Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Romantic Vignette Blog Party.....

"Romantic style is ~ Gentle settings of welcome, playful objects, sensuous shapes of curves and scrolls, distressed finishes of cream and taupe, the gently aged, where a refuge of comfort and beauty co~exist."

~Better Homes and Gardens Romantic Style~
(click on any photo to enlarge for better viewing)

She stood with hands clasp in hopefulness, refusing to gaze into the mirror, yet dreaming of attending the party...
She knew there would be fine ladies clad in beaded white gloves with plumed hats and fine imported lace shawls... She envisioned full skirted dress with layers of ruffles, strands of pearls... and glistening diamond broaches... She imagined the air would be perfumed with the scent of roses...Candlelight would flicker across the rose papered walls, casting dancing shadows upon them...It would be a wonderfully magical night! With a sad sigh she turned away from pinning her hair into place, averting her gaze so as to not view the obvious scar she bore... Why imagine the impossible? Who would possibly ask her to dance? Besides, she had nothing to wear...Her mother entered the room with a smile, arms full of all manner of finery. She clasp around her daughters neck a strand of great~grandmothers pearls, all the while coaxing her to step into a frothy multi~frilled creation...Speechless she stood demurely before her mother with happy tears glistening in her eyes and a deep appreciation beating in her heart...
One final touch was added to complete her costume, a delicate handmade lace shawl that was a wedding gift from her father to her mother...She slowly turned to survey herself in the mirror...She softly entered center stage, the belle of the ball...
Everything was just as she imagined... Sometimes dreams do come true...This sweet little figurine is one I found in a flea market. Not being sure what she was used for I did some research and found out that she is a...napkin holder. The napkins are folded into small triangles and flair out into a pointed skirt when inserted into the slits. In the photos above I have dressed her in a frilly coffee filter skirt. She was made exclusively for Lillian Vernon. The poor girl at one time had simply lost her head and now bears a distinct scar, a simple strand of pearls now covers up the damage.

Today, Whispering Poppies is hosting a Romantic Vignette Blog Party. Anyone is welcome to attend, for details to link up or visit those who are attending, please visit by clicking this highlighted link. Thank you, Louise, for hosting this event!


Blessings,
Miss Sandy

22 comments:

The Whispering Poppies said...

I absolutely LOVE your napkin-holder lady! How beautiful she is! The story you have woven through your vignettes is just magical! Thank you so much for joining in today! =)

Lady Farmer said...

That story was delightful! And I have never seen one of those napkin holders before ~ what a treasure.

Vee said...

You sure can spin a story, Miss Sandy! What a lovely entry for the party. How interesting to learn this figurine's purpose. Glad that you gave her an even nobler one...bringing us so much fun!

Mildred said...

What a beautiful story and such a unique item. I've never seen such a napkin holder but I love it!

Lynne Laura said...

Miss Sandy,

That napkin holder doll is fabulous and I wish I had one just like it!!! Love your story to go along with this post...just love yours the best.

Kindredly, Lynne Laura

bluemuf said...

My dear Miss Sandy, Another beautiful post. I love how she is a napking holder. Your lovely vignettes and wonderful story are magical.

thank you for sharing

Hugs Karen

Scrap for Joy said...

What a beautiful story and pictures. Your little lady is pretty and sweet even with the "scar". I'm sure no one at the ball even noticed because they were so taken by her sweet face and lovely gown! It was a treat to visit today Sandy.

Amy said...

I love your story writing. Just delightful. And such pretty treasures!

amy@maisonbelle

She'sSewPretty said...

That was fun! And I love your doll all dressed up for the party!

LW said...

Enchanting…
What a lovely story …

Louise

The French Bear said...

Such a lovely story!!! I love the lady napkin holder!!! How sweet with the coffee filters! You have such beautiful vignettes, love the colors and the combination of sparkle and softness!! Thank you for stopping by my vignettes!! I really do enjoy all this friendship I have found in blogland!!
Hugs,
Margaret B

marmee said...

sandy,

been catching up on your last several posts. so many beautiful things. loved your poem. loved you had a wonderful easter. this story about a girl awaiting going to the dance reminded me of little women. hope you are doing well and enjoying springtime.

jojo-caramel said...

Beautiful and romantic photos !!! Have a lovely Party :)

Pearl Maple said...

What a sweet story and cute little napkin holder.

Missed the party annoucement and will pull something together over the weekend but for now am enjoying everyone's collections.

Thanks for sharing.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

aaahhh what a lovely story.. and beautiful girl and look at her beautiful dress.. just lovely..

meandering pearl said...

Cinderella! shes even blushing shyly as she gazes into the mirror{which is incredibly amazingly beautiful~i am terribly fond of venetian mirrors!!} have a beautiful day!!!

Pinkie Denise said...

Hello Miss Sandy,
Your pictures are just lovely and I love that sweet little lady Pinkie

Shopgirl said...

You brought her to life, lovely!
I have never seen this little gift from the past before...really sweet.
Big Hugs, Mary

Holly said...

What a sweet story you tell of your lovely napkin holder!

Bellamere Cottage said...

Now THAT'S cute and CLEVER. How adorable. I don't know how I managed to miss all this fun!

Blessing you,
Spencer

The American Homemaker said...

I love it :)

Salone Di Petros said...

I just found your site and must say I am floored I adore it and will be back I loved the story with the figurine, and the shoes beautiful! cant wait to email my sister Thanks for sharing Sincerely, Jonny

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