Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Papers in Bloom

We have been (or should I say, had been) having such beautiful Spring like weather here in Missouri. I checked in my back flowerbed for some blooms but did not find any, but I did find some inside! Some paper blooms! Quilling, better known as paper filigree, was popular back in the Victorian era. Unfortunately I do not have any antique pieces to show you, only new pieces. 

Back in the 1990's when Victorian was all the rage I had an elderly lady from our local Historical Society make me a piece, and here it is.



I like the lily of the valley and the little butterfly.



I had it in a gold frame but needed it for Godey's Ladies print so I tucked it away unframed. And here it is again, still unframed. Sorry to say it is not my favorite piece. I hope the sweet lady who made it doesn't read this! :)

For a little staging fun I added my Austria tea set, minus the creamer. Found at a garage sale a few years ago for a song.



Just recently at a Church garage sale I bought this beauty in a shadow box for $2 I think. I totally adore this sweet bouquet with mums, baby's breath, bluebells, and tiny daisies to go with my little daisy cup. 



I carried out the blue theme of the bouquet with a lacy handkerchief, tatting, and hand towel all on a silver tray (that is reflecting the light from the chandy up above!). 



I have these little ornaments too, an angel and butterfly and then the miniature daffodils in a pot, all made of paper.



And just last week I found this Christmas glass ball at an antiques store on clearance for 25 cents! And I got the pink cut glass salt cellars at an auction this past Saturday. I thought they were so pretty, I have lots of salt cellars but not pink ones! Although they kind of look peach in the photo. :)



Well that is it for my quilling pieces. Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful week. As Spring draws nearer and nearer we'll have the real blooms then.

I am linking up to the following parties...
SIMPLE AND SWEET FRIDAYS with Jody
VINTAGE CHARM with Sharon and the gals
HOME SWEET HOME with Sherry
AMAZE ME MONDAY with Cindy
NO PLACE LIKE HOME with Sandi
BTTCG with Bernideen
LET'S TALK VINTAGE with Jillian
SHARE YOUR CUP THURSDAYS with Jann
HOME AND GARDEN THURSDAY with Kathy



22 comments:

  1. Always enjoy learning a bit about the Victorian Era with your posts. Love the paper quilling. My mother-in-law collected antique salt cellars; each in a different color. Being the Health Food person that she was, she used them at each place setting for their daily vitamins. You always have a great display of linens to share!

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  2. Dear Gina:
    What an interesting post about Quilling. I mostly recall seeing Christmas ornaments with quilling. I was thinking maybe you could stain the background around that large oval one to make it look more antiqued?
    I am on day 4 of a 40 sneeze cold - my first in many, many years. My hubby almost has the whole inside painted and is now restaining the woodwork. We are awaiting the carpet people soon.
    We thought we'd be done by now! Ha!

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  3. My niece Esmeralda made me a quilling name plate, its so interesting. I don't have a blog and I'm thinking as soon as I retire they I will have time to share. I always enjoy your posts so informative and beautiful. Thank you for taking the time to share with all of us.

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  4. I never caught the quilling bug of collecting and I think that is the only thing I never collected.LOL
    I love the tea set minus the creamer it is just too sweet and pretty.
    I don't think I ever seen pink depression glass salt cellars either.All of mine are crystal
    I love the blue and white tatting, you know blue and white is my favorite?
    I have been looking at the sweet Beatrice Potter book you loaned me. I want every one of her little animals in her books

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  5. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment, Gina. I thought I was already following yours. It seems I'm looking at it often enough, and I love everything you show! Well, I am following now. Have a great day!

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  6. Hi Gina,
    It was fun and interesting to see all the lovely quill pieces :-) I think that the first one needs to become a nice pretty band box!! ;-) I Loved how you displayed everything!
    Many Blessings and much warmth, Linnie

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  7. love the little blue tea cup so cute thanks for sharing

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  8. Those quilling pieces are so lovely. You always find the best treasures and make such beautiful displays.

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  9. Love all of your paper blooms. Certainly is beginning to look like Spring and Easter at your home.

    Debra

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  10. What a nice collection. I really liked the butterfly!

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  11. I like to quill and you have some pretty ones here. I have never seen any salt cellars in a color other that clear glass. I have a few but never the spoons to go with them. I wonder if the spoons can be purchased anywhere. Do you have a page that you may sell any of the smaller items like that? ( hint, hint). Beautiful quilled Christmas ornament.
    betsy

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  12. Lovely hints of spring! Those pink salt cellars are real treasures.

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  13. What a nice collection of quilling pieces you have, Gina. I like your vignette with the Austrian tea set and of course your pink salt cellars are lovely. Thanks for sharing.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  14. You have a lovely collection of quilling pieces. The blue shadow box is my favorite but I do love those pink salt cellars. Thank you so much for sharing at Vintage Charm.sb

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  15. Thank you for sharing these fun pieces. My favourites are the paper angel and butterfly and blue Christmas ball (great score!)

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  16. I love the bouquet in the little frame. Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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  17. I don't know that I have ever seen quilling in person. Your pieces look lovely.

    Thanks for sharing at SYC.

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  18. Very pretty! So much work is put into those lovely pieces.

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  19. Gorgeous pieces. You have a beautiful collection. My kids live in Missouri south of St. Louis. I love visiting.
    Thanks for sharing your collection.

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  20. Hi Gina, your quilling pieces are lovely. I know of it, but have never owned a piece. I love both vignettes you created. The pink salt cellars are beautiful! Been gorgeous weather here lately and I have been doing lots of spring clean up. Lots of things will be blooming soon. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  21. Hi Gina ,, i love your blog , you have a new follower
    Angelica

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