Sunday, August 16, 2009

Make your own Millinery

I don't know if any of you have this problem or not but it seems as though unless you live in certain parts of California it may be next to impossible to find any millinery flowers. Every once in a while i will find a vintage Hat at the Antique mall that I can cut the flowers off of but I don't have any to speak of usually.
So when I found these pink and peach Large head Peonies I grabbed them up and when I was at home coffee dying my Hang tags for the etsy shop I simply dipped these in the pan as well and let them sit for about an hour. Then I put them on a cookie sheet in the oven at a very low setting. About 22o degrees. it took them about 7 minutes to dry completely and the edges of the flowers got even a little more brown and worn from the oven.& Now they are exactly what I want. not too bright and brand new but now they look as though they've been resting on this vintage book for 20 years.
Obviously whatever use you can think of these for these flowers will be just wonderful. I happen to love them sitting on a vintage stack of books over on the bookshelf. you could also tie them to the top of curtains, use them as tie backs, a blouse pin, a hair clip, a headband, Rest on the edges of a multi tiered wedding cake. And on and on.

Very Limited Quantity avialable ! YourAngil.Etsy.com

11 comments:

icandy... said...

Just gorgeous!

stefanie said...

we must be on the same page, i just finished some silk flowers just like that, because of the same reason, i can't find any, just weird

Sharon said...

I think someone is hording all the flowers. Almost impossible to find. I love what you have done with yours. Sharon

Diane Costanza said...

Fabulous idea! I will use that one in the future. Thanks for sharing.

CelticWoman said...

wow, this are breathtakingly beautiful. Hugs

Saucy said...

This is an absolutely BRILLIANT idea. I love it. I often need vintage flowers but they never surface around here. Thanks for posting this.

Bev said...

I love what you've done with the flowers and boxes! Now I know what you've been up to lately. I can't wait to get my Somerset mags Sept 1st. I am so a fan!!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

These are absolutely beautiful! Great job, Angela! Have a nice week. Twyla

Debbie Demmers-Lujan said...

I am always on the lookout for millinery flowers, too....was looking today at the Salvation Army for some! Anytime I have been fortunate to find some, I quickly find a hat for them. Have great luck selling them in the antique store where I work. A great flower makes all the difference! Two old bikes sit at different location in our yard with flowers in their baskets....it makes all the difference! Only Because of Him, deb

Tammy said...

These look gorgeous! Love the coffee tip. Thanks for sharing. Love my java!

Ragamuffin Gal said...

OOOOhhhh....awe.....fabulous!