Sunday, 16 January 2011
Vintage seed label giveaway
I nipped to the garden centre the other day to buy some coal. I was in a hurry so didn't have time to browse but whilst at the checkout I glanced over my shoulder and saw that something had replaced the cut price Christmas decorations: racks and racks of seeds ready for Spring. It was lovely to see them but almost better than the prospect of Spring was the look of the seed racks. They're like enormous colourful mosaics. Sometimes I just stand and look at the seed section in garden centres. I suspect this makes me rather strange but I think they're beautiful.
A month or two ago I vaguely remembered some vintage French seed labels being used by Poshyarns to make a beautiful framed mosaic. I had a sudden attack of the wanties and bagged myself a couple of packets online, then rustled up a string of colourful little flags.
They're easy to make:
Spray mount two labels back to back to make each flag
Use little pegs to attach them to raffia
These vintage seed labels are from a website called Burgundy Brocante and are featured in the Emporium pages of February's Country Living magazine. They date from the 1920s and the images are just lovely.
Jane from Burgundy Brocante has very kindly given me two extra sets of these beautiful little labels for two more projects. If you leave a comment on this post I'll pop you in the hat and draw the two winners in a week's time. I'll be including raffia and tiny pegs in the parcels in case you have an urge for bright little flags. Good luck!