art nouveau

Vintage Treasures

Hi everyone! Hope you have all had a lovely weekend. Last weekend, I spent the days treasure hunting! A dear friend and I hit the Portland Antique Fair plus some vintage shops and flea markets. Hard work but so much fun! Here are a few of the pretty items we discovered. I will be listing them in the shop this week.

Love this sweet, Farmhouse style kitchen scale! It's rare to find this color so I was thrilled when I came upon this one!

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There is something so homey about these lovely soup bowls. You can imagine filling them to the brim with a delicious soup while the rain comes down outside. I paired them with these stately antique soup spoons too!

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Mail isn't as pretty as it used to be but we should still have a beautiful place to hold it right? Love this silver tone, vintage letter holder. Very Art Nouveau.

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I'm so drawn to lavender glass. It's romantic, nostalgic and looks so gorgeous when the light passes through it. This antique wasp catcher is missing its cork but still remains a lovely, rustic piece.

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Okay well, these are just a few of the pretties we found. Hope you enjoyed them.

Have a wonderful week!

xo,

Ivy

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I finally got an afternoon to myself and created another 4" x 4" collage square. Creating these miniature goddesses is truly a delight. I'm really tapping into my love of Art Nouveau and it feels wonderful. I created the collage traditionally and then played around doing some digital elements too. Kinda fun to blend the two mediums. Slowly, I'm feeling more comfortable in my creative skin. Although, I know I have to push myself past that. Comfortable is not always good. Safe can be boring. Baby steps...

Here's the digital version. Thoughts?

I just purchased a large piece of wood, with the hopes of doing a large collage.

It's propped up against my office wall.

Staring at me.

Waiting.

I'm a little scared. That's good right?

Hope you are conquering your creative fears!

xo,