Monday, February 15, 2010

Tassels

Harlequintassel
Hi everyone!  I love all the cute tassels I see all over blogland. You know the ones with the cute bunnies, birdhouses, nests etc on top. I guess you could say I’m deficient in the tassel department! I don't have a whole lot of them. I’ve had this harlequin one for several years.

Chenilletassel
I have this one that’s really a Christmas ornament that I purchased at Michael’s on clearance.

CTassel
I liked the chenille tassels and the black and yellow harlequin  ribbon. I think I might have paid $5 for it.  I saw quite a few Christmas ornaments this year that would make great decorative tassels.

Groomtassel
Then there was this guy that I found at Goodwill last year and re-made into this.

bowtassell

So last month was my  22nd Wedding Anniversary and my Husband asked what I would like. My reply was that I’d like to buy a few things off Etsy – namely a tassel!
Ribbon


After looking at pages and pages and pages of tassels (something like 30 pages of tassels)...I chose this one. It had the colors I was looking for, was cute and would fit in with my decor AND was reasonably priced.
Rostertassel
I'm so pleased with my tassel! You know me, I’m not a shopper. It’s actually really difficult for me to pay full price for anything so it really has to be exactly what I want if I do so. 

Roostertassel2

Isn’t it perfect! I love it and I  may have to teach myself the fine art of tasseling so that I can have a few more! I bought my cute tassel from Heather’s etsy shop Butterfly Genes . 

Shopping etsy was so much fun! Much more fun than shopping at a regular store. I bought a few other things that I'll share with you in the next few weeks. I think this was one of the best Anniversary gift ideas (I may request the same thing for my birthday)! 

Thank you for dropping by today and have a great week!

76 comments:

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

All of your tassels are beautiful but the last one is amazing. You're going to start a new collection going for lots of ladies! I loved your snow pics too, they were beautiful.
Blessings,
Marcia

Miss Janice said...

I love tassels and your's are darling. I love the gold and black one hanging on the door {I believe}....that is also embellished so pretty. LOVE that red rooster one, so, of course, I'm on the way to check out that Etsy site! Thanks for the gorgeous photos!

Ally's Corner said...

Oh I love that tassel you got.
Happy Anniversary hope you guys had a great one.

Melissa Miller said...

Oh Manuela I just LOVE your new tassel! It's red and of course a rooster is always one of my favorite things to decoate with.

It's just precious! ~Enjoy!

PS I will be mentioning a few bloggers who just added gorgeous tassels to their Etsy shops. I'll post tomorrow.

ellie said...

those tassls are right up your alley..esp. the rooster and harlequin...happy Anniversary..

Richella said...

You made a good choice, Manuela! Your tassel is darling. I've gotten to know Heather a bit via her blog, and she's a darling girl. So you supported a hardworking wife and mother in addition to getting yourself a good product! Good for you!

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

I don't own one tassel!! But I love the one you just got. I always get my hubby an ebay gift card for his birthday. He loves it! That way he can get exactly what he wants. Plus he gets the thrill of the hunt and bidding and winning at the last possible second. A win, win!

Marianne@Songbird said...

I never knew tassels before blogging and then of the tassel queen herself, the Nester, introduced me to them. I really like them, I have never seen anything like them over here. I think you choose a really good one. The rooster looks great in your kitchen.

Terri and Bob said...

LOL, I understand your lack of tasseling! I am undertasseled, too! You did find an adorable one and on top of that, you used Etsy which I totally believe is a worthy group to support!

Mary Ann said...

Your new tassel is really cute! I love the red gingham.

I enjoyed your snow post over the weekend. We got snow, too. Our dog loves it! It is so entertaining to watch him play in it. He likes it so much that whenever it snows, he sits at the door and whines to go outside. Hysterical!

Wendy said...

Is it possible to have tassel envy? They are just the cutest tassels! I just love your decorating style... the red and toile! Beautiful :)
Headed over to check out etsy...thanks for sharing!!
Wendy

Beth said...

