Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Vintage Bad Boys

Vintage Bad Boys
There are so many image sheets filled with beautiful ladies, I thought in honor of the upcoming holiday I would put together a sheet of vintage bad boys for a new twist on Valentines Day.
These guys are Smoking Hot.
Vintage photos of smokin hot tough guys and an old time firefighter.
This sheet is in my etsy shop
www.TheShabbyPinkCottage.etsy.com Click on the orange name link above!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Haunted New Hampshire a Fanciful Places Brookdale Farm Hollis NH

Halloween is truly one of New Hampshire's favorite holidays and our local farm stands always do this holiday up in style. One of my favorite farms to visit this time of year is Brookdale Farm in Hollis, NH. There is apple picking, pumpkins and ice cream and all around family fun on the outside. But for me, the magic is on the inside.

I love all the fresh local produce, baked goods and gourmet foods. Plus, there are two rooms filled to the rafters with one of a kind home accessories, holiday decorations and artful gifts for sale.

But my absolute favorite is the Halloween area. They have the most amazing display of vintage inspired Halloween decorations. This display is so beautiful and glittery. Chock full of paper witches, black cats, owls, hand painted pumpkins and they are all sparkling under the romantic chandeliers and string upon string of Halloween lights. It's a real feast for the eyes!

It's all Treats with no Trick for anyone who loves to decorate for the Halloween holiday.

Brookdale Farm 41 Broad Street Hollis, NH Phone 1-603-465-2240
Web site http://www.brookdalefarms.com

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Make a Vintage Halloween Spell Bottle

How fun! This witch bottle sold last week. I love making them and having them around the house. I made this bottle with my vintage Halloween images that I sell on my web site and my home made sticker technique. I'll teach you how.
Be sure to visit my web site for more fun Halloween images to make your own Vintage Spell Bottles.

How I make stickers Instructions

First I cut out my image
Place face down on 2 inch packing tape
Press image into tape
Cut out image leaving a little tape around the image
Now I have a sticker!

For larger images use clear contact paper.

Heres a tip: If you are selling your stickers, you may want to seal the back as well. To do this, start with your picture face up on the taper. Cut out the image exactly, leaving no extra tape; then follow the instructions above.

For a touch of Glam I used an old rhinestone earring I put on using E-6000 Glue.
Thanks for stopping by!
Like to see more vintage witch images? Visit me @ www.printablevintagepapers.com

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Witches in a Bottle

Fall is coming and it is the perfect time to add a little magic. So to celebrate the changing of the seasons, I've decided to add these two WITCHES IN A BOTTLE in my Etsy shop TheShabbyPinkCottage. Plus it gives me an excuse to shop for more vintage bottles and costume jewelry. Heeeee

Monday, August 17, 2009

Decoupage Romance

Decoupage Romance. It is just amazing how you can purchase a few old items from the flea market and with just a little paint and paper change them into romantic finds. Here are a few of mine. The roses are decoupaged but have the look of hand painting.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Vintage Witches Photographs

I love Halloween and old Halloween witch photgraphs. Halloween has always been a fun holiday for my family. No stress

Also, I met my husband at a Halloween costume party. That was a fun party!

There is an old Halloween saying that goes like this "What you are for Halloween you will be for the year to come". That year I dressed as a white fairy but I looked like a bride. Hmmm, I think it worked. This year we will be married 25 years.

This collage sheet titled Vintage Witch Photograph is a collection of some of my favorite Halloween witch images. It is available on my web site @ www.printablevintagepapers.com.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Newest Collage Sheet ACEO backgrounds

I had a collage sheet request for ACEO size images. That is art card size 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches. This sheet is in my Etsy shop. take a look!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

What is Flea Market Archeology

Finding little pieces of the past and put them together to create a piece of art.
This weekend I found a huge aqua pin, old chain necklaces, chandelier drops and a wonderful old bottle. These articles blend beautifully. Don't you think!?

Friday, June 19, 2009

Shrinky Dinks Pendants

I love working with Shrinky Dinks. They make beautiful art jewelry. Here are a few pieces I created using images from my collage sheets. You can purchase Shrinky Dinks at your local craft store. Here is a web site with a 4 minute video all about the product. www.shrinkydinks.com

Friday, June 12, 2009

A Summer Batch of Buttons

A Batch Of Summer Buttons and Trim
This is a big lot of my red white and blue themed vintage supplies that I just added to my Etsy shop. Remember grandmas button box? She always removed the buttons on a garment before she made it into something else. I left the bottons just as I found them. Old threads and all.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Altered Vintage Bottles

I have been working on these bottles and finishing them up this week. The shiny silver one still needs a black patina finish. I have so much fun working with vintage witch photographs. They are hard to find and I am always on the lookout for them.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Vintage Pendant

Grungy Pendants

Don't you love to make something totally new that looks so very old.