A Rosy Glow

 In the short time I have been using images I have noticed that some of the child models pop up time and time again. This little girl is one of them.
This card was made for a friend, someone I associate images of children with and also the use of fabric. You probably cannot tell but this images is an image transfer onto fabric. By doing so it adds a tactile quality to the card.  I collaged French text, lace, fabric ribbon sticker and a tiny scrap of lace tied around a paper flower.

Vintage Love Affair
I speak often of my  love for vintage, whether genuine vintage or creating in the style of.  Over the years many a happy shopping jaunt has been spent in charity shops (or car boot sales and antique shops) and what makes it more fun is shopping with a likeminded friend, although the downside is when both of you fall in love with the same item. My craziest purchase was  from the Flip store in Glasgow, a pair of trousers made from vintage material, they looked as though they had been curtains in a previous life, possibly the 1950’s and yes, I did actually wear them!
One aspect I love about charity shops is you never know what you will discover.
 Last week I made a long overdue visit to the charity shops. I was on the look out for bottles, buttons and old spoons, neither I was able to find but sitting in the window was a rosy hued glass vanity table set. It was obviously waiting for the moment I passed by. My memories are of such a set on my Gran’s dressing table, after all they were very common.  So this was my purchase along with the lace it is sitting upon. Could I have purchased more that day? Yes, because my ultimate wish item was sitting in the window alongside the vanity table set, an Underwood typewriter. I am sure my heart skipped a beat when I caught sight of the typewriter but I had to walk away. Such an item deserves to have the correct setting and at this moment in time I don’t have the perfect spot to do it justice. Whoever eventually purchases it, I hope they give it the good home it deserves.

21 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Robin
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 15:58:26

    Oh Lynne, this posting is so funny to me…..you see I have that exact same image sitting here on my desk, printed on fabric, ready to use in a collage….and I have that exact same background paper on my shelf that you have used in your beautiful card!! I also know exactly what you mean about shopping thrift stores with a like minded friend…..we always grab for the same items and sometimes have to take turns on who gets to buy what!! Your beautiful glass vanity set looks amazing…..great find. Have a wonderful day.



  2. lululiz
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 15:59:16

    Isn’t that dressing table set just the prettiest colour? I have a couple of these as well, in clear glass, and in blue. In the cottage of course. Lovely find, Lynne.
    I have noticed as well that the same girl models turn up again and again in different poses, dresses, hair adornments etc. Not surprising though, they are such beautiful young ladies.


  3. crafty dawn
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 16:00:21

    Love the card, and I know those papers I have some and I have used them to cover books I love this stuff to.

    I saw one of these sets in green and I would of snapped it up to if it had been this lovely rose colour. Lovely purchase.

    Love Dawn xx


  4. Ira
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 16:43:45

    That dressing table set is exquisite! Good buy Lynne! And your card looks ever so pretty, hugs, Ira


  5. craftytrog
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 17:10:33

    What a lovely vanity set, such a pretty colour, though I wouldn’t have passed on the green set Dawn mentioned. Your card is stunning too! xx


  6. Julie Forest
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 17:57:16

    Hi, Lynne! She is absolutely lovely!! Reading your post today makes my heart long to go thrifting! I haven’t been able to go in quite a while and miss searching for lovely little treasures! There’s just nothing like finding that special little something. So glad you found something to make your heart happy. What a fabulous find! 🙂


  7. Martina
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 20:32:11

    I always look forward to your art, dear Lynne and you never fail to amaze me with your lovely work! Your new pieces are simply gorgeous and elegant!
    Bravo !!! You are so inspiring!
    Have a nice week my friend.
    ¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*´¨)
    (¸.•´ (¸.•´MARTINA


  8. Chris
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 20:40:38

    Lynne, you make the most beautiful cards. She is a lovely girl and I love how you’ve framed her. The paper is a fabulous choice as it looks so vintage.

    Love love love your new purchase. I think I may have to trawl our local charity shops. btw do you still have the trousers?

    Chris x


  9. Terry
    Mar 01, 2011 @ 01:07:15

    Love the title for your card which is absolutely beautiful. Your vintage glass find is amazing. I love that! Enjoy!


  10. Julie Mulcahey
    Mar 01, 2011 @ 01:58:42

    I love the card, and I love how you describe what it feels like when you find a treasure like the glass vanity set! Thank you.


  11. Jingle
    Mar 01, 2011 @ 13:48:06

    Very pretty!


  12. PetraB
    Mar 01, 2011 @ 13:51:24

    An adorable card and the glass vanity set is so precious. Lucky you!


  13. bowbates
    Mar 01, 2011 @ 14:54:22

    Love the card. The colors and the image go so well together.


  14. Susan Allan
    Mar 01, 2011 @ 15:26:14

    Pretty creation, Lynne..love the rosy cheeks. Your finds are amazing and also remind me of by-gone dressing tables like the one my aunt had…when we were small she let my sister and I play with all her makeup.
    Sue xx


  15. Susan Allan
    Mar 01, 2011 @ 15:27:01

    I think that should be sister and me, not I.


  16. Annette G
    Mar 01, 2011 @ 16:36:08

    Hi Lynne am so loving your vintage transfer, she is beautiful, such gorgeous work. Love your glass dressing table set as well. Charity shops are so brilliant for all sorts of things. Have a nice evening, Annette x


  17. Lynn Stevens
    Mar 01, 2011 @ 17:30:46

    Beautiful Lynne, I’m sure your friend will Love it, I just purchased some fabric transfer stuff and I’m so excited to give it a try!
    What a gorgeous dresser set but I don’t know how you could pass by the typewriter. unless it was really expensive!
    hugs Lynn


  18. Marie
    Mar 02, 2011 @ 07:03:49

    Hi Lynne,
    I just can’t keep up with you,lol! Beautiful as always.
    Have a great day.


  19. Jack
    Mar 02, 2011 @ 16:09:53

    This is beautiful. These images are gorgeous. And I love that vanity set. I remember my grandmother having one too. And why don’t the charity shops down here have the same lovely lace pieces you find way up north!!! xx


  20. Dot Arnott
    Mar 07, 2011 @ 15:46:13

    The girl on the card is so sweet and the colours are beautiful.



  21. Penny
    Mar 08, 2011 @ 21:56:10

    Wonderful find, Lynne – you must have had such a fun time. I love imagining the “lives” these pieces have had!


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