I consider that my days of collecting stuff are long gone. I finally realized I could really really like something
... . . and not need to OWN it.
This one just slipped up on me, almost unnoticed.
Decks of Playing Cards. All of the sudden , I had a drawer full . A couple of dozen decks which take up very little room and offer endless possibilities for altered art.
Who knew there were so many enchanting versions out there??
These are from a reproduction of an English deck, circa 1865. I found the designs to be quite witty and loved the simplicity of the rather modern sketches. How clever is this guy with the skillet?
Quite literally "Hearts on Fire."
In the four and five of Hearts , our cupid is running from the attacking hearts and firing from beneath his blindfold!
The hearts are a perfect base for a group of valentines. Since I wanted to retain the wondrous images, I used small bits of ribbon, tulle and gold paper to give them that pocket jewel feeling.
I must be easily amused.
Sit me down with a deck of cards - some glue and pieces of ribbon
and .. .. . I'm a very happy girl.