Tuesday, August 17, 2010

A Totally Useless But Pretty Thing!


Hi everyone! Do you use decorative tassels in your home? They are the one item that I can’t think of a reason for having other than they’re pretty! I do have a couple and I have a new one that that I want to show you! 

dogtassel
Heather @ Butterfly Genes is making dog tassels now!

cabinet
So I asked her to make a Golden Retriever one because we love dogs and especially our Maxie (I called my daughter puppy yesterday!!!).
lamp
You can use tassels on a lamp!

roostertassel
This rooster tassel is by Heather also.

Fleurtassel
Add it to a piece of furniture you want to add some oomph to,

pillowtassel
Here’s a little pillow tassel I made for a door knob.

Chenilletassel
You can hang them  anywhere you want to express your decorating style!

Roostertassel2
AND they’re easy to move around! You know I love that!

There are lots of tutorials out there on how to make one so you can use your imagination and your own trim. This is my favorite Tassel Tutorial. I think I’m going to make one for fall. A pumpkin one would be so cute!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you all have a fabulous week!

39 comments:

Lee Laurie said...

I love all of these tassels. They are so unique. I really love the one on the rooster lamp.

Hugs,
Lee Laurie

Darlene said...

I LOVE tassels. Yours are all ADORABLE!! I have several of them and have made them too. They get addicting when you make them.♥

1 Funky Woman said...

I love tassels and I have always wanted to learn how to make them. Can't wait to check out the tutorial!

Theresa said...

I love all of your tassels! My favorites are the black and white ones:) Enjoyed visited in your home today!

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Ah, your tassels are so pretty. I especially love the rooster one and the toile one you made.
Have a great week!
Blessings,
Marcia

Bettsi said...

Aw, that puppy tassel sure is cute! Thanks for sharing these- now I'll go check out the tutorial.

arkie said...

Your tassels are gorgeous! I especially love the rooster! Love the colors in your home!

Julie Harward said...

Ok, well you know I LOVE roosters and goldens...love these! :D

Michelle Hoad said...

I LOVE the chicken tassel. My kitchen has chickens scattered around, so I'm currently racking my brain to think of a place to put a chicken tassel. Would it be totally outrageous to put knobs on all my cabinets just to have a place to put one?

Richella said...

I do love tassels--and Heather's are beautiful! She made me a cross tassel that I just love. I should post a photo of it on my blog. Of course, she'll get a lot more exposure from your writing about her than she would from me. It was great of you to provide a link to her. She's a sweetheart, and I loved ordering from her.

All your tassels are pretty! I know you love your golden retriever, though, so that one is especially cool. :)

Linda said...

Yup! I'm a tassel lover! I enjoyed seeing yours.

Denise Marie said...

love this post. I have a few tassels around here too. I may have to ask her to make me a beagle. Her hound dog looks similar to our beagle.

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

USELESS "NO WAY"... When something makes us feel wonderful and just to look at them makes us "SMILE", that means they have a definite purpose in life... Can you say that visitors are not SMILING when they look at them... AND how about conversation and the need to "touch them to see their wonderful textures"... They are DEFINITELY a needful thing... I LOVE THEM!!! AND I'm "SMILING", Hugs, Donna

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love tassels, Manuela! I have way too many of them all over my house. I hang them everywhere something can be hung!

Vee said...

That's a wonderful dog tassel. Yes, they're versatile...I've had mine moved all over the place. Currently, it's in the window over the latch.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

I love your tassels, Manuela...especially the rooster and, of course, your doggie! How cute! I hope you are having a great week!...hugs...Debbie

Kathleen Grace said...

I think these are adorable, I have a couple tassels, my family looks at them and wonders what they are for. lol, do you sometimes feel like you're the only one who "gets it"?

YaYa's Little House said...

I do have some tassels but they certainly aren't as pretty as yours! Mine are plain jane, now I feel sorry for them, maybe someday I will try to give them a little "ump"

Cindy said...

I like them because they are colorful or not if you don't want it to be, they are also so versatile and very beautiful! I love yours, they are really gorgeous!

Karen said...

I love tassels. I have bought them before and never do anything with them. Not sure why. But the ones you show are fabulous. You and I like some of the same colors... gold, brown, black, cream... love it!!
I love the ones at Hobby Lobby!
Karen
Ladybug Creek

Melanie said...

I love all of them. They are adorable.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Do I have to pick a favorite? :D They are all pretty.

Susan said...

I do think tassels are so pretty and add a beautiful touch, but I think my husband might balk at them! LOL I love your rooster one!

Wendy said...

yeah! I am so so happy you shared a link for a tutorial! I want to make some for xmas gifts and now I can :)
You're tassels are so pretty! You made my day!!
Wendy

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Manuela, Pretty is a very good reason to have something~ giving you joy!!!
I love all of your tassels. I am a big tassel fan! The black and white fleur de lis is one I would want to take home with me!
Yvonne

Debbie said...

I love them and would like to try my hand at making some myself. They really do add a touch of whimsy and color to any place you put them!

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

I do DEARLY love that there rooster!
Brenda

Heidi@TheCraftMonkey said...

I'm with you, I LOVE tassels too! My husband doesn't understand them, at all, but eh, whatever, I love them! ha! I had a question for you Manuela regarding china, I was wondering if you could help with. I recently received a box of about 10 tea cups {all different shapes, sizes, brands, etc.} and I was wondering if there was some place to look for matching saucers. Of course I'll try ebay, but is there somewhere else I should look too? Thanks in advance for your help!

Shelia said...

Hi Manuela! Oh, what pretty tassels you have! I love them too! The dog tassel is adorable!!
I'll have to go over and check out the tutorial!
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

HeathahLee said...

I'm so glad you like your doggy tassel! And just so you know...I'm getting ready to add some pumpkin tassels to the Butterfly Genes Etsy Shop! : ) Pumpkins, funky crows, baskets of plenty...lots going on for fall! Thanks so much for the shout out! : )

trish said...

Oh so pretty! What special little touches your tassels add to your home. :o) Hope you are having a great week.
Sincerely ~ Trish

Melissa Miller said...

Your tassels are the cutest! I just adore your darling dog tassel. It does look like just like the picture you have shown of him here.

I hope you are doing well this week and your knee is feeling better. ~Melissa :)

Jennifer said...

I hope you are felling better!!

You have the cutest tassels my friend! I am in complete love with your rooster one!!!

Angie said...

Love all your cute tassels! I think I only have 2 and they are ones I made. I don't seem to see them when I'm out and about shopping. I'll have to be on the lookout out for some inexpensive ones to get.

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure if you've seen them yet, but Target is carrying a line of stoneware rooster kitchen accesories. When I saw the S&P shakers, I thought of you. I'm not a rooster/chicken collector, but I adore these! Destiny

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Manuela, I have tassels everywhere...just love them. Yours are delightful and so, so pretty!

Barb ♥

Kristi said...

I love your tassels! And thank you for Heather's link, I'm going to check it out!
I have a few tassels around my house but would LOVE a rooster tassel like yours :)
Kristi

Rhondi said...

I love the title of this post. Tassels are such fun and so frivolous. I love the ones you have. They are so cute!
Hugs, Rhondi

Chook said...

Wow,love the chook and the doggie tassie.Going to have a look at Butterfly Genes now.