Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Little Gypsies

Over at "A Vintage Affair" Septembers Challenge is to use VINTAGE LACE or Vintage Flowers on your layout

My best buds Dad has a small holding and sittting on the land is this miniature Gypsy Caravan........it is so cute...how I would love to have a garden big enough for this.....I'd buy it off him and scrub the paint work until it sang!!


The large white flower is a Vintage 50's bridesmaids headpiece from grannys trunk...seconded about 4 years ago for Georgias dressing up box and last week seconded again for my stash!!


I spied these flowers at Tillys and knew the large brown centres would be perfect for this layout. So I went all out for the rustic look, not bothered about jagged edges on the fences....nope...I'm trying really hard to be casual!! (She says with hands tied behind her back!!) I even kept on saying to myself go-on just glue it down what will be will be!!

The lace is also from the same trunk and was part of a wedding veil or communion outfit or similar.......now completely wrecked and very fragile I use it to place behind my layouts when photographing them, but after some tore off it....I kept if for gluing to the layout
I must go back and get some more photos of this.......it's full of character......imagine the long ruffled skirts she could wear!!

Love and lace

Ruth xxx

20 comments:

Toni said...

Ruth... WOW.... I luv this!!! What a beautiful lo!!!

nathmael said...

So fantastic layout !!! I love it.
Thanks for your last post...

ARTful Wings said...

Wow this is an absolute beauty - really really love it! xx

Lean said...

You made a beautiful lay-out.
bye bye,Lean

Karen said...

Oh Ruth, this is wonderful as always. What a lovely thing to have on your Dads land, just right for little and big girls to play with XXX

Didelis said...

Ruth, this is a great job! very beautiful!

Pia said...

wow Ruth, what a beautiful layout, lovely colours and wonderful details.
hugs Piaxx

downrightcrafty said...

Ruth this is fantastic. Love the distressing on the background and the use of the vintage lace and flowers - a perfect use for them to be made special again. Also like the scrabble like letters - you are so inspiring to all.
Kate x

Vibeke said...

Wow!! This was an amazing layout!!!:)

sam21ski said...

Love the corrugated xxxx

Arby said...

Just beautiful! Love it!!

steph devlin said...

Ruth, you leave me amazed everytime I see your work.
Just gorgeous.

Steph xo

PS So glad you like my photos .... !!! So glad you came over to say HI xo

steph devlin said...

Ruth, you leave me amazed everytime I see your work.
Just gorgeous.

Steph xo

PS So glad you like my photos .... !!! So glad you came over to say HI xo

Tessa said...

gorgeous layout!

Euphoria said...

WOW- this is divine! LOVELY!

Toni said...

Hi Missy, just stopped by 2 tell about the lace I hav been using, I found it in a craftstore, It is curtain samples that were on sell, they r just small sample sizes. Have a great WEEKEND!!!

LazyKay said...

Beautiful, so in keeping with the image.

xxxxxxxx

anne76 said...

wahoooooooo!!! its a nice page!!! I love that!!!!! bye

Scrappegal Sørlending said...

OH, what a wonderful layout!!! Outstanding vintage!!!! :) And again, really creative idea with the Scrabble-characters!!

Gez said...

This is so beautiful Ruth.

I came on the computer tonight feeling really miserable. Had a rotten day.... but you've wipped all that away for me with your fabulous creations. Thank You.XXX