I wiped away the weeds & foam. / I fetched my sea-born treasures home... Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Summer Blues HEARTS

Beach Cottage / Summer Blues HEARTS


 Set of 2,   5" x 3"

Hi! Some of you have admired the tiny ticking hearts I use as tags...

Here is a larger set to share!

Antique navy and white French ticking, vintage brass sailor buttons, nice long hemp cord loop. Backs are a fun navy cotton with little American flags. I couldn't resist!

Special [salvaged!] scraps of wonderful old ticking stripes handmade into sachets,filled with Cape Cod lavender and a bit of polyfil for plumpness.*
I love these tied to a white ironstone pitcher filled with little American flags for the 4th, or any summer day... 

...toss them in a bowl full of white shells or, in the fall, red apples.....

How about with a candle, some starfish, a few tiny floats or seaglass---all on an old chipped blue-and-white tureen-plate---

Light summery  scent, simple enough style to sneak into your guy's side of the closet?

*I use the polyfil with plenty of lavender or other herbs not to be "cheap" but because on certain styles I like the look of the plump full hearts. What do you all think? Should I stick to 100% lavender or go with what, to me, looks prettiest sometimes....?

Have fun planning your Fourth of July picnic! No matter what else I do, I always make my classic potato salad and I always decorate with all my collected little flags.
And fireworks, have to have fireworks!



****gone to the beach

ps available now , along with other pretties in my esty shop [sidebar, right] and on ebay and always available as a special order, your choice of size, backing, filler, trims...so fun!