I love your tassels! I don't even have one. I know! I guess I need to jump on the bandwagon and get a few.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Manuela! I love your new tassel! It is just perfect with your red transferware in your hutch! I haven't tried to make them yet either. I hope you are doing well. I'm glad we missed the snow this time! Have a great week!...hugs...Debbie

Julie Harward said...

I love this one too and it would fit right into my kitchen! You made a good choice, I need to go check them out, would you believe I have never bought anything from an etsy store..don't even know how..yes I know, I'm behind the times! Come say hi :D

HeathahLee said...

Oh, Manuela, I'm so glad you like it! It looks perfect on your hutch! I'm adding new tassels this week, so this was perfect timing!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh just darling girl...I love tassels and make so many of them...Love the chicken one and I have been to her store she mades some darling tassels at GREAT prices...Hope you have a GREAT day my friend...Hugs and smiles to ya...Gl♥ria

Amy {The Red Chair Blog} said...

Such cute tassels!! I love the one that you remade!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Your new tassel is very sweet. I like your harlequin one. Cute!

Storybook Woods said...

Oh that roaster tassel is pretty wonderful xoxoxo Clarice

Jamie said...

You did good...the rooster tassel is beautiful with the dishes and wall sconce. Good choice. Except, now I feel tassel deprived...

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your rooster tassel is just perfect. I love it. I have made quite a few and it is definitely addicting. Just gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

ThriftyAnnabella said...

You chose a beautiful one - they're all very pretty!

Linda said...

These are really charming! I love the harlequin tassel especially with the great fleur-de-lis knobs! Shopping on etsy IS fun- I enjoy it there, too!

Kathleen Grace said...

Absolutely adorable! Love the chicken AND the red and white color. The little guy tassel was improved a lot by your paint and additions, he was a little creepy before! I have a few tassels and my family keep asking "What's with the tassels?" Lol, they just don't get it.

Christina said...

Beautiful tassels. Great idea asking for things on Etsy for a gift. I would love that too. Love the Christmas ornament tassel.

I think I've told you before, but that sconce with the red crystals is just beautiful.

I'm catching up after a long time off---completely unplanned.

Look forward to looking at your posts this evening.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

That rooster tassel is just the cutest! You have such a lovely home! Cindy

Tami said...

Adorable tassel...love the colors!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Really like your tassels. Thanks for sharing with us. The one you got at Michaels does not even look like an ornament. I have several things around my home that were listed as Christmas ornaments, that I use year round.

Vee said...

Tassels are expensive! You found a really good one...it really is cute. I like how you repurpose the ornaments you find. How tough can making a tassel be? There must be tutorials out there!

Kelley B said...

I find that I also am undertasseled. They are lovely, like jewelry or eye candy in unexpected places. Lovely.

Cheryl said...

Hi Manuela,

How LOVELY!!! I love tassels, too. I don't have many either, but I LOVE hanging them on he knobs of my china cabinets!

Your blog always makes me smile! ...and gets my creative juices FLOWING!!!

Have a GREAT DAY, my friend,
Cheryl

ps, we are coming up on our 22 wedding anniversary in October..I might have to try that one on my hubby as well...BTW, I put a post on "Story Time" for Valentines' day and I would LOVE to have you visit and share your story of how you met your man for us, would you? = )

peace, my friend,
Cheryl

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I have the exact same first black and white harlequin tassel..your tassels are wonderful and I adore the rooster tassel you just purchased!
Penny

Victoria said...

Enjoyed your last 5 posts. I have been MIA lately so have some catching up to do!

Love your chair cushions and the fabric you found at GW. Especially like the checkered fork! I see things at our GW (bird pictures, black & white stuff, etc) that make me think of you all the time. :)

Can't wait to hear more about your barn sale!!!! I def want to come!!

Cindy said...

Your tassels are really lovely. I don't have any, they aren't a big thing here where I live and it is difficult to order products from the US. Most don't deliver to Canada. So...I live a tassel-less life...;o) I'm so hard done by, heehee. Hugs, Cindy S.

