Thursday, July 15, 2010

Summer Roses

Summer roses are not only found in the garden, but around the home. Now, I'm not one to plaster a whole room with roses, but touches here and there can bring about a smile. 

What to do with a china tea cup that has lost it's saucer? Turn it into a pin cushion. It's pretty and useful. Cups with dainty feet are certainly my favorite, but any old cup will do. Fill the cup with stuffing, trim with fabric, and add a beautiful velvet rose.  

Just look at these beautiful china salt and peppers. These were an etsy "love" purchase.  
A soft hanger is trimmed with a pretty velvet roses. A rose garden for the home.  
These gifts were sent to a friend. I hope she enjoys!



Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

I love teacup pincushions and yours is lovely!

Connie said...

Awwwww, Ele, I love your little sachet with the yoyos on it. Just darling.
Connie said...

so nice to hear from you Ele! thanks for visiting and your good wishes! Love the pin cushion idea! Rachaelxo

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Ele,

I love all your pretty roses and flowers you have shown.

Happy weekend

Jessica Rodarte said...

Those are very sweet! I am sure your friend will love them! You are so clever making the saucer into a pin cushion!! :)

Unknown said...

Hi Sweet Ele!
Oh My! Aren't these your Rose Swap goodies...they are DROP dead gorgeous! Of course I wouldn't expect anything less cause you just are so talented my sweet friend!
Hope your summers going well and Miss H is doing well. We are starting to get college things done...can't believe I am even saying that! PTL we are moving onwards and upwards!

Love ya! Lorena

Unknown said...

I love your teacup pincushion. I need to go to the antique shops to look for some teacups. Thanks for the idea!

Karen said...

Such a beautiful teacup....never would have imagined such a beauty could also be so practical! :> Also adore those sweet yo-yos! Have fantastic weekend! :>

Celestina Marie said...

HI Ele,
Always so pretty. Love the tea cup creation. Your gift will be so loved. The roses swap was wonderful.
Have a great weekend.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

The Urban Chic said...

Ele,love the teacup pin cushion and the sachet with yoyos. I love making them and finally have some vintage pink material my daughter sent me, plus plenty of teacup and saucers. Your things always look so beautiful and very professional. Hugs, Pat

Lydia said...

Love the teapot pin keep!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Love your roses!
One of our guest rooms is painted in a pale blush pink, and I'm using roses -- on the fabrics, and with paintings, china, etc., in there. It's such fun!
Love that hunt for the elusive perfect rose.

Dawn Parsons Smith said...

LoVe the pincushion! Velvet gorgeous! I'm a huge fan of the rose;)

Vintage Porcelain Art By Amy Enright said...

Hi! I recognize these from the Etsy rose swap! I admired them then!
I just thought I'd pop in and say hello!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

A small touch of roses makes a lovely statement just as this stunning post shows! What a pretty pink display of delicate and sweet roses.
Beautiful post!

Jessi Nagy said...

hey there pretty girl,
aaww i love all of these.
great finds.
hope you are having a wonderful summer.

Shirl said...

Hello Ele, how pretty everything is. I especially loved the teacup pincushion. I just love pincushions! Very pretty roses with a velvet look to them. Love them. Thanks for sharing all your fabulous ideas!
Love ya, Shirl
Shirls ROse Cottage

Unknown said...

What beautiful items, Ele! I was seeing somewhere — on another blog — that you won something! Congratulations! I do hope that you summer is going well!


Annette said...

The tea cup is beautiful! I love the velvet roses. Your blog is absolutely wonderful!

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Anonymous said...

So pretty. I especially like the pincushion.


Unknown said...

Hi Sweetie!
Been missing you! Is H in school now? Come say hi okay?
You never disappoint my friend. You are such an amazing gal and your talent never ends! Love those Velvety roses...did you make them yourself?

Hope you are having a great day!
DD starts College next week, WOW!

Hugs and Love,

Tatieva art said...

So romantic, so cut !
Que de merveilles qui nous plongent dans le temps passé...
So pretty...
From France,
Tatieva, pink artist