I love putting together these little gift sets for special friends and relatives. I buy old vintage china plates and saucers when ever I see one that appeals. It is good to have a small collection, as you can match the colours on them to other elements of the gift. For instance the powder puffs that I have just finished creating, embellished with vintage millinery flowers, looked so pretty with this rose painted plate. I also added a vintage postcard echoing the colours again for another layer to the gift.
Here a baby theme runs through this gift set. It includes the tiny baby powder puff and French postcard.
I have made other variations in the past, such as a pretty saucer acting as a drip tray to a cream church candle, with a box of matches covered in pretty fabric to co-ordinate.
Or a sewing set of cotton thread, needle case (made from vintage fabric of course!) and colourful buttons on a pretty transfer printed tea plate. The fun is matching all the colours to make a cohesive set. They are a welcome gift too, as they show you have taken time to create something special.
(These sets are available on my website at http://www.nostalgia-stonehouse.co.uk/ ) - Sorry, ALL SOLD. Thanks to all who made a purchase.