Many of the other materials used in the making of the tags are recycled from vintage crochet, vintage airmail envelopes and leftover quality string.Even the large tags were from my son-in-law in France, who uses them in his work.
Each tag has French style decorating with layers of screenprinting and stamping.
Finished off with a crochet French fleur & English cotton string to hang.
All tucked inside a vintage airmail envelope embellished with the Eiffel Tower.
A finishing touch for all your gift giving, handmade creations, jewelry pieces or chocolat delights…
It’s amazing what can be found lying about the place. After a clean -up awhile ago I came across a few interesting things on my property. Many were found under overgrown bushes and trees, or stored away in a dark corner in the shed.
All forgotton History.
This is a cast iron door from a combustion stove
It is rusted out which only adds to the charm and says embossed on the back 8×9
The door has decorative features on the front
Door does open and close
This will look great in a country kitchen, a restaurant, bar..country kitchen , wall art, shadowbox, garden art etc….
Perfect for the Collector or Vintage Industrial decor
I love it the way it is, all rusty but it could be be sandblasted or repainted.
A bit of Australian History with this antique water meter cover.
Nice graphics… MMBW Melbourne Metropoliton Board of Works
Made from forged steel,strong and heavy with handle.
Marked “3/4 and MMBW”
Australian Country Cottage
Vintage Cast Iron Wire Garden Gate.
This is a gorgeous rusty gate made from cast iron and wire
The gate is full of character and charm and would be perfect for …
An “old world’ entrance for a country cottage or vegie garden setting
Vintage industrial wall art
Trellis for flowering creepers etc…
Vintage Cast Iron Kettle
Heavy and strong has been used as a flowerpot so needs good old scrub and clean
Perfect for the collector, Garden art or Vintage Industrial Decor
Antique Cast Iron Iron. 1900′s .
Vintage Farmhouse Primitive or Vintage Industrial Decor
Decorative top with graphics I cant make out but Reads “7″ on top at front
Heavy and strong has been used as a garden ornament so needs a good old scrub and clean
2 Vintage Industrial Decor. Railroad. Road Lamps.
I red railroad or road works kero or candle lamp/lantern. 1930′s approx.
Vintage rustic condition with all red glass windows opening door to put kero tank which is missing.
1 Amber road works lamp/lantern with all amber glass windows intact. 1960′s approx.
Vintage rustic condition.(please see photos)
Australian Car History.
Vintage Industrial Gas/Petrol Can/ Carrier.
Big grey gas/petrol can with plug and handles
Has been used as a garden decoration so it needs a good old scrub and clean
A couple of dents at side as well
Found in central Victoria in the 1970′s
American Car History
Original Studebaker Car Factory Metal Stencil.
Studebaker Car Logo Stencil Badge
I think this would have been used in the making of the Studebaker logo or badges
SIZE 120 x 22 cm. – 40″ x9″
An original for a Studebaker car restorer car collector or industrial wall decor
Collector of Studebaker memorabilia
It’s rusted and original
Large Vintage Industrial Dressmaking/ Upholstery Scissors/Shears.
Vintage Farmhouse Primitive
Heavy duty Scissors/Shears
Made from forged steel very strong and heavy
Rustic scissors need sharpening & oiling if wanting to use
Don’t you just love crusty rusty patina’s on metal ?
I found this simple tutorial from “Treasures from the Heart” for turning keys, hinges, watch parts, jewelery scrap and all metal odds and ends into gorgeous weathered pieces to use in mixed media, art assemblage products and more…I’m going do a batch to use in my sculpture installations.
French Mixed – Media Collage. La Chaise Asnieres Series
“La Chaise Asnieres Series”
Original French mixed – media art collage. I created the collages from hand- pulled screen prints of my original sketches, vintage wallpaper layers with vintage doily scrap, acrylic paints and decorative stitching with cotton threads on 180 gsm watercolour paper. Backed with vintage wallpapers.
The scene is looking out my window from my studio in Paris and a French chair.
Would look beautiful in a vintage frame for French decor.
Thank you for visiting my blog where I would like to share with you some of my favorite things and creative ideas. I hope you enjoy reading my blog and please,grab one of my free French collage pages for your next project. Rare French Digital Collection 1 Rare French Digital Collection 2
I also have a gorgeous collection of unique handmade gifts, craft supplies and pieces from yesteryear in my shops. My Etsy Shops
All designs and handmade pieces are created by Australian artist Jenny Davis, from her studio's in Melbourne Australia and Paris, when in France.
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