Sunday, June 30, 2013

Ruffles, Buttons and a Gypsy Box

 I still had those papers I mentioned in my last post laying on my table and I have been looking at lots of boho style and gypsy caravans on Pinterest so I was inspired to cover this wooden office tray I had sitting around.  I really don't know what I will do with it but it was a fun project.  I have my work office packed up right now because it is getting new paint and carpet.  I tossed my faded old songbird art that was in there so maybe I will liven things up with some boho decor - lol!
 I made a run through the VOA yesterday afternoon and came up with three gorgeous vintage half slips.
 How could I resist these colors and ruffles.  Gosh, if they were not so sheer I would wear them as skirts.  Maybe I could put a slip under a slip.  I might get by with boho decor in my office at work but not so sure about wearing a slip on the outside.
 Just look at this sweet little peach rosette.
 I also scored a few new buttons last week and haven't gotten around to showing them yet.  Photo above is glass, bone and metal.  That milk glass button is the most lovely, creamy shade and, sadly, has a tiny chip on the edge.  I will pretend it doesn't and treasure it anyway.
 Some interesting wooden buttons, vegetable ivory and a few okay plastics.  I do like the white plastic rose and always like the pierced designs. I haven't run into some of these wooden styles before.
There were also some buckles in this lot and that knot-looking button just right of center is an unusual fabric button.  I don't keep many fabric buttons but this one will stay.
We having a hot spell, by Portland standards, with temps in the 90s.  Whew!  At least I am getting lots of indoor chores crossed off the list.


Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

You certainly have been busy creating and hunting down goodies. Love those pretty slips and of course your new pile o' buttons.

Jewels said...

Wow Kathy some interesting buttons! By the way I've moved all my favorite Blogs over to Bloglovin to start tracking them. Google Reader disappears tomorrow - what a pain

Annette said...

The bright cheerful colors of the box just makes me happy!
If you decide to wear the slips (they are very pretty) I want a picture, lol!

The Junque Seeker said...

Love the slips, especially the peachy one. Frothy slips are always a favorite find for me, even if I do turn right around and sell them. And of course you found more styles of buttons that I've not seen. Always interesting!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

What a fun box you did!! Love the pretty slips and all their ruffles. And of course all the 'new' buttons! :) Happy new week! xo Holly

vintage grey said...

Beautiful box!! Love all those slips, too!! Never can pass up pretty ruffles!! And, always fun to see your sweet buttons!! Happy Monday Kathy! xo Heather

Curtains in My Tree said...

I want all the buttons in the first picture to start off

and sure wear those slips,there is a gal in California who dyes and wear full vintage slips as a sun dress, I forgot her name but she bought my entire stash of vintage full slips a few years ago

yes dear Portland is HOT and it was last 2 summers if you remember,my daughter and son in law had to put in a window air conditioner a few years ago and so glad they did it was getting hot in the mountains of Vernonia LOL

my son lives in Gladstone in a new house with central air, which 10 years ago they didn't install in new houses he built ? never could get a hold of that idea

Laurie said...

I especially like the clear glass one with the silver decoration on it! And your boho tray is very cute and lively indeed.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Your gypsy box is phenomenal! I love it! And today I bought an old negligee and now I'm wondering what to do with it! Hugs!

CATHY said...

your box turned out beautiful! love the patterns.