Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Vintage Find: 3-D Decor


I'm excited to present my latest find - several 1960's folding ball paper decorations. I wanted to use these fun and delicate creations in new ways. I hung them against the wall and added other three dimensional wall art like a sea creature pop-up book. Feeling inspired by the colors and ocean theme I added accessories like Fiesta dinnerware, Seagrove pottery, a vintage kettle, and a sequined purse. The purse was a last minute thought, but I love how the sequins elegantly mimic fish scales.

This set-up was a fun way to play with color (especially since I love teal and orange), but it also generated functional home ideas. Think - a wall of colorful pop-up books or 3-D party balls in a kid's room or living room. The pop-up books add interest and shadow effects to the wall, and can be hung similar to a frame or leaned against a shelf. The party balls are simply hung with double stick tape - for permanence try a heavy duty version.

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45 comments:

Jessie Cacciola said...

very cool. nice twist. ;)

Krissy said...

you are so much fun!! I love the pop-up book on the wall :)

please sir said...

Thanks so much! I only wish I had more to put up on the wall!

That Girl Designs said...

oh the pop-up book on the wall is a great idea! nice set-up as usual Diana.

K.Line said...

I WANT that bag. So gorgeous I can't stand it!

quaint handmade said...

i love pop-up books and it's such a great idea to hang it on the wall. going to have to look for some. i like how the orange pot pope and the bag is awesome. very nice.

Cicada Studio said...

Ooh, fun! I like the kid's room idea especially.

You and me can be Fiestaware buddies! I have the same color.

nadia said...

Great vignette of things! love those paper balls!

Jan said...

That glass pitcher is so nice. I love the colors of your finds too. That pop up book is spectacular. Great job and how fun :)

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Oh, yay -- a Fiesta(ware)! :-) I love these pics, and that sparkly purse is perfect in the shots.

A Print A Day said...

i love that dishware! i love blue dishes in general. i have a set in robin's egg blue. i love them :)

Jude said...

Very nice! And I love your addition of the sequined clutch. Kudos!

aimee said...

funked-up-fiestaware! i love it! great combination of colors with the dishes and paper lanterns. very playful :)

Claire, said...

Nice finds! Love the octopus book!

vana chupp said...

the octopus book has to be my favorite find....where do you go to find such awesome things?

a little bird said...

im a sucker for turquoise... just wish I had a kitchen : (

Karen said...

I love the color of those Fiesta dishes! I have an orange platter and bowl and a red bowl, but I would love some other dishes in teal...

Jacqueline said...

Love, LOVE, LOVE fiesta ware. Your display is very creative. I like the ocean touch!

Alyssa said...

Great finds! You know I'm a sucker for this stuff:) Such a creative set-up!

...love Maegan said...

how great! I love the colors together and the touch of sparkle!

Kelly C. said...

this is AMAZING! i'm partial to the pop-up book on the wall.

thanks for your sweet comment today!!

design for mankind. said...

OMG DIANA, I LOVE THEM!!!!! :)

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

This is such a cool idea! I'm also smitten with your clutch!

jess gonacha said...

those colors together are FABULOUS!! ad the pop=up balls are super cute. :)

Gill - That British Woman said...

you know I would never have thought of doing that? that's why you are artistic and I am not!!!!

Gill

Sara Christine said...

You are so creative! Such a pretty little still life.

Jules said...

great finds and fabulous ideas! love it!

SimplyGrove said...

So fun!!! Looks great!!!!!!

Wendy said...

That looks great! Love the way the aqua, orange and yellow look together!

Wendy said...

That looks great! Love the way the aqua, orange and yellow look together!

Stephanie said...

HOLY MOLY!

I love this. A pop-up book on the wall - utter genius!

mandco said...

Soo cool! You've outdone yourself with the styling on these ones!!

katiecrackernuts said...

Good. Good. Good. Just Good. You know, those puffy paper things were Christmas decorations in our house. I went into bat for them every year. My mother really wanted to get rid of them, but I liked them, even when they were torn and tatty.

.girl ferment. said...

i just adore that orange kettle!

thanks for the link to my blog.

xx

please sir said...

Oh I'm glad you fought to keep them around - I was surprised these were in such great condition!

mary said...

Simply fabulous styling, Diana! You may have found a new career! :)

Abbey Goes Design Scouting said...

I love the idea of mounting pop up books -- sheer genius!

xo

Abbey

Mrs.French said...

I am so jealous of your finds and your amazing creativeness...

Breakaway said...

Love the ocean blue and orange assemble!I saw similar dinnerware yesterday at a vintage shop,but in dusty pink.Reminds me of my granny's plates.

M.Kate said...

It's been ages since I saw those round ball paper decor. My kids would love it..well, me too!

littlebyRD said...

So good! I love your vignettes and I love the last minute addition of the fabulous sequined purse.

Melissa Lewis - Off The Wall said...

I am a big fan of vintage fiesta ware. I love that color, don't have that, and you know I love turquoise!

la la Lovely said...

Oh I love this.... so fun, stylish and yet pretty!

S.HOPtalk said...

Love the color combo and the pop up book idea for kids' rooms. So inspiring!

Leanne said...

I just picked up a teal Fiesta dinnerware mug at a thrift store recently. It is my new ice cream dish! I LOVE the pop-up book idea by the way! That really is a unique wall display...

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