Friday, November 2, 2012

Holiday Stitched Collages

The stitched holiday collages I've been creating combine a few of my favorite things:  vintage images, paper scraps, and stitched paper!
I made a couple of Thanksgiving-themed collages, and the rest are Christmas-focused.  These Thanksgiving postcards are from 1911!
(Now I just need a lesson on how to photograph art through glass!)

Many of the Christmas images came from the greeting cards I found in the albums at the Briggs auction recently
When I first got the greeting card collection, I wasn't sure how I was going to use them, but found the perfect destination for them in these collages!  Most of the cards are from 1936 to 1941.
It's always fun when things come together!
All but the last of these collages are 5"x7".
This last one is 4"x6".

I will have these collages for sale tonight at the Mom-Hosted Holiday Bazaar in Downingtown, PA!  I will give you a full report of the show later this weekend.

I wanted to share one other item I will have for sale at my table.  It is one of two collaged birdhouses, intended for indoor/decorative use.  I created it awhile ago, but made some additions and adjustments:
Wishing you a safe and creative weekend!


laurie said...

i love those vintage cards, especially the thanksgiving ones. turkeys on a teeter-totter in the moonlight? how could anyone pass that up?! i hope your craft sale is successful and fun.

Parabolic Muse said...

I'm finally getting a little painting done. Can you believe it?! Taking a break now, but diving back in. Your houses make me want to stop what I'm doing and start painting a Christmas cottage! But... I guess I'll put it on the list.

Don't ask about the list!!!

did someone say 'matchbox journals' ? tsk tsk

Regina said...

These are so great! I love all the collage you have been doing and the bird houses are so sweet. I hope you did super. And congrats on getting your stuff in a shop. The display is so nice.

iHanna said...

Making a collage/decopage on 3D items is fun, right? I remember covering bird houses many years ago. Mom still has her out in the hallway I think.