Welcome!. I live in Oviedo, Florida with my handsome husband, two great kids and a pair of silly basset hounds. Oviedo is a little town where you can get a Barney’s coffee on one corner and have to wait for the chickens to cross on the next. I love to shop for vintage treasures to use in my home and artwork. Come along with me!
I've been looking for something to put in my cute little window for Fall. Our magnolia leaf art, from my last post, fits perfectly. I decided to put a vintage book page behind each leaf. What do you think? Any other suggestions? Maybe a white book page instead? I also added a small branch to my letter "M." I would love to add a few more branches.
If you want to take a closer look, visit here. I suggested using these for a banner or perhaps framing a few. You guys had the great idea to use them as Thanksgiving place cards. I also had a few questions about whether I used dried leaves or fresh from the tree. I picked leaves off the ground for this project, although the colors on the fresh leaves are so pretty. I was worried they might change shape as they dried, so I tried to pick ones that had already started to dry and appeared mostly flat. The magnolia leaves are super thick and waxy. These held up extremely well with the machine sewing. Here in Florida, we have high humidity and are not running our heat. These should be fine through Thanksgiving. I made some suggestions on my previous post on how to preserve them with gel medium. Maybe I'll run a test for us!
I hope you are having a great week! More pics of the Hidden Treasures Holiday Open house coming up next. Thanks for stopping by.