December 23, 2015

Bizantine Art Inspired Christmas Ornaments

Merry Christmas my dear friends!  

Well, that special time of the year full of love, joy and hope has arrived.  It's a season of celebrations, tasting delicious traditional meals and beautifully decorating our houses.   I particularly enjoy the last two very much.    Decorating home is my thing and mostly always with a vintage style.  

Today I share a simple but beautiful project:  Bizantine Inspired Christmas Ornaments.  

Besides the Bizantine and Orthodox Images, I took inspiration in their church domes shapes, and I thought it would be nice to combine both and create special and beautiful ornaments either to decorate the door as I did in my building, or to hang in the Christmas Tree.

November 18, 2015

Vintage Decor: Animal Drawings Canvas

Hello my friends! For today's project I must admit that I do not know much about hand drawing, I actually am very bad at it, like if I want to draw an elephant, a cow looking animal would probably come out of my attempt.  So I must help myself with already beautiful drawings that I can find in old books.

This time I wanted some animal drawings on a rustic canvas to decorate my wall.  Horses and Dogs are my favorite animals so I found in my Dover Publication Books collection two beautiful images that I could definitely use on this project: 

Two small canvas wall art using the transfer technique.  


And arranged on a dresser with few other decoration pieces, it gives a new life to a boring corner.

The process is really simple, here is what you'll need:

October 26, 2015

Vintage Halloween Cupcake Flags

Halloween is really around the corner this next weekend, but No Panic!!, there is still time to easily print out some creepy flags to decorate your cupcakes:

Easy peasy!! I made these cupcake flag graphics using old black and white book illustrations on an orange grave's headstone shape.   The rest is just a nice setting of the table with halloween items that I already had around the house.

September 28, 2015

Vintage Library Look Dresser

Wherever I go, my eyes are looking for vintage items, or vintage "looking" items, and I saw this beautiful Library Look dresser in a local store at Multicentro Mall in Panama city.  

It was the last piece in the store, so I begged for a discount to take it home, it really got me crazy, so finally I brought it home with me to my room:

I love the library style it has, very unique with a nice vintage look.   I put all my decoration books inside.

Have a nice week,

Erika E. 

September 21, 2015

Vintage Men's Hat Sign

Good monday friends,

Walking around our old quartier in Panama City (Casco Antiguo), I saw this nice vintage sign for a Hat's Shop.   A nice example on how to use vintage graphics, I loved it, a very creative sign.  

Happy Crafting!

Erika E. 

September 17, 2015

Decor Accents for a small living room

My dear friends and readers, it's been a long long time since last I posted.  There has been ups and downs along the way that did not allowed us to continue creating.  However here we are once again with all our best intentions and positive vibes to return with more decor ideas, crafts & more.  We will be posting regularly as we get the new creations done.

We have also started already posting new free vintage & retro graphics and images in our blog: Retro Scrap Freebies for all your crafts and inspirations.

Today, I will share some pictures of my small living room, which I have decorated with some retro accents combined with some modern pieces:

A vintage lamp that I rescued from my aunt's house, some modern pillows from a local store, one vintage frame I got in Moscow and a Tuscan small landscape.

I had available also a small old chest, that I filled with pine cones and vintage birds, and next to it I added some beautiful plants with flowers. 

Finally one vintage style clock and few other decoration items.

In all few accents here and there, a fresh paint in light blue and gray colors made the difference.

Have a nice weekend & enjoy crafting,