Good morning lovely ladies in blogworld! It's Monday morning and that's a good thing in The Shabbylicious Tea Room! Oh how I LOVE our challenges! This week Nicole is serving up some old meets new! It's so much fun to use vintage finds on cards and projects! There is just something special about using something that is not new or store bought, something that has been around for years!
For my card this week I used the following old and new items:
The buttons along the bottom left of the card are very old. My parents visited my uncle recently in VA and went antique shopping. My mom knows how much I love buttons and when she came across these beauties she bought them for me. Apparently they were from one of the older horse stables and were used to close the feed sacks for the horses. I actually had to give them a mini bath when I got them home because they were still dirty from laying in the stables, gross but kinda cool! They do look like ordinary buttons but I know their history. :-)
|Old Buttons from horse stables.|
For something new, I have two items to share. First, is the lovely Lacey Blueberry Seam Binding that we were supplied with from lovely Debbie's etsy shop and second, are the two flourishes sticking out above the mini envelope. Those flourishes are from the latest addition to my stamp collection from Papertrey Ink. They are die cuts that have been stamped and heat embossed to give them a shiny textured appearance
|New Lacey Blueberry Seam Binding|
|New Papertrey Ink Flourishes|