Vintage Shelf Paper Rosettes

Each Spring and Fall, I retreat with good friends for several days to Lydia House at St. Dorothy’s Rest up in the beautiful Northern California Redwoods. The dozen of us scrap, craft, sew, watch movies, drink fun drinks, dine, snack like it’s nobody’s business and enjoy lots of great laughs. Many friends bring scrapbook projects to work on. I bring something different each time. Most recently, I took with me a stash of vintage shelf edging paper to craft vintage kitchen rosettes like the project featured on the cover of my upcoming book, Rosette Art.I’ve become a bit obsessed with collecting these decorative edge papers in so many fun patterns that are really fun to craft with. I also use vintage plastic shelf edging when I can find it.I also brought along lots of ribbons & trims and a cigar box full of vintage milk bottle caps.I crafted my vintage shelf paper rosettes assembly-line style. My primary purpose for crafting many of these was as promotional items for Chronicle Books to use to promote my book to VIP media contacts. Here are the finished rosettes I delivered to Chronicle Books in San Francisco yesterday. This last one utilized “ribbon” crafted from thrifted-but-new men’s suspenders!

Stay tuned, there’s more fun to be had with this project- a cool rosette crafting technique and a fabulous giveaway is coming your way in the next few days!!

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13 Responses to Vintage Shelf Paper Rosettes

  1. #1 - Doni says:

    ADORABLE!!! What a great idea! I’m loving those milk bottle tops too. Those are just sooo cute!!

  2. #2 - Nancy Y says:

    Those rosettes are Gorgeous! Can’t wait to get a copy of your book ~ it’s on my Christmas wish list!
    Nancy xx 😀

  3. #3 - peggy gatto says:

    absolutely divine, I want to make some right now!!!!!!!!!!

  4. #4 - deb says:

    Very colorful, pretty and happy looking!

  5. #5 - Heather Ales says:

    They’re all stunning! I can’t wait to order my copy!

  6. #6 - SandyMcClay says:

    I just adore these! I have your book pre-ordered through Amazon! Of all of the paper crafts I have seen this is by far my favorite!!! I also have a passion for old shelf paper….now I can do something with them! 🙂

  7. #7 - Debra NaDell says:

    Wow!! I never knew there were so many beautiful papers like this! You are so talented! I adore the morning glories. You always come up with such clever things out of simple supplies. Very beautiful!!

  8. #8 - Amy says:

    These are so wonderful, Cathe! Those VIP book buyers are lucky lucky lucky! Your crafting weekend always look like so much fun. Hope your husband is safe out there today! It’s a wet one!!!


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  10. #9 - Cindy Mayer says:

    Wow,talk about eye candy! These are so visually pleasing!I can’t stop looking at them!You are Amazing Cathe!

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  12. #10 - Nina Palk says:

    I have been trying to find pretty edging for my shelves and I ran upon your vintage edging that I love. Where can I find these?

  13. #11 - Cheryl Edmonson faupel says:

    Hi there! I’ve been looking and looking for the shelving trim you are using for your adorable diskettes and am having no luck. Do you know where I might find some for my shelves. I sure am grateful if you can point me in the right direction. Thank you so much for your time and effort.

    Cheryl : )