Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Vintage Linen Redesigns

I'm still having posting and editing issues. I can only post in the "old" post editor. Arghhhhh. I spent way too much time trying to resolve the situation, and I'm done. So, instead of taking a revolver to my computer, I'm going to take a deep breath, and show you what I've been doing today to clear my mind.




I have a pile of vintage tea towels, napkins, runners, etc., I've picked up over the years. I decided to transfer some of my graphics to them. Yes, I used my blender pen (tutorial on my sidebar). Some of them will become pillows.






I love the way my graphics work with the original designs.





When I say I have a pile, I mean like boxes full.





I have about four or five other designs I'm playing with. I'll be sharing. More furniture redesigns are in the works too. See ya soon. Hopefully with things back to normal.


Sharing With:
Savvy City Farmer: Thrift'n On Thursday
Someday Crafts: Whatever Goes Wednesday
Ivy and Elephants: What's It Wednesday
The Shabby Creek Cottage: Transformation Thursday
Savvy Southern Style: Wow Us Wednesdays







29 comments:

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Rosemary, these are lovely! Only you would have the adorable hangers too! You're one talented girl! I'm following on Linky Follower too.

Kelly said...

Those are so cute! If you decide to transform all of your linens like that, you are going to be one busy girl! What a wonderful hostess gift those would make. Great idea.

Karen Bates said...

Stunning those will make adorable pillow etc!

Sorry you are having trouble. I have been there and finally went to Windows Live Writer...love it.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Love those transfers. Hope your computer stops harassing you soon.

Gwen @ The Bold Abode said...

I hope you get things worked out soon! How frustrating!

The towels are gorgeous!

ImSoVintage said...

I know that is very frustrating. Good idea to focus on something positive, and those linens are definitely positive. I love them.
Laura

Grammy Goodwill said...

I don't even know what that means, but I understand the frustration with computer issues. Your graphics turned out great. I love them.

Deserae said...

Just beautiful!!!!!
~Des

Donata @ DK's Craft Cafe said...

Sorry about your problem, Rosemary.

Try to use another browser. That was the solution once I had the same problem.

But nothing can 'kill' your creativity and love to work/play :)
Great job!

Kris said...

Great job! I love linens...you can never have enough linens, especially tea towels! And if they are made of linen it's even better!

Sorry your issues with editing and posting aren't resolved. Maybe you will wake-up in the morning and it will have been a bad dream! LOL

Honey at 2805 said...

These are lovely, Rosemary!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Wow, those are beautiful, Rosemary! What a great look, too.

Have you tried Live Writer? Once I switched to that a couple of years ago, there was no going back to doing my posts in Blogger. Plus, you can recall it to edit, add links, fix pictures, add a watermark. I think you would like it.

Terry said...

Beautiful. I am also having difficulty with the new interface so I switched to the old one today too and at least that worked fine. Grrrr.

Karen Harper said...

They will make great pillows Rosemary. I think Google is having growing pains. I hope your issues get resolved soon. I finally got the linky followers tool and am following you on Linky now!

Debbie V said...

these are lovely just one question have you tossed one in the washer/dryer or are they more for purely decorative uses?

reFresh reStyle said...

These look great! I hope your computer issues are resolved soon!
Debbie

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I absolutely love tea towels. These designs are so pretty!!! :D I want to see more.... ;P

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

Wow! They look great! They are beautiful as is and will look gorgeous as pillows. I will have to check out the method you used.

~Shanon

Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...

Oh my gosh, those are gorgeous!!!
I would SO buy that Paris Chandeliers towel from you!

XOXO,
Anne

Jutta said...

This is gorgeous! What a pity that i am so far away, sending stuff by mail doesn't really work here..
thanks for visiting and commenting on my lamp post. i am your newest follower and would be honored if you would like to follow back. no hard feelings if not :-)

Lesley said...

I hate it when the computer trash bleeds me of my time!!! Yikes!

I love your towels....and I love that hanger...those clips are totally cool!!!

miss flibbertigibbet said...

Those look great Rosemary...keep transferring....no shooting computers! LOL
Lorraine

Victoria said...

These are lovely Rosemary! You are so talented, it's always so much fun seeing what you come up with:)

I take it you saw the guy who shot up his daughter's laptop...glad you chose to take a deep breath:)

Kim @ La Belle Époque said...

I absolutely love these.

Curtains in My Tree said...

Some people are so darn smart

I can't post anything in any linky parties, blogger won't let me today??


well anyway your towels are great, love the graphics, however eveything you do is great

Rhonda said...

Rosemary, you are so talented. Of course, you already know that.

Your towels and projects are so beautiful....sighing here.

Vicki V @ blestnest.blogspot.com said...

I LOVE that you share your methods with us! Makes me think I might actually be able to make something like this someday. Your stuff is a.maz.ing.

Julia @ 551Eastdesign said...

What a beautiful collection! And thank you to the tutorial! I'm excited to try this. :)

lvroftiques said...

Ahem....could you send me a dozen?...With the transfers please *winks*....Cuz you have so many and all...just sayin' Lol! Vanna