Saturday, May 1, 2010

Getting Back To The Garden

This is my Grandmother...

the result of my early obsession with grandma's jewelry box

...her name was Ezma

When I was a little girl, I always thought I was in heaven when my grandmother would let me rummage through her jewelry box. Once in a while she would even give me a piece that was broken or she didn't like any more. I still have some of those pieces today.

My stash of vintage lace has been out of sight and out of mind for about two years since I moved to Oregon.

I use to hold on to every scrap of vintage lace which I collected under the guise of supplies for reconstructed garments, or handmade embellishments, or handmade OOAK accessories which I love making and selling. I've been doing it for about 20 years so I have an amazing stash of unique vintage laces, textiles and trinkets.

Lace scraps for a neo Victorian wrist cuff,

I have just opened my own website Resurrection Rags featuring unique one of a kind clothing, jewelry and accessories made from vintage textiles and findings.

I love making fabric flowers from vintage fabric scraps

I've decided to blog about some of the history and possible current trends in using and reusing vintage materials, as a sort of reference for myself and anyone else who would like to peruse it.

So if you're into new heirlooms created from vintage materials, making an individual fashion statement, one of a kind jewelry made from unique vintage findings, or expressing yourself artistically using recycled materials with a history, hopefully you'll stumble across a post you'll find informative or at least entertaining.
And Hopefully I'll be able to keep this little blog maintained, for my own good. Enjoy!!

Also be sure to check out my other website

Once you fully apprehend the vacuity of a life without struggle, you are equipped with the basic means of salvation.
Tennessee Williams


lyptis said...

Wow, love the pic of ur grandma. She looks so cool and modern.

Have fun with ur new shop!:)

Art2ArtColorado said...

*i really enjoyed reading this & wanted to send Best Wishes for your new shop!

4turners said...

Looking forward to all the goodies!

Resurrection Rags said...

thanks guys! I'm really glad you came :)

Kerin said...

I stopped by for the blog party and am glad you were on the list! I love the silk roses in your shop and appreciated seeing all the etsy tips.

My mixed media site has a lot of artists and we are going to be officially launching our etsy team. I'd love to have you be a part of it. I really want to have an active team that helps get more sales for everyone (rather than just another team that doesn't do much of anything)

Resurrection Rags said...

I'd be interested in looking at more details I (along with many other sellers) am having issues with etsy right now. Loooong story! *lol*

If I have the time and energy to help i certainly would. Right now we are concentrating more on our own website with our "promotion" time allotments.

thanks for asking :) a few months ago I would have jumped on it.