Monday, December 20, 2010

Granny Christman Tree

This year, a vintage Christmas tree. I love using vintage items, especially textiles. I feel closer to those women who made everything themselves, now that I am making some stuff myself. My granny Christmas tree is kind of an homage in a way.

The "lacy" decorations were part of a crocheted center piece that I separated into different elements. Absolutely lovely...

The "beast" ;-)

And, gifts... Craft paper, a fantastic friend of mine, allows so many possibilities that I couldn't resist to use it again this year. For each gift, a large black letter, butcher's twine and a little ribbon to give them a more festive look and... VoilĂ !

Sunday, December 12, 2010, my Friend

I have a superb orange popsicle dining room. Clear, refreshing, imagine the energy boost when you are in that room. But, nothing on the walls. Yet. I found an old kitsch mirror I painted white. Looks nice. Still, something was missing, something artsy. I went through an extreme search on the wonderful etsy site, where artists sell their art online.

Here is what I bought:Sur la route vers Natashquan / Carol-Anne Pedneault (bought in Montreal, but available online)

Sanctuary / Cathy Nichols

Polaroid - Bunting / Amy Blackwell

Suitcases / Amy Blackwell

Green Nesting Bird / Bernadette Sipkes

Little Flats / Shelli Dorfe

Spot the Spurtle / Jill Bogart

Airplane Nursery / Sarah Knight
Spring Owl Tree / Aline

Town Archival Print / Lisa Congdon

I just need to find interesting frames (vintage of course), it's gonna be grand!