July 20, 1969….One small step for man one giant leap for Mankind.
Joséphine was always “à la une” with the latest trends of fashion, but had she gone too far this time.
The ephemera: Original document from 1800s; handmade scrap-booking paper; high quality reproduction of vintage portrait.
The found objects: antique key; antique typewriter key; vintage pen nib; antique key hole; royal typewriter parts
Size : 7 inches square
Mysterious Theatre with Vincent Twice, Vincent Twice.
This week’s episode The Tale of the Man with the Shrinking Head.
Will we ever unlock the solution to this puzzler?
The ephemera: High quality reproduction of damaged vintage portrait; vintage book cover.
The found objects: vintage brass drawer plate; vintage decorative key hole; toe bone of a deer
Miss Cummins was the lamplighter. She illuminated young minds, showing them the way to self-realisation. She continued thus until her disintegration. Eventually all that was left of her was her fancy hat and legion of followers.
The ephemera: vintage book cover; damaged vintage photo.
The found objects: tiny vintage automotive light bulb; unidentified seed pod from central america.
Raconte-nous vos mystères cher Molière. Plume à la main, il dévoile l’histoire de Delphine qui disparaît devant nous yeux.
The ephemera: Vintage book cover, dammaged vintage photo.
The found objects: antique pen nib, peacock feather, old game pieces.
Cold wax collage
Westward Ho! Charles shouted, his enthusiasm for adventure overtook him, as all the possibilities created cracks in his conventional veneer, letting his inner most thoughts seep through, overwhelming him. Go forth Charles, meet your destiny!
The ephemera: dammaged vintage portait; vintage book cover.
The found objects: tiny gears from antique pocket watches; vintage brass key.
‘Let’s put on our glass helmets and pretend we are in the transporter on the Enterprise. You can be Spok and I will be captain Kirk. We can beam down to the planet surface and have an adventure.”
The ephemera: High quality reproduction of vintage portrait of fanciful children; antique book cover.
The found objects: bit from a vintage slide ruler, vintage pressed flower found in old book; vintage glass lenses
Media: cold wax collage
“Martha has the ideal family life” so it was said about town. “She is the perfect homemaker; tidy, krafty, organized, respectable and reliable.” This was certainly the outwardly appearance, what one saw at first glance…but the cracks were beginning to show.
The ephemera: Handwritten recipes from the 1940s by my mother; vintage book cover; reproduction of dammaged vintage photo.
The found objects: old nails found while renovating my house; paper wasp nest; vintage buttons; vintage furniture tacks.
Nick Buckley, the young and reckless mistress of End House, she tried to shrug off three near escapes from violent death. Were these accidents or attempted murder? Hercule Poirot felt a thrill of fear, no motive, no motive, yet someone had tried to kill not once but three times! – Agatha Christie
Number 4 in the murder mystery.
The ephemera: Vintage portrait, photo of a flower, vintage photo of ivy covered house, original old documents from 1900.
Downton Abbey was hiding a dark secret. No one ever spoke about the “Other” sister.
She was hidden away in the attic…oh wait that was Jane Eyre.
Lady Elvira was holed up in the tower , the evil genius mastermind, behind all the troubles that befell the inhabitants of the Abbey, both upstairs, and down.
The ephemera: Vintage Document from 1800’s; vintage technical drawing; high quality reproduction of vintage portrait.
The Found objects: antique watch parts; old royal typewriter parts; vintage pen nibs; nasty old bottle.
Size: 7 inches square on wooden block
When she learned, on her wedding day, of Mr. Rochester’s deception, Jane was steamed!
And off she went to reinvent herself, a warrior woman, on to new adventures minus the scoundrel.
Jane’s crazy glasses.
Jane’s head dress.
SOLD to Robert 🙂
The ephemera: Original French School Book Page from 1898; high quality reproduction of a vintage portrait on 100 % rag paper.
The found objects: royal typewriter key; watch spring, wooden gears; wooden number stamp; typewriter parts; vintage watch casings.
He wrote to her, not of the horrors of war, but of his longings for the comforts of home and of her.
The ephemera: vintage airmail envelope; vintage stamps and postal marks; high quality reproduction of vintage portrait.
Size: 4 inches by 6 inches on matte board
She wrote of her wistful longings for his safe return.
The ephemera: vintage airmail envelope; original vintage stamps and registered mail sticker; high quality reproduction of vintage photo of wistful woman.
Size 4 inches by 6 inches on matte board
Death in the Clouds. Madame Giselle, a famous French money lender, is found dead in her seat on a flight from Paris to Croydon. Was it a wasp sting, that proved fatal or something more sinister at play?
Agatha Christie SOLD😁
The ephemera: Vintage church registry from Halifax; old mugshot; vintage aviation photo; vintage airmail sticker, natural history illustration of bees
Size : 5 inches square on wooden block
Auburn-haired, sun-bronzed, Arlena Marshall lay on the beach, dead. So many people could have killed her. Any one of them had, or thought they had reason to kill her. That was the day we spoke of evil, evil under the sun. Enter Hercule Poirot and his little grey cells.
The ephemera: vintage dictionary page , vintage photo reproduction, snippet from vintage map, vintage registered mail sticker, vintage poison label, vintage game piece.
