One of the sweet things I up-cycled last year was this old lamp. It was just plain boring cream, but a gorgeous shape. I hunted for special lace doilies, ribbons and jewellery to decorate it.
My blog was looking drab to me, so I did a bit of an overhaul. I wanted to use my own images for it. On a trip to Braidwood I discovered some vintage wallpaper on the floor of an (you guessed it!) antique shop. The shop is called Born Vintage, and here is a Google maps photo of it., though the pic is messed up by movement. It's the old Maternity Hospital.
I spent some time gathering images of it (with permission, of course!), as well as gathering a few little treasures. (More about those another time...) The lino image was combined with some images of my vintage laces and an old iron fence using layers in Photoshop Elements. I LOVE textures!!
A single motif...
The motif on a vintage envelope which I found in a Google search...now I can't even find it again myself!!! OOPS!
A different lino from another room in the same shop... to be used later.
A section of the blog background...
I'm joining Wen's Simply Neutrals party at her blog:
Why don't you pop across to see all the drool-worthy neutral artworks, collectibles and photo art on display? You may like to share some too... See you next time,