The ruminations of an artist on art & life...art quilts, beading, knitting, drawing, painting, printmaking, bookmaking are all my passions, I love to explore creating....

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Holiday Vintage

First of all, I like to send you all over to the Sew, Mama, Sew! blog--where they have been posting great gift craft tutorials everyday for over a month. Awhile ago I answered their holiday blog meme questions in a post and today they chose to mention my Holiday Meme and Fruitcake post! This is one of the craft blogs I check out everyday because there is always something new and interesting posted, and some great links to other craft blogs...so do check them out!

I picked this fun vintage pin up at the Alameda Flea Market (aka the Alameda Point Antiques and Collectibles Faire)---talk about vintage holiday decor! The Alameda Flea Market sure has that in November and December! If you live in the Bay Area, you might want to catch this once a month Antique Flea market---it is always the 1st Sunday of the month. This vintage pin is green felt--with many sequins and beads sewn on--with a "pearl" bead strand as the tree garland...I just love this! because it has a 50's vintage funky feel to it.



When I saw this so [awful] so kitschy holiday plate at a thrift store recently, I just had to buy it! Can you tell from my photos that the holly and pine cones are actually 3-d? what a great plate to serve my holiday fruitcake on....





Thought for the day (well, really a holiday reminder):

"If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call you could make, who would you call and what would you say? And why are you waiting?" - Stephen Levine

2 comments:

Mary Timme said...

Haven't been by for awhile, Aurora, and love the plate. It is so holiday tacky that it is definitely camp for fruitcake. Have a great Christmas.

JafaBrit's Art said...

I love the holiday plate :) very cool and if I wasn't doing my jenny craig this christmas I would have made my nana's traditional fruitcake and put it on a plate like that.

happy holidays.