Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Looking at a red satin heart pillow left over from last month's celebration, I thought it needed a makeover. (duh! no before pic) Covered it with some cream colored upholstery scraps. Added some cool shaggy trim, and a vintage beaded applique.
A variety of beaded handwork came into my possession when I inherited several family trunks. My hubby's side of the family boasted a few opera singers, performing here and abroad around the 1890's. These ladies, or the ones after them, would clip lace collars, fur accents, and bead work that adorned the garments and tucked them into these trunks. Why they didn't save the whole dress or coat is a mystery to me. Although we have some photos that I can match up with some pieces, we do not have a picture of the garment that boasted these black beaded ones.
ya just gotta click on this one!

The little pillow had a music box that plays
Amazing Grace thus the theme.

So that's my Amazing share for this
White Wednesday.

For more faded, chipped, vintage charm
visit Kathleen at the
Faded Charm Cottage



Style Sisters said...

Beautiful things. Really beautiful.


Diann said...

Oh very pretty redo of the pillow!!

Bella said...

This is a Great Makeover! The beadwork is lovely what a lucky heirloom:-) Bella

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Just love the lace and bead work! It look wonderful on that sweet pillow!! What a beauty!

Miss Gracie's House said...

LOVE it! Beautiful in style and meaning!

Sherry said...

Wow! All your things are so pretty. I like that Amazing grace pillow. And that bed in your header really got my attention! Awesome!
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Beth Niquette said...

I am just stunned at the beauty of this reclaimation of a pillow...how very lovely.