Friday, December 21, 2018


I am happy to have some time now
to try my hand at some Shabby
Chic/Victorian Ephemera endeavors.

When I make things I don't always
spend a lot of time designing.  I
just pick up things in my hand that 
I have purchased or made
and gathered on
the table - in this case lots of
tables and then I go forward. 

 I know many people
draw out designs, etc first.  I did
use my sewing machine to hand
gather and pleat tissue papers that
I had cut into strips and also tulle
that had been glittered.  I tried using
my ruffler/pleater but couldn't get
it to work so I just did it by gathering
along on the sewing machine.

I guess I put the most in this cone:

I printed out some Ephemera paper
snow angels, etc that I purchased
on Etsy.  Right now I am also drawn
to French writing Ephemera 
and Madonna's.

This is called a Hearth room
 which is
part of our kitchen:

I set up a table temporarily
to enjoy watching Hallmark's
while I worked these last
two days.

And this last one:

Of course this means making some
messes too but that's ok.

I made a little label that I glued
on to the back of each one that
says "Victorian Ephemera in the
21st Century by Bernideen". 


  1. I love your Victoria decorations! I have some reproductions stars and love to hang them about for Christmas, but your lovely ones with fans make me want to get creative.

  2. Oh Bernideen, I am seeing another Etsy endeavor in the making for you along with the cozies! Move over Martha Stewart here comes Bernideen! They are wonderful! I really like the cones, so Victorian! You, Janice and I need to get together and play like that!! lol
    Your hearth room looks so cozy!
    Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow!

  3. So beautiful, Bernideen! Love your tree too.

  4. They are all very pretty Bernideen. I love that style. You did a great job. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  5. What a great way to enjoy the season...watching Hallmark and creating to your heart's content! I love your hearth room. And, the tree is magnificent!

  6. These are all lovely, Bernideen. Anyone would be proud to have these in their vintage home. I hope you have a Merry Christmas and keep pasting and cutting and

  7. Very pretty...I especially like the cones.

  8. I love your Victorian ornaments!
    Susan K.

  9. Oh Bernideen, your handmade ornaments are just so gorgeous! You certainly are talented. I love your hearth room. Merry Christmas to you and your hubby.

  10. Your Victorian Ephemera are just lovely. I particularly am fond of the cone shaped baskets.

  11. These are the pretties ones I have seen anywhere

    You definitely have creativity running in your blood along with the baking and cooking gene

    I just love the one you gave me, I will have it hanging in the studio year around

    I am so happy to have you as a friend


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