Day 8, The music one, fragile old music paper covers the outside of this box, topped with the picture of a faded rose and stamped with a french postmark. Hidden inside the hand painted drawer is a tiny sheet of music for a Popeye tune, tied with red silk ribbon and a miniature harmonica tied to a jute string. (more…)
Mysterious circumstances and fancy urns, just a few of Baltimore based artist Yelena Bryksenkova’s favourite things. Who is in her own words ‘Russian-born, midwest-raised, baltimore-based’. A few of my favourite things are her wonderful illustrations and paintings.I love the colours and patterns, the fun things her characters take part in, their delicate worlds and surroundings. Yelena’s blog features lots of new work mixed with everyday things and I am enjoying every page.Speaking of pages I am sure you can just imagine how absolutely crazy I am about Yelena’s awe inspiring sketch books, found over at her website each and every hand painted leaf is enchanting. (more…)
A burst of tropical colour for day 6, The thank you one, the outside dressed in a bright blue Parrot Botanical soap paper, the scent still lingering, with vintage blue trim at the edges.The inner drawer painted in cranberry pink paint, an old fair ticket, numbered and bearing the word thanks is embellished with tiny colourful beads to finish this matchbox with a carnival of colour. Listed now x (more…)
I have spent the weekend detoxing after eating ALL the chocolate on my birthday, hot in mugs, brownies, bars. Friday was a great day, ending with dinner at a lovely local restaurant, so I felt the need to cleanse after such a week of amazing indulgent food. While I was out enjoying myself and then cooped indoors, detoxing while the snow fell outside, all you lovelies have been busy sewing, papering and making magic in match box form.Here are just some of the highlights from the first week of my matchbox a day challenge there are so many beautiful entries I had a hard time condensing them down! I will be featuring more later in the week, as every time I pop over to the Flickr group there are more lovely little art works appearing. (more…)
The French one, pale pink paper on the outside with a glittered postmark and the word ‘Paris’, tied with a pretty chiffon bow, open the doily gates and inside the tiny drawer tied with a gold tassel, lies a vintage Eiffel Tower brooch, surrounded by a piece of antique map showing the palace of Versailles. Vintage pearls line the edges and a length of delicate french trim with a dusting of glitter sparkles in the light. (more…)
I hope you are having a lovely weekend so far? I am at the end of a very chilly day hiding under a blanket, just popping out for a for a friends birthday, not sure how long I will last out there, soooo cold. I know we have the least of it here and I shouldn’t complain, but once snow comes I’m not leaving our building! Anyway I thought I would post some pictures from one of my newest finds Bangin’ Betties, awesome archives. Four perfectly peachy pin ups, happy Saturday!
images collected from all around by Bangin’ Betties.
Day 4. The lace one, eleven small samples from my collection of vintage lace adorn the tea dyed pages of a tiny concertina style book, each sample is numbered and stitched to the paper. The outside and drawer of the box are painted to look slightly aged, topped with brown card, a gilt edged vintage label from an old NYC lace sellers sample book, a small scrap of lace and a shabby pink ribbon. (more…)
Day 3 The Happy Birthday One, as you may know it os my birthday today! Yes survived to reach the grand old age of 34, so am celebrating with a match box.
The outside wrapped like a pretty parcel, tied with a candy coloured bow, on the inside the drawer is lined with a bright foil cupcake case, and it holds a collection of three tiny versions of vintage birthday cards, some festive washi tape bunting and a tiny pink candle to pop on a cake. I think this is going to be one of my most fun birthdays ever knowing that so many people are taking part in my challenge! Any who, I am running out the door to celebrate with dinner! You can view the box over at Etsy now x See you tomorrow xRight, now I am going to run out the door to celebrate with dinner and my lovely husband!