Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Back In The Swing of Things
Well I am finally back into the swing of things. Today I baked bread, helped my daughter to make a pear pie, did laundry about 5 loads(almost caught up-thanks to all of Avery, Elliot, and Simon's help), made a huge salad and meatloaf for supper. I still have lots of house cleaning to catch up on plus the ornaments and decoration to put away. Whew! I also listed some new items as well as sold a commissioned order. My favorite item I listed today is the necklace above. This necklace features a vintage brooch as it's focal. Above the necklace I have added a vintage picture button from the late 1800's. These types of buttons where very popular during this time period. This one has a picture of a flower. It has some oxidation and does show it's age, one little hole in the metal. It does not have any rust. Personally, I like the worn look. It's old and I want it to look old.Because of the inner cardboard construction you cannot wash these buttons. They will rust from moisture trapped in the middle. The Victorians would remove such buttons before laundering their clothes(wow).I have however brushed cleaned this button. Glad I don't live in the Victorian era as far a time spent on appearance. Overall it was a blessed day spent with my family.