Friday, February 4, 2011

My Work Table with Spun Cotton Ornaments to Finish

The little red mouse guards my thread!










I bought her a few years ago in an antique shop.

She works for free!






I have lots of vintage and victorian lace to pick from.
Can't pass up a piece of lace for sale when I go to the antique shop.

I brought out a few of my vintage Easter decorations. The 2 ducklings on the right were real ducklings at one time. In the 1950's they made  easter ornaments this way, they killed and stuffed them. .... poor babies. 
I believe they were made in Japan.


Here are a few pictures of my work table.
The little kitty with the ballerina dress came from a flea market long ago.



My Spun Cotton Chickens are waiting for Easter outfits.


My Next project is my old Victorian Doll House. I just had it brought down to my studio from the second floor.
I'm working on cleaning and decorating it.

17 comments:

Divine Theatre said...

Poor little baaaaaby ducks!
I am going to need therapy after this!
I want to buy Mr. Frog but I have to wait until handsome husband forgets about my last purchase! LOL!

Tonya said...

I can't believe that about the ducks, but like you said that was way back when. Your work table looks so neat all the lace and little trinkets. I just love the doll house your working on. I think I'm going to have to purchase some things. Love your blog.

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh, I love all this--and love the Victorian house...so gorgeous!!!
XO

lvroftiques said...

Oh nooooo I didn't know they did that with the baby ducks either! But still your worktop looks like a mini enchanted land! I can't wait to see how you'll fill that wonderful dollhouse. Vanna

Nancy Y said...

Your creations are so whimsical and absolutely Beautiful! I love your blog, and I'm now following! Have A Wonderful Weekend!
Nancy :D

Richard Cottrell said...

Love your work and pink is one of my favorite colors too. I love red the best. Am becoming kinda fond of yellow for some reason. Thanks for stopping by www.myoldhistorichouse.blogspot.com

Denise said...

I love all the lace on your work table.Isn't wonderful how beautiful just a simple pile of lace can be.May the Lord God bless you.

Kim Hanauer said...

My Goodness! Yes, it is fun to create! Love your work place and the fantastic things you create! I`m going back to look some more!
Blessings~
Kim

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Oh my, real ducks? But they sure are cute. Its nice to know they have a happy home! I remember getting pet ducks dyed pink as a kid. They don't do that anymore either.

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Mary,
I hope you're having a nice evening! Thank you so much for visiting me!
XO

lvroftiques said...

Hi Mary aka Ms Pink *winks* You won my blog contest! Please stop by and give me your details. Vanna

lvroftiques said...

Hi Mary! Just checking to see if you wanted the blog prize? I'd need an address to send it to. If not please just let me know. You can reach me at jewlbearvonhoyt@msn.com. Vanna

lvroftiques said...

Got it Mary! For some reason it was sent to my junk box. Anyhoo I'll mail it out right away! I hope you like them. I hope your back is feeling better? Vanna

Paula ~ castleandcottagesigns said...

Hi Mary! Thanks so much for entering my giveaway & for posting my button! Your blog is just beautiful...love your ornaments!
have a wonderful day!
paula

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

Poor baby ducks is right! I had no idea and I think I had one of them as they look very familiar!

Love your big roomy work table!

Hope you will show us your doll house after you have finished it!

I have just become a new follower! Love your blog!
Jil

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

I luv the little mouse she is a doll! Thank You for stopping by today. Have a great day......Julian

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Mary,
Those poor little chicks. I did not know they did that years ago. But I am sure those darlings have a good home with you now. Love your work table and all your wonderful treasures to create with.
The doll house is stunning. It will be gorgeous with your special touches.
What a darling your little mouse is who works for free among your threads. Too cute.
Have a wonderful and creative day sweet friend.
Hugs from Texas, Celestina Marie

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