Sunday, November 12, 2017

Tickled Pink

This past week, in this far rural outpost, I happened upon a quirky little shop which was filled to the rafters with bric-a-brac. A bright pink, painted shop with the name of "Tickled Pink", burgeoning with the funnest of antiquities. Needless to say I am tickled pink (sorry =D ) with discovering this little shop. Actually I am beside myself with great joy, even quite delirious with the discovery of it!!

Upon crossing the threshold of this fun shop my eyes ricocheted from shelf to shelf as to what once-loved relics were on offer. The proprietor who smiled at my oohing and aahing (I know it is hard for you to believe but I do quite often gush in establishments of this ilke) asked me "what things do you collect?" I had one of my "one-of-a-kind" bags over my shoulder; a bag decorated with a needlepoint, ruched ribbons, a vintage brooch etc etc. Well.........she said "I see you like needlepoints; do you sew??" I replied, "a little", to which she went on to say, "I have bags and bags filled with needlepoints  which I have been collecting over the years.........would you be interested in looking at some?" Mmm....now let me think........is the Pope Catholic??!! Needless to say a few went home with me!!



Are they not all gorgeous?? Am I not one lucky gal?? AND.........there were so many more that I just might return at a later date to take more off her hands. 'Tis such a pity my good husband had to eat this past week, or I would have taken the whole kit and kaboodle home with me. I did ask him if the beauty of these pretties would sustain him by the sheer joy of looking at these pretties every day; if they would quell his hunger pains. Perhaps I could empty the bank of the pennies that we have been squirreling away; but even though he smiled, I thought perhaps not. He is still rather thin and I suppose I should be more mindful of fattening him up. As for me, I could forego a few meals this week. Come to think of it, my figure would be most thankful for undergiong a week long fast!! Seriously though, I must say all these glorious needlepoints lovingly stitched by others, were swooped up for the proverbial song, with not a great amount of cash exchanging hands.

Sweet girls!

The cutest cottages.

Vases of flowers......bouquets of flowers......flowers, flowers, flowers!!







Grapevines and lattice!

AND......the piece de resistance......beautiful swans floating among the Water Lilies! Oh, the beautiful swans!!

The needlepoints are different sizes ranging in length from 10 inches to 20 inches. I don't know about you, but my li'l ol' heart goes pitty pat at the sight of these pretties.

Not only have needlepoints tickled my fancy this past week. Pretties of the botanical kind have put a smile on my dial. =)

These Rhododendrons bring to mind little girls' frilly and fanciful petticoats in the prettiest of pinks. Alas, they were not picked from my garden but I pilfered these divine flowers from a B&B garden. Oh, don't worry, I sought the permission of the proprietor before I attacked her bush. =) When these pretties have wilted away, I will pop the cuttings into the ground to see if they take root and gift me with pretty flowers in a couple of seasons. Everywhere you go in Tassie at the moment, the landscape is dotted with beautiful Rhododendrons of every hue.  =)


I couldn't help myself. A teacup filled with some Sweet Pea and Pansy love.


Oh, to lay on a bed of Wisteria petals dotted with Pansies and Granny Bonnets, looking up at the blue, blue sky.

A little more stitching of fabric, origami flowers to my Japanese quilt.


My brainpan is a bit light on in the elucidation of the intricacies of fabric origami, but I am plodding along okay.


Perhaps scaling tall ladders to pick Lilacs from way, way up high wasn't the wisest choice to make, but I have lived to tell the tale. Beautiful Lilacs greeting the blue, blue sky.



A vision in Lilac. =)

Needlepoints, flowers........flowers, needlepoints.......another week filled with beautiful things. A cache of pretty needlepoints, sweet flowers and a little stitching makes for a most beautiful kinda week!

Until the next time.................




52 comments:

  1. Hi Kim! Oh my goodness! How wonderful! You'll go back very soon, I think!
    Lilacs are my favorite. They smell so good. Alas, only pansies are surviving in this late autumn garden. Weep.
    I shall rejoice with you as you share spring with us.
    xoxoxo

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  2. Gorgeous everything!!!! That's all that needs to be said!! Gorgeous everything!

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  3. Glorious beauty!! I have a thought that just maybe your dear husband would have gone without a meal or two for your pleasure and enjoyment.
    Truly an amazing find. The detail in each square is so beautifully stitched and don't you just wonder of the life of the one who put their time and talent into each square? Years gone by...

    Thank you, once again, for sharing your beauty with us ♡

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  4. You have found a real treasure of needlepoints, my lovely flowerlady.
    Your collection seems so amazing, love the beautiful swans!
    Hugs,
    Loes

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    1. The needlepoints are treasure, aren't they. I think the beautiful swans is my favourite but then........=) Thank you for visiting my place, lovely Loes, and putting a smile in my day. Kim Xx

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  5. My day start very well reading your post !!!
    Thanks for sharing all those beauties !!!!!
    Have a lovely day too !
    Hug
    Anna

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    1. 'Tis always a delight to share my Spring world with you, lovely Anna. May you enjoy a most fabulous week. Kim Xx

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  6. Oh my god!!! just look at those lilacs - was so proud of mine surviving and actually flowering but yours are magnificent. How lovely it woulod be to come across a shop like that - day would be gone with the first step inside!!

