Spoiler alert, photos of my altered match boxes to follow. Don't peek if you are one of my swap partners...
Match Box Swap, Paris Edition.....
Heather, of Speckled Egg, graciously sponsored another of her fabulous "Match Box" swaps with a Paris edition. Oh yes I did say Paris...ooh la la.
I attempted to alter my box and channel vintage Paris, the time of Edith Piaf, 1940ish...
I covered the outside of the box with vintage sheet music which I had first sprayed heavily with "glimmer mist". I then took an old vintage photo and printed it upon Claudine Hellmuth's sticky back canvas paper. I stiched around the sides and frayed the edges. I then attached a good sized piece of old mica which looked like an old dusty shop or movie house window. I attached some embellishments, and stamped on the mica to finish it off. I also stamped on mica for the Bonjour label behind the brass plate, which acts as a drawer opening.
Now on the inside of the box I used some old Anna Griffen paper I luv to attach to the sides and for the bottom I found a photo of the movie poster, "La Vie En Rose"...
These are some of the lovlies I stuffed inside the box for my swap partners to enjoy...
Vintage found items...
Well that's all there is, I hope that Alison, Linda, and my daughter enjoy them : )
Over at Big Picture Scrapbooking, Claudine Hellmuth is offering a class titled, @ Home With Claudine Hellmuth. I just signed up. I love her style and I have been unable to find an in person class in my area so I thought this would be a perfectly delightful.
And Kara is also offering a summer class, "Summer of Love"...two weeks filled with journaling and photography. Oh my it sounds so tempting : )
And if that is not enough, Shimelle is also offering what looks to be a delightful class with phtography and scrapping. Oh my what am I to do...lol
Would enjoy hearing about your creative summer plans. Do you go on creative hiatus, do you take classes, create special projects with your little ones. Oh the joys of summer...
A little peek at some of my sweet found treasures...
A very old daily journal, which had not been written in. I adore the texture and character of the book cover. It is very delightfully soft and supple as well.
The inside pages are worn around the edges and the paper is aged beautifully.
Oh I do enjoy vintage button cards. Just look at these adorable pink trimmed sweeties.
Look at the beautiful pink satin ladies glove box I found. Won't it be just perfect to hold my vintage found items? I am little by little trying to find vintage containers to hold my art supplies. Today I was most fortunate.
A closer look at this amazing piece of pink milk glass circa mid 1940's or 50's. I want to learn a little more about this as I understand it is becoming quite a collectable. If you have any information please share with me.
A close up of an old piece of chenille fabric I found. I love the flowers.
And here is a close up of the amazing vintage wallpaper I found at Heather Bullard's shop. Good find, I think.
Oh my, look at this 1948 edition of a Better Homes and Gardens magazine. It if filled with wonderful old photos and advertisements, oh my heart be still...lol.
Hope you have enjoyed my little show and tell today. I must say I did get overwhelmed by the large crowds and was not at my "shopping" best. But as you see I did manage to find a few special finds.
"What began as a little sale in a friend's barn in 2002, became The Farm Chicks Antiques Show with antiques, vintage objects, handmade goods and is now held annualy with visitors coming from all over the country. "
So tomorrow morning we will pack up the car and head on over to Spokane. Am pretty excited, couting my pennies and making a list of potential treasures I might find. Hoping for a sunny day but we have had buckets of rain in the Pacific NW, but hey a little rain won't keep me away.
Petite Inspiration Box Swap - Paris Edition
I just signed up for Heather's new swap and thought you might like to join in as well. Hurry up and visit her blog as the sign ups end soon.
In September I shall spend three glorious days in Paris, yes I did say Paris, and I am already day dreaming of all things French. Paris is one of my most favorite places in the world and I have had the good fortune of visiting several times but it has been about seven years since I have visited the city of light. Far too long, mes amis!
I luv travel guide books and usually carry several...lol. On one particular trip I carried Suzy Gershman's Born to Shop Paris book, and based on her recommendation, I discovered Laudree Tea Room and the amazing confection called macaron. My first taste was sheer bliss and was the beginning of a long term love affaire.
What is a French Macaron? Unlike its American cousin, which is spelled with 2 O'S and made with coconut, the French Macaron is made with almonds, egg whites and sugar. It consists of 2 delicate pillow like almond merinque wafers which sandwich a luscious flavourful filling.