Handmade French Bohemian Wall Hangings. Vintage French Chic.

Handmade French Bohemian Wall Hangings. Vintage French Chic.


“Ateliernostagi “ Stunning one of a kind creations using vintage elements, textiles, found objects, embellishments and reclaimed jewelry bringing you a touch of French Bohemianism & romance to your home.


I love making my French wall hangings. They are, all handmade using many creative processes and layers.


The base is made from thick board, covered with canvas. I then wrap it all with plaster cloth, to give texture and an old world feel. The whole lot is then painted with white Gesso paint.

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Then several layers of acrylic paint are topped with, antique 1900s, French magazine scraps and vintage wallpapers. I then peeled, sanded and scraped back the surface to reveal the previous layers. Like peeling back years of wallpaper and paint layers in a derelict building.

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For the next layer, I embellish with vintage elements, French fringe, tassel in peach pink and shredded vintage French laces and sheer fabric scraps. All finished of with some French trim to hang.


The final layers of embellishment can sometimes take weeks, until I find, or make, the right item I’m happy with.


They look great hanging in the boudoir, or any other room in the home.



French Boudoir. Art Nouveau. Antique. Upcycled. Vintage Shop.

French Boudoir. Art Nouveau. Antique. Upcycled. Vintage Shop.

Old Pram Wheel (Up-cycled)
Vintage Industrial home décor. Photo drawing holder when clips added. Found object wall piece. Industrial, shabby, stylish and textured in white –distressed- rubber tyre – spoke wheel – wire-garden décor – home décor – sculpture-found object art-Duchamp


French Boudoir Pillow
Beautiful handmade, French Boudoir pillow. Made in France, 1920s.
Art Deco peachy, pink, soft satin pillow with layers of soft French lace. It has been stitched closed at back with lace so, I do not know what it’s stuffed with. A lovely piece for the boudoir or bedroom, vanity table, dresser, dressing room, chair or as a display prop.


Antique Suspender Buckles
Metal Detector Finds: Various buckles. Found in the gold fields in Victoria Australia. Most are suspender buckles and in general they are complete. These are all basically brass or copper. There are 10 – 1800s, Brass Copper Suspenders, Belts. One has 1865 engraved on it and most have the word Paris. I cant work out what the others say.


Antique French Eggcups
Antique French Victorian/ Art Nouveau Silver Egg Cups. A lovely pair of antique handmade epsn silver egg cups. Decorative and Engraved. Beautiful silver patina with hand engraved scrolling and flowers surround an area for initials to be engraved.



Vintage Bronze Forks
Set of 6, Vintage 1970s, handmade, Fish/ Cocktail / Pickle forks from Thailand.
Made from nickle bronze engraved with a god/goddess figure on an elephant The handles are handmade from wood. Each one hallmarked Nickle Bronze – Thailand.


Tribal Necklace
An original handmade tribal necklace/choker made from heavy brass beads, with beautiful patina’s, solid leather skin strapping, wire coils and a handmade wire loop/clasp, to close. I have not cleaned the piece!


Two Wooden Bangles
Two very interesting vintage wooden bangles from the 1970s.The round bangle has a stunning shape and beautifully formed from a deep brown wood. The c shaped bangle has an amazing unique shape. Both bagles are super smooth to touch



Vintage Black Dotty Trim
Vintage trim 1950s. Stunning, delicate and ever so soft vintage nylon dotted trim.
This listing is for, 10 Yards – 9 Meters of white trim with black dots on white background.



Vintage Clothing Finds. Top Designers.

Vintage Clothing Finds. Top Designers.

Vintage Suzi Kim Top
Stunning, vintage 1960s style top from the “Suzi Kim Collection”
Light fabric and flattering style with small collar, 3/4 length sleeves and side splits at bottom. Created from, very comfortable, non cling, super soft fabric.


Beautiful vintage paisley top.
Paisley design on front with black short sleeves and a black back. Made from 100% Polyester in yellow, red and aqua. Wrinkle free!


Early 1990’s vintage original Adidas tracksuit Jacket. Zip up jacket with 2 side slit pockets. Made from Tri- acetate polyester fabric with a navy blue background, red and light grey stripes over chest and top arm area.


An original 1980’s high waist pencil skirt. Made by designer WARWICK JONES . Created from navy metal blue, cotton ramie fabric. Comes with a matching belt but would look super with a wider belt. The style shapes to the body with opening at the front, buttoning up with mother of pearl buttons down the front.


Super cute vintage “Sarraiel Parasol” sleeveless top for summer days. Light and flattering . Made from 100% Polyester in black and white checks.



French Tin. Vintage Bangles. Milk Glass.

French Tin. Vintage Bangles. Milk Glass.

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French fish mold for aspic’s, cakes and deserts. Brings back memories of my first Christmas in Paris, when my French family, made a beautiful, fish and vegetable aspic from a decorated in a tin.


2 old world prints. Both prints framed. A professionally framed, vintage print, of the painting, by Auguste Renoir” La Balançoire [The Swing]


An Italian print/lithograph watercolour of a painting, The Colosseum in Rome, in a gold wooden frame.


A bunch of vintage bangles. 1970’s brass and brown enamel bangle. Bakelite, wood, faux tortoiseshell.


A collection of old vintage milk glass jars. Food, mustard or, cosmetics milk glass jars/ pots. that


Could be group together to make a lovely vignette with shells, flowers or anything else, interesting.




Free Tutorials Page. Experimenting with Paint & Shellac.

Free Tutorials Page on my arts website Outlook8studio. Experimenting with Paint & Shellac.

Experimentation & New Free Tutorials Page. My blog updates have been scarce lately, as, Ive been studying a couple of arts business and creative courses. This week I created a new “Free Tutorials”   on my Outlook8studio website , where I share some of my favorite, creative ideas and things to do.

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I’ve also, been experimenting with shellac and acrylic paints in the studio

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and plan to create some textile and sculpture pieces too.

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My favourite thing to make on  Free Tutorials  is my large studio easel. I created it when I built my studio in 2000. I wanted something big, so I could work on many paintings at once. It’s a bit slap happy, (I’m no carpenter) but, works perfectly for me.

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Handmade Vintage Wallpaper Book.

Handmade Vintage Wallpaper Book

A large handmade book I recently created from vintage wallpapers


vintage French magazine scraps


archival matte board and gummed tape


It’s strong tough and a little rough

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Over 60 pages of vintage wallpapers, watercolor papers, paint splotches and tabs in between

Size 23cm x 16cm.

Hand Painted Papers . Thread Drawing.

Creating and sewing with hand painted papers. After seeing this video from Mary Ann Moss  I am inspired to paint some papers, get out the sewing machine and see where it takes me. Collage, book making ?

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