Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Simply Neutrals Party #2 Vintage Wedding

Welcome fellow lovers of vintage style decor, pretty stuff, old lace and neutral shades! 
Today I'm joining Wen Sylvestre's Simply neutrals Party at

First up, a photo of Lillian Pearce the lady whose wedding dress I featured in my last 'Simply Neutrals' post. I've been volunteering to take photos at my local museum in Moruya, Australia. You can see the Moruya Museum here on Facebook 

https://www.facebook.com/MoruyaHistoricalSociety

Lillian Pearce married William Hunt in Newtown, Sydney in 1913. She is wearing a cape over the dress, so it looks different here. You can see it peeping through at the bottom.




Some vintage lace and a rose up close...



Next, a collage of neutral objects and vintage lace. The vintage scales are an op shop find - sadly they don't work.




Some vintage doylies and a cotton reel....





A little glimpse of my craft room with the vintage scales....


vintage laces


I love this image of a pattern in the sand as the waves retreated from a rock half buried 
on the beach...




Finally, I had a play in Photoshop with a beautiful frame from 

http://www.thecoffeeshopblog.com/p/coffeeshop-storyboards-and-frames.html

I love to sing traditional Irish, Scottish and English ballads and folksongs, and I hope I might pick up a few singing hints from this old book. If you'd like to hear me, I have just one recent recording of a simple folk song called 'Laddie Lie Near Me'. You can hear it here:

https://soundcloud.com/ballyhooley/laddie-lie-near-me 

Our band, Ballyhooley, are playing at the Turning Wave Irish Music Festival at Yass (NSW Australia) this weekend.  Ballyhooley's Facebook page is here:

https://www.facebook.com/Ballyhooley-NSW-South-Coast-Folk-Band-437627379646953/timeline/



Thanks Wen for hosting this Simply Neutrals Linky Party. Have a wonderful week, everyone. (smile) Spring is here - hooray! 

You can check out Wen's blog AppleApricot



The theme is neutral coloured beauty, found, made
or bought this week. You can post anything in cream, white, beige,grey, silver and brown. 


Until next time,
hugs,
Jesse





20 comments:

  1. Oh such lovely Neutrals. I'm loveing the 3 some featuring the old clock -- but then I also love the beautiful assortment of laces and the old beautiful scale. Definitely a group of "Little Treasures" Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you for stopping to have a peek, Sylvia. I love the old scales too. Just perfect for displaying lace, aren't they?

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  2. So many pretties of laces, doilies, old images and little treasures here Jessie.! Love that beautiful sand impression - actually it is stunning! Now looks like you are ready to spill out of that room of yours over run with baskets of lace and more doilies. You'll have to resort to the ceiling space where Terry can't see it all!!!!!!
    I listened to your track and it is very beautiful - I know that voice!!! Wishing you good luck at Yass this weekend
    Irish Music Festival. It will be such a great weekend!

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    1. Thanks, Suzy. You're right about spilling over! I love to see it all, not have it put away in cupboards. Terry calls me "The Clutterbunny' and 'The Queen of Clutter!'. I love the sand image, too. It's amazing how it isn't the same when you come back another day....glad you liked the song, too. Hugs, Jesse

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  3. Hello dear Jesse, I'm in love with that beautiful song! I'd love to share it next week on the party if that's okay with you? I love the traditional ballads from the UK, Ireland and Scotland and listen to them frequently. I'm glad you shared your song, now I've found your band and can listen to it often :) On to your beautiful photos (I'd almost forget because of the music, lol) Oh how I'd love to have a peek into your craft room, it looks so beautiful! So many gorgeous laces. And I love the candle holder, beautiful! And how gorgeous does the bride look in her stunning dress. The sand texture is amazing, great shot! Thank you Jesse for sharing your beautiful finds with us and linking up at the party. By the way, you did a great job with the videos of Suzy's wonderful workshop! Gosh this is a long comment, lol. Wishing you a beautiful day, hugs xx

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    1. Hi Wen,

      Thanks for taking the time to listen to my song. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I am planning to take some decent photos of my craft room ready for the next Craft Room extravaganza. I'm sure you are picking up lots of useful hints from Suzy's video class. I'm pretty proud we came through with the goods, even though we were both novices at videoing and being videoed! Thanks for hosting the simply neutrals party.
      hugs,

      Jesse

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  4. What a lovely post,dear Jesse. I just adore your beautiful treasures.Thanks for sharing.
    XO Marie

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Marie.

      cheers,
      Jesse

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  5. A beautiful collection of neutral ,naturel laces ,so lovely,
    and what a wonderful couple , she looks gorgeous in her wedding dress.
    Lovely, to visit here in Wendy`s neutral party !!
    Dorthe

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    1. Thanks, Dorthe. I love old photos. It is such fun 'playing' at the museum, and learning about other people's stories from the past.

