Sunday, April 15, 2012

Show Off Your Cottage Monday

I love vintage postcards; particularly old guardian angel postcards, and ever since I discovered the world of “free graphics”, I’ve been reducing and enlarging copies of lovely vintage postcards, waiting for the perfect project to use them.

I particularly love vintage postcards with wonderful aged patina; including small rips and stains in the background.

I absolutely love this one... It bestows such a mystic feeling; gone-by eras and past lives that I find so intriguing and fascinating at the same time…

I made tags with the image from my vintage guardian angel postcard. I copied it onto photo paper, and bonded it to thick card stock. I made a hole on the top with my hole puncher and added some ribbons. Simple… and practical enough. You can also make some lovely bookmarks using this same method too.

These vintage images are lovely in their own right just as they are… group them up and put them anywhere you want for an extra dosis of prettiness. I think these images look particularly lovely sitting on top o’ all my pretty lace. Don't you think so? They impart a certain nostalgic feel that I just love.

Oh oh and did you notice that awesome moon face image here? Don't you just love it!

This ain't what you might be thinking, thought… yup! This is actually the pretties little baggy I’ve ever seen, and it came to the house in the roses via the fairies all the way from “Hello Lovely, Inc.” It’s filled with some lovely surprises too!

Absolutely adorable bracelets and pin. Go visit Michele (one L); owner of “Hello Lovely, Inc.” for some awesome jewerly! Her Etsy shop is filled with charming vintage jewelry like these and much more. And she’ll be happy to give you a 15% off with the code LOVELY15. Thank YOU, Michele!

Other projects coming up! For now this is it! For those of you not familiar with our "linky parties” they are basically a chance for us home and garden lovers to show off… well, just that—our homes and gardens! And all in all whatever is going on in our life that’s worth sharing! Got anything you’d like to share? Then link up! But remember:

Etiquette for linky parties

1) Link to a recent project post, and not a link to the front page of your blog, your Etsy store or a giveaway.

2) Link back to the host’s blog via a button or text link. This is a common courtesy, and it is usually appreciated if you link back in the same blog post that you are linking up.