Ephemera

1872 Chocolate Cherub

I'm having fun creating some digital Christmas collages, and thought I'd share this one first, since it's the least typical Christmas. The photo was taken in 1872 by the famous photographer Julia Margaret Cameron, and is titled "I wait". I think the darling cherub looks like she waits for more chocolate: I'm sure you creative peeps can… Continue reading 1872 Chocolate Cherub

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DIY · Ephemera · Postcards

1902 Christmas Angels Collage Sheets

I have prepared a precious set of Christmas Angels as a collage sheet for you today: And here is just the ovals, in two different sizes: When crafting Tart Tin ornaments, I was reminded how important it is to have good collage sheets, with sizes that you (mostly) can use directly into your project. The smallest… Continue reading 1902 Christmas Angels Collage Sheets

DIY · Ephemera · Postcards

Vintage Snow Globes with 1905 Winter Children

Maybe you already noticed that I'm creating numerous snow globes for Christmas this year? Today I'm sharing a set of 4 matching ones: These are so incredibly easy to make! Gather your mason jars, (or any large glas jar you have sitting around the house), add a little epsom salt for snow (thank you for… Continue reading Vintage Snow Globes with 1905 Winter Children

DIY · Ephemera · Reader Projects

2014 WoW Christmas Ornament Swap: Set No 2

Another set of ornaments arrived at it's new home today! The following set of Tart Tin Ornaments was made by Margie in Northumberland, England for Irene in Arkansas, USA:   And here is the lovely Margie with her ornaments! She sent me this little note about the ornaments: Thanks again for the inspiration - you might… Continue reading 2014 WoW Christmas Ornament Swap: Set No 2

DIY · Ephemera · Reader Projects

2014 WoW Christmas Ornament Swap: Set No 1

With one month left until Christmas, I was utterly pleased when I got word today that the first set of Christmas Ornaments has reached it's new home! The following set of Tart Tin Ornaments was made by Irene in Arkansas, USA for Margie in Northumberland, England: This is what Irene had to say about making… Continue reading 2014 WoW Christmas Ornament Swap: Set No 1

DIY · Ephemera · Norwegian

1896 Boston Sunday Globe – Little Miss Silver Skates

Little Miss Silver Skates came all the way from Boston Sunday Globe on January 5th 1896, into my snow globe style Christmas Norgesglass (Norwegian Mason jar): I think she fits nicely with The Little Coasters: Are they not totally precious together?  I have converted my snow globes to regular (cheap) coarse sea salt as snow, and… Continue reading 1896 Boston Sunday Globe – Little Miss Silver Skates

Postcards

Sweet Christmas Cherubs – PNG and 2″ Circles Collagesheet

L-o-o-k  a-t  t-h-a-t! Christmas cherubs can't get much sweeter than these, can they 😀 I follow Julie at The Old Design Shop, and adore so many of the graphics she posts. When I got a Christmas postcard from her in my mailbox a few hours ago, I simply had to extract the round cherub vignette… Continue reading Sweet Christmas Cherubs – PNG and 2″ Circles Collagesheet

DIY · Ephemera · Norwegian

Vintage Secret Christmas Angels

My oldest daughter goes to keyboard classes, and her teacher is from Prague. When I was peaking in on them yesterday, he was teaching her a Christmas carol, and he referred to the "Norwegian Christmas Treasure". Apparently we are the only country with numerous carols especially for Christmas (I can think of near 40 Christmas carols just off… Continue reading Vintage Secret Christmas Angels