I had very good intentions when I wrote my last post... I was going to try to post several times this week because there was (is) so much I need to share... but Monday came/went, then Tuesday, and next thing I knew - it is Friday!
Where did the week go?!?
I've recently noticed that the days get shorter as I get older (funny, nobody warned me about that!)
(So I still have tons of estate sale finds to share at a later date and since I'm attending a few more this weekend, I may never catch up!)
So today, dear friends, the topic of this post is gloves... vintage gloves, to be specific.
I was born on a year that is right at the end of the Baby Boomers generation, so by the time I was old enough to wear "adult" clothes, we were in the late 70's/early 80's... and no gloves were worn by the ladies. But oh, I do sometimes wish that I had "turned of age" in the 40's or 50's!
My most recent swap for the Marie Antoinette Mail Art Group was the "altered vintage glove" swap; where we started out with a vintage glove and used vintage laces and materials to embellish and alter it.
This is the glove I sent to my swap partner, Melanie.
...it started out as the softest pink glove, and I added a beautiful piece of lace and pearls.... some pieces of vintage lace.... ribbon.... and made a rosette in the same peachy/pink hue using several layers of materials...
A gorgeous vintage earring (I had hoarded this one for a few years) was the highlight...
...it turned out with a bit of a "bridal" feel to it...
For my glove, she went with a very vintage feel, in tones of ecru, cream, sepia.
Just look at the beautiful glove I received...
It is a button brooch which she made especially for me! Isn't it fabulous?!? The MAMA group recently held a swap, whereby the ladies made and exchanged these brooches.... I was fairly new to the group and did not join the swap (okay, I admit it, I was a tad intimidated)... and later had deep regrets about not participating when I saw all the amazing creations. (this is one talented group of ladies!)
Thus, when I opened the little chocolate pouch and saw the brooch... well, it was instant love.
Melanie was very generous with her gifts.
Lucky me! I'm still smiling...
linking up to:
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Pink Saturday @ How Sweet the Sound