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