I picked up these pieces from the Etsy shop Vintageflowers. I try to collect some of her images, hoping to do some inspirations pieces from her work.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Saturday, May 4, 2013
This is a wild and wooly looking Crested Damask rose. This is a once blooming rose with very ornate buds covered in frilly green sepals. The green parts are quite scented like rich pine needles. They are similar to moss roses.
Here is a Green Romantica rose. It has not opened out yet, and will soften to a greenish cream when mature.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Friday, April 19, 2013
I try to use as many antique materials as possible. The bonnet is made from antique silk satin with a low sheen. It was a narrow width silk, probably intended for millinery use. The edges are bound in this unique crinkled silk organza from an old Victorian dress.
The base of the feather has some of this same crinkled silk as well as silk velvet ribbon and gold cord accent
The back is finished with an antique ribbon, gold cording, silk tassel and button. They are all over 100 years old.