Vintage Sheet Addict

Friday Favourites ~ vintage wallpaper love

Well Happy Friday one and all! The sun is shining and we have a lovely long Bank Holiday weekend ahead of us - hooray! I hope you all have some lovely things planned. I thought I'd do something a bit different today - want to keep things interesting! So instead of the usual Etsy Treasury I thought I'd share a particular love of mine: vintage wallpaper.

I just love all the fabulous patterns and prints, especially the 60s and 70s florals. The background to my blog is actually a piece of vintage wallpaper :) I mount the wallpaper to pieces of A2 mountboard and then use it as backgrounds for my photography. It works a treat! Had fun and games, though, with my first attempts to mount it - see my earlier post on The magic of Mod Podge for details. I've bought most of my wallpaper from the lovely Ada Bea of Vintage Sheet Addict - she has such a fabulous selection - well worth a look! I also live in hope of finding a beautiful unused roll in a charity shop, but alas, none of the shops round here offer up such treasures - but I remain forever hopeful!

So here are some piccies of the mounted wallpaper - with a few of my plastic/china clan posing for added interest. Enjoy!

Twit Twoo!
Vintage wallpaper love
Vintage wallpaper love
My deer family
Vintage wallpaper love
Foxy lady
Vintage wallpaper love
Vintage wallpaper love

Bloggy swap partners

The lovely Ada Bea from Vintage Sheet Addict organised a crafty swap on her blog in Jan/Feb to help spread a little cheer in these gloomy months. I was lucky enough to receive this fabulous rainbow of vintage wallpaper pieces and some lovely vintage fabric. Thank you so, so much Ada!

It's hard to choose my faves - there are so many! I adore vintage wallpaper. The background for my blog is actually a piece of Ada's wallpaper - isn't it just fab? I have mounted some big pieces to mount board to use as backdrops for my photography - you can read about my trials and tribulations getting this to work in an earlier blog post: The magic of Mod Podge.

Ada has the most amazing collection of vintage wallpapers I have seen in the UK. Do go have a browse in her lovely Etsy shop.

Vintage wallpaper rainbow *1*
Vintage wallpaper rainbow *2*

I still haven't decided exactly what I'm going to do with these. One idea is to wallpaper the back of some shelves in a patchwork fashion to showcase some of my vintage china and other goodies I've collected along the way. What do you reckon? What would you do?

Vintage wallpaper: yellows
Vintage wallpaper: pinks
Vintage wallpaper: blues
Vintage fabric rainbow

I swapped some postcards, prints and other goodies with Ada. You can read about it in this lovely post on Ada's blog.