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13 Jun, 2005

It’s good to be home

Posted by andrea in: File under crafty|Oh! Things!|Photography

Am home. The journey was relatively uneventful. I picked up a few things along the way: underwear, a rather miraculous push-up bra (!), some fancy craft papers from Michael’s, and, as pictured below, a roll of vintage so-tacky-it’s-beautiful wallpaper. I paid $3.25 for it. I might make envelopes out of it. What do you think?

[Edited to add: I found it in a junky “antique” store along Highway 7 en route to Toronto. Rummaging in rural junkshops can be pretty dusty, but sometimes worthwhile things can be found! I wonder if some it is unearthed in the attics of nearby farmhouses… ]


3 Responses to "It’s good to be home"

1 | robyn

June 13th, 2005 at 8:32 am


that wallpaper is totally beautiful! envelopes would definitely work. Where do you find this stuff??

2 | Melissa

June 23rd, 2005 at 7:24 am



Have you seen the pears on Loobylu’s Main Page? The big one has fabric that looks exactly like your wallpaper find!


3 | Marlene

October 30th, 2005 at 6:05 pm


Thank you for the terrific idea, i have been thinking so hard about where to find the appropiate size paper to make the envelopes, and you have given me the best idea yet…thanks so much

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