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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

White Wednesday

I did some "junkin" over the week-end. Finally.... a sunny day and some time to hit some local yard sales. 
Yippee! here's a look at some of my "white" finds....

Not sure what this is...a floral sculpture i guess...

...it's made of clay and looks like it used to have something adhered to the center of it....

...i have plans for this piece. Can't wait!

Oodles of creamy buttons, vintage keys.... 

....and a tres beau "corsett hook" (merci to Marie for letting me know what this is!)Love the fleur-de-lys!

Found a box of new "old stock" refill pages for a 1948 calendar!

The pages for the entire year were in the box and in mint condition!


And here are a few projects i'm working on in the studio....

"Time to Garden" gals!

(soon for sale in my shop)

 More shrines.....

...and inspirational charms....

(soon for sale in my shop)

....i'm in heaven!

Happy White Wednesday mes amies!
I'm heading over to Faded Charm to see some wonderful white inspiration!


  1. ...adore those beauteous shrine my friend ~
    and love how you captured your clay flower in ALL those buttons:)
    xo, Rosemary

  2. Love all your finds!!!
    I am just having the luck of finding all the wonderful things like that.
    Suzann ~xoxo~

  3. I love all of this and I am so glad you are back because your blog is a breath of fresh creative air!! I also love that Mary is always included.

  4. Sweet Michelle, and in heaven I`m too watching all this beauty.. what a huge amount of lovely buttons- it looks beautiful with them held into the wonderful flowers---everything else are great finds, and I so love the garden gals, shrines and charms.
    A beautiful white wednesday- thankyou, dear.

  5. You found those cool things at a Garage Sale??? Wow, I need to expand my junking borders!! I rarely find stuff that special!!! Glad you had a great time! It's really too hear now to hit the sales. Our prime season is late fall ans Spring. Have an awesome week!

  6. It all looks so beautiful! Love the little shrines.


  7. The flower sculpture with the white buttons is just gorgeous...I am excited to see what you do with it! Summer is in full swing and I have yet to get out to a yard sale. Soon, now that you have inspired me!!


  8. Great finds and lovely creations. Looks like you've been a busy girl:-) Those clanedar pages are wonderful....you can do all kinds of things with the numbers.

    Take care,


  9. I adore your creations! Such wonderful finds - vintage graphics are among my favorites. Happy White Wednesday!! Heidi

  10. what an eye you have... heaven indeed. thank you for sharing such white wonder. -xok.

  11. Oh my! So scrumptious! The buttons, the sculpture, your creations...love it all! You are so talented!! I have a little trowel for sale in my shop and it needs a lift like this!! I would never have thought to do it!! How creative!

    Happy WW! This is my first time participating!!
    What fun!!
    Joy n hugs,

  12. Oh such yumminess! I melted when I saw all those glorious buttons amongst the romantic flower sculpture. Such great finds, and such beauty in all these creations. You are back indeed!
    Let's shop together soon! :)
    - Susan

  13. Oh, thank you for asking! My followers gadget is a little slow to load sometimes, but it is there.
    I would love for you to follow!! You're too sweet!

    Have a lovely evening!

  14. This is a beautiful post Michelle, I love white buttons en mass!! The key close-ups aren't bad either, love it!!~devon

  15. Beautiful finds, those vintage buttons....swoon!

  16. WONDERFUL STUFF! I'm so happy for you! Yummy buttons. And that fab calender. Your beautiful decorated trowel! What a gift you have. You make it all so very pretty to look over.

  17. Wonderful finds, Michelle! The rug hook is very beautiful and I also love the keys and the calendar. Your shovel is very pretty.

  18. Just had to stop by and say that I especially love that little shovel. What a wonderful idea.

  19. Coming over from Faded Charm - love all your great finds - you HAVE to keep me in mind if you create something you know i'll love?!? those white buttons are so pretty! xoox, tracie

  20. Oh, I love your work. Beautiful.

    Hugs Bente

  21. Hello Michelle Louise

    I have just come across your beautiful blog.

    I am now your newest admirer and follower.


  22. I love that little garden shovel you have altered! Glad to hear you are back in the studio. Love your finds too.

  23. Hi Michelle,
    fabulous finds and beautiful new creations!!
    I believe your rug hook was used to close the corsetts:)Happy WW to you.

  24. Great finds Michelle. Those buttons and keys are awesome. Love your projects too especialy your garden shovel - how clever.
    xo Tina

  25. Hi Michelle, Love, love all of your finds! A rug hook with a fleur-de-lis (fleur-de-lis are one of my favs too), those calendar cards are amazing, and all of those pretty white buttons and fabulous keys!
    Your creations are gorgeous, as always! You are so talented!
    Have a great week!
    ~ Julie

  26. Oh!, That button hook with the Fluer de Les!!!
    precious!, Celeste, The Victorian Tailor

  27. My heart was with you while you were junkin' - as you always woo us with your gorgeous finds.

    Love everything but that garden spade is too much! I adore rusty gardening tools! How did you know?

  28. Love the fleur- des-lys on your corsett hook too:)I'm sure it came all the way from France!!
    How cool is that?

  29. Beautiful treasures, and creations! I am looking forward to seeing what you have planned for your new finds.
    enJOY a lovely week!

  30. You are such a delight!! We simply must become great friends!! :o)

    My followers box is the fourth item in my sidebar. I don't know why it isn't showing up for you...a couple of other people have become followers today, so they are seeing it, and I always see it. Do you susbscribe to any blogs? I will put up the subscription thingy if you do.

    If not, I'm not sure what could be done.
    I will be a regular visitor here so you can visit via my comments!! :o)

    Thanks again, Michelle. You sure brightened my day!!

  31. Love your finds, I think the flowers on the sculpture are calla lilies. Love the "time to garden gals" so pretty, you don't stop amazing me with your creativity!
    Have a blessed day!
    XXX Ido

  32. YAY!! Made me smile! Hope your evening is a cozy, lovely one!!


  33. All is beautiful, Michelle!!Your creations, the old keys and vintage buttons... what treasures!
    Monica x.

  34. so beautiful, so you... I love it all!
    I have just played 'catch-up' with your posts and wanted you to know that you and your family are in my prayers. t. xoxoxoxoxo

  35. Great finds!! I love all of the buttons and the old keys!! And your creations.....always so beautiful!!!

  36. Wow! What a beautiful collection of white finds! All of those keys and buttons....yummy, it makes me so happy to know you're working away on creative projects! That vintage spade is stunning! What a perfect image you chose to use on it!

    Ciao Bella!


  37. great finds Michelle, I love your altered garden shovel its in my favorites on Etsy!!! Love all of your new pieces, Hope you Have a Happy 4th!!:) Hugs~

  38. LOVE your picture on trowel idea!!
    Have not seen that before.

    Lovely post.

    barbara jean

  39. So many wonderful finds and delicious treats you created.Warmest Regards,Cat

  40. Okay, I am definitely bowing to your white finds! Smiles

  41. These are some of the most beautiful white finds ever! ... thank your for your kind and encouraging words Michelle....you put my heart as ease...and your tips were VERY helpful...takes some of the pressure off as well!
    love and hugs,


Taking the time to share your thoughts...your words...and your inspiration fills my soul....Merci.