Hand Painted Tags. Antique French Book Plates and more

Having a bit of a fleur day. Thinking of France, Versailles and French perfume gardens.

My latest little paintings on tags and book pages are inspired by my times living in France, where, I would collect antique, vintage French books and magazines, for as little 1 euro, from the the local book sales. After the market closed, the vendors sometimes, would throw away, torn, ripped books, which I collected for free. Many of the pages in the books and magazines are thin, discolored and aged, which adds to their beauty.

I love France its like a second home to me. My daughter used to live in Paris, so I was able to live among the locals and get a good feel for the French culture. My daughter now, lives in London and I get to go there too.

I’m still working on immersing myself in the English culture. Last time I was there, I managed to do a bit of mud larking, theatre and art galleries. As well as make some art. I absolutely loved Hampton Court Palace, which is just a stones throw away.

The gardens from the countries I visit are the idea behind my latest series of hand- painted tags, book pages and water- colour paintings. My little flower paintings are not true botanical paintings and sometimes have a little abstract twist.

All tags and vintage hand painted pages are now Sold

Nostalgi Shop – Vintage Pre- loved. Good ol’e Days

If you are into vintage Art Deco music sheets with gorgeous pictures, old books, vintage cordial labels, handmade doilies reclaimed and dyed in bright colours and more… Pop over to my Nostalgi and go to each section in the left menu.

I also have over 100 other vintage items to browse at Nostalgi

Vintage Cup -Mug - Retro- Bird

 Vintage Sheet Music - Art Deco Sheet Music 1922 - frame it- deep purple accents

Art Deco Sheet Music 1923 …     

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Vintage drawing- Crayons 1 Dozen Old School

Vintage drawing- Crayons

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 Original Vintage Ephemera- Cordial Labels from Australia- 1950's

Original Vintage Ephemera

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 Vintage Book- The Bond Street Story

Vintage Book- The Bond Street Story

Vintage Hand Bag -  Shilton

Vintage Hand Bag – Shilton

Art Deco Serving Tray -Cake plate - Plate Silver- Vintage Tableware

Art Deco Serving Tray -Cake Server

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Vintage Games - Wooden Animals- Checkers/Draught Pieces - Counter Game

Vintage Game Pieces – Wooden Animals

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 VINTAGE Clip-On Screw Earrings -4 Pairs

VINTAGE Clip-On Screw Earrings

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 Vintage Doiley - Shabby Chic -Hand Crochet -  Rose Pink  -  Dresser

Vintage Doiley – Shabby

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Vintage Doiley -  Shabby Chic - Hand Crochet -  Teal  -  Dresser

Vintage Doiley – Shabby

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Nostalgi – Vintage Pre loved Reclaimed “Good ol’e Days”

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