Saturday, 14 November 2009

Dans ma maison il y a ....

" une lettre "
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is this week's challenge for

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http://dansmamaisonilya.blogspot.com/

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I loved making this little summer house. It has several layers of old paper & fabric ( difficult to see )
Every layer tells a different story in this old summer house ...
The roof tiles are made from sycamore seed heads and the letter is the stamp with a French love poem I bought recently. The daisy stands out too much in the photo.
I like to think the summerhouse was a place for a romantic rendezvous... like in Du Maurier's Rebecca.
The lady in question has kept her lover's letter.... and a button which tore from his sleeve.....
....to remember her summer of love.
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13 comments:

  1. Penny that is fantastic, my fav yet. So creative. What are you going to do with them all?

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  2. PS... it's my favourite too... I want to live in it !

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  3. I really, really like this one too! BTW, I tried to read that love poem last time you posted it, and almost completly failed. Good think I'm married to an English man...

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  4. OK...Give....Who did you tear that button from? Crafty bad Penny! LOL XXX

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  5. Perfect house - and I love that you included the story behind it!

    ...to answer your Q about a piano hinge, it's just a way of weaving sticks or skewers to hold together book signatures. You can see another picture of mine that may give you a good visual here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/penny4thoughts/3138638709/
    Have a great weekend!!

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  6. thank you for all your lovely comments

    thx Penny 4 , I'll have a look xx

    Floss, I think it's " old " French !

    Tracey.... not telling !!!

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  7. this maison is absolutely adorable! i can see you have a lot of talent there ! just love it ♥

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  8. I love this piece and your story behind it. How terribly romantic. :)

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  9. your house is lovely. bravo
    caramelle

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  10. your house tells a lovely, romantic story! and is beautiful, I like how you have done the roof: very original, hugs Nettie

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  11. very lovely and romantic Penny, the seed roof is brilliant!

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