Monday, March 19, 2012

Wall Corsage-Collage …a bevy of bouquets~

I got a creative bug a couple of weeks ago. I showed you my paper scallops in the bathroom on the shelves100_2180 I also wanted to try making some paper flowers.  Well, really I tried to free hand a rose with a sharpie marker on the plaque below and it was a disaster! 101_0039 So after I stenciled  ‘FLOWERS’ on my de-coupaged burlap plaque … I ended up using book pages to make the two little flowers and hot glued them on here and covered up that monstrosity of a mess! 101_0028 I must say, I like the simplicity of it. Just a spare piece of crown molding and some burlap and paper. I was going to put “fleur”… but I don’t speak french…I liked the down home simplicity of  ‘FLOWERS’. I think it is the perfect addition to my wall of flowers; A corsage-collage wall …of sorts! 101_0032

The oval on the left pictured here is a single rose and is something modern day. I picked it up for  $.50 and had to re-glue it. It is made to look old, but isn’t. The oval on the right is quite old…it is a piece of faded velvet with what used to be RED flowers painted on it. This came from my mothers house and I believe she got it from her mothers home. The frame is a very tarnished silver. 101_0037 This wall is in my bedroom.  I wake up to it in the morning. I like it.
It makes me smile.
This picture is actually a needle point piece done by my Granny …I have no idea when. If I were to guess I’d say over 20 years ago.  I received it in the mail one day from Aunt some years after my Granny passed. She also sent an embroidered piece that was cream on ecru fabric of a Pineapple and the word WELCOME… my youngest daughter liked it and so after she married I framed it and she displays it in her home. 101_0034
The other reason I’m showing this particular piece is there is a surprise behind the needle point and I am wanting to reveal it soon. It will be another addition to my collection of bouquets!
That’s another day.
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Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I think your plaque is cute. Nice vignette.

Gail said...

I like are getting really creative Pat.

gail@My Repurposed Life said...

I love the history behind the old (tarnished) frame. :) I love it when things are passed down from generation to generation. :)
Your flowers plaque turned out great. I love the burlap.
happy Spring!

Cindy said...

That certainly is a pretty little corner, Pat, you've made a nice collage. Have a lovely day, enjoy your chickens!
Hugs, Cindy

nannykim said...

hmmm, hmm, a surprise behind the needlepoint, eh? that should be fun! I love things that make me happy in my home. I have a red can opener that got to dull and I had to go get another one. I simply could not buy a black one because it was not happy! So I waited till I found another red one--it makes me happy every time i use it.

Prior said...

I love your mix of history and I like the word flowers too...I did have a French foreign exchange student...but we speak Texan, here, lol. Your wall color looks so peaceful. that little oval antique piece is exquisite.