Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Today is Tuesday Treasures ....

..............  hosted by dearest Melody




this is a lovely silver frame that was once my Grannie's
(4" square)


 ... and this is a pretty embroidered doily from the op shop! ....



..... so I introduced them .....
..... they make a lovely couple.....


.... perfect for next to me in the lounge ....

It's very hard to resist a new pincushion .... especially when it is ultra easy to make....
and using a special treasure

I first saw these framed pincushions HERE at Sharon's place...  and there is a tutorial HERE at Sew Many Ways.....

Righto, Gotto Go .... I think I'll go wandering some op shops for antique frames - but only after I have visited the other Tuesday Treasures.... why don't you join us today?

35 comments:

Quilt Kitty said...

That is brilliant Fiona & very pretty. Have to try to store that idea for a later date. Tracee xx

Karen said...

I often wonder what to do with some of the pretty doilies I see. Now I know!! What a great idea.

Jeanette said...

and a great couple they are too. Very lovely. Hugs,xx.

Susan said...

What a fabulous idea. I think Granny would be impressed.

marina said...

what a fantastic idea.
It looks great and you have combined two treasures perfectly.

Heather said...

Love what you have done with the doily. Great idea Fiona.

Mistea said...

A very practical way to display gorgeous treasures.
Enjoy seeing your perfect match every day.

Melody said...

You have the best ideas. This is fabulous.

Jennifer said...

What a pretty idea.....shall keep it in mind!

Shirley said...

What a great idea,

Michelle Ridgway said...

Gorgeous match. Well done.

Susan said...

What a clever idea.

The Mayo Family said...

Okay...your pesty friend from the states! I hope you do not mind all my questions....we love learning from all over.
This is so sweet and the memories to hold with it! Special! Smile
okay...? The lounge? Now over where you live what room is that to you? Smile...I know you are laughing
I am so happy to learn from all you sweet ladies and it seems each time I read your blog I am blessed by pretty things, learn anew something and share with my family!
Thanks have a great day~
Lori USA

Janet said...

Fantastic idea and so lovely together!

Cheryll said...

Brilliant idea!!! :)

Sue Niven said...

Lovely stuff, thanks for sharing.

Carolyn said...

Very clever idea. I have heaps of doilies sitting in my sideboard. Your pincushion looks lovely.

Brenda said...

Lovely! I cannot believe how putting the two together makes each one shine more than before.

Sisbabestitches said...

Oh they are a fabulous pair. Just what the perfect couple should be, each makes the other even better :)

Elyte said...

Great idea and a lovely result.

Christine M said...

How clever of you Fiona. It looks lovely.

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous treasure Fiona - I often go looking for old doilies at op shops, but have never seem them used like this Love the idea

quilary said...

They do make a beautiful couple! Such a clever idea!

katherine said...

Such a fantastic idea and also puts your gran's beautiful frame to use too.

Jane Galley said...

What a brilliant idea, great way to combine treasures

Briar Rose said...

What a great idea, Fiona, I love op shop finds, old doilies and pincushions, the lovely silver frame is a wonderful treasure too.
cheers R.

Too many eggs said...

What a great idea.....looks fabulous

Sue B said...

Such a lovely momento, I have an embroidered hankie that used to be my Nanny's, I should find a frame to put it in like you have done with the doily. What a great idea thanks for sharing.

Raewyn said...

Brilliant idea and what a lovely way to honour your treasure!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Bubz....what a wonderful idea...

shez said...

wow Fiona this looks fantastic you are a clever lady.xx

Allie said...

My dear Fiona you are brilliant - what a darling pincushion!!!!

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your new pincushion is gorgeous, I love how you framed the tree perfectly, hugs Wendy

Val Spiers said...

What a great idea. I love treasures you can use.

Jindi's Cottage said...

Clever...that is a fabulous idea...

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