A length of pliable wire was shaped into a simple heart....
to become a framework for vintage lace (the tattier the better!), which was glued in place.
Graphics torn from one of my French magazines from the 1890's...
Along with small vintage millinery flowers and tiny trinket embellishments to complete these charming love tokens.
Here they are drying in my workroom, adding a touch of romance to an otherwise mundane sort of day!
Hope you have had a lovely day,
Update: I've just been doing a bit of blog hopping this evening and discovered this post written by Rachel Ashwell. I'm not one to idolise 'celebrities' or famous people, but have always had an admiration for Rachel and the values that she lives by. When I bought my copy of 'Shabby Chic' in the 90's, her first of five beautiful books, it was like finding my Bible. I felt a connection between her way of thinking and my own, as I know so many others have too.
I'm sure that Rachel will turn the fortunes of her empire back around over the next few years, as she will have the best advice available, I don't doubt; lets hope so for her sake and for all lovers of chipped paint, torn fabrics, cracked china and a touch of vintage sparkle!
May I also through my blog wish anyone going through the same struggles, the very best of luck...