Heart of Toile

February 25th, 2010 in member junk     
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Mom is holding the first of many prized beagles they would own.

I made this for my mother out of recycle items. It started with a wooden heart found at the thrift store. I love toile and never pass up material or in this case wallpaper. I put different toile wallpaper on sections of the heart. The picture is of my mother and dad (deceased) as newly weds in the 1940's after he returned from World War II.  Their picture is outlined with vintage tatting made by my grandmother. I added antique buttons from a collection I inherited from my other grandmother. Mom hasn't seen this yet but I plan to give it to her on an upcoming visit.

Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, vintage, wood, artwork, textile

Comments (12)

JunkArchitect writes: What a beautiful vintage creation. I’m sure your mother is going to love it.

Jim Posted: 8:35 pm on February 28th
DumpsterDecorators writes: A very heartfelt gift. Your mother is certain to adore it.
Posted: 5:51 pm on February 26th
ninnarae writes: This is very sweet! How nice you used pieces that had meaning to you for this special gift! Posted: 4:42 pm on February 26th
suewhitney writes: Beautifully done!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 12:51 pm on February 26th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: What a beautiful piece of assemblage art. Very special.
Candy Posted: 6:45 am on February 26th
fellowjunker writes: This is such a beautiful and meaningful gift....well done!!
xojanis Posted: 1:08 am on February 26th
oldnews writes: The picture of your mom and dad is so sweet, I love this! Marie Posted: 10:41 pm on February 25th
alicemom writes: You made such a fabulous, sentimental gift. I know your Mother will be overjoyed! I know I would!
smiles, alice Posted: 9:50 pm on February 25th
DownHomeDIY writes: I heart this!!
Posted: 9:18 pm on February 25th
smiller0529 writes: Beautiful! I know your mom will love it. My hubbys grandmother used to tat. She had some beautiful pieces. I love how it has such sentimental value to it as well. Great job! Posted: 7:22 pm on February 25th
LuAnn writes: What a good daughter you are--I'm sure she's going to love it. I know I would. Great job and love how you pieced it all together using family "memories". Great job!!!!

LuAnn Posted: 6:04 pm on February 25th
RustyDiva writes: What an awesome gift! I love the picture! I also love the sentiment attached and the use of family treasures. Great job. Posted: 4:48 pm on February 25th
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