Thursday, 16 October 2014

Making something a little different................

........from the usual sewing.

Decoupage coasters from vintage ephemera.

vintage French ephemera..........

vintage French adverts

.........and old Christmas cards from the US fromVictorian times through to the 1950's.

I have lots of these bought off eBay a few years ago, knowing I would use them for a project at some point.

All these photos show decoupaged coasters at various stages, awaiting the next coat of varnish or drying.

I shall back them in felt and make up bundles tied in ribbon, jute or raffia.

This is fun!


  1. Gorgeous Gill.....nothing like a bit of vintage French ephemera....definitely love that! :)
    V x

  2. They are a real delight, something a little different...

  3. Really like these - it's nice to do something a little different now and then. Have a good weekend and see you soon.
    Jane xx

  4. Yes they look fun to do. I love the old Christmas cards. Lovely x

  5. Your coasters are lovely and like you said something a little different . . . from what you usually do. It's always fun to try something new :)

  6. They're lovely, what a great idea. You do make the loveliest things. CJ xx

  7. I really LoVe these, they are just my cup of tea! It is refreshing to make something different for a change and you have done a lovely job on these! Wishing you a wonderful weekend, Gill.
    Helen xox

  8. You're so talented Gill, these are really pretty and unique. Have a lovely weekend, Kate x

  9. They look lovely and great fun to make. I love doing decoupage!

  10. Are you using tiles? I love them! My daughter in law has coasters that are a map of the city she lives in...Love those too!


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