Sunday, July 27, 2014

Quick, Easy Summer Banner


When I recently sorted through my extensive collection of vintage linens to de-stash and make room for all the gorgeous linens I inherited from my mom, I came across a set of eight vintage silk-screened pieces I purchased at an estate sale sale in the early '80s.

I'd always planned to use them to embellish handmade pillows or aprons or to create a table runner. Well, that was nearly 30 years ago!




The silk-screen artist featured Indian Paintbrush, Harebell, Wild Geranium and Brown-Eyed Susan on a linen-like fabric that has dainty fringed edges. One of the pieces has a tag on the back that reads:  Hand Silk Screened by Jeanne Perkins. She signed each of the prints with a "P."

I adore the fresh look a nice, handmade banner can add to living space--indoors or outdoors. These pieces seemed perfect for a pretty spring/summer banner.

Getting good photos of the banner in front of the bright window where I hung it was difficult so I took an outdoor shot to better showcase the vibrant color of the pretty flowers.



I trimmed the banner with a variety of antique and vintage lace and strung the pieces on thick hemp cord.




This simple project only took about an hour to complete.

All in all, a banner hour of my life.

Make it a great day!
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3 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! What a great use forcthose beautiful pieces. An hour well spent. :)

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  2. This came out lovely. I love how they look like vintage illustrations. Thanks for sharing. Hello from Nifty Thrifty Sunday.

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