Thursday, January 21, 2010


...and ivory and cream and tan and brown and black ~ I love those colors, together or alone, in my home decor or in my closet.

I was taking photos of a wreath I made today for an Etsy customer and noticed all the items I'd placed around it were those colors.

The jar with spools of thread was a thrift store find a few years ago. There was also a jar of black spools of thread. I wish I had bought it too, but I think I only had a few dollars in my pocket and I was at my limit. When I went back a few weeks later, it was gone.

The antique make-do pincushion was a gift from a lady who introduced herself to me at the Lavender Festival a couple of years ago. She told me she wanted to send me something in the mail later, but I never dreamed it would be this beautiful! Yes, old and worn and stained... and beautiful!

The little white strawberry make-do is one that I made. I've made many, many make-dos to sell at shows and on my website, but I think these miniatures are my favorite.

This basket pincushion is a fairly recent find. I plan on coming up with my own pattern inspired by this antique ~ maybe for spring designs.

And the large apothecary jar full of cotton crochet thread just came to be after I was looking for a place to hide / stash my thread. It's much too pretty to be hidden away somewhere, don't you think so?

That wraps it up for tonight! Thanks so much for stopping by!
Take Care & God Bless,


  1. Wow - I LOVE the wings! Too cool. I love white, too. I just did a post on Red - Red purses that is - I love posts on colors. Grouping colors together in different shades or spreading them throughout the house. The inspiration just comes from how I'm feeling or the seasons. Right now I need pops of color as the rainy season is getting me down. Can't wait for spring.

  2. You do make the most beautiful paper wreaths I've seen. Love all your white things. Happy Friday and have a great weekend, Theresa

  3. Hi Lana, Your pictures and things are beautiful as always. I hope you do come up with a pattern for the basket pincushion, it is wonderful! Good to be in touch with you again. Kim (from Things That Make you Smile)

  4. ...oh what a fantastical closet you have, my dear! All your pretties are inspiring to view! I'll be watching for your basket pin cushions. xo

  5. beautiful monochromatic color scheme .... it's really very calming

    LOVE the wreath BTW

  6. Lana, you work magic with paper, and your vignettes are gorgeous, too. Have a great weekend! Sherry

  7. I love your wreath...especially the wings! Nice job

  8. Lana, thanks for your sweet comment about my lump. You have once again made a beautiful piece of artwork out of paper. These wreaths are so unique and wonderful... and I do love them paired with the creams, tans, and browns. Earth colors... just lovely.


  9. Beautiful wings...beautiful wreathes....beautiful photos....oh, Miss Lana. Coming here is always such a treat.


    p.s. that basket pincushion is just a treasure.

  10. I love your paper stories in WHITE. They're so textural and interesting! Thanks for the eye candy!