So it is with love to yall that I show you the Valentine boxes that I made recently. They are just the empty heart shaped Valentine candy boxes that I embellished with paper, fabric, lace, and other odd bits. Super easy,but a bit time consuming to get all the red covered with sheet music. Hope this inspires yall to make one of your own. Or if you would prefer instant gratification, these are avaliable in Binky la Faye now (325)-247-2500.
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Sunday, January 23, 2011
It wasn't a huge hall, but I love the things I found.
I've always been attracked to tiny little things.
Love this old violin with bow and case. It's in the store now, priced at $69.00.
Precious little string frame, aged to just the right color, also for sale at Binky la Faye ($12.00)
Look at this pretty 1920's ribbon flower brooch. It can be yours for $16.50.
More tiny bits, these I will use in making jewelry.
Wonderful little leather baseball glove, the lady I bought it from thought it might be a salesmans sample. I think it would lovely worn from a ribbon or chain as a necklace!!! Also available at Binky la Faye.
Charming satin and lace power puff, for sale at the shop
What is it about baby shoes?
This victorian velvet sewing bag caught my eye right away.
always love these old wooden tool boxes, this one has a wonderful shade of pink paint!! $18.50 at the shop now
So excited to find this for $5.00!!!I am adding this sailor's valentine shell art box to my collection of shell art (I'll show it to you sometime)
Mother of pearl buttons for 10 cents each, I will use this in pillow, and altered art projects.
Old fountain pen tips, I plan to make a necklace with these.
Neat old cloth tape measure
Love the metallic fringe on this old odd fellows fraternal ribbon
Lovely silk ribbon fringed shawl.
pretty metal mesh bag, lovely patina, not too shiny you know.
There was lots of lovely ephemera starting at 50 cents, here are a couple of pieces I picked up.
So that's my treasure, most of it is for sale at Binky la Faye. Please stop in soon!!! or call 325-247-2500, we can ship it to you!!!
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
So glad the sun is back, hope you're having a sunny day!!!
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
•An imaginary Victorian age, that features brass and copper clockwork and steampowered inventions that go far beyond 1800's technology. Steam powered mechanical wonders, optimistic gear driven computers, dirigibles, clockwork firsts, and stuff like that. (But don't forget the goggles.
•Victorian Science Fiction that has dark & ominous tones, often where technology is an enslaving force and the main characters are fighting against the oppressive establishment. Cyberpunk with steam technology.
And here is a nod to steampunk at Binky la Faye
My friends Sarah Kammlah and Cecilia Berber-Thayer design some Fabulous Steampunk style furniture It's called Kammlah-Thayer for Carol Hicks Bolton. It's all made in the U.S.A. and has hand done detail work, I am proud to say that I made some of the pillows and lighting in the collection. Here are some pics of their showroom in High Point, North Carolina.
Great stuff huh? So go dig up some old factory cogs, dust off the industrial metal cart, pull out the the old pocket watches, goggles, and leather bound books and create your own nod to steampunk!!!
I will show you some of the other incredible looks from the Kammlah-Thayer for Carol Hicks Bolton Line in another post.
Thanks for stopping by.