Vintage Christmas Gift Tags. Society of Now.

Thank you! Natalie Winter, fashion blogger, stylist and creator of “Society Of Now”
for featuring my Vintage Christmas Tags on your blog.

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My beautiful large round tags are made from thick sturdy cardboard, aged in a dye bath then, baked in the oven and inked, to make even more rustic. Decorated with 1950’s Christmas rubber stamps. All topped off with strands of aged jute string to tie or hang

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Each of my round tags feature a different design. Reindeer, angels, koalas, platypus, holly, retro family, sleigh, Christmas bells, snowdrops and vintage greetings.

 

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Add a touch of old world Christmas to your tree, gifts, art books, journals, mixed media work etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

French Mannequin. Gestural Drawings.

French Style Mannequin Drawings
In my house I have a collection of vintage shop mannequins. I use them for my art group, as well I like to I draw them quickly when I get a chance. Recently I created a series of quick gestural drawings and just listed them in my French style shop Atelierinparis

French Mannequin 123

Jenny Davis_ French mannequin 123

graphite sticks and acrylic washes on 180 gsm water colour paper

French Mannequin 4

Jenny Davis_ French mannequin 4

backed with beautiful vintage wallpapers

French Mannequin 5

Jenny Davis_ French mannequin 5

SIGNED and DATED by the artist

Gestural Male Torso

Jenny Davis_ Gestural Male Torso

(Unframed) Would look very “French Chic” in a gilded or wooden frame for classic French decor.

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French Style. Refillable Journal/Notebook. Handmade. Recycled.

New!
Handmade French style , refillable Journal/Notebooks

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Loaded with crisp white paper. Once full, untie & refill with any type of paper for painting, drawing, sewing, mixed media, collage art or prose

 

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May Every Hour Be Bright.
Size 5.4″ x 3.8″ – 14 x 9 cm
17 pages- 34 sides to embellish
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Happiness Today
A French style handmade journal/notebook.
Size 5.8″ x 3.8″ – 14 x 9 cm
20 pages- 40 sides to embellish
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Paris Notes Coach
Size 5.5″ x 3.8″ – 14 x 9 cm
17 pages- 34 sides to embellish
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Make Your Day
Size 5.8″ x 3.8″ – 14 x 9 cm
20 pages- 40 sides to embellish
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Paris Notes Chair
Size 5.5″ x 3.8″ – 14 x 9 cm
17 pages- 34 sides to embellish
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Very Special Wish
Size 5.6″ x 3.8″ – 14 x 9 cm
20 pages- 40 sides to embellish
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Bring Back Style & Personality! Vintage Hats.

The fabrics on all the hats are just gorgeous with heaps of style and personality!

Some are for sale in my Nostalgi shop

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Vintage Hat. Velvet French Beret . 1930s Hat
Deep dark salmon pink velvet beret.

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This one looks lovely on, but the lining has split and the velvet is starting to wear around the edge. Lined with satin.

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Vintage Emerald Green Velvet Hat. Glass Embellishments. 1930s.

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This gorgeous hat is from the 1930s. Made from emerald green crushed velvet with gold braid and small glass coloured stones scattered. Unlined.

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Vintage Australian Hat. Midnight Blue Velvet Hat. 1930s
This gorgeous original vintage hat from the 1930’s is made from midnight blue velvet fabric with wide ribbon and a large bow at the back.

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There is something missing from the front. It could be millinery flowers. Fully lined with white satin, finishing with an elastic under the chin.┬áLabel reads… “Brider of Melbourne”

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Deep brown vintage hat embellish with handmade embroidery and fabric motifs 1920s Maybe from India?

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Vintage Hat. Chocolate Brown Hat. Astrakhan Woollen Fabric. 1950s ( SOLD)
This gorgeous hat is from the 1950s chocolate brown tightly curled fleece Astrakhan wool.

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Large hatbox with turban style handmade hat. Created in Melbourne Australia

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1920-30’s ?

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Buttercup yellow with heaps of pleats

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Label reads ” A Bandbox Creation” Manchester Unity Building Melbourne. 63 7197

Taking Stock for Today!

“Taking Stock” allows me to see what’s happening in my life and where I’m at in this moment. Its also lots of fun!

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Here’s my Taking Stock for today:
Making : Little collages
Cooking : Dr. Cabot’s soup
Drinking : Lemon & ginger tea
Reading: Paris Made by Hand by Pia Jane Bijker
Wanting: To get warm
Looking: To complete my unfinished sculptures and paintings
Playing: In my studio
Deciding: When to take a trip to mums
Wishing: I could sleep better
Enjoying: Time on my own creating
Waiting: For my wood to be chopped
Liking: Sleeping in
Wondering: About going to Paris to see my daughter next year
Loving: Receiving mail art
Pondering: New art work
Considering: Going to my drawer for some chocolate
Watching: The days go by too quickly
Hoping: To get some art sales soon
Marveling: Others creativity
Needing: Some warmth
Smelling: Cat pee and eucalyptus oil
Wearing: Trackie pants, jumper, jacket, dressing gown and scarf
Noticing: Its getting foggy early morning
Knowing: I need to get fitter
Thinking: About bookmaking
Feeling: Content
Admiring: Other artists work
Sorting: My elderly mothers life
Buying: Art supplies
Getting: My fallen tree chopped
Bookmarking: Provins in France
Disliking: Politics in Australia
Opening: Mail art
Giggling: With my girlfriend
Feeling: Happy
Snacking: Sea salt chocolate
Wishing: I could do another arts residency overseas
Helping: My mum sort out her legal stuff
Hearing: 70’s music

A blank list for you to copy and paste…!
Making :
Cooking :
Drinking :
Reading:
Wanting:
Looking:
Playing:
Wasting:
Sewing:
Wishing:
Enjoying:
Waiting:
Liking:
Wondering:
Loving:
Hoping:
Marveling:
Needing:
Smelling:
Wearing:
Following:
Noticing:
Knowing:
Thinking:
Feeling:
Bookmarking:
Opening:
Giggling:
Feeling:

Enjoy your day!
Jenny

 

Chocolat Dream. Handmade Wrist Cuff. Antique French lace.

“CHOCOLAT DREAM”

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Genivieve packed the dressing table drawer with thin tissue and very gently put the delicate antique scrap laces from her grandmothers wedding gown in, then reached for the chocolate box.

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As the wife of a fine chocolatier in France, she knows, too much will falter her figure but she can’t resist the luxurious indulgence of chocolat.

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