Archive for the ‘Vintage’ Category

Handmade paper roses, from The Winthrop Woman, published in 1959.

Each petal is hand cut and added to the flower individually.

Stacked together and tied with a simple ribbon, these roses make a stunning bouquet.

And as promised, the special project using the ‘map’ illustration from an old book. Each of these frames contains an  original and very limited edition prose passage, handwritten on cobblestone-textured cream paper.


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These will be for sale for the first time at Made on the Left (see post below for details).

Made with paper from 1959, four tiny five-petal flowers on a curled white vine. Although they bring ‘honeysuckle’ to my mind, they don’t quite look the same.

What do they remind you of? Let me know in the comments, and if you can come to Made on the Left on Sunday July 26th to pick it up, I’ll be pleased to give you a stem. (I’ll give away a maximum of 3 stems, to what I believe are the best or most accurate comparisons. Other stallholders are welcome to participate.)

Also for the first time, I have something very special planned for these:

Stay tuned to find out exactly what …

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Peeking out of this little arrangement … a hand-tinted rose made from a 1959 copy of The Winthrop Woman. A couple of flowers in linen paper, wrapped in tissue, makes a gorgeous little gift for a book lover.

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Bouquet of new and vintage papers, with double layered textured paper leaves in purple and white.

Bouquet of pink vellum and black-and-white polka-dot paper, with fat padded stems wrapped in pink and white embroidery thread. My current favourite!

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Vintage and recycled paper makes a bunch perfect for a bridesmaid’s posy or as a centrepiece placed in a rustic pot.

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Corsages made from ‘tiny’ flowers, using new, recycled, handmade and vintage paper.

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The endpapers from a novel printed in 1959, set on a 100% recycled card leaf.

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