Brighten up someone’s holiday with a pretty wrapped gift. From craft paper with twine to pretty Christmas wrappings with plaid, gold and silver bows. Tags are the finishing touch. Add a tag from Lismore Paper to a wrapped gift or tie to a wine bottle for that special holiday host or hostess.
Click on the above PDF link for the (8) Eight holiday tags made by me. You can download to your device to use for personal use. Happy wrapping!!
October is just around the corner. Chilly air, colorful trees, sweater, boot, and scarves will be abundant. The harvest season is in full swing, mugs full of apple cider, orange and white pumpkins, cornstalks, farmers markets, and decorating. I am so inspired this time of year. The rich color palette are hues of the harvest.
One of my favorite pieces I created this year is now up in my shop. The white pumpkin is an original watercolor created by me. It was inspired by one of my favorite fall treasures. The poem “Night” is an ephemera find, the blackbird and butterfly were collected and touched up from vintage ads.
Here are a few more treasures that will most likely inspire more painting.
This Nerium Oleander is a shrub or small tree in the dogbane family. It is most commonly known as nerium or oleander, from its superficial resemblance to the unrelated olive Olea. This image was extracted from a vintage garden magazine. The image has been recolored and repaired. There is a few spots that I could not get quite right because of damage but love the vintage look. Click on the image to save to your device. I really like these graphics printed on old or tea stained paper. They look nice framed, decoupaged, or for cardmaking.
Finding vintage treasures is on the top of my list of fun things to do. I had quite a fun birthday and holiday weekend with my family while shopping for treasures. Here are a few items that I picked up while on the hunt.
This tin piece and the sign in the pictures above came from Peacock Park. They have many vintage and vintage like pieces.
While going to lunch, we stumbled upon a sale of antiques. The couple are antique dealers in a nearby town. I believe they were trying to free up some space. I was really hoping to find some antique paper, but unfortunately on this trip, I didn’t see any. I enjoy decorating with these pieces. I also purchased an antique trunk from the early 1900’s that I fell in love with. It needs some work, it’s awaiting some TLC in the barn right now. I will share the restoration in another post.
It’s always fun to do some vintage living. Unfortunately, we don’t have the opportunity to do this often, but it made my birthday weekend special.
For more vintage fun, visit my Pinterest account by clicking on the icon, Lismore Paper.
I hope everyone who celebrates had a wonderful Labor Day holiday!
There is just something about the beauty of poppies, commonly known as the Black Opium Poppy, Papaver somniferum, or the breadseed poppy. This is a species of a flowering plant in the family – Papaveraceae. It is the species of plant from which opium and poppy seeds are derived and is a valuable ornamental plant, grown in gardens. Its native range is probably the eastern Mediterranean, but is now obscured by ancient introductions and cultivation.
The Black Opium Poppy is a gorgeous purple that is so deep in color, they are almost black. See it in its natural state. They offer such a beautiful addition to the garden.
Picture and flower information provided by Bing.
Click on the post card above, size 3.5 x 5 inch (post card size). I am offering this free for personal use. These are great for small art piece, decoupage, scrapbooking, card, or large tag.
What is to love about the cold and gray sky or a sun that is in endless hibernation. The trees moan as the wind envelopes their trunks depositing snow into all the nooks and crannies of their protective bark. The skeletons in the garden sway back and forth as a reminder of the lush color it once held.
These are the days where the story begins and the magic blooms. It is necessary, the winter rest. We are afforded the time to ease into our comfy place, snuggle under a soft blanket, and plan for spring. The landscape gets to live again in our imagination. We sow the garden with new seeds and flowers that magically raise from the once frozen soil, awakened by the sun.
Embrace this time to plot. Soon spring will be here and the work begins. I am planning a healing garden (a first aid garden). There are so many wild and garden herbs that are ideal to infuse into a beeswax salve, transform into a tea, or oil. There is nothing like local thyme infused honey. They can also star as a line drawing in your favorite sketch book.
I will share more on my plans for the first aid garden. There is so much to explore and learn, art and medicine 🙂 Click on the link below to get started on plotting your own garden. Imagine big!