Friday, October 21, 2011

Vintage Inspiration Friday #60 Vintage Ephemera Collage

Hi Everyone, it's that time of the week again,
time to link up anything "vintage or vintage inspired"
and all your Fall Decorating!

I've been a real lover of paper collage my whole life. I've always loved saving cards, notes, and bits of paper this and that. In my scrapbooks as a kid I saved movie tickets, Birthday cards, notes, magazine name it! I guess I come by it naturally as my paternal grandfather was a printer.

Because of that, I wanted to share with you a couple of images of some paper collage that a friend of mine from Leola's creates. Kristi has been making these themed paper collages behind desilvered antique mirrors for several years. I thought I might have more photos of her work, but these two from the Fall Open House at Leola's in Ozark, Missouri, are my only photos.



Aren't they great? 
 I love her use of type, images, and vintage ephemera.
Hopefully, you can see these images a little larger if you click on them.

And speaking of inspiration, 
wow, there's a lot of it our here this time of year.

Check out Marilyn from Shabby Redo for You
who gave new life to a sad little table with her own decoupage look.

unleashes her inner vintage Jack-O-Lantern!

Bella from Bella's Rose Cottage shares her 
wonderful Fall-O-Ween Mantle

And Elizabeth from Pinecones and Acorns
inspired us with a friend's painted table creation.
This is free-hand folks!

Last but not least is Tee from Browne Eyed Belle 
She's wowing me with this fabulous Dining Room.
Go check out the "black" walls!

Joining in with these party gals:




OK, girls and boys, let's link up the fun!
Please have a link within your post,
and I'd love for you to grab my Fall Button

Hope you have a great weekend!


  1. Love all your features, Debra. Thanks for always being such a gracious host.

  2. Debra, always appreciate the inspiration.

    Many thanks for hosting.

    Barb ♥

  3. These collages are stunning Debra! So creative!

  4. I do love those mirrors! I'm also a scrapbooker and saver from childhood; just wish I had the talent to collage like that. Thanks for hosting once again. Sally

  5. Love all the displays and features Debra, love the mirrors! Have a great weekend. Hugs Marilou

  6. So much eye candy every week Debra! Elizabeth's table, oh my just fabulous! Thank you for hosting!


  7. i adore the art of collage too
    and it's much harder than it looks
    to craft something truly lovely
    like the samples you showed

    all linked up my friday friend!


  8. thank you for the linky party. you have just an awesome blog. you inspire me daily!
    bless your heart.

  9. Hi Debra,
    as you are a lover of paper collage, hope you'll like my mixed media canvases. I used vintage and antique papers (some of them are family papers with the names of my ancestors clearly visible) to make a collage on canvas and then painted on them...
    Thanks for hosting, the collaged tables are wonderful!
    Monica x

  10. Love the mirrors! The silver gone and yet it is still reflecting images of its time. Beautiful!


  11. That Painted Table is BEAUTIFUL...My what talent..
    Thanks for hosting another great party

  12. Hi Debra, love those beautiful collages!... and I enjoyed seeing some of last week's posts again... I joined your party this time, but, duh, I put my name instead of my blog name or my post title, sorry!... hope you are enjoying a blissful Autumn day!... xoxo Julie Marie

  13. Wow, that Halloween themed mirror is something, Debra! Love it!

  14. Hi Debra, me again... I tried to delete the one I made a mistake on and it would not let me, so I posted another link to another Autumn post of mine, so now I have two, hope that's ok, xoxo Julie Marie

  15. The mirror collages look really great...I've never seen that before!
    Thanks for hosting...

  16. Hi
    It all looks so festive, doesn't it. Hope all is good and you are having a great week

  17. There is always so much inspiration at these parties, Debra~ I'm so glad that you take the time to continue to have them. :-) Sue

  18. The collages are so fun! And the features are all just wonderful! Thanks for always being a gracious hostess!

  19. Hi Debra...Love the collages! Great features! Thanks for hosting...hugs...Debbie

  20. Hi Debra, great features this week and I love your collages! Thanks for hosting.

  21. Oh Debra, all of your features are just stunning. Thanks so much for hosting such a lovely party. Hugs, Marty

  22. LOVE those mirror collages!!! I too have a thing for vintage ephemera...wish I had the courage to use it more. I never want to part with any of it sits in a box :) Thanks for hosting, Laurel@chippingwithcharm

