Monday, April 11, 2011

Beauty Shared

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Hello, dear friends!

I’ve been so excited to share the most beautiful packages I received this last week…yes, PACKAGES!…can’t even tell you how filled they were with amazing vintage goodness!

I was the lucky winner of the Junkin’ Gypsies Giveaway, launching their beautiful new shop…

Things packaged so carefully…with so much thought to presentation…

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This beautiful wooden box held most of the loveliness…

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I unwrapped and unwrapped…gift after fabulous gift…

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Luscious seam binding, velvet bags, wooden bobbins wound with lovely lace…

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…vintage jewelry…

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…silverware, keys, tassels, vintage French books…a wonderfully tarnished silver pin cushion…

bottles of beads…charming ephemera…a gorgeous Russian scarf in deep purples, turquoises & pinks…

…a delicate old teacup, pearls & crystals…

…beautifully packaged glitters of all kinds…lace pieces…vintage mother-of-pearl buttons (my favorites!)…old coins..

Can you believe it all???  I know I’ve forgotten things…..every single bit of it made this Vintage Chic’s heart go pitter-patter!

{I used many of their photos, as they looked so much better than mine…!}

Please go and visit the ladies in their online shop…I know you’ll find some beauty there that you’ll love!

A little card I made to thank the Junkin’ Gypsies…Jill and Lemay…for this extraordinarily fabulous gift…

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Another cloudy day today…there’s been far too many of them lately…makes for tough picture-taking!  Oh, well…

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One of my favorite images from Crafty Secrets’ “Girlfriends” Creative Scraps…

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…the sentiment typed by me in a beautiful vintage-style font…exactly what I kept saying as I looked at the chest full of goodies!

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My favorite type of ribbon—lovely, creamy seam binding—looped and typed in a billowy bow, topped with sweet vintage millinery flowers…

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A piece of white lace colored to match, using “Crushed Shells” Glimmer Mist, and a background script stamp from Crafty Secrets’ “Artsy Banners” stamp set…another of my favorite things…

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Layers and layers…just the way I like it!  A bit wavy in spots, as I got just a BIT carried away spraying it all over with Glimmer Mist… “Crushed Shells”, once again…all the ripples just gives it more of a distressed, vintage look, right?!

Thank-you for visiting me today…and thank-you, Junkin’ Gypsies, for sharing such beauty with me…

See you soon with something new.

Julie