Most of the beautiful things you see here at Cafe Cartolina are the works of talented artists and crafts people who put their heart and soul into their work. Even the vintage images you see here are treasures sourced by passionate collectors who are committed to restoring and preserving antique art for everyone to enjoy for years to come. Nothing at Cafe Cartolina is a free printable or a free download. You may not borrow, drag or right click any image for your art or craft because you will find that almost everything here is copyrighted material - this includes everything that falls under the Cartolina brand. You are welcome to reblog but please credit the original source. Thank you!
I found another French blog this week with great brocante style. The imagery is lovely and you might want to add it to your list of daily reads. The blog is called Bord de Scene and I think they have a store of the same name. Enjoy!
Here are some great ways to bring some green into your home. I love the first image - the pale blue sky - make that ceiling - is superb and the green front door is fabulous too. All images from Canadian House and Home.
Check out the ceiling of the this kitchen(above) fantastic green patterned wallpaper(?) What a great idea. Our studio ceiling is outrageously high - I think we should paint it a crazy colour - I wonder if we have a ladder that's long enough to get up there?
I spotted this at Poppytalk Handmade Market yesterday(from the Beach Shack Project) and I thought that you might like it. I think that so many of us have pocketfuls of beach glass and pottery that we pick from the beach every summer - I have old biscuit tins full of the stuff. But I would never think of stringing it together to make this big chunky necklace. I am not sure that I would actually wear this but I love looking at all the pottery shards trying to figure out what each one was in it's former life - before it was a necklace.
Found myself at this interesting Japanese site the other day - the imagery is beautiful, every object is quite perfectly displayed and all things are for sale - I think. Love the cast iron rubber stamp spinners and old ink bottles.
If you are in the Grayslake Illinois area on Saturday please take in the Grand Opening of Paper Stories Boutique and Workspace. I wish I could be there. Good luck Kelly and thank you for including Cartolina in your opening collection!
Fiona Richards | Cartolina Cards . . . . I have never considered myself a trend follower. The only things I follow are my instincts. Collecting and creating have taught me to trust the art that moves me and question the fads that don't. This blog reflects the diverse design influences behind my work and all the things I love.
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