  23. As an artist I adore ephemera! there are never enough of them...Thanks for your weekly inspiration threat :)

  24. Love the mirror your friend is very talented! Thank you for hosting this fabulous party!


  25. Thank you for all the inspiration. Appreciate you hosting this party.

  26. Love the collages! You're a charming host...thanks for having us!


  27. Those collages are just fabulous Debra. I love the Halloween one.
    Hope your having a beautiful week.

  28. Those are very cool collages you featured! What a brilliant idea with the mirrors. It's always fun here Debra! Thanks for hosting! xx

  29. Hi Debra,
    Thanks for featuring my Fall-O-Ween mantle!
    I love the mirror collages, so inspiring!

  30. Thank you for hosting and thank you for the invite. I really adore the features you chose: The mirrors, the tables, the pumpkins! They are are all super inspiring;just lovely work. I will surely be back! andrea@townandprairie

  31. Hi Debra!! Love your features and such great inspiration over this way! Thanks for hosting! :)

  32. Debra, I adore all these features. So much talent in this world of blog. I'm envious of those vintage jacks. ;-)
    Thanks for hosting. ~ Sarah

  33. Wow, what amazing features!!!

    Thanks so much for hosting!

    Take care,

  34. Thanks for having me today Debra. Please pop by if you have 5 minutes to spare to check out my weekly Pinterest post...I have been pinning Christmas!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha @ 5 Minutes Just for Me

  35. Debra, that Halloween collage is fabulous on the mirror! I love things like this.. so much to take in with all the different elements. Have a good weekend!

  36. Glad to find you! My best regards from Romania!

  37. Great features especially that halloween mirror and that free hand table. thanks for hosting!

  38. Hi Debra,
    First time linking up here! What neat posts you highlighted from last week. Looks like a lot of inspiration here!
    Thanks for hostessing,

  39. This is a very elegant Halloween table. Those mirror glassware and the black accents are great ordering. This is elegant and beautiful.
    radio controlled jets

  40. First time to join in your blogging party...great group of creative bloggers.

    Honey from potpourri fridays mentioned you :))

    Have a blessed weekend!
    Kay Ellen

  41. Debra, thank you for doing this each Friday! This is the MOST FUN to visit so many creative souls!
    Hugs, Diane

  42. I just found you Debra and I think this party is way cool :) Will be here every friday :)

  43. Love the mirrored collages!!! I saw a vintage mirror with vintage fabric or paper behind it at a high end store in NYC it was $600. Yikes. Laura Cottage and Broome

  44. Debra,

    Thank you so much for featuring my post of my friends table. I appreciate it tremendously as I realize that your features are usually done by the actual blogger.

    Marian is very talented and thrilled that you appreciate her art.

    Thank you for always offering so much encouragement and inspiration to newbie bloggers like myself. You are a wonderful mentor.

    Have a wonderful weekend and thank you again, eluzabeth

  45. thank you for hosting, and please do link up your Etsy shop at my party if you like:

  46. What a fantastic idea collaging behind the wonderful old mirror glasses-
    and love Bella`s mantle and the collaged table,
    Thankyou dear Debra, for alwayes inspirering us in such beautiful way.
    Week-end hugs,Dorthe

  47. I love that little table Elizabeth painted free handed !!!!!!!!!!!!

    thanks for sharing all this with us

  48. Thanks for hostessing the party. Miss E and I love that last table, stunning!

  49. Hi Debra,
    Love the vintage collages. great features too. Amazing table, done freehand! I will have to check that out. Linking up a little late. Modem was out half of the week. Thanks for hosting this great party and for joining me also!

  50. Thanks for hosting the party! I love the extreme chippiness on that round table you featured.

  51. I love collage too, Debra, and these are some wonderful pieces! Thanks so much for being such a great hostess:)

  52. Hey! That's my dining room up there! You are such a sweetheart. Thanks for the shout out.

  53. thank you for hosting such an inspiring party. : )

  54. That painted table is one of the most gorgeous things I've ever seen. It's stunning!


  55. Debra, thank you for the feature, thrilled to be on your wonderful blog, love all that you do!
    Yes, Christmas is around the corner, and Halloween is bigger every year! Love the Mirrors! Now, on to put your feature button on my blog! :D

  56. I like the color of your table and thanks for hosting party.

  57. All Photos are cool. I want to decorate my home so please help me. Your blog and its design are superb...

  58. All designs looking so beautiful. thanks for share on your blog
    Shades Blinds


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