Friday, January 21, 2011

Cottage Roses from Vintage Patterns~~French Chic

Greetings my friends, WOW it has been ten days since I have posted and I have really missed you all. My painting arm is doing better and I tried to get the rest necessary to heal my shoulder from overuse and an old collar bone fracture. We shall see if the rest worked as I am busy in the studio again.

However, if you know me, you will know, that I never really stay still for long and even with the rest, I kept my creative juices flowing. My dear guy, has been such a help and gave me strict orders to behave. I don't always listen!! LOL~~ But he is right.

Today is another MMP Friday themed shopping day and for the month of January it has been the theme of Winter Romance. Click on the MMP pic to visit my shop for treasures in this theme.
So in the meantime, I have lots of new treasures to offer in my shoppe HERE and sharing today a little project you might like to try.

Last Summer I collected a few vintage dress patterns to make paper cottage roses.

Not the petal type, but rather the old fashion paper flowers we made many years ago to decorate a car for a wedding. Do you remember this? Are you familiar with these flowers? We typically created these with Kleenex tissues. Many years later, I designed a way to create the same flower with white garbage bags and they really held up to the elements, like when making a white Christmas wreath for the door.

Now fast forward to the year 2011 and a new style created in the same manner but with vintage pattern papers. The tea stain is already built in, the pattern lines, give some chic style and the paper is easy to work with like the tissue used to be.



Glitter glue was added on the top edge after the flower was created for a little sparkle.

Start by opening the pattens in full, cut 12 inch or smaller squares about the size of a Kleenex tissue. Layer about 3 papers and proceed to fold the paper into a fan till finished across. Fold the fan in half and tie with jute, ribbon, or string in the middle. Cut the folded end and begin to fluff out till all the layers are open and arranged.






Shape and style adding the glitter to the edges if you like. Set aside to dry and then decorate as you choose.




For my tussie mussie creation, I added a flower to be removable at the top of the tussie for easy filling with valentine candy, special gift or a little note.
I created the valentine on the tussie front from a vintage valentine I copied to black and white. Then I added a bit of color with colored pencils and added glitter to finish. It is backed with stiff cardboard to stay strong and not bend with display.




These cottage flowers are so much fun to create and the color reflects the french chic style with distress and a shabby look. For a little color you can glitter in different color shades. Great for wrapped gift embellishments or flower arrangements too.

I'll have a few creations using these fluffy flowers in my shoppe soon and the tussie mussie is already available.

I hope you will try these flowers using vintage patterns and let me know what you think.

Have fun.

Till next time, have a wonderful winter day.

Hugs from Texas, Celestina Marie

27 comments:

Susie said...

Glad your shoulder is improving and back in your creating room. Take care of yourself. love those tissue flowers by the way.

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Hello Celeste! ♥

My, I haven't been by to see you in so long! Being without Internet for 3 months was NO fun! But here I am now to say hello and look around at what you've been doing. I've never tried my hand at making any type of flower so I will have to try this. Thanks for the tutorial!

You take care now! I fell on the ice yesterday and I'm nursing a sore shoulder myself! ♥

Rebecca said...

With being sick and all just after Christmas I feel like I haven't been by to see you in SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO LONG! Too long!

How you be OH TALENTED ONE?

I see you are blessing us all as usual!

You always make me smile...I'm glad your shoulder is getting better, too!

xoRebecca

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a beautiful idea! I would love to try this! Hugs to you, my friend! Take care! ♥

Mari said...

HELLO DEAR CELESTINA~IM GLAD TO KNOW YOUR SHOULDER IS HEALING :) MINE IS STARTING TO FEEL BETTER ALSO!! I LOVE YOUR SWEET ITEMS AND THESE PAPER ROSES LOOK SO FUN TO MAKE, I WILL HAVE TO GIVE THESE A TRY :) BE SURE TO REST THAT ARM SWEETIE :)

XO~MARI

Lee Laurie said...

I'm glad to see that you are doing better. I didn't know about any of this...I haven't been able to blog very much since Christmas. Retail was tough this year and then we had inventory. The last post I did was on Dec.22.

I love these flowers. What a neat idea to use old patterns. They are so pretty and vintage looking.

Hugs,
Lee Laurie

Marie Antionette said...

Good morning Dear Celeste,
I'm so happy that your arm is doing better, but hubby is right...don't over do.
I can't wait to try making the roses from vintage patterns. That is the one thing our thrift stores have around here are lots of vintage patterns. Celeste, I would love to learn how to make a tussie thingie. They are adorable. I've been seeing them for awhile just haven't gotton around to trying my hand at it.
One more thing Dear One...When making the paper roses...Can you use the tissue paper that you use in wrapping gifts. Wouldn't it be nice to be able to use the specical tissue that comes with our gifts we recieve? I always keep mine.Roses would be so sweet.
Blessings Hon,
XXOO Marie Antionette

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Celeste!.. I was visiting you earlier, then lost our internet connection somehow (?) and had to wait for Jack to fix it... love your beautiful roses and tussie mussie!... I have some of my mama's old patterns but don't want to cut them, so will look for some new "old" ones... I would love to try that as well... glad to hear your shoulder is doing better... I know you are not one to just want to sit around...excited for new treasures in your shop!... much love to you... xoxo Julie Marie

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

SO happy to hear that your arm/shoulder are improving! I've missed you lots! Love that precious tussie mussie you created ~ so pretty in the black/white theme. I've got some old patterns that I, too, have saved to try to create some flowers ~ you may have just given me the push I needed to give it a try with your great tutorial!

