Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Window Shopping



1. Circle Medallions 

A Love Story Window
Design Vertigo's last window display was A love Story window for valentines day. Our media for this project was book pages - different size books and different ages (so the page color would vary).

Theres a few different things going on here:




2. Garland 
1. The First: the hanging circle medallions. (yeah, I could't think what else to call them.) We got the idea from this tutorial, but amended it to fit with the size and shape of the book pages we were using. Basically its just fan-folding enough pages and sewing the centers so they stay in place. A little putzy, but so worth it! These medallions hang at different lengths and there are two different sizes.
  
2.For the garland stung across the window, we used red yarn because it hung the nicest. to make the pieces on the yarn we just cut out a bunch of squares, varied sizes. lightly 'folded' to cut the heart  or hearts in the center. Folded the top edge over the yarn and stapled.

3. Hanging Hearts
3. Not dreaming of wasting all those perfectly good hearts we just cut out, we strung them together to make our third window element. this was way easy and just used tape in between two hearts with the sting sandwiched in the center.   

These three elements, all made of the book pages, layered together is a wonderful look. It turned out very sweet and delicate which is just the vibe I was going for. LOVE it! 


She walks in beauty, like the night Of cloudless climes and starry skies;And all that's best of dark and bright Meet in her aspect and her eyes:Thus mellow'd to that tender light Which heaven to gaudy day denies.One shade the more, o­ne ray the less,Had half impair'd the nameless grace Which waves in every raven tress, Or softly lightens o'er her face; Where thoughts serenely sweet express How pure, how dear their dwelling-place. And o­n that cheek, and o'er that brow,So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,The smiles that win, the tints that glow,But tell of days in goodness spent, A mind at peace with all below, A heart whose love is innocent!
Lord Byron (1788-1824)

33 comments:

  1. That is a cute, and crafty idea! I love it. Store looks cute too.

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  2. Love Love Love your site so many awesome items Nifties 'n Thrifties sent me to check it out glad they did ..

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  3. Very crafty. Love it!!!

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  4. As a fan of Byron, I am always thrilled to see him quoted correctly and in popular blogs! Thank you :)

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  5. I have always wanted to be a window dresser... very beautiful post.

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  6. Nifties 'n Thrifties sent me. I'm glad I came

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  7. Jennifer FreudenthalFebruary 19, 2012 at 10:04 PM

    Sent by Nifties 'n Thrifties and these are so adorable!! Love love love!

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  8. i really like the garland!
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  9. This is really gorgeous! I really love it! It's very unique!

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  10. I think this is a wonderful and unique idea! I would love it if someone did that for me! Nifties 'n Thrifties sent me! :)

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  11. What a really creative idea! Beautiful! Nifties 'n Thrifties sent me to check out your blog - very chic!

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  12. Love the idea of book pages! Unique and looks great. :)

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  13. LOVE IT Design Vertigo!!! Thanks for revealing this lil secret to me Nifties N Thrifties!!!

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  14. beautiful , very nice ..thank you

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  15. I love the window displays, very clever. It is eye catching but not over bearing

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  16. That's beautiful! How creative!

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  17. LOVE LOVE LOVE it...just beautiful!

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  18. Love the display :-)

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  19. Visiting from Nifties N Thrifties! I LOVE the window display and I love you posting where you got your ideas from! It's amazing how much we can "make" out of books. Not only a great read, but decorations, too! Thank you for sharing your wonderful window display. It was/is absolutely beautiful!

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  20. the pictures are beautiful!!!

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  21. Stephanie DominguezMarch 6, 2012 at 6:25 PM

    love the website you have beautiful pictures

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  22. Nifties-N-Thrifties sent me here. I enjoyed the Love window. It is so unique and inviting. It was a real treat looking at all the different items.

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  23. Nifties 'n Thrifties sent me. An original idea of cutting out all the different shapes from newspapers, etc. Very charming.

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