Thursday, August 4, 2011

"Grandma's Attic" is Full of Treasures

By looking at the first pictures posted in my flickr swap group for the Grandma's Attic swap, I can see that a lot of us are old souls.
There are some stunning designs and lots and lots of vintage treasures being shared. If you'd like to take a peek, click HERE.

For my partner Gerri The box is covered with vintage inspired newspaper ads. I then layered a vintage doily, textiles and lace. I dug through my cartes de visites (those are the antique photos that are a smaller, chunkier version of a cabinet card) collection and found that sweet "grandma when she was a little girl" photo to grace the top of the box. I finished it off with some amazing beaded trim and a piece of jewelry I recently picked up at an estate sale.

Tucked inside the box is a stash of Grandma's goodies!
I'll share other swappers pics when more are posted. Stay tuned for the next swap announcement very soon.......

16 comments:

Terry said...

JoAnne, this box of vintage greatness is gorgeous! Love how you layered all the wonderful finds. Truly beautiful!

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Oooooooh,simply gorgeous!!!
Lucky Gerri.TFS.
Have a wonderful weekennd.
Hugs,
Marie

Linda in New Mexico said...

JoAnne, this is so heartfelt, the box the enclosures....how wonderful.

Dezinaworld said...

beautiful vintageness.
Hugs June xxxxx

BEAR's Mom said...

super vintage goodness
lucky lucky Gerri :D
love matchboxes :D
BEAR HUGS
~victoria~

The Altered Paper said...

Gorgeous! I love the layering Very Much!

Gerri Herbst said...

Your pictures do must do your incredible piece justice! I adore my swap piece. So happy you went into the attic to find those treasures! take care, gerri

Wax Beach Artist said...

Your book cover is absolutely gorgeous! I love the way you handled the placement of the lace and other goodies, beautiful!

JenW!~ said...

Oh what a gorgeous box and such wonderful goodies inside.

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Very nice!!! Can't wait to hear about the next swap.
Deb :)

Ann said...

vintage perfection!!
gorgeous!

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Wow!! Your altered matchbox is a vintage treasure, I adore it, wonderful embellishments and the goodies are fabulous - Lucky Gerri :)
Jan x

Nancy Maxwell James said...

what a gorgeous box and vintage treasures! I love it!

Kasia said...

Stunning this is! Love the colours and theme! :)

Hugs,

margits bastelstube said...

hi joanne,
this box ist very beautifil. i like it!
greetings from austria
margit

Mina said...

What a precious piece and additions. You always create the most heartwarming gifts. I can always see the love and care you place in all of your creations. Have a wonderful week, my sweet friend.