Sunday, April 11, 2010

It's Silver Sunday Time!!!

For this Silver Sunday post I decided to show the close ups of the silver pincushions that came together this week. This first one is a silver plated sugar bowl and the material I used is a ticking material that I just love, it's not old but it has a historical feel to it. (oh yeah, kinda like me!) in the center is a vintage mother of pearl with silver button.
This next one is made with a pewter candlestick and material that I handstamped. I added a rosette with the same material without the words and then added a vintage jewel.

I love keeping some of my vintage earrings, bling, all of the shiny stuff nearby when I work because I could add it to everything! I have a serious shiny stuff obsession! I think the combination of the dull pewter with the natural material gives it a more prim look and then the mix of the jewel changes it up a little.

This is one of the petite pincushions I made, usisng handstamped material again only this time in a lighter color. I handstamped the rosette this time and for a little color added a aqua button.

It's all stuffed into a vintage jello mold (should've taken a pic of the bottom where it says Jello)
The sun finally returned yesterday so I could get a few pics taken. Today looks to be even better, the sun is already streaming through the window in front of my worktable so lucky me! After church I think I will plop down there in my cozy chair and let the creative force take over again!

I found a better solution for the pics for the test tubes... the vintage stamp holder that was hiding behind some supplies on the dresser. Maybe time to organize again!

I really need to put corks on my shopping list (and then remember to take it with me) so I can finish these up. Here's the close up of the one with the vintage religious medal on it, there are so many directions you can go with these...

Here is a glass coaster with a silver rim full of buttons ready to be used to pretty something up... After I have some creating fun today I will be adding all of these goodies to theinoriginals and then I need to take pics of the vintage goodies for theoldwhitehouse... so take a peek and see if there is something you just can't live without ;)
Happy Sunday! Thanks for stopping by, Theresa xoxo


  1. Everything looks so pretty! I would love to plop down with you and craft all day. I need a crafty buddy. Me and my sister used to scrapbook every Friday night, but then she changed jobs. I need to get back into doing something like that again. Maybe just one day a week with no cleaning for just crafting.

  2. Beautiful favorite is the first sugar bowl/pin pretty.

  3. great use for the stamp holder!
    I know don't you hate getting to the store and saying Now what did I need?? Then walk around and pickup things that you didn't need and still get home and go aww man I forgot...

  4. Those are great pin cussions thanks for sharing..Julian

  5. Oh Theresa sweetie...
    I love this post. My goodness have you ever been busy with the pinkeeps. I love them. I looked in your Etsy shop but did not see any posted. They are so cute. I hope you add some to your Etsy. Love the use of the rubber stamp holder, now that is to darn cute. Love it.

    Those test tubes are a wonderful use to store buttons. I would have never thought of that idea. How wonderful it is. I thank you for sharing with me.

    Hope you have a beautiful Sunday sweetie. Country hugs...Sherry

  6. I am sure lovin your pin cushions, so pretty. You are so creative!
    I also like how you used the old rubber stamp holder for the glass tubes. You have given me an idea!!!!(lightbulb)!!


  7. I just love your pincushions! I have been dying to do that with a pile of silver sugar bowls I have.....(I think it's #8574 on my creative to do list) but now, you've inspired me to get my butt moving!
    Thanks for coming to the party.....see you next month!
    {{gypsy hugs}}

  8. Those pin cushions are just so cool! They all turned out so different & so cute! That first one is my favorite! So cute ...oh hubby needs me I wasn't done but I better go quick! Bye Theresa!

  9. oh wow that first pin cushion I absolutely love it! I just sold some old silver plate out of my ebay store and wish I hadnt now as I want to make one too. The fabric suits it perfectly you clever thing!! :0)

  10. Oh wow, you are so talented! These pin cushions are exquisite. I just love the vintage look you have created with your silverware.

    Thank you so much for visiting today. I look forward to coming back soon to see what other goodies you have created.

    Best wishes,

  11. You have inspired me to make a pincushion with an old cup and saucer I have. I think it will be fun. I especially love your last pic of the old buttons, an obsession of mine. Hope that you have a chance to stop by and say hi. Thanks.

  12. Hi Theresa,
    Okay, so loving everything you did. The pincushions, the hand stamped fabric, the buttons, and the test tubes??? I know I have some in my Halloween decorations, and I know I risk my life asking hubby to get the boxes down from the garage attic. But on my, I really need to get my hands on some of those! So beautiful. And I adore the way you showed them off in the stamp holder. So sweet!

    Won't you pretty please move to right across the street from me? I will help you pack, and move! And I promise, I am not a creeper... (Even if my kids tell me that all the time... No way! I will give you fresh chicken eggs to entice you!)

    And as for the chandelier? It's totally not Lib's style thank goodness. And I acted way too fast for my other sister, thank goodness...

    Have a wonderful week. So wishing the sun was shining here!

  13. So cute! Wonderful pin cushions.


  14. Your pin cushions are adorable! I've been looking through the archives for other projects you have done. I have to say you are one very creative and talented lady.


Thank you so much for visiting me here at The Old White House, your comments make my day! ~ Theresa xoxo