Warning: this will be a pretty long loquacious post crammed with pictures! ;)
I'm glad to finally tell you about the project I was working on over the past weeks! ... I have opened my Etsy Vintage Shop!
As you might know, I am Italian and at the moment I do live in Italy (even if my dream would be a little different!;))). So my dear American sister friend suggested, why don't you open a vintage shop across the pond with treasures you find over there- and you take for granted?? So true! Recently many lovely things came to me (literally!) at very affordable prices, so it's beautiful to share love with far away friends that cannot hop on a plane and come tresure-hunting over here!
I definitely can label myself as a 'Vintage Girl' (ok, I'm not THAT VINTAGE after all, but I do have a vintage heart indeed!LOL)... so working on this project was really fun!
My new shop will include exciting vintage tresures from Italy and France as well (I am so fortunate to live close by), and sometimes from other European Countries.
The Artful Paper Kits contain vintage book pages and occasionally covers from novels, dictionaries, grammars, poetry books written in Italian or French and aged to perfection for your Altered Art, Mixed Media, Scrapbooking or Collage projects. They include bits and bobs like handstamped vintage cotton ribbons, laces, doilies, buttons, keys, and so on, fabulous to be used as art and crafting supplies.
They always include one or more original vintage or antique French/European postcards.
Some kits include handwritten antique pages, fabulous for your Art and also as gorgeous backgrounds for your shooting sets!
The Italian inspired kits are crammed with beautiful and inspiring vintage Italian postcards, that will add a touch of Italian charm to your journals, mail art or collections also!
And then the Gift Wrapping Kits! Are you looking for a tres chic way to wrap up your presents? Do you sometimes are in a hurry and don't have on hand the 'just perfect' matching supplies to wrap a gift to perfection? Do you need a quick amazing cadeau for the French, Vintage and Handmade lover? My kits will help you!
You can also include them to any of your creative projects, and the rose itself is a stunning gift and can be pinned to a hat, bag, pillow or anywhere your imagination will suggest!
The pretty doily is a precious present too for the vintage lover, and can be also used for wrapping instead of, or combined to, sheet music.
An original French postcard or a handstamped tag completes the kit, and you can use it as messenger of your love and friendship!
This is a very simple one.
I am also able to offer some brocante and religious tresures, picked especially for you!
It was truly hard to part with this amazing old tin box with a Venetian theme! I love its black/silver/gray palette, and the printed images of Venezia make it a very yummy piece!
Religious items are very common over here, as you can imagine. As for now, I managed to find this pretty wooden rosary, which would be a nice addition to any vignette around your home!
I am able to ship almost worldwide (please see my Policies), if your Country doesn't appear on the listing feel free to contact me! Grazie! Merci!
My handmade creations will be available as usual in my website.