To honor all of the women who came before
me who shared these same, timeless, beauty rituals.
This 'Flavia' tile was given to me by Ramblin' Man
when we were dating <3
My fifth and last vignette features
an anniversary card from my daughter,
Heather and her husband, Eric.
(Our anniversary is in the fall)
This lovely card is also made of handmade, embossed paper,
with a lacy die-cut. If you look closely, you can see
how delicately sparkly it is, as if it was sprinkled
with star dust.
Paper roses in the same lovely color.
You can find how to make the roses here.
Sweet Sentiments and hand-painted loveliness.
My daughter's wedding day.
My baby cup.
A simple vignette in celebration of love and devotion.
I hope you have enjoyed my 'Sweet Sentiments -Vignettes,'
Dear Friends, and that this inspires you
to create some of your own.
In this day and age of social media and instant messaging,
a beautiful card is a charming keepsake.
It's wonderful to showcase these lovely works of art
to honor special moments, and treasured friends
and loved ones.
A little Consideration, a little Thought
for Others, makes all the difference.
Eeyore to Pooh in Winnie-The-Pooh,
A.A. Milne, writer
Today I am linking with:
Five on Friday
Cooking and Crafting with J&J
The Art of Home-Making Mondays