I found this extra large printed silk image of a beautiful lady many, many years ago in London. I always thought I would make something from it and one day, I did.
Starting with a hand cut heart of cardboard, I covered the piece in the antique tobacco silk you see. I then added cream cording to the seam and cream rayon ribbon ties keep everything in place. At the top I also added some french revival ribbonwork that I crafted myself. In all, you have a perfect pastel creation to suit a really femmy bedroom or nursery. Overall, the entire piece has the look of "antique" even though most all the components are vintage and/or brand new. For Christmas, for Valentines Day, the bride to be or the lady who just loves antique items!
Size is large at 6-1/2" x 5" not including the ribbon ties at top.
ONE OF A KIND! Not to be reproduced again as I will never find the silk again! In all honesty, I have never seen a silk as beautiful as this.