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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

My 'Mystery' Mail Revealed ...

Hello my dear friends,

today I am going to finally show you what was in the box that arrived in the mail a few weeks ago.
I took me 'forever' to find treasures like these but they are here and I am so happy that was able to work with them.

So far you have only seen this ...

... and now I will show you what is under that bubble wrap and paper ...

... it was these lovely old egg shaped table lighters ~ all neat and that in pink enamel. 

As far as I know they were made in the 1950's or 1960's. The enamel is all tattered and chipped, in some places a little more and in some places a little less but that doesn't take away from their neat character and look. 

I am sure you all know where this went again once again and that is what I am sharing with all of you today ... the first one of my three newest creations.

On the outside nothing has changed at all and that is exactly how I wanted it but ...

... but once you open it up and ...

... turn it around, you will be able to see what I have done with it.

Of course I just had to give it a new life as a pincushion and such a delightful one in my eyes.
Vintage pale pink velvet, some old tatting and a vintage porcelain broach were meant to be together and make this creation what it is ... just lovely!

What do you think?

Instead of covering the original decor up in this piece ...

... I decided to just enhance it by framing it with some old tatting.

I am definitely not a pink person but I do love how this creation has come together, pink or not and I hope you have enjoyed it too. Don't forget, there are two more 'pink eggs' to come very soon. All three of these 'pink eggs' will be listed in my Etsy shop once I have shared them all with you, just in case any of you might be interested in one of them.

Thank you for taking the time to visit me today, here at Todolwen and it would be so nice if you would do so again some time.

I hope you are well my dear friends and life is treating you kind.

Have a peaceful and creative day.


  1. Ahh that's beautiful Karen. I do love seeing your finds and how you transform them. These eggs are gorgeous...remind me of the Russian Fabergé ones. Von xx

  2. Wow! Wow! Wow! Love this. What a great eye for beauty you have.

  3. Really imaginative and beautiful. Very inspirational to us all not to throw away treasures like these!

  4. Really imaginative and beautiful. Very inspirational to us all not to throw away treasures like these!

  5. one word: EXQUISITE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  6. I want one!!! Love pink it's my favorite and your shabby creations

  7. Love, love this new creation! What a creative idea and pink it is my favorite color so I think it is perfect. Love that you kept the outside original and just framed the inside lid. The china flowers are just the perfect touch! Looking forward to seeing the other two. Have a very creative day.

  8. Hmmmmm. I'm not a pink girl either, BUT I may have to have one too! Simply beautiful work you always do.....

  9. Beautiful Karen. So creative and pretty.

  10. I'm not a 'pink person' either, but seeing these little treasures might just convert me! Altogether too elegant to be stuck with plain ol' lowly pins. Only the best will do!

  11. I love pink and this is just so so beautiful!

  12. So sweet and elegant. I love pink and roses so to me they are so adorable! xx

  13. Oh I love this beautiful eggs and your inside creation is wonderful.

    Hugs Ines♥

  14. I AM a pink kinda gal and these are just to precious for words. How sweet the inside looks now.