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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Wonderful White Wednesday

Another Wonderful White Wednesday with The Faded Charm. This time.... i am sharing some pictures from one of my "junking" trips and some stuff from the shop....

...i found these lovely treasures at some thrift shops on my way home from Cape Cod this past week-end. I just love the shape of the gravy server and i never can pass up ANYTHING with angels! The religious card and the cross were such finds as well! (sorry for the fake "blooms" but we're not quite "blooming" here in the Northeast yet!)
...this is a pouch/tote i've been working on for my ETSY shop. it's made out of a cutter piece from an old bedspread and embellished with one of my favorite bird images, vintage lace and button....

...more of my French Flea Market coverless book bundles....this one isn't listed in the shop yet but will be soon!

..here are two bundles that just sold in the shop. i always hate parting with some of my creations. I keep them on my mantle until they're sold and then the "space" just look so empty (until I make something new to take its' place!)

Happy White Wednesday to you all dear friends! Don't forget to click on my sidebar button and go on over to Kathleen's Faded Charm Cottage and see all the other "white wonderfuls!"

Avec Amour,


  1. Hi Michelle,
    Your little server with the roses is the sweetest. I also adore your bag that you have created and the book blundles are wonderful.


  2. Ohhhhhhhhh my gosh, your Etsy shop is going to get me into big trouble! I just received my first Etsy purchase today and am going to share it for WW.

    That little purse...I want it!!!!!!!!

  3. OH Michelle,
    I LOVE Your book bundles. Especially the last photo!! I could see your Etsy shop getting me in trouble too! lol LOVE that pouch too!!

  4. Your whites are wonderful... and I love the Italy photos... Lezlee

  5. Hi Michelle,
    I love your beautiful whites in this post. That little tote is to die for!!! I am really coveting that gravy boat girl...what an awesome find.
    I so enjoyed your beautiful windows in Italy,and of coure my favorite is the one with your beautiful mother in it!

  6. Hi Michelle, A trip to Cape Cod sounds just wonderful itself, even better when you come home with such lovely treasures! Your book bundles and the pouch look fabulous as well!
    Have a great Wednesday!

  7. your book creations are too cute
    Happy white wednesday

  8. These are so cute!! Great idea, thanks for the inspiration!!

  9. Girl, your pictures make me "drool", they are fabulous. I agree, yesterday I sold one of my Etsy cabinet card creations and was so sad to see it wrapped to go. I totally understand. We just have to get busy and make more, right?

    Lovely and I mean Lovely post. :)

  10. Michelle,
    Love this post. So many yummy things to look at. First of all I am nutso about that pouch you made. I'm all about pouches & pockets. I need to send you a picture of something I just made. You'd like it. Love how you altered the bindings to the books too. Have a good day my friend. Lisa

  11. Your books turned out so good. I went through some of my old falling aprt books and took the covers off, or what remained of them. I wanted dome to use in a cupboard I recently redid. It's a great way to reuse those great old books.

    Hope you enjoyed your day.


  12. What a gorgeous post, love the altered books and everything is so yummy!

  13. Just found your blog through Lisa - love those book creations. So beautiful.
    Going to pop over and have a look at your shop.
    ~ Tina

  14. Love, love, love your style! Those books are to die for!

  15. Hallo Michelle.
    You have a verry nice blog!!
    nice style i love it!
    I wil follow your site
    The books your made are beautifull
    I wish you a very lovely weekend
    Yolanda (Netherlands)

  16. Ooo what love bits and pieces! Kim

  17. Your blog and creations are gorgeous and so beautiful! I adore your photos of the windows in the previous post, and was tickled to see your mother's name. My mother's name is Lucia, and I have never seen anyone else have it!

  18. Love the old books and have seen them done up on other blogs...I was given some old books 6 years ago and I've been collecting others to do this for but have gone back and forth on actually removing the covers and embellishing.......

  19. You are incredibly talented!!
    I love your creations so much and totally understand how difficult they would be to part with! I'm going to stalk your shop so I can get those books. Love them!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Hope you had a lovely weekend :)

  20. Such pretty things you found...and I still love how you embelish the book bindings..such tattered romance! THANK You so very much for your sweet words of encouragement and prayers for me and my family!

  21. I would have never thought about stamping and collaging coverless book, and I have many. I have covered them with cloth but the stamping looks so cool. Great job--and people buy them?--even better.

  22. Thanks so much for advice on the old books. When I see them tattered I guess I think they were well loved and wondered where they may have traveled...Redoing if only for display is better then tossed in a box.

  23. Love the books.


    barbara jean


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