Friday, May 25, 2012


I recently was almost gifted with some old photoes, and some empty photo albums-
and was inspired to make this  linen and lace collage ,as I also last week
found a little bag with those wonderful old  lace pinns, some of which as you can see ,
still have thread rolled on.

The photo was a big one, that I cut down, to fit the frame.
I added the linnen thread, and old laces, and embroideries.

I think the bow is somehow not nice here, and that it should have been white, and softer,
so maybe I will change it - I love this old tulip embroidery,with the laces ,such a beautiful work.

This photo I took yesterday evening, from my bedroom window,which is looking out
over the Baltic Sea.The sun was settling and the light was so beautiful.
You can see the start of my Lillac  hedge ,that at last have started blooming and 
smelling heavenly.

I  want to welcome and  thankyou all the new followers, it makes me happy, that you enjoy
visiting and sometimes commenting ,here on my blog.

And then I wish you all a beautiful friday and week-end,
I hope it will be filled with joy and happiness.



JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Oh Dorthe, so much to see, lace pins, photo, gorgeous lace....beautiful fabric collage :) Loving all your yummy textures and layers...and I think the bow is just perfect..a lovely contrast. Stunning work!
Jan x

Sandy said...

Hi Sweetie,

Your cover is a fest for my eyes.
So so beautiful vintage style. I love this so much.

Have a sunny weekend my dear friend. Here in Germany shines the sun. This made me happy. ;)

suziqu's thread works said...

A beautiful Linen and Lace collage Dear Dorthe! Some very special pieces have been given to creating such a treasured piece. The embroidered linen and old laces with that framed woman all go perfectly together set off so perfectly with the lace pins and thread.
The setting sun shining through those trees of the water is as special as you dear friend.
Sending my love and big hugs,

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

You have created such a beautiful collage. The composition is perfect, even the tan bow. I also enjoy your lilac hedge. Lilacs are one of my favorite flowers. Beautiful view.

Lululiz said...

BEAUTIFUL! All the wonderful elements you have used come together perfectly. It really is a gorgeous collage and will look fabulous in your studio.

inge said...

your book cover is great ...nice idea to use the lace pin ...and what a gift to wake up with such a vieuw ...

Claudia said...

What a beautiful piece, Dorthe!

Your view is incredible. It must be so wonderful to see the Baltic every day.


Alisa Noble said...

Really lovely, Dorthe!
You have a beautiful weekend, too.

Hopemore Studio said...

Beautiful, the collage and the sea. I find collages difficult, struggling with composition, you do it wonderfully.

Anonymous said...

I love your collage very much! I think the bow is perfect as is because it balances out the piece. You instinctively did the right second guessing :)

Sandy said...


Your art work is so beautiful! I love the lace bobbins you added, so special.

How wonderful to have a view overlooking the sea, it is stunning. I can't imagine getting to enjoy that view everyday and what wonderful strolls you must take along its edge.

nelly said...

Красив нежен и изпълнен със спокойствие колаж. Поздрави и хубав уикенд Дороти.

Angela Richardson said...

I just love the scent of Lilac, simply delicious.
Your collage is so soft and pretty,a real delight.
Enjoy your weekend,
Hugs and smiles,

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

What a lovely piece, Dorthe! So many beautiful little goodies!

My Creative House said...

Dear Dorthe so beautiful your new collage is, great idea with the old lace pinns, sov godt søde vi snakkes ved i morgen.
Hugs Anni

Bente said...

Å, så nydelig Dorthe. Så utrolig flink du er. Den utsikten fra soverommet ditt, er jeg litt misunnelig på. Fantastisk flott. Jeg er så glad i havet, men vi bor for langt unna, desverre.

God klem fra meg

Yitte said...

Dear Dorthe,

Your collage is so very special and beautifful. Love the color. The soft white lace match perfectly with the lace pins. Really like that cpmbination.
The view out of your window over the sea is spectacular.

Have a nice warm weekend

Sonya Badgley said...

Dearest Dorthe, your collage is just beautiful! I love the lace pins with the thread still attached-so lovely. And the embroidered tulip and lacie is so pretty. And your view...what could be better than the sea and fragrant lilacs?
Have a pleasant weekend dear friend.
Love and hugs,

Createology said...

Dorthe your latest collage is gorgeous. Those lace bobbins are fabulous...complete with thread. I am swooning. I made a special trip to the store today just to buy a clipboard and they had none. None! How can a girl make what she has in her mind without a clipboard as the foundation?!! Your view out your window is blissful. Wonderful weekend dear...