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  7. There's an old bluegrass song that goes, "I thought I had seen pretty girls in my life, but that was before I met you". Well, I thought I had seen pretty colors...fabrics and flowers...before, but that was before I met you!! I've never seen such beauty...NEVER! I bought a little Lilac bush on sale last summer and it is still in the pot. I simply must get it in the ground! Thank you!

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  8. What a find!! You certainly made a haul of needlepoint goodness. I can’t wait to see how you will transform these! Once in awhile, I’ll stumble upon a resale shop that carries a few vintage fabrics and fancy work but I’ve not happened on whole shop full! No doubt you’ll find your way back there soon. I love, love, love your flowers!! So gorgeous, Our Fall colors have been pretty (finally) but the cloudy skies haven’t made picture-taking very good. Driving to the grocery or church have been a delightly experience, though! Wishing you a delightlful week with you new pretties, Kim! Zenda

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  9. Oh my, I can see why a return journey is a must. x

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  10. Grapevines and Lattice is a Glorafilia design , I have the book with the pattern in. It cheers me up so much to see the lilacs when we are sliding into the grey depths of winter .

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    1. I love Glorafilia designs, Kate. To think someone has let this pretty go after so much work and love has gone into it....sad really. So happy to send your "grey" part of the world a li'l Lilac colour. May you have the most beautiful week, lovely Kate. Kim Xx

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  11. Kim, I am so excited for you to have found those needlepoint beauties! I am equally excited to see what you will do with them or perhaps they are too pretty to use? Nah. I am sure you will think of something wondrous as you always do. Happy Spring and Happy Flowers! xo

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  12. Oh my, dearest Kim, I can see you were in absolute needlepoint heaven in the new shop you discovered! I especially loved the sweet cottage pieces. Your flowers enhanced the beauty of everything. I can't wait to see what magic will happen with your newly acquired pieces.

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  13. I'm so glad you rescued those needlework pieces from the shop. They are just beautiful. Someone spent hours stitching them, and now they have a new home with someone who appreciates them. As usual, I love your flower pictures! And I'm intrigued by fabric origami flowers. Your blog is a delight!

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  14. Well what a find to come across such an amazing shop Kim!! I can imagine how your heart skipped several beats! Your needlework pieces are amazing & I look forward very much to seeing what you create with those treasures.

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  15. Congrats on such a wonderful find of all these beautiful needlepoints, I am sure you will find such wonderful ways to use all these beauties!! Gorgeous grouping of all those flowers and in the basket, such lovely photography! Your origami pieces are looking nice!

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  16. The needpoints are prefectly lovely, Kim. What a great day. Good for you!
    Your flowers are gorgeous. I love sweet peas, liliacs...well, all flowers, and your flowers are stunning and wildly prolific. Wow!

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    1. Thank you, Dixie. The flowers seem to be engulfing our humble abode at the moment. I'm with you, Dixie, I love all flowers; a bit of a flower addict actually. Hope you enjoy a lovely week, lovely lady. Kim Xx

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  17. I was very pleased to find this page. I want to to thank you for
    ones time just for this fantastic read!! I definitely liked
    every little bit of it and i also have you book marked to check out new
    information on your web site.

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  18. I absolutely loved the way you represented your needle points dear Kim!!!

    what an enchantment of beauty and charm !

    each piece is BEAUTIFUL!!!

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  19. I am in awe of your wonderful finds and all your gorgeous flowers!!

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  20. My goodness! What a rare find! All the needlepoints you found are gorgeous and the way you "framed / adorned" them is absolutely enchanting! I wouldn't have the heart to leave them in the shop too! And I am sure you are going to work your magic and make them spectacular one of a kind pieces :)
    Kisses, my dear friend from another tickled pink soul!

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  21. you have a way with words, enabling me to feel your emotions. emotions i feel when i am around yarn. back in the day, i made many needlepoint pictures, i can't imagine ever parting with them, they are so much work!!

    beautiful images, all so thoughtful!!!

    each of these are beautiful and i would say, you are such a lucky girl. bright, vibrant colors and i adore the name of the shop. i am tickled pink and i have never been there, although i "feel" like i have!!!

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  22. Your treasures make me want to run out and start a needlepoint! LOL!! I use to love to needlepoint as a teen.