Love,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

ginny said...

Hi Celeste, I may just try those roses for my tea party! In fact, I have a couple of vintage patterns that I could use to start. What an amazing Idea! I have learned so much from your blog about color, decor, crafts, I want to have your talent...I do...I do..LOL!
Glad your shoulder is better.

Susan said...

Celeste, Glad your shoulder is healing somewhat! I love the roses made from vintage patterns. Thank you so much for the tutorial!!

A Hint of Home said...

Love the paper flowers! It brought back memories of the tissue flowers that we used on our cars for graduation and our weddings. Yours are so much prettier!
You have such unique ideas.
I hope your arm continues to heal well. Sorry you have had so much trouble with it.
Did you get your chair?
Take care of yourself and don't overdue.

Marydon said...

G'eve sweet Celeste ~ So glad that the boo-boo's are getting better, & no you won't stay still long.

I so love this, even 'moi' can do this little number. Now to find a pattern. Wherever do you come up with such beautiful ideas! You are amazing.

Have a beautiful weekend ~
TTFN ~
Hugs, Marydon

Diane said...

Celeste, I've missed your posts but hope you're all healed!

I remember these tissue flowers that we used to make in grade school! I'll bet you can even use the pattern covers under them as leaves with a bit of pink glitter on the ends! I have lots of pattern covers and still haven't used any of them!
Hmmmm...today's project? You've inspired me to get them out! I can cut leaves with my new Cuttlebug! I tried actually making flower petals out of a leaf die this morning and it worked! Maybe pics later!

I hope you have a nice weekend and that you are healed enough to begin to play again comfortably with no pain.

Blessings and GENTLE hugs!
Diane

Ruth Welter said...

Love your tissue flowers Celeste, you are so creative. This was a very happy, cheerful post.

Ruth

Simply Debbie said...

HELLO SWEET CELESTINA MARIE,
I WAS SO EXCITED YOU DROPPED BY FOR A VISIT.
I AM GLAD YOU ARE HEALING AND I WISH I COULD HAVE BEEN THERE TO HELP YOU ...
I LOVE THESE ROSES...COULD YOU MAKE A WREATH OUT OF THESE BY TYING THE TWINE TO SAY, A WIRE HEART...I WAS JUST CURIOUS IF YOU HAD TRIED.
HAVE A SUGAR SWEET DAY
LOVE AND HUGS
SIMPLY DEBBIE

Claudia Lis said...

Que bello trabajo! precioso, gracias por compartir el tutorial, todo lo que haces ttiene el "toque de un ángel", un besito

LuLu Kellogg said...

I am so glad you are better!

This is beautiful!

Love,
LuLu~*xoxo

The Rose Room said...

Celeste! Glad your arm is better! I adore those flowers, must give them a go! Take care lovely lady! Rachaelxo

Lovey said...

Absolutely beautiful! Wonderful tutorial!

randi K design said...

Hi Celeste! Your blog looks great as always, and you are just a well full of ideas! Miss you!

Mariette said...

Dearest Celestina Marie,

That is another brilliant idea of yours. But hopefully your collar bone and arm is getting better. People like you don't often have the patience for letting it heal completely...

Lots of love,

Mariette

Ornaments by Pink said...

Hi Celestina Marie,
I'm a new follower and I'm so happy to have found your blog!
I remember making these flowers from tissue. Can't wait to pull out some of my old patterns I was wondering what to do with. I am redecorating my studio and maybe if my flowers come out as good as yours I'll use them in my decorating!
Mary

ByLightOfMoon said...

Wonderful tutorial, I remember making these from crepe paper in the 1970's also as I decorated my home, They sat in an old Metal milk can my brother-in-law had painted with flowers.

Smiles, Cyndi

ByLightOfMoon said...

Wonderful tutorial, I remember making these from crepe paper in the 1970's also as I decorated my home, They sat in an old Metal milk can my brother-in-law had painted with flowers.

Smiles, Cyndi

Dragonfly Treasure said...

OMG Do I remember those kleenex flowers!! We must have made 100's (at least it seemed that many) for my Sisters first wedding to decorate the car with. We are 10 yrs appart so I was 10 at the time sitting there along with Mom and her folding and folding.

I must say I love yours with the coloring of the pattern they look so pretty, very vintage.

At least they are green or yellow! I think Mom went nuts going from store to store finding the right colored kleenex! LOL
*hugs*deb

The Shop Around the Corner said...

Love these, Celestina. I don't sew but my mother-in-law has a lot of old patterns. Thanks again for sharing.
XOXO's,
Marcia

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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..