Wednesday, November 25

Paper Whites

Welcome to another episode of White Wednesday presented by our host Kathleen of Faded Charm. I don't know how she comes up with great posts week after week, but she does! 
 My inspiration this week is paper. I've been working with a lot of it getting my booth ready for our Christmas Open House December 5th.

My latest banner, Joyeux.

I usually use only vintage ephemera, but the background on my 'J' is a french letter dated 1863 that I purchased from Corey of Tongue in Cheek.  I can't cut that up! So I copied it onto vintage book pages.
I really love using the Tim Holtz chipboard letters in odd fonts, I think it makes my banners unique. I use only German glass glitter & the letters from last years banners are  beautifully tarnished already!

I was looking for some religious postcards on ebay awhile back & hit the mother load. I won a lot of amazing cards from Italy dated 1928. Most are black & white, some have a dab of one color like the one I used on the 'Y'. They have beautiful script on the front & backs, intricate note of bible verse & such. I need to do a post & show them all. 
Because my booth is so crowded I couldn't get a great shot of the whole banner, so I'm showing you pieces.

Here's my Ho Ho Ho banner. I used vintage sheet music & flocked wallpaper for this.

Do you use embossing powders? I've just started, any time I can add texture I do.
Both of these banners are for sale in my booth & my etsy shop. I'm working on Fa La La & some others.


I wanted to decorate with & sell paper chains this year. I'm bagging some up for the shop.
I have my elves working on them.




Lily's working on a tutorial!

Some pretty white hats for the shop, I love the one in back, it's white feathers!
I love the wonderful fonts & design found in old sheet music, I thought I would share some of my favorites.














Well, that's it for this week. Thanks again to the awesome Kathleen for getting all these beautiful whites together.
I wish all of you the best Thanksgiving holiday ever! I have so many blessings in my life, so much to be thankful for. I am truly grateful for discovering a new group of amazing, talented & supportive friends here in blogland.

PS -You may think I've gone off my 'meds' with the daily change in my blog's design. I'm working on a face lift for the 'ol girl', hope to have it done soon.

14 comments:

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Your creations are so sweet. I really like the garland made from old sheet music. How sweet that your angels are helping you out. That is fabulous!!

Happy Thanksgiving sweetie!

xo
becky

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Great post! I love the new spin on the paper chains using old sheet music.
What a great idea!!!!
Happy Thanksgiving
~Debra
The capers of the vintage vixens

Dorthe said...

So many wonderfull things you and your elves have been doing for your christmas sale Lisa, so sweet when the children likes to give a hand.
I wish you all the luck for the 5/12--I`m on a ship from here to , another place in DK where we are having christmas sale too,(on the ship) for the whole week-end.It is quite expensive to join, so I do hope te sell something,too.

Blessings, Dorthe

Charlene said...

As always... your banners are divine! You've always been the best at these & the Christmas ones are icing on the cake. LOVE the chains. CUTE ELVES! So glad my elves went home last night!!!! Don't know how you do it day after day!

Hope you have a fabulous Thanksgiving. Hugs~Charlene

Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

Love your Banners, they are sooooo pretty,as always. You do such great work. I love it. And the chains that the little elves are making are awsome. They are doing grrrreat work. Hope all of you have a wonderful blessed Thanksgiving.
Hugs, Pat

Collected Treasures said...

It's all very good......you know I love your work and such sweet little elves......Happy Thanksgiving......xxjana

junkdreams said...

Absolutely gorgeous banners....so well done. Your post has really inspired me!
Happy day.
xojanis

helle - pirettehuset.dk said...

The banner with Joyeux on the old sheets are wonderful, bet they will sell well! The old music sheets are lovely too!

Helle

The Feathered Nest said...

Lisa your banners are always so beautiful to me...I'm so honored to own one!!! I love seeing anything that you've made...and the paper chain is such a great idea!!! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family sweet friend, hugs and love, Dawn

Then and Now at Collected Treasures said...

Girl....love the post. I was so glad to have a moment to plug into blogland. Happy Thanksgiving to your sweet family.
C. xo

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Yummy stuff...so happy I found your blog on Faded Charm...
Will be checking back OFTEN, as I have joined as a follower today.


Rose
http://delightfulclutter.blogspot.com/

Cindy-Stitches-N-Stuff said...

Lisa, hi there, I love the music chains. Where do you get all the music? I adore the banners. Where do I find the glass sparkel?

cindy@stitches

DebbieC67 said...

I'm so tempted to say something snarky....but, I can't think of anything! That must be a first. Where do you find this stuff? It is so unique and you think of the best stuff to do with it. Not sure how you are keeping it up - I guess less time on the phone with me!! Keep it up! Deb

DebbieC67 said...

I'm so tempted to say something snarky....but, I can't think of anything! Where do you find this stuff? It is so unique and you think of the best stuff to do with it. Not sure how you are keeping it up - I guess less time on the phone with me!! Keep it up! Deb