I am acquiring a strong affection for creamy neutrals. It was such a delight to feed my desires when I made this cone for Rhonda for a Valentine swap with my Marie Antoinette Mail Art group. Imagine my glee when she requested a tea-stained color theme.
This cone is so fun in person because when you twist it, it sways almost flapper-like.
I made these flowers out of strips of tea-stained fabrics.
The inside is covered with vintage sheet music.
This back view shows the base, damask looking fabric I upcycled from a dress I bought at Goodwill. I was so please with how nicely the different patterns turned out in the tea bath. Also, it was a bit stretchy which made it much easier when I covered the cone.
A crystal attached to the bottom of the cone. Sweet Rhonda said she hung it in her window to catch the light, clever gal!
And here are the goodies I stuffed inside.
Hand wrapped Dove chocolates, lace and extra tea-stained fabrics.
And last but not least, itty bitty Valentines that I copied from all my vintage postcards. Such fun to create!