Recently I did a little shopping for vintage goodies, and I found a little basket full of millinery stamens that simply had to come home with me. I arranged them on a plate, and took a few pictures that really captured their beautiful colors. Don't they look good enough to eat?
Here I've added some recently found vintage florist's ribbon, blue bottles, and some bark cloth that complement the rich colors:
Did you know that "bark cloth" that we find at antique shops isn't really made from bark? It's actually just a term used for printed nubbly cotton fabric used in home decor back in the 1940's-1960's.
Lately there's been a renewed appreciation for blue and green glass bottles, so here's my contribution:
Next I'd like to share a picture of some little peat pot birds that I made after seeing Karla's similar peat pot fairies. back in April. They are sitting in front of a great old Victorian era photo album cover that is heavily embossed and resembles a crazy quilt:
The first page of the Victorian "Scrap Album" was beautiful, but the rest of it was just newspaper clippings. What a disappointment. You can't always judge a book by its cover......
These little birds were easy and fun to make. I used yoyos, buttons and ric-rac to embellish my version, just so I wasn't totally copying Karla (she used wallpaper around the peat pots, which looked fabulous). Wouldn't these be cute little party favors or placecard markers?