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  6. What lovely and graceful items on this post, Jessie. Just in love with all those laces and the ornate candle holder - fabulous! Thanks for sharing. Catherine (latest follower of your blogging adventures)

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    1. Thanks, Catherine. I love your splendid halloween house and your Cinderella pumpkin. Gorgeous!

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  7. Hi Jesse,
    Your collection of doilies and laces are just gorgeous. The photo collage is very pretty and your ornate scale is quite beautiful. The photo of the sand is amazing. I listened to your song... What a beautiful, clear voice you have. The song was so peaceful and a joy to listen to. Folksongs are some of my favorite music as well. I play a little mandolin and guitar..
    Thank you for your visit to my blog.. it was such a pleasure to meet you! Have a wonderful time at your music festival.

    Blessings,
    Tamara

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    1. Hi Tamara,
      Thank you for visiting my blog. I read a story when I was young in an old book of my grandmother's, one of those old annuals for girls from the 50s. I remember it was the first time I came across the name Tamara and I loved it. I wish I still had that book. When my Nana died everything was just thrown out. If only I'd been there. Luckily I asked for her old Singer treadle machine, and I have that to remind me of her.

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  8. Oh I forgot to mention... I love the quote and your words about tunes and creating.. my thoughts exactly! You are truly a kindred spirit and I'm your newest follower. :)

    hugs,
    Tamara

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    1. Thanks, Tamara. Yes, I was reminded again this weekend of all the wonderful Irish tunes I've heard and haven't learned yet. I am inspired to get cracking on more of them. It's a pity it takes so long to play them fluently and fast enough to join in with great players. We had a great festival, and I shall post some videos and photos on our Ballyhooley Facebook page soon. Mandolin works well for Irish tunes, too; our banjo player also plays mandolin. It's a sweet sound. Have a great week...

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  9. Hello dear Jesse
    The photo of the beautiful Lillian Pearce in her wedding gown and cape is a wonderful follow up to your previous post showing us the details of the dress.
    I imagine they are part of the history of Moruya.
    I'm in heaven at the sight of your amazing collection of laces spilling out of the baskets and on your sewing table - such joy! Those decorative scales are lovely too!
    I enjoyed hearing your sweet voice singing - Ballyhooley is a great name for your band! I was in Ireland earlier this year and loved listening to their old folk songs.
    Good luck at the Yass festival - and have fun!
    Shane x

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    1. Shane, Thank you for taking the time to say hello. I keep hitting the 'add comment' button instead of 'reply'! I love your comment, it's so friendly and personal. I had a lovely weekend playing music and catching up with old friends. I've come back with a head full of new tunes to learn! It's hard to decide what to spend my time on! A new post for the blog, more photos and playing around processing photos, actual make a collage or lace book, learn a new song or start practicing a new tune or two on my hammered dulcimer. Then there is that wonderful pastime of Pinterest and visiting other people's beautiful blogs to admire their work...Suzy would be telling me to do something REAL!

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  10. Such a beautiful post Jesse! (thought I'd left a comment B4) I love the little glimpse of your craft room! with all your dreamy laces and the great vintage storage spaces you have. It must be a pleasure to create in there!
    The photo of the sand is amazing! It looks so cool~ Thanks for sharing. ~Karen O

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    1. Thanks for your friendly comments, Karen! I'm late to reply, it's been busy here. I wish I could get to creating more, but life interrupts all the time with 3 kids and a home business. It's so good to create, but I wish I had more clear space to work in!!! I'm such a Clutterbunny - that's what my Terry calls me. I just love to see it all...
      hugs,
      Jesse

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