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Handmade French Bohemian Wall Hangings. Vintage French Chic.

Handmade French Bohemian Wall Hangings. Vintage French Chic.


“Ateliernostagi “ Stunning one of a kind creations using vintage elements, textiles, found objects, embellishments and reclaimed jewelry bringing you a touch of French Bohemianism & romance to your home.


I love making my French wall hangings. They are, all handmade using many creative processes and layers.


The base is made from thick board, covered with canvas. I then wrap it all with plaster cloth, to give texture and an old world feel. The whole lot is then painted with white Gesso paint.

Jenny Davis_French Wallhang 2cs

Then several layers of acrylic paint are topped with, antique 1900s, French magazine scraps and vintage wallpapers. I then peeled, sanded and scraped back the surface to reveal the previous layers. Like peeling back years of wallpaper and paint layers in a derelict building.

Jenny Davis_French Wallhang s

For the next layer, I embellish with vintage elements, French fringe, tassel in peach pink and shredded vintage French laces and sheer fabric scraps. All finished of with some French trim to hang.


The final layers of embellishment can sometimes take weeks, until I find, or make, the right item I’m happy with.


They look great hanging in the boudoir, or any other room in the home.



French Style. Refillable Journal/Notebook. Handmade. Recycled.

Handmade French style , refillable Journal/Notebooks. I made the notebooks from clean recycled food packaging, vintage wallpaper and stamps.


Loaded with crisp white paper. Once full, untie & refill with any type of paper for painting, drawing, sewing, mixed media, collage art or prose



May Every Hour Be Bright.
Size 5.4″ x 3.8″ – 14 x 9 cm
17 pages- 34 sides to embellish
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Happiness Today
A French style handmade journal/notebook.
Size 5.8″ x 3.8″ – 14 x 9 cm
20 pages- 40 sides to embellish
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Paris Notes Coach
Size 5.5″ x 3.8″ – 14 x 9 cm
17 pages- 34 sides to embellish
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Make Your Day
Size 5.8″ x 3.8″ – 14 x 9 cm
20 pages- 40 sides to embellish
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Paris Notes Chair
Size 5.5″ x 3.8″ – 14 x 9 cm
17 pages- 34 sides to embellish
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Very Special Wish
Size 5.6″ x 3.8″ – 14 x 9 cm
20 pages- 40 sides to embellish
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Charlotte Eco-Friendly. Handmade. Vintage. Recycled. Textile Assemblage Necklace.




Eco-Friendly. Handmade. Vintage recycled textile necklace. A vintage textile assemblage necklace collaged from recycled, vintage and antique elements to create layers & textures in French style.


Length -19 inches – 49 cm.

I created ” Charlotte”, from vintage cloth, hand – sewn and wrapped with vintage satin ribbons, crochet scraps and metallic silk threads. The necklace is embellished in places with Victorian bone beads, faux pearls and a 1800’s antique buckle up one side. This buckle was dug from the goldmines in Victoria, Australia.

Another buckle, Victorian, lay below, together with, a decorative metal fan shape with leaf embossing, a vintage glass bead in rose, a vintage, “Mother of Pearl” embellishment with an antique French doily attached to a hammered found tin, cap. Finished with a touch here and there of doily scap and antique tulle netting in antique cream.



Vintage cloth
Victorian bone beads
Antique, handmade lace, French doily attached to a handmade metal cap
An antique 1800’s buckle dug up from goldfields in Victoria Australia
Antique Victorian buckle
Dyed and aged satin ribbon, cream
Antique silk gold- gilded thread
Antique Mother of Pearl hanging embellishment
Vintage scrap doily lengths
Vintage metal fan & leaf embellishment
Faux pale rose pearls
Vintage gass bead with bubbles deep rose
Antique tulle netting cream

You won’t see this anywhere else!

Stylish, old world charm with a contemporary French feel.

See more Atelierinparis jewelry here

Renaissance Bride & Honorine. Fabric Wrist Cuffs.


Renaissance Bride                           Honorine

Two more textile cuff pieces I created from some of my vintage, rust dyed fabrics and other fabric from a bundle of pretty fabric scraps I received from Flaming Nora who makes costumes for stage and screen in the UK and as a by product of this has a HUGE stash of scraps and off cuts she gives away for free.

You can find this cuff and more French inspired creations at my shop Atelierinparis

Thanks Nora!