Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Trésor Collage a parting gift...




My dear friend Carol who now lives
and works in the UK
has just been home for a
month long Summer visit.



Out of all my friends
she is one of very few who "get it"
regarding my love of blogging,
and visiting thrift shops
looking for old linen and lace trésors!

We spent some lovely time together
which included shopping,
enjoying afternoon teas at
'The Florentine Tea Room'
and
'Little and Friday'.




I wanted to make something special
for Carol as a reminder of her visit home.
I pulled out all my most precious
laces and fabrics for her to choose from.

Carol chose a beautiful piece of old
French embroidered linen
(given to me by my dear blogging friend Barbara
who sadly died in February this year.
You can read my tribute post here).

An old piece of toile fabric with images
of roosters especially caught her eye
(this was given to me by Lilla -
thank you L).


Carol's mother was from England originally -
 her maiden name was Cockerell.

So, being the fervent francophile that I am
I translated the 'Gallic Cockerill'
to 'Le Coq Gaulois'!



On the right hand side I included
a piece of New Zealand Paua shell
as a reminder of home.
Carol told me she has it hanging
on her bedpost!

Today I'm joining Becky for
Blissful Whites Wednesday
 and
Claudia for 
A Favorite Thing Saturday

There are three great Giveaways
on my side bar
you won't want to miss!

Rhonda of "A Little Bit French"
 and 
Manu of "Vintage Savonette"
and
Vicki of "2 Bags Full"


just click on the giveaway image
to take you to their blogs



À bientôt
and be kind to one another
hugs

Shane 




29 comments:

suziqu's thread works said...

Shane you have really created something beautiful and special for your close girlfriend here. It will carry many fond memories from you that she can keep forever as a reminder of the closeness that you have shared over the years.
Is it a little book or a hanging?
The fabrics and the vintage cotton laces also carry the memories of other friends and even one who has recently passed.
It is simply beautiful!
Love and hugs,
Suzy♥

gilly said...

Just beautiful - what a lovely gift and I'm sure it will be greatly treasured. Bonne journee!
Xx

Donna Heber said...

What a beautiful piece Shane for a dear friend. So much thought and creativity went into this. You have been given some gorgeous lace pieces.

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Simply beautiful and so very special,dear Shane.I'm sure your friend will treasure it.Have a wonderful week.
Hugs,
Marie

Kimberly said...

What a beautiful gift for your friend. I am sure she will treasure it forever.

Jeanie said...

This is just beautiful -- and it isn't just beautiful outside with your lovely materials and workmanship, but inside with all the thought and interpretation that went into its creation. You are so very talented and your friend Carol is a very lucky woman!

Riitta Sinikka said...

♥ ooo,beautiful!! ♥ xxx riitta♥

Lavender Cottage said...

It's nice to have a friend that is a kindred spirit and I think the linen and lace gift you made her will be a favourite treasure.
Judith

A Garden of Threads said...

What a beautiful gift to your friend. It is stunning.

Donna Wilkes said...

Such wonderful sentiments to include in one art piece - such a special gift. I know she will treasure it forever.

Rustic Vintage Country said...

So gorgeous! x

Marilyn said...

What a beautiful piece of JOY! The special final touch of the shell is precious.

Linda said...

what a very special and personal gift you have created for your friend Shane. The fabrics and laces are gorgeous, and I love the words a la francaise!

Lorrie said...

Your friend will treasure your collage. How beautifully created it is.
Isn't it wonderful to find a friend who truly "gets it"?

Dorthe said...

Oh dear Shane, such a most beautiful creation for your dear friend.
How lovely for her, to see at home, and remember all your wonderful hours together- is is gorgeous, and filled with sweet memmories,- a gift from your heart and hands she will treasure alwayes.
Hugs and love,Dorthe

Maelchen said...

What a beautiful token of your friendship... A souvenir from lace and linnen... Your friend is very lucky to have you and your thoughtful collage to remind her of the joyful time you spent together... It shows that you have a friendly heart, dear Shane! Hugs, Manu

Laurie said...

What a thoughtful gift you made for your friend!
You know, Barbara gifted me a piece of that shelving lace, too, and it's precious to me.

Marissa said...

What a beautiful gift for your friend Wow...

Julie said...

Hello Shane - that is an absolutely exquisite gift you have made for your friend - I am sure she will treasure it and remember her visit here when she looks at it. How lovely she has it hanging on her bedpost. Beautiful work :-)
Hugs, Julie Xx

Linda said...

I've so enjoyed seeing the gift you made for your close friend inspired by her maternal family name and using material with associations of other dear friends.
The detail of the hand work is beautiful and it will be treasured by your friend forever.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

What a charming gift - and so special. You are good friend to give up your most treasured fabrics and laces.

Robin said...

It's beautiful and so very sweet.

Hugs,
Robin

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

So glad you got to spend quality time together. That is a very beautiful gift you made for her. Still makes me very sad when I read about Barbara's passing. Have a wonderful weekend. Tammy

BECKY said...

Wow Shane,
What a lovely work of the heart for your special friend. I so understand scouring around for lace and trims...I adore them, too~~especially the handmade ones!

I know she absolutely loves your delightful gift, and all that went into creating it for her. What a sweet friend and blessing you are.

Thank you for sharing at Blissful Whites Wednesday!
Hugs,
Becky

Diane said...

Very lovely! Visiting from MHC.

Claudia said...

Shane, your lovingly made gift for your friend is beautiful. She will treasure it always.

Thank you so much for joining in this week.

xo
Claudia

~*~Patty S said...

What a beautiful post full of friendship and creativity and more!

I certainly am glad you are in blogland and that you share your passion and creativity with us Shane...what a good friend you are to your dear Carol too!

oxo

AshTreeCottage said...

I can see what a thoughtful friend you are because your kind heart shows through the beauty of your handwork. I am your newest follower. Stop by my cottage any time. My gate will be open for you.

Big Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Wendy AppleApricot said...

oh my goodness Shane, this is stunning, so gorgeous! So sweet of you to let your friend choose herself from your stash of beauties given to you by other sweet friends.

Bisous!
Wendy

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