NavBAr

Friday, August 24, 2012

Projects - Vintage Paper Doll Art




I was visiting my family in Texas last week, and my mom and I spent a lot of time in antique shops around the area. At one shop we found a whole trunk full of vintage paper dolls, and I was immediately hooked! We dug through the trunk for at least an house matching up my favorites with their clothing. We found these sweet ballerinas from the '50's, and I thought the girls I nanny for would be enthralled with them! I often draw paper dolls with them when I nanny, and they, like many little girls, love all things ballet.

The dolls too fragile to play with, but I thought they would make such lovely artwork for their bedrooms. I picked up some white clearance frames from Michael's ($2 each if you can believe it!). I made sure to use some archival/acid free scrapbooking stickies to tack them onto some scrapbook paper from my stash that complemented their coloring, and voila! Pretty, minimally cheesy children's room artwork. 

I plan to do something similar with the 1940's paper dolls I got for myself! I hope they inspire you to keep an eye out for vintage dolls on your antiquing adventures, I think they hold a treasure trove of decorating and gift possibilities!



Thanks for reading!!

27 comments:

  1. Perhaps you want to start taking pictures or want to take more interesting ones. This is an excellent time to begin. Listed below are just some of the tips that will get you that much closer to your photography aspirations.
    vfarm |

    webfilmschools |

    wrwelcomehome |

    xpressionsbysarah |

    http://www.00k.biz |

    http://www.1491book.org |

    http://www.7tz8.org |

    http://www.8a08.org |

    http://www.agencyeden.com |

    http://www.bbflatiron.com |

    ReplyDelete
  2. You would need to manufacture a short text about their webpage and undergo a predetermined set of social world wide web. Only Shopozo offers great discounts on mytatasky

    ReplyDelete
  3. Kungaloosh! Add to your group of ears and join me in stalking the Rodent. Read more of my Disney Travel Examiner articles or sign up for a subscription mehandi designs.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Gerald Wallace was selected by the Sacramento Kings in the 2001 NBA Draft. Wallace, an one time all star, is one of the best all around players on the young Portland Trail Blazers team try this.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I couldn't stop a parent or boy from addressing one of humanity's natural desire-to be around a loved one.why me

    ReplyDelete
  6. One particular choice usually put within a GPS or Global Positioning System to guide you with selecting the right new getaway. visit once

    ReplyDelete
  7. The first order of economic is determine out a person are dropping the extra. Don't speculate; get solid facts for why you aren't getting the wins. details here

    ReplyDelete
  8. These are each given a life-size doll along with a diaper. All of the player end up being do in order to use remove the diaper and then put it back on a doll as if doing it on a huge baby.visit this

    ReplyDelete
  9. You can never be lost in locating anyplace from ATM's, to service stations to popular points of interest.click here

    ReplyDelete
  10. It's not about one person, nevertheless the team. It is not solely about talent, but exactly how that talent melds along with others.
    visit this url

    ReplyDelete
  11. The packing saving is also in line with environmentally friendly theme.
    visit this link

    ReplyDelete
  12. All this notoriety for Zim is great, and well-deserved. It does, however, raise idea question. click here for forum

    ReplyDelete
  13. There are many tactics to grow and improve your farm in bingo. The best tool to guide you thru this is a Farmville Guide may help you to become a top level player.
    check bio

    ReplyDelete
  14. It is a big, heavy beast to carry, and battery life in question, but for sheer power and ability is difficult to beat.
    try here

    ReplyDelete
  15. Let's face it it will really reduce the loudness of your guitar. Try it out and observe it difficulty.visit this blog

    ReplyDelete
  16. This isn't to say Celtics GM Danny Ainge can't find a role player in this seasons draft which get held on thursday overnight. click to check

    ReplyDelete
  17. As you get customers and purchases, don't be afraid to ask about feedback. This benefits you in 2 ways. First you can publish their positive testimonials while having website. For people who want hercules roadeo just visit shopozo.

    ReplyDelete
  18. So it that how it's always those? I mean you hear songs on the air and no matter how loud electric guitar is youre still able to be controlled by the voice of the artiste. click this link

    ReplyDelete
  19. Instead of interlocking the fingers, the right pinky will rest on top of the left kids finger. The pinky should rest in amongst the index and middle finger of the left hand-held. click to get

    ReplyDelete
  20. After you've got the garbage out for the service tube, any subsequent button presses will allow it to become drop a Weighted Companion Cube. try this link

    ReplyDelete
  21. What I know, though, is that service-at if ever it seems possible and right-is beneficial to the mind, the heart, the body, and the soul.
    click on this

    ReplyDelete
  22. Its voice quality feature is exactly remarkable! The longevity of its battery life of up to fifteen hours of talk level of 2G is impressive. For latest webex recorder just visit arfplayer.com and download arf player.

    ReplyDelete
  23. This is so fun! What a great idea. Also I love how authentic you seem to be. Your style and passion for blogging is contagious. Thank you for sharing your life!

    how do you fill out a check

    ReplyDelete

I love to hear from you! Please keep comments on topic and respectful!

more pretties to enjoy

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...