I finished four decoupaged cases over the past few weeks....here are 2 of them. They're available in my Etsy store.
The funny thing about this case---I bought the Little Golden Book, "Jingle Bells", at a thrift store. I opened the cover, and it had a name plate in it. And I knew the person it belonged to! Not well enough to call her up, but I'll definitely tell her about it the next time I run into her in town. It made me happy to think of this being her book as a child.
Vintage ABCs.....this book had the alphabet done in embroidery! Or needlepoint. Is there a difference?
I think my favorite part is the owl in the tree. Or maybe the unicorn.
I'm fond of that boar and apple and elephant, too.
Wouldn't it be great to have a big circle skirt with all of these embroidered on it?
Those are adorable! They are both fabulous. And how cool it is that you KNEW the person who had that book as a kid!
By the way, I thought you, being a vintage lover also, could appreciate this story...and imagine just how "horrible" it was.
In my bathroom, I had some vintage avon bottles displayed on top of the medicine cabinet, among other trinkets. I also had a sign behind all of them, and decided to change it out. I think you can see where this is going...I was being rather lazy about it, and ended up knocking them (there were two or three) off, whereupon they immediately shattered. WHY DIDN'T I EVER THINK OF EMPTYING THOSE DAMN BOTTLES?!?!?!? Vintage avon cologne smell all throughout the house....eeek!! My husband said it smelled like somebody's grandmother. Um yeah, times A THOUSAND. I started teasing him when he was in there..."Myrtle? Are you done?"
I swear I will now never buy a vintage avon bottle again. No matter how cute it is. Probably.
Posted by: Marty | September 10, 2012 at 09:01 PM
Oh, yuck! That Avon stuff is TERRIBLE, Marty.
I have some perfume bottle necklaces that kill me.
I want to wear them soooo bad, but then I smell like Myrtle.
Posted by: Laura Irrgang | September 10, 2012 at 09:18 PM
Love the embroidered alphabet......sometimes I wonder about some of the things I see abandoned in thrift stores. Maybe we all get in cleaning out moods and can't keep everything.
You gave someone's little childhood book a new life......my favorite is the Big Top Carnival picture. Soooooooooo darling.
Posted by: Jill James | September 14, 2012 at 10:04 AM