Binky la Faye is an antique/vintage shop in Llano, Texas run by Ron Anderson and Binky Morgan with 8 friends who share the same love for antiques, vintage finds, and just cool and unusual stuff. 303 Bessemer Avenue, 325-247-2500
It's always the right hue of old. The black lettering against the aged patina of vintage paper ephemera has always intriqued me. When I lived in Fredericksburg, Texas back in the mid 1990's I papered my bedroom walls with antique newspapers and sheet music. .
In that same home I fashioned scalloped shelf paper from chinese newsprint and decopaged my dining room chairs with old hymnals.
The walls of the kitchen in our current home is plastered with pages from vintage dictionaries, old books, and antique sheet music.
I used aged and yellowed book pages as a backdrop for my jewelry assemblages
In the shop pages from a 1930's dictionary are displayed on a collection of clipboards and bits of antique emphemera are strewn atop a vanity sharing the space with starfish and a crusifix on a blackened silver tray.
Yesterday I was gifted this box of vintage newspaper by my dear friend Robin Brown
As usual the patina is that perfect yellowish aged paper color. The images and stories are fascinating.
And the wheels in my head are spinning faster than a printing press with ideas on how to use this wonderful gift. Stay tuned, hopefully I can show you finished projects soon!!!