Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Eco-friendly Decorative Accessories

There are some materials that have heart and soul. It can be the paint, the texture or maybe the history that is carried on. The intrinsic beauty of these materials is what inspired Margaret Taylor to begin creating. Working beside her father on house projects was her training ground. Through those experiences Margaret gained the necessary knowledge, as well as the belief that she could make anything. Her creations, which began as a hobby, have evolved into a business (that) began with picture frames and birdhouses and has now expanded to include garden art, mirrors and furniture.
Margaret Taylor

These wonderful hand crafted pieces are all made in the little town of Chamblee, GA. The pieces of folk art that we have in Vintages are made from salvaged bead board and antique ceiling tin, with a few vintage doo-dads added to complete the image. They are playful and unique, good for the environment because they use reclaimed materials, good for the economy since they are made in the USA and are good for you because they will warm your heart with a smile. 
This folk art bird is from a series of delightful handmade "Fowl Folks" that can either hang on the wall or sit on a table. Measures about 12" tall. ($59.95)
Old tin ceiling tiles cover reclaimed barn wood to create this Fleur d'Lys. These lily flowers symbolize a multitude of things, but the association with the French monarchy and Paris is most noteworthy. It is also a symbol of recovery in post-Katrina New Orleans. Measures about 19" tall. ($115.00)
What Valentine wouldn't love this large red heart? Created from old bead board and vintage hardware, these hearts are about 22" tall and would make a BIG statement. ($115.00)
A bit smaller that their big red brethren above, these "Junk Hearts" are about 12" tall and come in assorted colors. ($59.95)
Skimmer Dragonflies made from old rusted tin and fence parts. ($59.95)

Skipper Butterflies made from old rusted tin and fence parts. ($59.95)

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