Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Antique jars, a project and some nature


It's a beautiful day today, and I have the day off so I wanted to share some photographs with you. 
This is an antique ink well.  


A small cold cream jar.  It was this lid that sold me.  Look at all of the wonderful rusted colors!
I haven't decided what to "use" these 2 items for, but I look forward to displaying them somewhere in my home. 


I covered a lumbar pillow in burlap.  I like how it turned out, but wanted to embellish it with something, maybe some lace?  I use this pillow on my chair in the craft room, so I don't want to get too crazy with the embellishments, but felt it needed something else.  What do you think? 


Finally, I thought I'd share a couple of photographs taken by my brother-in-law at their home in Arizona. 


This is a bloom from a Cholla Cactus in their yard. 


Baby golden finches in the nest in an oak tree also at their home. 

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I'm feeling much better and wanted to say thank you for all your well wishes. 
It's going to be a busy rest of the week for me, but I hope to enjoy a relaxing 3 day holiday coming up and I'll be sharing more with you then.  
Becca

12 comments:

Pamela said...

Hi Becca!

Glad your feeling better!
The colours in that lid are so cool.
I really like the combo of delicate lace with the burlap. Rustic meets refined.

Great photos from Arizona! I could use their heat right now.
Have a great week!
Pamela xo

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

Becca, I think some antique-looking lace, like you show, would be lovely on that pillow. I love jars and glass bottles of any variety!
Brenda

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I really love the last crocheted lace for that pillow. I have not tried sewing burlap but I love the results! I have an old ink well on my nightstand...love it! Great photos of the cactus, too! Thank you SO much for taking the time to help me with some music today! You're a sweetheart, Becca! ♥

Linda said...

What lovely photos, Becca~ I particularly love the jar lid and laces...

FILIGREE MOON said...

Love that crochet lace against the burlap pillow! ~ Angela

Linda Robinson said...

Hey Bec,
I just Love the look of that old ink well, Very cool... Your Brother-inlaw's pictures are almost as cool as your's, but you know I just love all your photo's..

hugs, Linda

Alina said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better! I love these photos especially the rusted lid. I've left you something at my Blog on today's post. No need to accept it if you don't want it :0) Have a super weekend XX

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog :)
Your photos are just gorgeous !! I love the colors in that one lid too ~
xoxo
Lori

shari @ little blue deer said...

Lovely treasures you found! Inspiring! I would do just one strip on lace off to the side on the burlap pillow, I think that would add a touch of the feminine without making it too fussy! It's gorgeous, though, I really want some of those feed sack pillows! XO!

Catherine said...

Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog. I'm so glad you stopped by! Your photos are beautiful and of course ~ being the cat lover I am ~ how adorable are your kitties! Looks like we have the same taste in backgrounds from 'cutest b o t block' ~ haha! ~ though I wish I could learn how to make my own ~ perhaps one day! :)

Very lovely ~ I shall be back again!

vintagesusie & wings said...

Sweet Becca,
The photos are amazing, the cactus flower makes me want to get in my car right now & drive through the desert in search of flowering cactus!!! I also LOVE vintage bottles & little ink wells are one of my favorites. Thanks for all of your sweet comments on my blog friend & have a Happy Memorial Day Weekend!!
Smiles,
Susie

Diane said...

Once again, lovely, lovely photos! I'd have picked that jar for it's lid too! ;-)

Hugs!
Diane