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Flower Power Continues



Carrying on with the theme of flowers. I Just wanted to  show you a couple of my vintage tin assemblages, inspired by the book – The secret garden, and all the flower crowns I’m so in love with at the moment.

Small  Gardens in a tin with a tiny tutu style ballet dress.  They are both now up on my Etsy shop.  Hope you like them.









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May 13, 2014   No Comments

More of Marie

This post should have been made yesterday but I’ve been so busy. I had a great day walking Cnicht followed by a weekend in Liverpool. So yesterday I got back into the swing of things and made another miniature corset to fit into a vintage tin.

Some more corsetry.

I do love making these, I must make one for myself soon.  The pieces in vintage tins have been popular on Etsy and sometime this week I’ll have to go to the boot sale and stock up again.

In a vintage tin of course

This piece again is a homage to the 2006 Sofia Coppola film “Marie Antoinette” .

If you would like to purchase this piece, please visit Our Etsy Shop for further details.

Meanwhile, Thursday’s weather is looking up so it could be another day out in the hills. Tom says he’ll take me up Moel Hebog, not from Beddgelert but from God’s own valley – Cwm Pennant.

Cwm Pennant – God’s own valley.

August 14, 2012   No Comments

Vintage Metal Case Assemblage Art – A surprise for Mr Darcy

This piece owes its existence to the shape and form of the tin.  Those three little compartments just suggested some sort of tray insert you might find in a trunk or chest of drawers.

Measuring only 12.5 cm long by 7.5 cm wide, this little tin could be discretely passed to Mr Darcy by Elizabeth

Regency fashion is unlike anything either before or since. The styles of the era depend far more on the natural shape of the human body and far less on boned corsets and hoops. The silhouette was slender, and critics were shocked that one could see the shape of ladies’ limbs beneath the fabric.

One hears rumors that certain “ladies” damped their petticoats to accentuate this revealing style, and that some dandies wore their knee-breeches so tightly form-fitting that they couldn’t sit down – but it’s always the friend of a cousin who’s doing this.

No doubt Mr Darcy would have looked puzzled at first.

So even if Elizabeth Bennet’s wedding trousseau may not have contained such items, the ladies of the time do not appear to have been beyond being “risque”. Can you imagine the look of surprise on Mr Darcy’s face if she had slipped such a tin into his hand during one of their trysts.

July 23, 2012   1 Comment