Size: 5 inches square on wooden block
Elle s’est suicidée, c’est une de ces saletés de lettres anonymes!
On peut dire qu’on l’y a forcée à l’aide de cette plume empoisonnée.
Arrive l’intrépide Miss Marple.
The ephemera: vintage atlas map 1933; vintage poison labels, reproduction of vintage mugshot, vintage game piece.
Flying in the face of convention she floated off to Australia.
Flora furtively flitted among the flowers and ferns down under.
Flora’s “idée fixe” was finding the perfect specimen for her fine collection. SOLD 😁
Assemblage or Shadow Box.
Flora and her tools of the trade.
The ephemera: antique French document from 1889; reproduction of antique mugshot, defunct Canadian Passport, tiny vintage envelope, snippet from a vintage dictionary page, vintage map from 1921, antique graph from French school book 1848.
The found objects: antique wire eye glasses frame, vintage slide ruler, antique metal pin, dried poppy seed head, wasps nest, antique microscope slides, antique nail silk thread, vintage tart tin, amber with insect bits, antique optical lens, a bit of mica, vintage vial with watch parts, teeny tiny coconut, seed pods from Costa Rica, dried carnation found in 1925 dictionary, flicker feather, small vintage boxes and a vintage cigar box.
Size 9 by 18 when box is open.
Spies in disguise
They fired up the zeppelin.
They donned their disguise.
They readied the camera.
Their mission … was classified.
The ephemera: reproductions of :camera patent, registry page, vintage photo of a zeppelin.
The found objects: vintage typewriter key, an old tag.
Size: 7 inches square on wooden blocks
The rules were always for others, never for him. Everything was pared down to the bares bones, the essentials.
Commission for mon ami Deni qui aime l’histoire naturelle, les curiosités et la juxtaposition des éléments incongrus.
Size: 8 inch squares on wooden block.
The ephemera: page from 1800s school book, old receipt, old rules flyer, vintage anatomy illustration, natural history image of a black beetle.
The found object: antique optical lens.
Summers at the beach at Saltair.
Alberta and May gossiping in the shade.
The picnic, tucked in the basket can wait awhile.
Halycon days, watching the grand children
sailing, padding, collecting shells.
Altered Cigar Box
The ephemera: Vintage photo of Alberta and May. Antique original handwritten letter, original vintage postcard of sail boat, original vintage Map Projections from old Atlas, original vintage bill receipt and and a snippet of an original vintage program to see Madame Butterfly.
The found objects: antique glass bottle, small sea urchin skeleton, fish vertebra, quartz crystal, bit of broken shell and and old cigar box.
Back of the Box : Map Projections
Details: Alberta and May, my two grandmothers, relaxing at the Beach at Saltair, Vancouver Island, Canada, in 1949 or 1950.
Heading down the highway
Looking for adventure
Tilly was a woman to be reckoned with.
( Beatrice Shilling british aeronautical engineer and motorcycle racer)
Inside left of cigar box Tilly, her map and her tools.
The ephemera: originals: registered mail sticker, torn bit of letter sent via clipper, ration stickers from World War II, vintage French envelope addressed to a Parisian doctor, antique manuscript from the 1800s and reproductions of vintage map of the south of France, reproduction of a vintage photo of Beatrice Shilling aka Tilly.
The found objects: old cigar box, vintage anagram letters, old gages, antique pocket watch, old switch, vintage key, vintage castor wheel, vintage zinc letter 3, old door knob.
He rarely left the Gate house,
preferring the Rolls, the Bentley, the Daimler to the Family.
He only barely put up with their presence
while chauffeuring them around the country side.
So naturally he became the prime suspect.
In the house series 7/9
The ephemera: old railway map of Britain, reproduction of vintage car illustration, reproduction of vintage mugshot, decorative paper.
The found object: antique key
Coq au Vin was one fine French, feathered fellow.
He liked to think he was king, ruler of the roost.
Whether yay or nay , hen pecked or not,
let us hope he does not wind up in the pot.
SOLD (at the Teeny Tiny Art Show)
In the house series 6/9
the ephemera: original french receipt , decorative striped paper, reproduction of natural history illustration of rooster and hen.
the found objects: tiny brass crown
The quail quietly tiptoed in and made herself at home.
Squatter’s rights she then declared.
And just like that, she expropriated his inheritance,
leaving him in exile on St. Helena.
SOLD (at the Teeny Tiny Art Show)
In the house series: 5/9
The ephemera: original notarized document from 1868, reproduction of natural history quail illustration, decorative paper, original vintage stamp from St. Helena, vintage photo of spooking house.
Found object: old game number
Hey little goldfish
Where you going to?
Little goldfish let me swim along with you.
Little goldfish, we’ll have a whale of time
Put your fin in mine.
-from the movie “Hello Down There”
SOLD 🙂 at the Teeny Tiny Art Show
In the house series 4/9
The ephemera: reproduction of vintage bathing beauties photo, vintage image of blue fish, original vintage letter and stamp from 1904, decorative paper.
The found objects: old key hole, vintage label from old tool cabinet, old game piece number.
Size 10.5 inches by 3 inches house shaped wooden block