Creating Vintage Charm With Pink Saturday frills On A Mosaic Monday

elebrating Vintage is always a good idea...Today is a party and we are asked to show off our own Vintage charm.  Sonia, thank you for hosting this party showcasing something always near and dear to my heart.

 Sonia, from Creating Vintage Charm has designed a wonderful new magazine featuring many of our favorite bloggers in the role of editors and contributors.  I can't wait to see the first issue.   She is celebrating the launch party, so please visit all the Vintage Charm.

I just love Vintage, hey wait a minute it's no wonder...I am Vintage!!!

Today is Mosaic Monday, and Mary  from Little Red House, is hosting this lovely day.   So make sure you stop by and see all the lovely mosaics for Monday's posts.

My creation

My favorite Vintage creations are digital designs,

My creation

and creating vignettes around the house to celebrate old books, and Vintage trinkets.


Whether I am creating digital paintings from old photos of my Grandmother or Great Aunt Adelaide,


using lovely nautical photos to create digital collages, or adding a bit of beeswax to my ingredients to create a mixed-media creation...I just love Vintage.


Not only do I love creating prints, and mixed media pieces, but I love designing fabrics using Vintage and images, especially  French script and old envelopes with French postage.

Aqua French Script with Pink script dress
Click on image to see this in fabric.

French Postage 21 x 18 basic repeat
Click on this image to see French Postage in fabric.

f course there is always the hunt for the perfect Vintage find.


Aunt Adelaide's spool of vintage thread with nameNo matter what Vintage inspiration I find, through staging a photograph, using an old suitcase,


creating with notions and trims,

Or decorating with Vintage inspired treasures, I enjoy it all.


Sometimes I might get lost in creating a card for a special someone,


or wrapping that special gift like an old fashioned parcel.


he charm of Vintage is always on my mind.

Please stop by and visit Bev from How Sweet The Sound to celebrate Pink Saturday, and visit of HERE to enjoy all the Vintage charming posts.


DSC06501The song for this post is As Time Goes By.

Sonia said...

Karen what a beautiful post. Its certainly does takes me back in time. And I did not know you designed vintage inspired fabrics. I have to check those out...
Thank you for being a part of the celebration Karen.

Leann said...

What a fun post! Love all the vinatgey goodness!


Sherry said...

This is truly magical! Wonderful creations. So inspiring. Off to see that Longfellow post. Love him.

Rattus Scribus said...

Dear Karen,
Thank you for visiting my blog Rattus Scribus and for your kind and encouraging words. It means a lot coming from you because Anita and I have admired your work since we first came upon your blog about a year and half ago. And your friendship, inspiration and artistic gifts are special to us.
Warmest regards,

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

KAREN! Oh first of all, my teaching job is ridiculously over-loaded this year. Fifty kids, I now teach English as well, and just too much paper work that is stupid. Teeeheheeee! Sorry! But I guess all this busy work is part of the mess society has created; I just feel bad for the children who miss out on having a teacher that can attend to their little souls....we are all too stressed out and TIRED! I meant to email you last night but after catching up on my post and comments, I just HAD TO TURN IN...without my routine tea. I MUST TELL YOU THAT I WENT TO THE POST OFFICE, brought home a sweet package and took it upstairs for some quiet. I opened it up and I literally had to take an extra breath. It is perfect. The birds, the little crown, the is all perfect. Dearest, this size script, THIS EXACT measurement and flow of the design is what I want more of. Please, keep these measurements...can you? Because I will be ordering more. I have two chairs I want to upholster, and it isn't much fabric. But I need to take the measurements for one chair and get the estimate for the labor. Is it possible to reserve the measurements in Spoonflower? Anyhow, after your hard work and OBSERVATION, I have a perfect swatch. This weekend, I am doing my HARP BENCH....thank you also for coming to visit me. Do you like MR. SANDMAN? Did you see THE TEA RAT BELOW my playlist, dancing to the tune? And my illustrations are actually done in those watercolour pencils. I love them.

Dearest, thanks again; you are a charm, a great artist and of course, an INSPIRATION!

Bisous, Anita

Katsui Jewelry said...

