Wednesday, April 6, 2011

*Precious Gems*

We all treasure our ‘precious gems’!


I love having beautiful things on my dresser and nightstand!


I have collected vintage glassware


and even old jewelery boxes


to hold some of the vintage jewelry that I have...


But what are my precious gems?

All of you! rose

I get the best ideas from visiting my favorite blogs each day!

Today I went to Graphics Fairy and saw a beautiful project

by Girl in Pink ! So I saved an image from Graphics Fairy

and made this little card to hold an old clip on earring!


I distressed the card using brown KIWI shoe polish because Vicki at Rusty Rooster Vintage had just posted THIS POST showing us how! So now I have another way to display my treasures, using something I already had!


Thank you very much for being sweet blog buddies and sharing your wonderful ideas! What’s next?

I’m joining Suzanne for Vintage Thingy Thursday and


Brambleberry Cottage for Time Travel Thursday


And Thrifty Thursday!


I am joining Diann for Thrifty Things Friday , too!


Do you get ideas and learn new techniques

from your favorite blogs?


Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

I get new ideas every day!!! Love your vintage jewelry!!!

La said...

My blogging friends, including you, teach me something new every day!

Vicki said...

Such treasures! Love the card you made. So glad the shoe polish came in handy.

Vintage Gal said...

That is the favourite thing about blogging friends ~ we share ~ we enjoy and life is wonderful with all of you ~ (((Hugs)))

Coloradolady said...

Oh, you are so right, there are so many wonderful things out there in blog land to be found and most are happy to help and share. Your display is just amazing on your dresser. Love it.

my husband's first car was a ford falcon too, he had to pull it out of his uncle's field, had no floor, and did not run. If he could get it to run, he could have it. It ran, no floor and all!!!

Happy VTT!

Unknown said...

Our 'sisters' are amazing what they share & teach us ... & vice cersa. Love your dresser & treasures.

Have a lovely eve ~

NEW GIVEAWAY ends 4/10


Your new bunny is so sweet! Awesome job and her little tea cup is darling too! How FUN!
I love getting ideas from the friends in blogland! Just need more time to do them

Anonymous said...

I love, love, love the card that you made!!

Diane Writes said...

Hello Diane! I love some items in your dresser. I particularly love the classic gold mirror and the white doll on the right. ;-) Your place looks so neat and organized. Have a great day ahead!

Donnie said...

There are so many talented bloggers out there. I think you are one of them.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Diane,

Yes, there is so much inspiration out there in the blog world and lovely to see what you and everyone is up to.
Love your card you made and the sweet bunny having the tea party.

Happy Thursday

Vee said...

It is true...sweet ideas abound in Blogdom. What a nice way to use and display your treasures.

Pam Kessler said...

Cute idea! I saw Vicki's post on the shoe polich also and am dying (pun) to try it!

Freckled Hen said...

I love the card you made! Being inspired through blog reading is part of my everyday life now. It makes me happy- and so do you!

Diann said...

Lots of pretty things here! I love the graphic you chose and how you finished it. It turned out so lovely!

Musings from Kim K. said...

Such a beautiful post. Lots of eye candy. I've been scrolling up an down admiring all your pictures. I love Graphics Fairy too.

LV said...

Enjoyed so much seeing all the pretty things that hold such a special place with you. Everything is just perfect the way you are using them. Continue to enjoy whatever pleases you.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

How I wish I had some craft or recipes to pass on, but I don't. In these later years I just stopped doing all that. I tried getting into scrapping but that is on hold too. A house? I think I will build a house...and when I get started I will show you step by much I can mess up on a project! :)

I loved the card. AND the earring. It's beautiful, my dear!
You did good!

Marlis said...

Thank you for droppin in and good luck on the give away. I love the idea of the card. Need to go get the picture myself!

Leo said...

Thats a beautiful dresser you have! I wish I had the room for a piece of furniture like that!!

Susan Freeman said...

Lovely post!!

Susan and Bentley

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

I love your dresser with all it's treasures... I LOVE vintage jewelry and it follows me home ALL THE TIME, but I seldom wear jewelry, I just like to display it... It's such fun!
Hugs to you,

LindyLouMac said...

You collect so many different beautiful things and are so creative, you seem to be doing something different every time I call by.

Rebecca said...

Your treasures are pretty and displayed so nicely!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful work! Popping by from Thrifty Thingie Thursday and I'm following ... :0)

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

Sweet Sweet post. I love jewelry too and you did a great job on that card. Will have to check out the distressing with shoe polish. You learn something new every day. That is what I love about blogging!!! ~~Sherry~~

Anonymous said...

I saw those posts too!

Your dresser top makes me remember my mother's. She always had so much "stuff" on top but all of it interesting.

Anonymous said...

I love this display and your jewelry is beautiful!

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Tara Beaulieu said...

What a clever idea using shoe polish to antique your card! I love vintage jewelry too- your clip on earring is delicious! Happy VTT!

Ruth Welter said...

Love the floral arrangement on your dresser LD...the whole display is beautiful.


Shellbelle said...

Oh my, you've been so creative while I've been on my break!

This card is an adorable way to display that cute earring!

I alos love your sweet bunny and the soap wrappers? Awesome and it gave me a great idea to design some beachy ones if I ever get my store up and running.

Nice to take a break and catch up with my blogging friends, I've missed you!

Unknown said...

The shoe polish, that is a novel idea to me. I so love to visit and get ideas too. I have a glass salt cellar just like yours with The beads and earrings in. Neat way to display it.

Shelia said...

Hi Diane! Oh, that is precious! You're quite the creative one!
Thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Susan said...

I love all your pretties on your dresser!! Very pretty!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Just beautiful!! And I looooove the card you made to display that gorgeous flower/earring. Thanks for passing the great shoe polish tip, too. : )

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What a beautiful vignette!!

So pretty!


Anonymous said...

All beautiful! I love decorating my dresser and vanity, too! I hope you have a blessed and beautiful weekend! xoxo Kim

Amanda said...

It warms my heart to hear that I've inspired you and I thank you so much for the sweet "shout out!" I've enjoyed stopping by to visit you here and must say that the card you created is beautiful and compliments the earring so well! Have a wonderful weekend!
Best Wishes and Blessings,

A Few Pennies said...

Pretty things on your dresser; you've displayed them beautifully!