Sunday, October 24, 2010

Vintage Tags are all the Rage!

Vintage seems to be the popular word these days.  I never thought that I would be a vintage type of girl.  I always loved modern and new.  But as I mature I seem to like the classics and the tradional. Hence my love for vintage art.  I started making Vintage tags and gifts and I can not seem to get enough.  I had a blast shopping for vintage items to add to my creations like lace, fabrics and trim.  You can see how I added these to my creation here.  Please let me know what you think.  Here are some photos of what I have been up to.

My family and I were at the mall yesterday and we noticed that the Christams decorations were up already.  They seem to start earlier and earlier every year.  Well I also started early by creating some Christams Gift tags.  I added Mica Flakes to these tags. 

Mica is a group of natural rock forming minerals that is found in all three rock types.  You can see silvery mica minerals in your sidewalks.  The mineral flake off in thin transparent sheets that are generally flexible and brittle, but very durable.  Mica is also called "Vintage Mica Snow" and it was used on ornaments as snow dating back to the 1900s.  Mica flakes and it vintage old look make it as if the item adorned with it has been pasted down from generation. Find it on many of my Christmas tags and vintage tags in my Etsy shop.