Oh, my. This is just a treat for the eyes. I am so impressed with your digital work and your Spoonflower Fabrics. I always say I can't lean to do Photoshop because I am too old. My daughter gave me Photoshop Elements for my birthday and I still don't quite catch on. Someday I hope I can overcome this because it really opens the door to a lot of new creations.

Your regular photos are fantastic, as well!


Rhondi said...

Good morning Karen
I haven't been to visit for quite awhile, so I'm spending quite a bit of time reading the posts I've missed. Just want to let you know too that I cherish the lovely Quilting Diva card you made for me and have it in a spot where I can look at it every day.
Hope you have a great weekend.
Hugs, Rondi

A Cottage Muse said...

What beautiful creations! I also enjoyed your Longfellow post. I grew up in Poets Corner on Longfellow Road and have always enjoyed his poems. I haven't been back to Concord and Lexington in a while, thanks for the memories!!

Adeline Country Cottage said...

Hi Karen,

I have enjoyed all your vintage beauty, I love your vintage graphics, and your fabric is beautiful.


Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, dear Karen.

This is such a lovely and thought-provoking post. You always work your magic to create such beauty.

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Love this post! Your creations are beautiful!


tales from an oc cottage said...

You create the most beautiful things!

m ^..^

Marina Capano said...

Karen! Hi
what a beautiful post!Love all the vinatgey goodness!

everything is just beautiful!


Elyse said...

beautiful post, karen. it's always fun to see all of the mediums in which you create. you are having fun and it shows!

happy weekend


Jeanne said...

Hi Karen, this post with the vintage photos and your creative art is beautiful. I think you have and old soul. Your love of vintage is shared by many but you use it to create beautiful art pieces. I always admire the loves creations you share with us.
Have a wonderful day.
Hugs, Jeanne

Faith Hope Cherrytea ~ said...

Glad i stopped in!
thx for posting & partying :))

Janet Bernasconi said...

Hi Karen,

Nice to meet you. I really enjoyed my visit. Your pictures are beautiful and all that you shared. I loooove vintage fabric. I will have to check that out. Have a fun time and please come over for a visit too.
Janet Bernasconi
Janet's Creative Pillows

Donnie said...

What lovely photo's. Happy Pink Saturday.

Dogmom Diva said...

This is such a lovely post I so enjoyed all the images! What awesome talent! thank you for sharing!


Sarah said...

I always enjoy seeing what you've been creating. Lovely post full of vintage charm for Pink Saturday. ~ Sarah

The Shanty Girl said...

I enjoyed stopping by your lovely blog! Your artwork is awesome!
Thanks for sharing photo's

Couture de Papier said...

Thank you for sharing your Vintage Charm.

Mary Lou said...

Beautiful. You're so creative.

A Tale of Two Cities said...

Enjoyed all your vignettes--every single one!! What a new and innovative way to express yourself in a vintage style.

Keep the creative juices flowing,

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Ah Karen, I realized when I noticed that most of the vintage items were things from my childhood that YIKES !
that makes me vintage too. At least there is a great love of vintage so I must be loved as well LOL.
Love your creations.

kelly said...

Karen , What a great collection.

Love all your things.


Draffin Bears said...

Hi Karen,

I loved seeing your beautiful post and all your precious vintage treasures.
Love everything and how clever to have designed that wonderful vintage inspired fabric.

Happy week

Dishesdone said...

Love your pretty vintage things and they make a very pretty mosaic! but I LOL that you are also vintage :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I always enjoy your mosaics and today you post is even more special with all of the beautiful vintage things! I joined Mosaic Monday today...finally! Have a wonderful day! ♥

Creative Carmelina said...

How many languages and ways can you say


in? I will stick to english right now.....i loved this was full of charm! and inspirational photos too!

did I see 'Letters to Julliet?' somewhere?
I want to see that movie!

ciao bella

thanks for your visit!


So charming Karen! Love the music and nostalgia.
Your collages are just so textural and fresh...the babies are a fav.....

Hope you are well!

love, kele

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Beautiful post. I love your work.

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Karen,
Your post is just beautiful and as always full of inspiration as only you can share. I love all things vintage too. Your fabrics are remarkable! So much love goes into all that you create and it really shows.
Hope you have a great week.
Blessings always,
Celestina Marie