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Thanks for coming to my Blog! I am a Daughter of a King, Daughter, Sister, Wife, Mother of five, MomInLaw of two, and Gram of three. Designing and creating feeds something inside of me! This blog will be sharing about my faith, my family, my life, my creations and collections. I am on a journey to learn balance and will be sharing about that as well. Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Blissful Whites Wednesday

I love Blissful White just about anything! So, when I noticed this particular recurring event, I was so excited to participate! When it was postponed, I was so sad, I hadn't set up my blog yet! Then, the wonderful artist, Becky of TIMEWASHED, picked up the event, I was excited again!

It is late in the day, but I wanted to share some things...
These are some gorgeous white monogram inserts?, I found this summer at a flohmarkt in Frankfurt, Germany! I had seen so many laces from Liz in Lalaland, I just wanted to see and buy some European laces...I was so excited! I cannot wait to find the perfect item to make with them..
These are a few different pieces that I purchased here and there at the flohmarkt from different vendors. They are so pretty and delicate. I do not speak German but Daughter*1, who lives there does,...she taught me the basics and let me loose at the flohmarkt.....I think I am over confident in Germany...

This is probably one of the most exciting things I found at the flohmarkt. This sweet little white celluloid religious book...*sigh....* is a German Prayer book! I was looking for something like this for Daughter *2's gift from Germany, she has taken German in college and had a fetish for small books when she was little. The picture is not as clear as I would like, but I will do better. The pearls were also purchased from a vendor at the market.

Look how exquisite the images in the book are...

This book was published in 1897 and has a lovely clasp on the side that keeps the book closed. There is even a four-leaf clover pressed in between pages of this book, so sweet and enchanting... it made me wonder who originally owned this book...was it a child learning prayers for daily life? and did they cherish the book as much as the four-leaf clover...
 my imagination was stirred....

The laces, fabric, twill tape and the "B" eyelet monogram I also bought at the flohmarkt. I took these pictures a month or more ago with my new phone, the day I received this beautiful collage from Liz, along with a few baking tins I had purchased from her. The doily on the lower left came with a different package of items I purchased from Liz. It is so beautiful, I have PLANS for it as well. You SEE why I have become addicted!
I was so excited when I saw the "B" monogram, it was the only capital letter there and it stands for Betsy, I am SURE! I have a lovely item in mind for that piece as well.

There was one other absolutely exquisite item I had to leave behind in Germany...it was so hard to not bundle it up and steal away on the airplane with me....

This is my sweet Grandgirl*2, who was one of the main reasons for my trip, (Daughter*1 and her family live there) she was born literally less than 12 hours after I arrived in Germany. I made the ribbon bow for her picture but she is a beauty and didn't really need a bow.
The picture below is one with a blissful white headband on her that my MomInLaw, baby girl's Great Grandmother, made for her. It matches a gorgeous crocheted dress baby girl was blessed in...
I love all the beauties I found in Germany, the amazing country side, the gorgeous weather, even the lightning storms! The humidity, the hand laid bricks for the sidewalks, the laces, the fantastic food, the castles, the chocolate, so many things...
But this little bundle, her older sister and their parents are what tie my heartstrings tight to Germany... I cannot wait until I get to go back! I cried and cried at the airport when I had to say goodbye, but not until after I was walking away from them...
Hope you White Wednesday was a blissful as Mine!

Tugs at my heart,


  1. What a wonderful post!
    I love thois Initials and the lcae you shown!
    This old german book is georgeous! You can be happy to have such a wonderful workI love those things as well!
    Your grand-Gilr is such a sunshine :O) I can understand, that you look forward to see her again in Germany :O)
    have a wonderful week,
    big hugs,

    1. Thanks Claudia!,
      You are a sweetheart! I LOVE GERMANY! For many reasons, it would be so fun to meet all the German friends I have made all together there, but I know I will just have to dream about that!
      x my heart,

  2. Your granddaughter is so beautiful,and so are your beautiful finds. Thanks for stopping by.

    1. Karen,
      Thank YOU for stopping by! This is such a fun, new adventure for me!

  3. Hi Betsy, Lovely post, sweet little girl with the precious bow. Your newest follower...Connie

  4. Thank you, Connie for visiting! I loved your BWW post as well!
    Have a beautiful week!

  5. Way to go, girl! What a great Blissful Whites Wednesday post! Your newest granddaughter is just adorable, what a sweet little angel. Lovely to see all the treasures you found in Germany, now we just need to see you crafting with those lovely laces etc.

  6. Liz,
    Okay.....I will stop being nervous and DO SOMETHING!
    Hugs, my kind friend!

  7. Hello Betsy
    I purchase the spoon bracelets from Troy-Leigh at monpetitchouboutique on Etsy so maybe she will be able to help you. How wonderful that would be for your girls. You have a very lovely blog by the way : )
    Angela- Simple Things Small Joys

    1. Angela,
      Thanks so much for the information and I am happy you stopped by my blog. I LOVE yours, as you WELL know! I just wish we could be
      on the same continent!

  8. Oh Betsy, what a darling new grandbaby!! She's gorgeous!!! And now the lace...oh my, I'm just
    jealous, that's what!! Those monograms are lovely...I am a big fan!
    Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog. I love it when I get to actually talk to
    people from all over the world!!! What a nifty thing for us to get to do!

    1. Doni,
      Well, Lace and baby girls just go together, that is all...especially this baby girl!
      I am so glad you came by, I will see if I can post on your pearls and lace Thursday with some of my
      other laces and PEARLS!!!
      You are right, it is nifty that we get to communicate and share our thoughts and feelings and talents and friendships
      across the world in such an amazing way. It is truly a miracle! We are all God's children and He has provided a way for us to connect all
      over this beautiful world He made for us!


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