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Thanks so much for stopping by! I believe that everyone can have a beautiful home without spending a fortune! One of my favorite things to do is find creative ways to re-purpose things I already have on hand, or have picked up at yard sales and thrift stores. Join me as I share with you some of my favorite ideas for crafting and decorating, as well as travel adventures, and fun things that I pick up on my treasure hunts! Much of my work is influenced by my love all things French, nature, and of course shabby chic! I have gotten so many creative ideas from you very talented bloggers out there, and I hope that I can be an inspiration to you as well!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Vintage French Roses.....Ooooh, la, la!!

Bon Joir,Mon Amis!
Yesterday I showed you the window that I transformed with Redoute roses.  Well, today I'd like to share with you some decoupaged wall hangings that I made with more of the lovely roses!  Hey, I can't grow roses, so I figure I might as well create with them!  First of all, just who is this "Redoute" person, you may ask?
Redoute was the most sought after and talented French botanical illustrator of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. And, Pierre-Joseph Redoute just so happened to be the personal art teacher of Marie-Antoinette! Oui!  He also instructed Napoleon's two wives.  Pretty impressive! Ok, enough of the history lesson!

 Vintage French book pages, gorgeous roses, crinkly seam binding, and vintage crystal earrings!  Oooh,la,la!  I have placed these wall hangings in my Etsy shop.  You can see them here if you are interested.


You know by now how much I adore this lovely seam binding!

Here's an up close look at those pretty earrings.  You can never have too much sparkle!
Hope you are having a tres magnifique day!
Au Revoir!
I have linked up with:
The French Cupboard Holiday Preview Party
Funky Junk Interiors SNS 
Beyond the Pickett Fence Under $100 Party 
Between Naps on the Porch Metamorphosis Monday

20 comments:

Tete said...

Love the roses...Sparkle is always fun!
Hugs- Tete

Linda said...

These are so pretty~ I've always had a thing for roses, too! I love how the roses stand out from the graphic background...

Zondra Art said...

Beautiful and very romantic work, I love the roses!

NanaDiana said...

Beautiful composition, Donna. Love all the bling..and the roses are beautiful indeed! xxooDiana

Trisha said...

Those are beautiful!!

~Trisha

Kim K. said...

Just gorgeous. Very romantic. I love your sparkly touches.

Love of the Sea said...

These are so lovely. These look like they would make great holiday gifts. Hopefully they will still be there when I christmas shop in one of my favorite Etsy Shops!! :)

Lindy said...

Oh my gosh, these are both beautiful! I love the background and the little wire hanger. Sets the pretty roses off just perfectly!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Love, love, love, love, love!!! Did I mention that I love these? They are beautiful!!

Erin@likegrandmas said...

Those are beautiful! Love the richness of the rose, and everything you put with it compliments it nicely!

mizdarlin said...
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mizdarlin said...

This is why Sears has a section of beautiful clothing in their catalog called Redoute..and please keep the educational info coming..I love it..and your pretty collages, too!

French Cupboard said...

Beautiful roses. Lovely Christmas gift for us rose lovers Blessings... Polly

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

I LOVE the combination of the beautiful rose graphics against the vintage book pages, just gorgeous! So clever of you!

MessyMissy said...

Love the roses. I especially like the contrast of the rose pink to the newspaper print.

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Very pretty--love the composition! Thanks for sharing.

Nancy said...

Absolutely beautiful and so creative!

Biljana said...

I love vintage roses, absolutely beautiful, bravo:)))
Hugs, Biljana

One Shabby Old House said...

So pretty!

Marie @ Sally Lee by the Sea said...

Love the vintage roses - gorgeous!

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