Sunday, December 25, 2011

Nutcracker Holiday

I decided to display my Vintage Nutcracker collection with a ReCycled/ ReDesign flair this year. I found this Vintage Library Ladder at a Tag Sale in the Fall and knew immediately what I would do! I think that they look very Regal.



I bartered this Fabulous Tiered Stand from my friend Gail. She is a very talented ReCycler/ReDesigner too. I have a chair that she did that I use at my desk. I dressed the pedestal with a Vintage Russian Scarf that I purchased when I was in Russia (at the time it was the Soviet Union) I love how the bright colors accent the colors of the Nutcrackers.

At the top are the characters from the Nutcracker Ballet.
I am sharing this on Funky Junk Interiors.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Victorian Fan Card



This is a pretty delicate Victorian Fan Image from a Vintage card. Enjoy.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Wedding Memories Wreath

How do you capture all those memories from your perfect day. Try a custom made Memory Wreath from JMG Design.


This wreath has clusters of flowers that were originally on the Wedding cake and Pew Bows.




This is one of the Wedding Favors made by the Bride's Grandmother. Also there is one of the custom Designed Monograms by JMG Design.




One of the Save the Date cards and a piece from the Invitation.




The memorabilia is pinned with pearl pins and can be changed or added to when ever the couple wishes. Pictures from the Honeymoon, 1st Anniversary can also be added.



This is truley a great way to ReCycle the elements from your special day.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Bee Art

Print this one on parchment and create Instant Art. This would look great with last weeks Apiary image.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Vintage Apiary Artwork

I found another Vintage Apiary piece with Bees. Click, Print, Frame. So Easy.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

The Witch

This is an old Ad card that I just finished cleaning up for a Halloween Party invite. Enjoy.

Queen of the Harvest

I have been working on New Greeting Cards for Autumn and found this cutie that is perfect for the season.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Sunday, October 2, 2011

St Louis Map

I found this Fun Vintage Map of my hometown St Louis. I thought it would be fun to share for all the Cards Fans.

Big Cats

I found a great Vintage Animal Images Book when I was picking yesterday. First up are two Big Cats. Since Animal Prints are en Vogue I thought I would start with a Tiger and a Leopard. These would look fantastic copied on to parchment, hand colored and framed or scanned on to fabric to create pillows bordered with matching animal print fabric.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Free Grape Themed Images

Today I am posting these great Grape Themed images. I love the arbor with the grapes hanging down and the Gentleman harvesting. This would be wonderful for a wine label.
Next is this cluster of grapes, perfect for a jelly or jam label. Or print and hand color.



I could not resist this last one, looks like an old woodcut and would be perfect for any harvest themed art project.


Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Special Request: Eyes & Head

Found this Vintage Phrenology Image for a follower, perfect for the Halloween Season, not to scary.
This is another Request for Vintage Eyeglasses. Do you feel like someone is Watching You?


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

French Script Memo Board

I used one of my favorite French Script fabrics with this Vintage frame. Created some fun magnets using vintage buttons, The Ribbon Rose is made from Vintage silk ribbon and a piece of black jet jewelry.

I am posting this @ The Shabby Creek Cottage.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Vintage Paris Wreath

Having fun with all the leftover vintage lace and findings that I gathered together for a wedding this fall. I found these great B&W print flowers and they inspired a "travel" wreath of vintage images I found @ The Graphics Fairy.
Printed the images on some vanilla colored card stock. The Eiffel Tower and French script reminded me of my travels to Paris.

These look like French love letters to me. The images are pinned on so you could change them for your own postcards and travel photos.
I am linking this to The Graphics Fairy

Friday, September 16, 2011

Request: Stork

I had a request for a stork image and found this one to share. Wouldn't it be great for a Baby themed card or announcement.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Shabby Chic Memo Boards

I did some new versions of the popular Shabby Chic Memo/Magnet Boards. I was inspired by Old Victorian Frames and all the ornate craving. I ReCreated that carving using Vintage lace and jewelry.
Close up of the corner trim using vintage lace and pearls.



Of course I used Burlap to cover the metal. Takes away some of the formality.



Shabby Chic Wreaths UPDATE

I am adding another Wreath version since this new style is so popular. Once again used lots of leftover bits and pieces of Vintage lace and jewelry. This time I ReUsed some old millinery roses that I over dyed with coffee to give a distressed Glam feel.





Shabby Chic Wreath made from Natural Linen and Vintage Lace & Jewelry.




This is a Great option for Autumn Decorating.
I am linking this to The Shabby Creek Cottage & Addicted 2 Decorating.

Woman with Fan

Beautiful Turn of the Century image of a Woman holding an elaborate fan.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Maple Leaves

I found these vintage Maple Leaf images that would be a perfect project for Greeting Cards and Fall Collages. Perfect for printing on white paper and having the Kids or Grandkids color with Colored Pencils, Crayons, or Paints.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Mirror Wall ReDesign

If you have a wall of mirrors that you don't love but love how the mirrors expand a small space and add reflected light here is a project that addresses the problem. With the help of a talented carpenter and faux painter I had this series of arches installed OVER the mirrors. We used 1/2 inch MDF and different molding pieces applied with construction adhesive to achieve the arches. Then decorative plaster was applied and some of the finer detail was etched in the wet plaster. After drying the entire installation was base coated with latex paint and antiqued.
I am linking to Addicted 2 Decorating

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Edwardian Lady

Perfect for an Art Project. Print her up in Black & White and then hand color with pastels, colored pencils or water colors. She would look picture perfect for a collage too.

Apiary in B&W



Here is another Apiary in Black & White for all of you that love Bees and Bee paraphernalia. Imagine a cluster of Pillows with this being larger and small Bee pillows around it on a bed or sofa.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

ReCycled Pumpkin

I found one of my tableclothes came back from an event with a stain that would not come out. I have had it ready for a project in the ReCycle pile for over a year. I took part of it for this project and dyed it orange and created this fun Autumn pumpkin. I cut a piece of grape vine that I saved from spring pruning for the stem and a little moss and a left over leaf from a faux flower that I used the bloom in an arrangement. I always keep the left over leaves to stick on other projects.



I like how it looks on this wrought iron candlestick. A bunch would like great in an old basket.


You can see this and other Autumn decor @ The Design Haus.
I am linking this to Under the Table and Dreaming and The Shabby Creek Cottage.






Friday, August 19, 2011

Fleur de Lis Crest with Crown


Perfect for a paper or fabric project. Very Vintage French.

More Crowns

I found a whole file full of crowns and wanted to share 2 more. I really like the crown and crossed swords image. This would make a perfect header for a regal document.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

French Crown

I found the Fantastique French Crown, Fleur de Lis and all. I see a pillow project soon.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Queen Bee



I found this image and had to share. It is so cute with the Queen Bee and the Worker Bees.

Victorian Corsets



I found some pretty Victorian Corset images in the Costume Research Files. Perfect for collaging or other art projects.