Sunday, July 24, 2011

Vintage Design Inspiration Board #15 with Creativity Quote

Life is haphazard and full of beauties which I try to catch as they fly by, for who knows whether any of them will ever return?
~Margot Fonteyn

Inspiration Board #15 features:

vintage millinery glitter stamens (West Germany, wrapped with hand dyed twine)
vintage glass mirror button (US Zone Occupied Germany)
vintage coral glass beads, whole and halves (Japan)
vintage glass pearl drop (Japan)
vintage turquoise glass bead links (Japan)
vintage plastic flower cabochon (Japan)
lace, hand crocheted with antique crochet cotton (USA) and vintage orange lustre glass seed beads (Czech)
kanzashi flower made from Tracie Lynn Huskamp Nature Inspired fabric, embellished with vintage glass pearl button (Japan)
vintage paper  button tag (Austria)
vintage rhinestone earring component
vintage ivory flower buttons
additional scraps of Nature Inspired fabric
antique embroidery floss
vintage linen tea towel
mounted on 4x5 inch gallery wrapped canvas base


  1. lol... You picked the two colors that I picked for myself. I'm trying to add more turquoise & coral to my own wardrobe this summer. It's a beautiful combination. I may have to drop by your shop to see if you have more of those coral beads. BTW, I just got back from vacation last night and was greeted by your package. Can't wait to get started creating again!

  2. LOVE the quote, and the inspiration board is beautiful! And as always, am enjoying your posts of new items at Bumbershoot.

  3. So lovely Sharon! How clever you are. When I see pieces like yours I sit in awe and wonder "how do they know where and how to start!!" As you know, I love to create with mixed media, but truly despair of myself when it comes to creating something along the lines of your Boards. When I try, my mind usually goes blank. A little bird in a nest in a piece of vintage kitchenalia is nothing in comparison! Maybe I need mixed media/collage classes to help free up the creative side of my brain! :))
    p.s. the gorgeous drops all arrived safely, thanks. x