Saturday, February 27, 2010

vintage wallpaper

This week I finally got to do what I've been wanting to do for weeks...dig into some old papers and embellishments and play. It's been so long that I found some neat little trinkets and things that I had completely forgot I even had! When I dug into my wallpaper stash, I found the first rolls of vintage wallpaper I ever bought. About 11 years ago a really neat antique shop opened up nearby. I mean really neat...great old chipped up pieces of painted furniture, tons and tons of ironstone pieces, great mercury glass. Most of it all priced way out of my range but I loved to go anyway. One day my aunt was in visiting and I brought her there. She ended up knowing the owner and as they were chatting and catching up, I was snooping around the store and came across some old rolls of wallpaper. They were really OLD! I immediately fell in love with them but wasn't sure what I would do with them all so I only bought a few. Boy do I regret it now! Unfortunately, the shop closed shortly after.

The only thing I did do with them at the time was cut a few small pieces and put them in some old wood frames that I still have in my bedroom. When collecting vintage wallpaper became so popular, I still never used them because I wanted to save them. Besides that, they are falling apart. They are so fragile that when I start unrolling them they always rip. Today I decided that I'm not going to keep "saving"...saving for what or when??? And you know, it's a lot more fun when you are using something that is just so pretty! I also made some more little calendars and some wallpaper pockets. I didn't get pictures of all them because I ran out of good light...hate that!I love how simple this Bingo card looks!

Wow....two posts in two days! Let's hope I can keep it up!


Boxwood Cottage said...

So glad to see you that you had time for being creative again Jennifer! I absolutely love the result! Your precious old wallpaper is so beautiful! The calender pages are such a clever idea and they look so good in the wire frog! Well and your wallpaper pockets are simply drop dead gorgeous!
Warmest wishes

cindy said...

LOVE the hanging calendar with the gorgeous! Great colors. Glad you are on a roll with posting! :D


Andrea - Faded Plains said...

Wow...your old wallpaper is g.o.r.g.e.o.u.s. and I love how sweet and simple the Bingo calender is...perfect!

Little Pink Studio said...

Oh my! what beautiful wallpapers!
I also love your creations, the calendars are darling!

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

Your wallpapers are to die for gorgeous! I love the calenders you made... a perfect project to enjoy your papers all year.

Happy Monday! xoxo

English Cottage in Georgia said...

Your creations are pretty.

Kerri said...

Hi, I just found your blog! Great pics. I know that feeling of not buying something when you first see it and them you regret it.

Have a great weekend!

Wanda @ Just Vintage said...

Oh, the calendars are all darling! Such great ideas.

{ L } said...

These are so unique and just beautiful!! Your blog is absolutely lovely.