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Please visit my shops & website momsantiquesnthings, alteredecodesigns on Etsy and Elegant Rustic Living for great vintage, antiques, wedding decor, holiday decorations, rustic home decor & furniture, party decorations, party favors and new merchandise at great prices. http://www.etsy.com/shop/MomsantiquesNthings https://www.etsy.com/shop/AlteredEcoDesigns http://elegantrusticliving.weebly.com/

Saturday, August 11, 2012


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I'm looking for a few pics to include if you would allow me to use one from your shop, I will credit your photo and be happy to add your shop link to the posting as well. Contact me if your interested and include a photo of your item and link to your shop!

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Here are a few of my listings vintage items and altered artwork!
Here you will see ome of my late mother-in-law's costume jewelry, wish I wasn't allergic, she had some beautiful things! This aurora borealis choker is stunning! See more of her lovely items below!

Altered wine cork is now a pincushion or hat pin holder. I thought this would be a cute item for a sewing room or a vanity. I attached lace, raffia and a vintage button, this is for sale but the pins are not included, sorry! (Saving those for my next project, stay tuned to see what coming!)

Don't put all your eggs in one basket...only put in 3!!! Country homespun fabrics on the eggs and raffia add warmth to this vintage rustic wire gathering basket, fabulous farmhouse chic decor!

Here is one of my creations, U ROCK, is a One Of A Kind charm pendant!!

I have a set of 12 of these lovely Theodore Haviland Limoges dessert plates in the Veranne pattern, featuring sweet pink rose swags and gold trim!

This altered art doll assemblage is also a functional since you can still pull the string off the vintage thread spool if needed, but I made it to look like a SOUTHERN BELLE. I created layers on her skirt by using lace, doilies and trim, she has a doily hat with vintage jewelry on top, you have to see all the pics in my shop! Oh and did I mention she's a  recycled clothespin??

This is one of my most OUT THERE pieces, I call it "DANCING CHEEK TO CHEEK"  and it's made from a recycled violin, there are jewels galore and vintage sheet music scraps, lace and buttons. A gypsy tango motif with Italian and Spanish flair!!

I Hope you enjoy my creations and antiques! Thanks for visiting!!


  1. You can use mine! Will send the links to the pics...

    1. Yeah!! Thanks! Oh I want to use the pic you found the other day, that we talked about, "the collar" (don't want to reveal it hear, that will give away what by blog is going to be haha, can you take a pic of it and email it to my gmail address?

  2. (although I don't have anything currently for sale...but have old stuff if you still wanted to use it for the post...but if you only want stuff available on etsy now...that's cool too!)

    1. LOL That's ok Alice, I want to use anything you have, I'll tell you Monday my ideas on this. Thanks again honey!! Love you, MOM

  3. Wow! Love that violin! It has to be one of a kind and perfect for just the tight space.

    1. Thanks Lisa, it is one of a kind, for sure, made it myself, took quite awhile to make.

  4. Hi Janine, thank you so much for dropping me a line! I would be very happy and honored if you used something from my Etsy store or my blog, whatever you find suitable. My Etsy store is here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/MulberryWhisper

    You have great items and excellent photos; I feel that I will be lost in your blog and shops for hours. Wonderful! Thank you again!

    1. Great, i'll take a look in your shop Mulberry Whisper (love the name), i'm looking for Halloween, vintage or handmade, will be updated my blog by the end of next week, thanks for stopping in!