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Getting the Vintage Look

Getting the Vintage Look

We see it in Art Journaling, notebooks, art and sometimes even on Bullet Journal spreads… It is the look of something newly created that looks one hundred years old or more. It is the Vintage Look of old ephemera, brown paper, yellowed book pages, old hand-drawn illustrations, black-and-white photography and all that jazz. If you […]

Encyclopedia of Inspiration

Encyclopedia of Inspiration

Encyclopedia of Inspiration is a series of books by Janine Vangool, who is also the creator of the, among artists and crafters much beloved, magazine Uppercase. I wish I could’ve afforded to be a subscriber of that magazine from the beginning, since all I’ve ever seen of it online tells me it would be a […]

Thrifting in Sweden

Thrifting in Sweden

Today let’s visit a Swedish Thrift Shop together, and take a look at what can be found on the shelves. I find vintage things beautiful, and full of inspiration. Sometimes they’re not that old, but still, they’re here on the shelves waiting for a new home… So tempting, so very tempting. When I started this […]

Brocante

Brocante

Brocante is French for flea market. Have you ever visited one? I’m back in Sweden and hey, it’s Tuesday! So here is a self portrait of me from this summer in France: I took it at a brocante in Ardeche, France. Brocante is French for flea market, and it’s a new word for me. But […]

Vintage red suitcase

Vintage red suitcase

Found a red suitcase while thrifting. It was really dirty and I want to change the fabric lining, but didn’t find the time for this summers traveling. Maybe next time this will be my altered art kit bag? Also found this beauty: This is from a new printed book with lots of pages that showed […]

Quilting book from 1978

Quilting book from 1978

I got this great book from my mother about applique, patchwork and quilting by Elsie Svennćs. It’s a second hand book from 1978 and it has some inspiring colour and b/w photos. There’s lots of orange and brown of course (hello 1970!), but I like it a lot. The techniques are old but still applicable […]