Charlene said...

Beautiful!!!! Both the book & the photo of the Baltic Sea & your hedge. I love the way you used all those amazing textiles in your book. When I was out in California I bought a wonderful old Photo Album. The spine is broken, some picutres are missing, but, I want to make another book like I did in Lisa's Class at Paper Cowgirls & do beautiful lace work like you did here. Thanks for sharing & have a wonderful weekend.

The Feathered Nest said...

Dear Dorthe, this new piece is so beautiful to me!!!! I love it the elements...and love what you chose as your foundation. Love your artwork so dear friend, and your view???? Unbelievably magical!!! My husband and I just sat her and admired it :) hugs and love, Dawn

Ephemera said...

Hi Dorthe, What a fantastic collage, so gorgeous. I love the addition of those lace bobbins, the image is so beautiful. I found your fabulous blog through Lynne at (Adorn.)xx

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Dorthe,

I love the beautiful collage you had made, you are so talented dear friend.
Also how wonderful the view is from your bedroom window the sea and the lilacs blooming, nothing could be nicer.

Happy weekend

Paula said...

Hello darling Dorthe, What wonderful gifts sweetie, and you made a gorgeous creation from them! You are so talented and creative my dear friend! You did a beautiful job and the colors are so soft and romantic. I think the bow is lovely and goes well with the bobbins and border around the photo dearest. Your view is gorgeous! You live in such a beautiful place! How incredible to see the Baltic Sea from your window and your lilacs in bloom! Thank you so much for sharing this dear heart! I hope you have a very beautiful weekend! I love you dear, sweet friend and thank you for always being so very kind and loving to me! You are a blessing! Love you! Paula xo

Rebecca Nelson said...

The beautiful work your hands produce makes my heart SING!


mette laumann said...

Hej Dorthe
Hvor er du dygtig også alle de fine ting du finder.
Er du ellers ved at være klar til øen bliver proppet med købe glade gæster?
-og i år gir de den gas
Dejlig pinse til dig og din fam
Knus og kram Mette

Vicki Boster said...

Dorthe- your newest collage is just beautiful. I love your use of vintage lace in the design. Every collage you create is so very unique!

I can't imagine living in a place where I'd have your view everyday. And the evening sun on your lilac is simply stunning.

Mosaic Magpie said...

I am so envious of that view you have. The collage is wonderful you always have such a good eye for adding the lace. Have a good weekend and enjoy your view!

Rhonda said...

First of all, your view is amazing. You took a fabulous photo of the sea.

Second, your collage is so gorgeous. Laces and old photos go together, don't they? xo Rhonda

Unknown said...

Your book cover is beautifully designed, dear Dorthe! I see that this is done with much love.

You have a beautiful view from your bedroom window. I want that too :-)
The first time I've seen the Baltic Sea is two years ago, when I visit Sandy. Very nice area and very different than in southern Germany.
Have a nice rest of the weekend.

Maggie R said...

Dear Dorthe,
I love how you made your collage,,The lace and ribbon is beautiful..
The view you have is wonderful.. I can only imagine what it would be like to wake up and look out at the Baltic Sea..the lilacs are beautiful as well and yes their fragrance fills the air with it's sweetness..
Thanks so much for sharing

June said...

Hello dearest Dorthe! First I want to say how much I love your collage. I always love how you find the prettiest things to put in them, like those wonderful threaded pins. So lovely.
And then there is that amazing view from your window. How blessed you are my friend. I can smell the sea are filled with lilacs from here Dorthe. I know you must be so happy here : )
sending many hugs your way...

Unknown said...

Beautiful work! I love every small detail! :)


Baggaraggs: said...

Oh Dorthe,
i love your work and you. it integrates all the lovliest bits of beautifully done. hugs to you min kaere ven. your, robin

*Pearls on a string** Dorthe said...

Hvor er det kreativt og SMUKT, Dorthe!
Det er fortryllende sager du frembringer!

Jeg har arvet nogle ældre (ca. 1880) gamle beklædnings genstande.
Måske du kan bruge dem til noget kreativt?
Skriv gerne til så kan jeg sende dig dem, hvis du vil have dem at "lege" med.

KH Dorthe

~*~Patty S said...

Oh I can almost smell your lovely Lilacs from here dear Dorthe!

Your collage is elegant and rich and so very beautiful!!!
p.s. it is very special to be able to visit with lovely people like yourself across the globe...sharing the things we Love oxo

Viola said...

Wieder eine wunderbare Collage, Liebe!! Und Du wohnst einfach traumhaft!!