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

Very cute! Love the last one :)

Marla said...

Manuela, i love your tassels they really accentuate your style and the colors in your home. The new chicken with the red checked ribbon is just perfect and very much you. Can't wait to see your other etsy purchases. Hugs, Marla

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh how cute that is with the rooster on top! Happy Anniversary. Your other tassels are great too. How smart you were to buy a Christmas decoration for a tassel. It really doesn't look at all Christmas-like. I can't wait to see what else you found on Etsy. laurie

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I just got a wonderful tassel from Heather, too, Manuela! I drafted a post this afternoon mentioning it and Heather, and scheduled it to post tomorrow a.m. How funny because I mention Etsy shopping, too. Isn't it great? It's my new "go to" shopping resource!

Also, I don't feel funny now because I also bought a tassel that is supposed to be a Christmas tassel {from TJ Maxx}, but it's not Christmas colors and I still have it out. I'm a tassel nut!

Lee Laurie said...

I love all of your tassels, especially the rooster one. It is perfect for you home. I love the colors in your home. It is so warm and cozy.

Hugs,
Lee Laurie

ClassiclyAmber said...

Oh yes, I am in love with tassels, too! I adore the newest one you've purchased off Etsy!

BTW, I have a friend who also sells tassels on there (Her shop is called The Tassel House) and she also takes custom orders! Her name is Angela and you should check out all the yummy stuff there: http://www.etsy.com/shop/thetasselhouse

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Adrienne said...

I love your tassels, but your new one is SO cute! I've always admired the special tassels I see but never given in to buy one. Maybe I'll have to change that! I'd love to know how to make them but don't think I need to add that to my life right now.
~Adrienne~

vignette design said...

Darling tassels. I don't have one yet, but I'm afraid that isn't going to last for long. I love rooster tassel!

Rhondi said...

Hi Manuela
I love your new tassel. Roster with red and white....perfect!
Happy anniversary.
Hugs, Rhondi

Carrie said...

Each of your tassels is a beautifully executed design...you have such excellent taste!

Angie said...

Yes, it is so perfect for your home! I don't have many tassels either. Mmmmm, I'll have to do something about that!

Stacey said...

As always, I love how you find things at the thrift store and make it into something beautiful! You are one talented lady!!

I LOVE the roster tassel you chose. It is adorable and goes perfectly with your decor.

Happy "late" Anniversary!!!

mishebe said...

I love tassels too. Yours is super cute. Love the rooster..

Bridgit said...

Love them!!!

Anonymous said...

I am not a rooster lover (sorry!), but I love tassels and use quite a few of them. I like more along the lines of your black and gold one - not so much the cutsey ones (although I do have a bunny tassel in my sunroom LOL!).

The Nester has an e-book on tassel making and there is a website www.betasseled.blogspot.com has some good instructions.

Congrats on your anniversary! Hubby and I just celebrated our 28th last week. We prefer to do a weekend getaway in place of gifts and did this over the past weekend - combining V-day.

I love etsy and thought of you when I recently bought some things. I'll send you an email with a link.

tina

Julie said...

I've been looking for some tassels to hang from the end of my stair cases. I didn't think to look on Etsy. But I think that chicken one was suppose to be mine!

AshTreeCottage said...

Your new tassel is darling and looks great on your cabinet.

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Cozy Little House said...

You know I adore shopping at Etsy. I'd much rather give my money to a woman working from home in a cottage industry than anywhere else. I just LOVE this tassel! I've been looking for roosters in this color. I may have to go shopping on Etsy later. This is a winner. And Happy Anniversary, my friend!
Brenda

Beth at Aunties said...

I too love tassels and would love to learn to make them. You did pick out a beautiful Red Rooster one that goes perfectly with your decore.
What did your husband receive?:)Happy anniversary!
You are inspiring in all you do!~♥

Linda said...