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  23. Oh, you did hit the mother-lode - these little treasures are wonderful, Kim! I can't wait to see what beautiful creations you come up with for these! I had to laugh about having to afford the groceries for the week - (smile). All the beautiful flowers make me smile, too.. Here we are drenched in yellow and gold, but seeing all the purples and pinks make me look forward to spring once more. I hope you have many happy hours stitching away with your new treasures! Hugs xo Karen

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    1. "Drenched in yellow and gold" sounds rather lovely, Karen. I intend to spend many, many happy hours making these needlepoints even more beautiful. What, I don't quite know at the moment, BUT, I am sure some imaginations will fabricate in my brainpan. Thank you for delighting me with your visit, lovely lady. Kim Xx

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  24. Ah...what an awakening of the senses does this post bring with it! Oh my girl, you hit the jackpot with those gorgeous needlepoints...they are truly amazing. It makes me wonder why someone who had worked so hard on all of those stitches would let them go to a thrift store...but you know what they say about one person's junk is another person's treasure...and you were just that person! I love how you have displayed oh so beautifully adorned with the real flowers. Stunning post!

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  25. I am sure you have plans for something gorgeous for those needlepoints. They are so pretty and charming. LOVE the swans. Your lilacs are the prettiest color of purple. I always know when I click on your blog link that I will enjoy a visit full of all kinds of pretties!

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  26. The flowers are amazing - so lush and colorful. The flower needlepoints are fantastic as well.

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    me relativa isto webpage , este weblog é verdadeiramente
    incrível.

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  28. What a delightful post. Love your finds, you are a lucky gal!!! The lilacs photos are beautiful. Glad to have found your blog. Hugs, lj

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    1. How delightful you visited my place, Lady Jane, thank you. It is always a joy to meet new, lovely ladies. Hope you are enjoying a fabulous week. Kim Xx

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  29. So much fun, and those lovelies deserve the good home you will give them...sigh. I would go back, too.

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  30. What a dream come true to run into a shop owner who has been collecting these pretties! As one who used to do needlepoint, you really got some wonderful works of HEART. I love the vibrant colors, especially showcased with your pretty blooms. It always makes me happy and cheerful to visit your blog.

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  31. A gorgeous post Kim!
    Your flowers are stunning and they compliment your needlepoints beautifully!! Isn't it great to find an Aladdin's cave filled with treasures!
    Have a wonderful week :)

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    1. One of life's joys is to stumble upon an Aladdin's cave bursting with treasures. Thank you for your sweet comments, Prunella. Kim Xx

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  32. beautiful pictures..

    Please visit: http://from-a-girls-mind.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, lovely Krishna. Kim Xx

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  33. You find the greatest of treasures! I am sure we will see great things come from these. The treasures and the flowers make your days seem so vibrant and full of color.

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  34. You might be in wee bit of a trouble. *wink* What a wonderful find and I am sure you will find many inspirations there. Your flowers are so gorgeous! The lilacs in the basket is a lovely vision indeed!

    -Soma

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  35. Gorgeous flowers Kim and what a wonderful shop to find bursting with everything we always want to come upon. Love the pretty little cottages and the grapevines.

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  36. You hit the mother-load, Kim! What a success. And plenty of other things to covet as well. A great post from start to finish.
    Amalia
    xo

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  37. Apreciando o compromisso você colocar em seu site e detalhada informações você fornecer .
    Tem impressionante vir através de um blog de vez em quando não é a mesma velho requentada
    informações. Maravilhoso ! Tenho indicador seu site e estou adicionando seu RSS feeds para minha conta do Google.

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  38. Oh wow - I don't know which to drool over more - the needlepoints or the flowers! I must say that my favourite of the needle works has to be the poppies....can't wait to see what you do with it (and with the rest of them too!). You definitely lucked out when you went in that shop.

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  39. Oh my Kim, was it not meant to be that you stumbled upon this little shop? I can see why you are tickled pink! I can't believe you said you sew a little. :) Heavens girl, if yous sew a little, I'd hate to see someone who sews alot! lol! Love your needlepoint finds, and those lilacs, heavenly!!
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Well....I suppose I might have told a little fib re the "do you sew" question, Jann. =) Stumbling upon this little shop was meant to be, wasn't it. Thank you for popping by, lovely lady. Hope you are enjoying a fabulous week. Kim Xx

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  40. Goodness Kim, I can't even imagine the pitter-patter of your heart as she brought out all those needle works for you to look at! I am thrilled that they have ended up in your hands because they will be lovingly cherished and dressed up and dolled up for the rest of their lives! I think the owner must have known that your hands were deserving of these beautiful pieces of work! The beautiful colors of spring in your part of the world are second to none! It filled my day with joy just to see the color in your world even as the colors in my world are grey right now. I can't wait to see what you do with these beautiful pieces of needlework!

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  41. Wow Kim,this post was full of eye candy for sure. Thank you for That! You made out like a bandit with all these pretty needlepoints.wow! Can't wait to see how you'll use up these treasures! I gush in shops like that as well! I mean, who wouldn't?!!!! Lol. Your flowers images are just gorgeous, such vibrant colors! Nice to see since our fall colors disappeared which left everything rather gray. Enjoy working with your needlepoints!

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    1. Yes Linda, I feel I would have a bit of competition if you and I were to enter into a shop filled to the rafters with pretties. I fear there could be a friendly tussle over a 'few' things. Thank you so much for visiting, lovely lady.

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