Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Memories of Love

Have you caught a glimpse of this gorgeous fabric in your local quilt or craft store?  It's called Memories of Love by Maywood Studios.  I bet when you read the title of this post you thought were about to step into a sappy romance novel, didn't you?  Sorry to disappoint!  But I am in love with this fabric...  Oh sweet dusty pink roses, be still my heart!  I bought one yard nearly a month ago and have been hoarding saving it for a special project!  As I gathered some recent estate sale finds to take to the shop today, I decided I needed a pretty backdrop/display to pull everything together.  I quickly and easily assembled this "memo" board with a painted frame, foam board, vintage trim, wooden clothespins and my trusty hot glue gun! 

This lovely vintage lamp didn't quite make it to the shop this evening.  It parked it's pretty self on top of my craft cabinet today and there it remains!  It looked so sweet and cozy that I couldn't bring myself to pack it up!  Maybe next week.  Maybe.

Aren't these vintage earrings awesome?  I have been collecting some really interesting antique jewelry lately.  I have a few fun ideas for them that I will be sharing in the near future!

I had such fun adding new treasures to my booth space this evening and changing up the display.  And I think that creating this memo board today really got my crafty juices flowing!  I can't wait to get started on some more projects.  I still have a good sized piece of that lovely fabric left!  You just might be seeing those gorgeous dusty pink roses again this week!

Thank you so very much for your sweet visit!
Best Wishes and Blessings,

Joining in on these fun parties:
White Wednesday at Faded Charm
Treasures and Transformations at Pink Postcard
Wednesday Link Party at Tea Rose Home
Show and Tell Wednesday at Blue Cricket Designs
Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Chic Cottage


  1. Amanda, your new profile photo with your boys is lovely. My favorite snapshot in this post in the tread in the glass container. HOW PRETTY!

  2. Oh that fabric is beautiful and so is that memo board! I wonder what else you'll decide to do with the remainder. I love the photo with the thread :)

  3. Oh everything is so pretty! I love it romantic!

    ciao bella

    Creative Carmelina

  4. Anything roses and I am sold! Florence

  5. Hi Amanda, I love this dusty rose fabric... it looks so pretty in the memo board.. even the white frame is so lovely... love the entire effect... so soft and delicate. I love the way you displayed those thread spools in the glass domed jar. And the lamp is simply gorgeous... it matches the dusty rose fabric! Thank you for stopping by the other day and for your sweet comment on my Merry Month of May. Drop in any time, would love to have you. Have a nice evening!~Poppy

  6. I love this fabric and it's perfect for the memo board. Very pretty.


  7. So much "pretty" you have shared...thank you! so bright & cheerful to see today (rainy & gloomy outside here) xoox, tracie

  8. I love your blog! It's beautiful and so wonderfully girly!!
    You so remind me of a dear, dear friend of mine... Anna. She's a great interior decorator and took me to my first tea room when I was little.
    (your newest follower)

  9. LOVE Maywood Studios fabrics! I've seen that one before and it is gorgeous! can't wait to see what else you do with it! the lamp is amazing too. thanks for sharing at Transformations and Treasures!

  10. Your memo board is just gorgeous, Amanda! I love the colors of the fabric, and the frame is perfect! And that little cloche with the spools of thread is just darling! I have a lamp similar to yours, so I can see why you don't want to part with it:)

  11. No time to linger now but I am following you -- LOVE LOVE LOVE everything I see here -- and those earrings!! Wow!! Love the spools in the cloche too -- may have to copy that in my sewing/stamping room! Thanks for sharing!

  12. Everything is beautiful! I love pink roses.

  13. words to describe your blog

    totally uberlicious

    I LOVE IT!!!

  14. Oooh, you lucky thing finding that beautiful fabric. It's GORGEOUS!! I LOVE that memo board. And the way you've used the ribbon from sde to side - lovely!


  15. I LOVE the cloche with the thread spools!!! The lamp is pretty cool too!

  16. Hi Amanda,
    Love those Maywood studios prints, gorgeous! Your project turned out great! Don't you wonder how they did things in the pre-glue gun days?
    Your jar of spools is so cute, you have inspired me to take my jars up and hide out in my hobby room, till this rain stops, so wet and wild here today!!


Thank you so much for your sweet notes! I love hearing from you!