Well I don't have any. These are so cute espicially the chicken one. I'll have to be on the look out. Linda

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Manuela, happy anniversary!

Your rooster tassel has me drooling directly on my keyboard! Ha. Ooooooo, I love it. They are all just adorable.

Barb

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

So pretty Manuela...and perfect with your decor!! I want to wish you a belated Happy Anniversary!! We're right there with you guys as Mike and I will celebrate 27 years on Friday!! Seems like yesterday (barring our grown kids, wrinkles and extra poundage ;).
Love,
Tracey

P.S. Loved your snow photos!! Your dog is sooo cute...reminds me of our dog, Rufus, when we were growing up and living in Massachusetts...he loved the snow too!

christine's cottage garden home said...

Love the tassels! Wow! Makes me want to go hunting for some . What a cute idea with the rooster -love it!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Love all your tassels! The rooster one is SOOO perfect for you!!

Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Love the Decor! said...

Love your new tassel but especially love the harlequin one. The fluer door knob knobs are my absolute favorite!!
Hope you had a lovely anniversary!!

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Wow, Manuela, how sweet all those tassels are. Here in California I don't think I had ever seen a tassel and went nuts the first time I started seeing them on blogs. So adorable and cute. And the one you bought is the best....red and white...my favorite and then a little chicken on it! I'm in love! I also like the black knobs in that first picture I think! So cute! Hope your day is wonderful!
Blessings,
Debbie

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

I need to go on a Tassel Hunt..these are wonderful..really like the chicken and the red gingham on the cupboard...

darling

and Happy Anniversary !

So glad I stopped by..enjoyed it so much.....

kary
xxx

Amanda @ Morning Glory Cottage said...

Hi Manuela,
I like your tassels, especially the chicken one. I have been waiting for one last item for your box to come in that I ordered should have it tomorrow or Thursday and in the mail Friday. I believe that you will love all the goodies in there. Your kitchen is still green and black right? So don't worry about your box. I special ordered something just for you and have been waiting for that to be finished. After I ship Friday, I'll send you the confirmation and tracking number. Happy anniversary. You've been married two more years than we have. :) Have a great week.
{{HUGS}} Amanda

Dawn said...

Love, love, LOVE the harlequin tassel! And it looks just like you!!

Susan said...

I love your rooster tassle.......it is just so cute!!

Michelle Hoad said...

Please Lord, forgive me for coveting that chicken tassel so much. I just can't help myself.

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

Hi Manuela~
I think every one of your tassels are very pretty! I love the one you found for your anniversary gift, too! It looks perfect with the red and white dishes behind it. :) Making tassels is always something I mean to do, but rarely seem to get around to it! :)

I hope you are having a good week! :)

Camille said...

Manuela ~ Just stopped in to say "hello"! Your tassels are lovely...I especially like what you did with that thrift store find. The one you found on etsy is perfect for your china cabinet...well done! :)

I scrolled down and saw your snow ~ dogs really are funny in it aren't they? How fun that you could stay home and enjoy it.

Blessings,
Camille

T's Daily Treasures said...

Wow! That is one fantastic tassel! I never knew they made them so big and beautiful! Looks perfect in its surroundings. Wishing you a day of blessings and simple joys! Tammy

Daisy Cottage said...

I LOVE THEM!!!
The rooster one is ADORABLE!!!


xo,
Kim

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary...

Love your tassel..I bought one from Nancy At Southern Lady..she also does amazing work...

Kathy :)

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh what beautiful tassels! Thanks for your sweet visit tonight!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I adore tassels. They add such a sweet touch to so many things.

Donna said...

I love your new tassel!! How pretty. Your other ones are very nice too.

Jennie said...

Add me to the 'undertasseled' list! Now I'm looking around my house seeing all the places that I could put a tassel! Love the one you picked! So, so, SO cute! Happy Anniversary!

Kim said...

Happy Anniversary!

Your tassel is gorgeous. Etsy is the best! I always go there for gifts.