Debbie Crouse's studio is the perfect little vintage shop.
All the shelves and nooks and crannies are filled with things to delight the eyes.
One reason is that Debbie is one of the mastermind designers, (Paula is the other design genius), behind the fabulous 7 Gypsies booths at CHA. So for years she's been creating little nuggets of chic vintage goodness to go in those booths...things like this:
When I saw this, I knew that I wanted to create something like it for my house.
So here is my version:
The base is a piece of styrofoam covered with 7 Gypsies paper and gaffer tape.
The posts are pieces of black, brass and silver wire that I twisted into various shapes with needle nose and jewelry pliers.
These products are so fabulously versatile I really wish that they would never be discontinued.
I have a studio FULL of stamps. Some of the ones I used I designed for either 7 Gypsies or Basic Grey. Some of the ones I used:
7 Gypsies Disclaimer
To give everything the same vintage look and color I used Tim Holtz' Vintage Photo Distress Ink and a blending tool. This is my favorite color of ink. I did all the labels double sided so that no matter how you looked through the apothecary jar you would see a stamped image.