Last night was guild meeting and another trade of the vintage tags with Julie. We are the only ones doing this now. Between the two of us, we have amassed a nice little showing of this fun form of art. Julie is really so good at this and has gathered a lot of the vintage and thrift items that make this so much fun and has taken some online classes. There are a lot of blogs out there dedicated to collage. My little girl above skipping rope with her thread was a vintage advertisement I found on the web and I printed it out on the printer's fabric you can find now. The old salesslip is a scan of an actual one from PA Berner's department store in Peoria. It could have been filled in by my Aunt Leah who worked at the notion counter in Bergner's for many years. I found the slip in a box of things I bought at an auction west of our town in the late 80's. I think that trim might have come from the same box.
Here is Julie's beautiful tag. She said the fabric behind the darling picture of the little girl in green (think St. Patty's Day) was part of a napkin. Note the clever pleating of the ribbon. If you want to see some of her many vintage pieces of art, click on http://justtickety-boo.blogspot.com/and it will take you to her blog. She is also going to mount all of the tags we have done this year on a poster board for display at our quilt show in April. I think everyone will enjoy seeing them. (Click to enlarge)